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5 Easy Pasta Sauces to Know by Heart

Go to just about any Italian restaurant and you'll see a handful of staple pasta dishes like Bolognese and Alfredo. Those essentials please just …

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Mexican Picadillo

Heat a pan to medium-high heat and dry toast the ancho peppers on each side until the skins become puffy. Make sure they do not burn. This brings out …

How to Marinate Chicken Right, Plus Amazing Marinade Recipes

When you marinate chicken, the meat is your blank canvas; the marinade, your palette with which you paint on the deliciousness. And there are so many …

Gwyneth Paltrow's Carbonara Will Become Your Favourite Weeknight Meal

Gwyneth Paltrow's <b>It's All Easy</b> cookbook is full of easy weeknight meals anyone can make, including this carbonara pasta recipe. The actress and …

Special sauce transforms easy baked chicken dish into weeknight go-to

Special sauce travels with an entourage, sandwiched between “two all beef patties” and “lettuce cheese pickles onions on a sesame seed bun.” Despite such high security, burger behemoth McDonald’s managed to lose the recipe. And later re-create it.<p>Now special sauce is smeared everywhere — Big Mac, …

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John Besh's Perfect Roast Leg of Lamb

"Try to find lamb that is pasture-raised and free of hormones and antibiotics. It makes a great difference — to us and to the lambs! The quality of the meat and being mindful not to overcook it are the secrets to lamb perfection."<p><b>Ingredients</b>1 6–7 lb. leg of lamb, bone inSaltFreshly ground black …

Seven Magic Sauces you Should Know About

What is a magic sauce? It's a simple sauce you can use a hundred different ways. And you should absolutely have one or two in your repertoire! Here …

There’s more than one way to fry a chicken. Here are some of the best.

Good fried chicken is a thing of beauty. Here are six recipes to help you get crispy perfection.<p><i>[Easy-sipping beer cocktails for the warm nights ahead]</i><p>Definitive Fried Chicken, pictured above. A buttermilk marinade is key in this recipe.<p>Simple Pan-Fried Chicken. You don't have to deep fry to get …

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Million Dollar Stew

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Season the pork with salt and pepper. In a large enameled cast-iron casserole, heat the oil until shimmering. Add half the pork …

Cure Your Cabin Fever With Cuban Chicken & Rice

This recipe from Anya von Bremzen’s recent book, ‘Paladares,’ will transport you to Havana.<p>Ever since New Year’s Eve, I’ve felt a bit off. No, it’s …

Marlboro Man's Favorite Sandwich

Slice the onions and cook in 1/4 stick butter until soft and light brown. Remove and set aside.<p>Slice the cube steak against the grain. Sprinkle with …

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The 79 Most Delish Baked Chicken Dinners

Let your oven do the work.<p>Your oven is taking chicken from "meh" to MIND-BLOWING.<p>Looking for more chicken ideas? Try these game-changing chicken …

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Shepherd’s Pie

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Brown beef in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, stirring often, 10 minutes or until meat crumbles and is no longer …

James Hart's huevos rancheros recipe

This dish is really just three things – tortillas, fried eggs and salsa; anything else is an adornment. It’s my favourite breakfast and one of my all-time favourite Mexican dishes. So much so, that we often have it for dinner at home when we want something easy.<p>The charred peppers and the chipotles …

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These Insanely Delicious Instant Pot Meals Let You Feed the Whole Family For Less Than $10

Sure, Instant Pots make planning your weekday meals about a thousand times easier, but not all the recipes out there that cater to this pressurized cooker are easy on the wallet. From quick and easy chicken recipes that even your pickiest eater will enjoy to modern takes on your mother's casserole, …

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Your Tuna Sandwich Has Been Waiting Its Whole Life For Green Goddess Dressing

You're a goddess, so eat like one.<p>I've never loved tuna sandwiches because all tuna, even really expensive tuna, is dry AF. But it’s a good source of protein that can be truly delicious as long as you use it right. For this tuna sandwich recipe, I decided to add a Green Goddess dressing that you …

Healthy Eating

The 10 Most-Saved Recipes from Kitchn This February

When the mid-winter chill of February hits, I want comforting meals that are going to warm me up and fill my house with irresistible aromas. And …

10 Popular Pork Chop Recipes to Make Right Now

Pork chops can sometimes get a bad rap for being dry and bland, but that ends today. With these 10 popular recipes, you'll be cooking up juicy, …

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White Settlers Buried the Truth About the Midwest’s Mysterious Mound Cities

Around 1100 or 1200 A.D., the largest city north of Mexico was Cahokia, sitting in what is now southern Illinois, across the Mississippi River from …

I Just Made Copycat Trader Joe’s Tottins (Tater Tot Muffins), and They’re the Best Thing Ever

When Trader Joe’s posted a recipe for tottins, I knew I had to make my own version. The result is an entirely new way to enjoy potatoes and eggs, …

The First 10 Recipes to Make in Your Dutch Oven

I like to think of the day I brought home a Dutch oven as the day my kitchen changed forever. That may sound dramatic, but seriously — there really …

Italian Main Dishes

Get inspired by the flavors of Italy with these delicious main dishes, from light and creamy spinach and ricotta gnudi to osso buco with citrus …

The Key to Juicy, Perfectly Cooked Meat? Let It Sit Out

By Claire Saffitz<p>That's right: Letting meat sit out at room temperature before cooking it is a total game changer. And no, it won't kill you.<p>There are a lot of weird food phobias out there (alliumphobia, anyone?) and yet a quick google search turns up no term for "fear of raw meat." <b>This is shocking</b> …

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Top 10 Greatest Empires In History

1. Roman Empire<p>At first they were ruled by divine kings, then they became a republic (perhaps their greatest period) before finally becoming an …

33 Terrific Soups and Stews

1 of 37<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 37<p>Barton Seaver’s Puerto Rican Asopao<p>3 of 37<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 37<p>Spanish-Style Stew with Garlic Toast<p>Advertisement<p>5 of …

Traditional Spanish Paella

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>To prepare the herb blend, combine the first 4 ingredients, and set aside.<p>Step 2<p>To prepare paella, combine water, saffron, and …

Cook Off! I Compared Julia Child’s Boeuf Bourguignon to a French Grandmother’s

Beef bourguignon — the French people’s excuse to introduce wine into every dinner. It’s true! I know, I’m married to one. But besides being an excuse to indulge in a glass of Pinot Noir, beef bourguignon is an emblematic French dish and one that is enjoyed worldwide. This lovely wintertime stew …

25 greatest cookbooks of all time

9 Unique Chili Recipes for the Super Bowl - Chowhound

While January brings winter’s perpetual gloom, it also brings two essential American traditions: the Super Bowl and chili. American Football is so …

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18 Roast Chicken Recipes You'll Actually Want To Eat

Drum(stick) roll please....