Nikki Akhtar

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Harvest Vegetable Soup

It's autumn. The harvest is in. The fires are lit. The chill in the air invites simmering soups and stews in the kitchen. This nourishing, harvest …

Give Thanks To Kale With These Holiday Side Dishes

In addition to an impressive roster of vitamins and minerals, including potassium, iron, and vitamins A, B6, C, and K, kale is packed with dietary …

5 Easy and Delicious Thanksgiving Side Dishes

So - everyone who is coming to Thanksgiving dinner has RSVP'd and you've already got your big 'ol turkey picked out from the grocery store. Oh... wait - the turkey and stuffing was as far as you got in the planning process? And aside from Aunt Ina, who forced you into letting her bring her "World …

Spotify Uses Science To Match Music With Thanksgiving Turkey Cooking Times

<i>by Matt Duckor</i><p>Courtesy of Spotify<p>If you've ever stood idly by in your kitchen on Thanksgiving and thought to yourself, "If only there was some way to use a digital streaming music service to determine the length of a playlist to perfectly match the cooking time of my turkey," then buckle up: Your …

Cooking

Everything You Need to Know About Brining

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it every day leading up to Thanksgiving to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to help you host the least stressful Thanksgiving yet. No promises on the crazy</i> …

Vegetarian Main Dishes for Thanksgiving

Although Thanksgiving is inextricably associated with turkey, you don't need a big bird (or any meat at all) to throw a filling, festive, holiday …

Cooking

11 Amazing, Time-Saving Thanksgiving Hacks

Now, stop stressing. This article originally appeared on redbook.com<p>We know what you're thinking. Hacks? For Thanksgiving?<p><i>YouTube</i><p>Well, they're out there, and we've found them to help celebrate this joyous holiday. From food prep to handing out leftovers while<p>kicking the extended family out the …

42 Thanksgiving Appetizer & Dip Recipes That Won't Spoil Your Appetite

Great! You're all done making Thanksgiving dinner. Oh wait, the appetizers…<p>Turkey is great and all, but let's be honest: We're really just here for the dips. And appetizers.

@alasully demonstrates the art of the spatchcock (a.k.a. the best way to roast a turkey this #Thanksgiving). Learn how in the video in our profile.

Your Secret Weapon This Holiday Is…A Crockpot

From making stock to keeping the mashed potatoes warm, your secret weapon this Thanksgiving is a crockpot.<p>Ah, the holiday season. There's nothing better than the intoxicating scents of pumpkin pie cooling on the counter, a roast in the oven, mashed potatoes on the stovetop, and gravy in a…crockpot? …

Cooking

How to Make Rice Pilaf Fluffy, Fragrant, and Perfect Every Time

By Claire Saffitz<p>The ingredients might change, but the fundamentals of how to make rice pilaf stay the same. Here's how to nail one of our favorite sides every single time.<p>Rice pilaf can seem sad. Plain. Boring. But if you know how to make rice pilaf, yours will be quite the opposite. You just need …

Spices

How to Host a Grown-Up Dinner Party (aka How to Party Like Your Parents)

Fuss! Frills! Fancy dessert! This is the grown-up dinner party you've always dreamed of, and now's the time to throw it.<p>Get out the good stuff. Iron the napkins. Definitely serve a ta-da! dessert. This is how you party like your parents.<p>You know those occasions when you take extra effort to dress …

Sandwiches

Frozen Chocolate Mousse with Cherry Sauce

8 Servings<p>Slice into portions and freeze on a parchment-lined baking sheet the day of the party; serving dessert will be a cinch.<p>October 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>mousse<p>½ teaspoon unflavored gelatin<p>5 large egg yolks<p>¼ teaspoon kosher salt<p>¼ cup light corn syrup<p>3 tablespoons sugar<p>6 ounces bittersweet or …

Baking

C'est Bien! French Recipes from Food Blogger Mimi Thorisson

Coq Au Vin<p>The trick to making this hallowed French dish without much fuss is mostly a matter of good organization, advises Mimi Thorisson of the …

