Pepper Pierce

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The Easy Way to Make Cheese-Stuffed Chicken Breast

Chicken breasts are such a supper staple that it's often hard to think of them as anything special, but let me tell you this: Splitting chicken …

10 Easy One-Pot Vegetarian Dinners for Fall

When you start with a single Dutch oven or skillet, adding a meat-free night to your meal plan couldn't be easier. These warming dinners embrace all …

Down

In a pinch and in need of a quick meal that will please everyone? A one-pan, assemble-and-bake Tex-Mex casserole just might be the answer. It takes …

Cooking

10 Foil Packet Chicken Recipes for Easy Dinners

Foil packet dinners are a lazy cook's best friend. All you have to do is place your ingredients in the center of a large piece of tin foil, seal it …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Zucchini Fritters

Chickpea tikka masala: It’s not traditional, but it sure tastes great

I once confessed that, as a lover of wordplay, I am drawn to every recipe I see whose name substitutes “chickpeas” for “chicken.” When I recently ran into Chickpea Tikka Masala, I had to try it, even though I knew the “tikka” part of the name doesn’t quite translate. (It means “pieces,” and refers …

Curries

The 10 Best Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes

When you're searching for easy, nourishing meals for your family, slow cooker chicken recipes are the answer. From classics like chicken noodle soup …

Cooking

Donabe: The One-Pot Wonder for All Your Kitchen Needs

How to use a donabe, a ceramic Japanese pot that’s approximately one zillion times simpler to use than that tagine you've never touched.<p>You know that Moroccan tagine you bought, used twice, and then never touched again? This is not that. This is a <i>donabe</i>, a ceramic Japanese pot that's approximately …

Japanese Food

37 Sweet and Savory Pancake Recipes for Any Time of Day

Anyone who says pancakes are only for breakfast needs a wake-up call—and this list of recipes. Because, sure, buttermilk with maple syrup (we're …

Cakey Fans Beware: These Brownies are Practically Fudge

<i>Posie Harwood, who finds the best back-of-the-box recipes in the grocery store, is taking one-bowl brownies to new (excessively frosted) heights.</i><p>I've sampled a lot of brownies in my life. Personally, if I were to get philosophical about it, <b>I like a brownie that teeters on the edge of fudge-like.</b> It …

Dessert

56 Pork Dinner Recipes That Are Surprisingly Easy

Our favorite recipes—from caramelized chops and slow-braised pork shoulder to spicy enchiladas—are guaranteed to put pork in your weeknight dinner rotation.<p><b>If chicken and beef are your stand-by meats, you've been missing out;</b> the other white meat is just as flavorful and easy to transform into …

Cooking

Mississippi Mud Pie (aka Muddy Mississippi Cake)

Layers of crumbly cookie crust, rich chocolate cake, and creamy pudding make this Mississippi mud pie from Matt Lewis's "Baked Explorations" cookbook the ultimate indulgence for chocolate lovers.

Dessert

31 Signs You're Not Getting Enough Vitamins

Dietitians Emily Haller and Keri Gans on the dead giveaways that you need to step up your nutrient intake.<p>Back in 2004, nutritionists everywhere were screaming at movie theater screens, threatening to boycott <i>Mean Girls</i> when Regina George "innocently" (you never know with Queen Plastic) asked how …

Why Gochujang Is in Every Korean Pantry (and Belongs in Yours Too)

<i>Header image: Pork Bulgogi from CHOW</i>There are plenty of food cultures out there that embrace the spicy, but it’s hard to think of one that uses a …

Pork

Learn How To Make 6 Simple Cocktails In Only 15 Seconds

<i>We’re strong proponents of having a good home bar. Welcome to Cocktail Hour, where we’ll show you the best ways to put your liquor cabinet to use. These videos are brought to you by thebar.com.</i><p><i>Today: Catch up on our latest Instagram videos -- and make better cocktails at home.</i><p>This time of year, the …

A Healthy Alternative to Traditional Nachos: Zucchini Nachos!

