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11 Ways to Add Curb Appeal for Under $100

Too many people ignore curb appeal until it’s time to move. Then they spruce up the place for the next residents. How does this make sense? Every …

How to Make Dinner Out of Nothing

Our expert explains how to make the Venetian classic, bigoli in salsa.<p>I once got drunk while cooking for friends and it didn't end very well. I was a nervous young man in my early 20s and I was at that precarious stage for a cook when ambition starts to get the better of ability. If you add three …

Onions

How To Make Homemade Pasta In One Minute

<i>by Sheela Prakash, Epicurious</i><p>PHOTO BY CHELSEA KYLE, FOOD STYLING BY KATHERINE SACKS<p>Making fresh pasta from scratch sounds impossible on harried weeknights, when even boiling water for a box of spaghetti can feel like a strain. But not only is it possible, it's ridiculously easy. Enter <i>frascatelli</i>: …

Hot and Husky

Let's just get this part out of the way right up front: Yes, tomatillos are kind of weird.<p>They look like unripe tomatoes, covered in a sticky goo and …

Say Goodbye to the Stove with These 25 Summery, No-Cook Appetizers

Two dozen no-cook appetizers. Zero stove time.<p><b>We don't know about you,</b> but here on the East Coast, it is sweltering hot. As in, "never turning on the oven again" hot. Luckily, you don't need to with these 25 no-cook recipes for cool caprese salads, juicy salted and spiced melon, and more.

Cooking

Green Goddess, Pistachio, and Goat Cheese Ball

8 Servings<p>You want all of your cheese ball ingredients at room temperature to make sure the goat cheese mixture is smooth and homogenous.<p>October 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature<p>4 ounces goat cheese, room temperature<p>2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature<p>4 anchovy …

Cheese

Bing Bread

Makes two 10" or six 6" round loaves Servings<p>At Parachute in Chicago, this bacon-studded, potato-filled, cheesy sesame bread is served in 6" cast-iron pans; we adapted it to work in a 10".<p>January 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>Sour Cream Butter<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature<p>2 tablespoons …

Baking

Homemade Holiday: Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Jar

Cranberry white chocolate cookies in a jar are a homemade gift sure to please. Add custom tags for a whimsical feel.<p>I cannot believe that there are only twelve days until Christmas. <i>Twelve</i>. Seriously, where has this month gone? Things have been incredibly hectic for us between traveling, the holiday …

Grizzly Bear's Chris Taylor Announces New Cookbook Twenty Dinners

Two years ago, Grizzly Bear's Chris Taylor announced he was going to hole up in the woods near Germantown, New York to write a cookbook for Random House. In the September/October 2012 issue of <i>SPIN</i>, he explained:<p>It doesn't have a title yet, but at the moment it's 20 dinners, fully coursed, all …

Make-Ahead Chicken Enchiladas

<b>Ingredients</b><p>1 15-ounce can enchilada sauce<br>• 8 packaged flour tortillas<br>• 4 cups (about 1 pound) chopped rotisserie or other cooked chicken<br>• 1 small red or green bell pepper, cored and diced<br>• 1 6-ounce bag shredded Mexican blend, Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese<br>• Optional: sour cream, guacamole and/or salsa for …

Doing the math on Thomas Mulcair's daycare plan

The NDP proposes a bold national daycare program modelled after the one in Thomas Mulcair’s backyard<p>Just about any aspect of government policy on …

Don't give up on roasting vegetables just because the summer is over

<b>Dear Lynne,</b><p><b>Can I roast frozen vegetables instead of fresh? Summer vegetables are inexpensive so I roast them all season, but as the season winds</b> …

Jicama and How to Use It

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: This tuber might not win a beauty pageant, but it should win a place in your kitchen.</i><p>Jicama belongs to the enormous legume family, whose members include chickpeas, green beans …

Healthy Eating

10 Ways to Make Ratatouille

Besides being a classic way to use lots of late-summer vegetables, ratatouille inspires plenty of variations. Here are 10 ways to make and use this …

10 Ways to Use Mustard Greens

People say collard greens are the next kale, but why not mustard greens?<p>People say collard greens are the next kale, but why not mustard greens? …

Five Easy Indian Dishes That Anyone Can Make

Blogger Nik Sharma of A Brown Table shares his favorite chicken curry and a pumpkin recipe with Indian flavor.<p><i>Here, the blogs you should be reading</i> …

3 Best-Ever Sweater-Weather Reds

With their spicy fruit and rustic character, reds from France’s southern Rhône are as cozy as your newest cable-knit. They’re also some of the wine …

4 Wearables That Give You Superpowers

Super strength. Super hearing. Super artistry. Super expression. The future of wearables is really a quest for human enhancement.<p>Mark Rolston used to be CCO at Frog Design. Now he runs his new consultancy, Argodesign. And as part of our Wearables Week, his firm generated a series of concepts based …

Braised Chicken with Capers and Parsley

4 Servings<p>White wine vinegar and capers pack tangy and briny flavors into this braise.<p>September 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 tablespoons olive oil, divided<p>1 large onion, minced (1 1/2 cups)<p>4 chicken legs, drumsticks and thighs separated (about 2 pounds)<p>Kosher salt<p>1/2 cup minced flat-leaf parsley plus more …

Spices

Carrot Salad with Coriander Vinaigrette and Pistachios

4 Servings<p>Using your food processor’s shredding blade makes this simple bistro salad a very doable weeknight option.<p>May 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup unsalted, shelled raw pistachios<p>¾ teaspoon coriander seeds<p>½ garlic clove, finely grated<p>3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice<p>¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes<p>…

Coriander

The Grain Brain Cookbook

• <b>Author:</b> David Perlmutter<p><b>The authorized companion to the #1 New York Times bestseller Grain Brain, with more than 150 life-changing gluten-free recipes for complete health and vitality.</b><p>Dr. David Perlmutter's groundbreaking bestseller <i>Grain Brain</i> revolutionized the way we think about our health, …

100 Days of Real Food

• <b>Author:</b> Lisa Leake<p>#1 New York Times Bestseller<p>The creator of the 100 Days of Real Food blog draws from her hugely popular website to offer simple, affordable, family-friendly recipes and practical advice for eliminating processed foods from your family's diet.<p>Inspired by Michael Pollan's In Defense …

12 Salads to Make with Roast Chicken

Have some leftover roast chicken taking up fridge space? These salads are so good that you’ll want to have extra chicken hanging around all the …

Plum Tarts with Honey and Black Pepper

6 Servings<p>Active Time: 10 min<p>Total Time: 40 min<p>Consider this a two-ingredient tart. Besides the plums and pastry, we bet you have everything else on hand.<p>July 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 sheet frozen puff pastry (one 14-oz. package or half of 17.3-oz. package), thawed according to package directions<p>1 …

Baking

Chipotle Mayonnaise

In a bowl, mix together mayonnaise, Salsa Negra, garlic, and lime juice. Can be stored in refrigerator for up to 1 week.

How to Find the Best Second-Hand Culinary Items

For TueNight.com by Kim O'Donnel<p>Occasionally, I fantasize about getting out of the incredibly competitive racket that is food writing. I'd put my second-hand shopping gene into high gear and hang a different kind of shingle -- as a local merchant. The shop would stock gently used kitchenware and …

13 Ways to Improve Digestion Naturally

Tips for re-booting your broken digestive system and achieving overall better health.<p>The most common problem I see preventing people from achieving optimal health is a broken digestive system. This occurs for a variety of reasons—from overuse of antibiotics, to stress, excess alcohol and infection. …