Everything You Need To Know About Beef Cuts In One Chart

Beef cuts don't have to be intimidating.<p>Whether it's chuck, brisket, rib, loin, round, plate, or flank, the most important thing you need to know is how to cook it.<p>The experts at the Cattlemen's Beef Board and National Cattlemen's Beef Association created a chart of all the different kinds of beef …

Food

Chocolate Blackberry Cupcakes

Chocolate Espresso Custard

Curried Lentil Soup

6 Servings<p>Prep Time: 35 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>This isn't your typical lentil soup recipe. Curry powder gives it a flavor boost, and velvety puréed chickpeas add body and creaminess without cream.<p>December 2010Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 tablespoons olive oil, divided<p>1 medium onion, chopped<p>1 medium carrot, …

Onions

Easy Hoisin Shrimp

Easy12 mins<p>This shrimp is straight-up <i>awesome sauce</i>.<p>Want to know how I know that word? Because I watch 95% of my tv on Hulu. And any Hulu-watcher will …

Egg Drop Soup Recipe

This recipes is part of Chinese Restaurant Appetizer Week<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients1 quart homemade or store-bought low-sodium chicken broth4 ounces chinese ham, chinese dried sausage, or slab bacon6 scallions, greens thinly sliced, whites left whole1-inch knob of ginger1 teaspoon whole white …

The Swedish Chef: Dill, The Final Frontier

<b>By Haan Ridell</b><p>Dill (<i>Anethum graveolens</i>), also known as "Lao coriander" depending on where it is grown, is a lovely herb very much used in …

Grilled Steak with Parsley-Parmesan Salad

4 Servings<p>The rich and beefy flatiron is also known as a top blade steak, but you can use any cut.<p>May 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1½ pound flatiron steak<p>3 tablespoons olive oil, divided, plus more for drizzling<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>2 cups fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves<p>2 oz. Parmesan, …

Seafood

White Peach Sangria Recipe

Herbaceous and tart, this is a cocktail drinker's sangria. Rosemary and gin add a layer of herbal complexity against the sweetness of white peaches.<p>Ingredients3 ripe white peaches, pitted and cubed6 tablespoons sugar1 tablespoon juice from 1 lemon9 (3-inch) sprigs rosemary, plus more for garnish if …

How to Make Homemade Mallomars

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Stop hoarding your Mallomars. Carey Nershi of Reclaiming Provincial is showing us how to make New York's rarest cookie, whenever and wherever you</i> …

5 Tricks to Making a Really Excellent Burger

<i>Each week this summer, Cara Nicoletti of The Meat Hook is helping us get to know our favorite cuts a little bit better – and introducing you to a few new ones, too. Read on, study up, then hightail it to your nearest butcher.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>From cuts to fat content to seasoning, Cara is teaching you 5 simple</i> …

Ice Cream Sandwiches

Makes 12 Servings<p>Prep Time: 1 min<p>Total Time: 6 min<p>This recipe calls for baking one giant cookie, a way to ensure even, consistent ice cream sandwiches.<p>August 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour<p>1/4 cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder<p>1/2 tsp. baking soda<p>1/2 tsp. kosher …

Dessert

Grilled Snapper with Habanero and Scallions

Season the cavity of the fish with salt and pepper. Stuff with garlic, thyme, and ¼ of the chile. Rub outside of fish with oil, lime juice, salt, and …

76 of Our Best Steak Recipes, from Rib Eye to Skirt Steak, Fajitas to Skewers

Our biggest, baddest, and best steak recipes—all in one place.<p><b>There are some days when you just really need a big steak.</b> Whether you're in the mood for a seared rib eye or a skewer wrapped in pita, we're here for you.

Cooking

Hanger Steak with Gremolata

Years ago, my French uncle, Jean Louis, turned us on to the delectable hanger steak, and we've been buying these beauties ever since. Hanger steak, …

BBQ

Break Out the Comfort Food: Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>Each season change I'm surprised how quickly the temperature seems to shift. For example, when summer turns to fall, instead of a gradual slide from extremely hot, to very very hot, to very hot, to hot, to a little …