One of the most exciting aspects of my job is learning from my clients. One of them recently inspired me to try zucchini nachos. This was definitely an "aha moment" at the office. I thought, what an incredibly nutritious nacho idea--brilliant!<p>It took me a few tries to get the zucchini crispy enough …

Drinking Chocolate in Bayonne

The last thing I expected to discover in <b>Bayonne</b>, the scrappy Basque town in southwestern France known for its salt-dried ham, was the most luscious hot chocolate to ever cross my lips, a velvety concoction coiffed with a dome of froth and sipped from a delicate, rose-bedecked porcelain cup in a …

France

10 Awesome Ways to Use Your Herb Garden to Make Cocktails

Is your garden bursting with fragrant herbs? Incorporate them into a refreshing beverage. Here, ten awesome, herbaceous cocktails to make while the …

8 Food Blog Links We Love

<i>We've scoured the web for our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.</i><p><i>This week: End-of-summer drinks along the whole rosy spectrum.</i><p>No Bloody Mary mix here: These cocktails are made from heirlooms, and gilded with Old …

Peaches

Herb-Grilled Wild Alaskan Salmon With Buttermilk Dressing

It also doubles as a beautiful centerpiece.<p>"If it's not wild salmon, don't serve it: That's my simple rule. And I don't know of any salmon better than the fatty, rich Alaskan king salmon." — <i>John Besh</i><p><i>Serves 8</i><p><b>For the Salmon:</b><p>1/4 cup olive oil, plus more for the grate<br>• 1 2-3 lb. skin-on wild Alaskan …

Spiked Coco Coffee

Less than 15 minutes<p>1<p>Directions<p>In a cocktail shaker with ice, combine vodka, cold brew, coconut milk, and simple syrup to taste. Shake and pour into …

8 Frozen Cocktail Recipes Around the World, Because You've Had A Hot Day

Drink your way around the globe.<p>All you really need to cope with the incessant heat of late summer is a good booze collection, ice and a blender. It's the blessed trinity of refreshment.<p>Here are our favorite selections from around the world -- from Peru's delicious pisco sour to France's sidecar …

Ice Cream

DIY Your Beauty Staples With This Monthly Subscription Box

Organic just makes sense these days: It’s smart to know what’s going into your food, your clothing <i>and</i> your makeup. Whether you’re hunting for all-natural beauty products on Etsy or in your local drugstore, the shelves are teeming with items to try. Now, thanks to a new beauty subscription service, …

10 Free Online Courses To Make You More Successful

Success is not an act; it is a slow process that involves growth, change and failure. It involves all aspects of your life, from how you manage your …

Self-improvement

11 Irresistible Recipes for Heirloom Tomatoes

Our food calendar has two seasons: heirloom tomato season and then, sadly, the rest of the year. When heirloom tomatoes weigh down the tables at …

Tomatoes

The Mediterranean Diet for Beginners: The Complete Guide - 40 Delicious Recipes, 7-Day Diet Meal Plan, and 10 Tips for Success

• <b>Author:</b> Rockridge Press<p>“When eating well tastes like a yearlong vacation, it’s easy and exciting to do.”<b>—From Rockridge Press, the publisher of Amazon bestsellers, Paleo for Beginners and The Wicked Good Ketogenic Diet Cookbook</b><br>For most people, dieting and deprivation of variety and flavor go hand …

8 'Piece of Cake' Cakes

These cakes may look complicated, but they're surprisingly easy to make.<p><b>1. Tres Leches Cake with Dulce de Leche Glaze</b><p>Popular in Latin America, <i>Tres Leches Cake</i> is a light and fluffy cake soaked with a mixture of three milks: sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk and heavy cream. In this version, …

6 Magical Ways to Top Grilled Corn

Butter and salt are great, but these upgrades are even better.<p>Grilled corn is one of my favorite summer foods. It's delicious even at its simplest, topped with a pat of butter and seasoned with salt. But change things up, and you'll have a revelatory experience at your next cookout. Can't you just …

You’ll Be Obsessed With This 3-Ingredient DIY Face Mist

I have a confession to make. I am a face mistaholic.<p>A former coworker turned me on to Caudalie’s Beauty Elixir — it basically has a cult following — and I was instantly hooked on the $49-per-bottle beauty-boosting spray. It smelled so refreshing, worked wonders on my skin and I was able to use it …