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This Herby, One-Pot Chicken Dinner Has an Unlikely Hero

The March <i>Bon Appetit</i>’s “Dinner Tonight” column features a spread of recipes by chef Alex Raij. As the owner of four restaurants and mother of two, Alex says her secret to getting dinner on the table is improvisation—grabbing this and grabbing that, working with what she has on hand. She also …

Easy Skillet Baked Ziti With Sausage and Ricotta Recipe

Nothing says comfort like a baked pasta dish loaded with creamy sauce and cheese. If my full-fledged No-Boil Baked Ziti is the completist, <i>Super Mario 3</i> version of the dish, this week's skillet ziti is like using the magic whistle to jump straight to World 8. Not quite as satisfying, but a great …

Fried Greens Meatlessballs Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> This recipe is a godsend to anyone who belongs to a CSA or tends a prolific garden. Any greens—beet, turnip, kale, chard, mustard, etc.—can be used here. I've even made these with a mix of the green tops from my CSA carrots and onions. The recipe comes from <i>Twelve Recipes</i> by Cal …

Orecchiette with Roasted Butternut Squash, Kale, and Caramelized Red Onion Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> This recipe is for the butternut squash lover. It was inspired by a pasta dish that I had at an Italian restaurant in Charlottesville called Tavola (which is outstanding if you are ever in the area). Their version had less butternut squash and a little more cream. I love butternut …

Caramelized Onion and Butternut Squash Tart Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> This decadent tart is packed with caramelized onions, roasted butternut squash, Gruyère and crème fraîche. It makes an excellent vegetarian main or a rich, savory side. —Vanessa Larson<p><b>Food52 Review:</b> WHO: Vanessa Larson is a brand-new member of the Food52 community. Welcome!<br>WHAT: A …

Moro's Warm Squash & Chickpea Salad with Tahini Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> This is a salad that eats more like a gratin, without the cheese hangover. As Food52er Ameliorator put it, "It's vegan, but warm and filling and never leaves you thinking it would have been improved with bacon." Adapted slightly from <b>Casa Moro</b> by Sam and Sam Clark (Edbury Press, 2005). …

funnel cake

For one week every spring the local Catholic church, an otherwise unassuming dot on the landscape of my suburb, turned their property into magical …

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The Food Lab's Complete Guide to Sous Vide Salmon

This guide was produced for Serious Eats as part of our partnership with Anova, the makers of the Anova Precision Cooker. You can download the Anova Precision Cooker App (it's free) to grab all this information right off your phone or tablet while you're cooking. And, if you've got an Anova …

Video: How to Make Cacio e Pepe (Roman-Style Pasta With Cheese and Pepper)

More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>Spaghetti with <i>cacio e pepe</i> (Pecorino Romano and black pepper) is a classic Roman dish, and one of the simplest pasta dishes around. But it can be a little confounding until you get the hang of it—that Pecorino has a nasty habit of clumping up if you …

19 Recipes for Beach-Friendly Snacks and Drinks

I recently moved to a new apartment in Los Angeles, and one of its major perks is its proximity to the beach—I can hop on my bike and be on sand in half an hour. Needless to say, I've been spending a lot of time there—sometimes just a few hours, sometimes an entire day. Either way, you can bet I'm …

No Brine, No Heat: Easy Pickled Onions in Just 15 Minutes

More<p>Sandwiches<p>Tips and tricks for making the best sandwiches at home.<p>Raw onions are lot like Björk's music: I recognize their inherent value, and in a limited set of cases I absolutely love them, but more often than not my impulse is to say...<i>uh, no thanks</i>.<p>In Björk's case—and this is pure …

Did Selena Gomez Just Respond to the Taylor Swift/Kim Kardashian "Famous" Beef on Twitter?

Shade on shade.<p>The internet is currently losing its damn mind after Kim Kardashian posted video of Kanye West calling Taylor Swift to get her approval for his lyrics on "Famous" — but there's at least one celebrity who's less than impressed over the whole thing.<p>On Sunday, Selena Gomez took to …

Win Your Next Potluck With Frijoles Charros (Mexican Cowboy Beans)

More<p>Mexican Food<p><i>Recetas deliciosas</i> to transport your tastebuds south of the border.<p>Do side dishes at potlucks and cookouts ever give you trouble? They're trouble for me. The big problem is that with large, informal gatherings, it's hard to gauge how long a dish will have to be held before it's …

Beautiful, Flaky Pie Crust the Old-Fashioned Way

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>Americans have been crafting the best pies in the world for over 200 years, even going so far as to equate pastries and patriotism—"as American as apple pie" (a dessert that requires not one crust but two). Yet somehow we've come to think of it as a particularly …

DIY Devil Dogs: The Sweetest Sandwich Around

When I first started making copycat recipes a regular part of my dessert menu, I kept my ideas taped to the kitchen wall so my coworkers could add suggestions instead of just hounding me to death. It became a laundry list of beloved childhood classics that I couldn't wait to tackle, but amid the …

roasted carrots with avocado and yogurt

For the carrots<p>1/4 cup water<p>1 1/2 teaspoons teaspoon cumin seeds, toasted and cooled if you have the patience, ground will work here as well<p>1 1/2 …

crispy tortellini with peas and prosciutto

Several years ago, a harebrained idea to make a wedding cake for friends led to me sharing a picture of the cake layers stacked up in my freezer, …

chocolate peanut butter tart

Definitely one of the best things about having a 6.5 year old is that he now has classmates that can bestow upon us The Annual Gift of the Thin Mint …

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apricot hazelnut brown butter hamantaschen

Let me be the first to admit that the only reason that the hamantaschen archives on this site aren’t stronger are that I’m completely stubborn and …

Dessert

The Food Lab's Complete Guide to Sous Vide Pork Chops

If you're like me, you grew up thinking that pork chops were the dry, tough cousin to steaks. Cheaper, sure, but as grueling to eat as the most overcooked chicken breast around. It was partly a problem with the pork back then. In the days when "the other white meat" was still the slogan, pork …

The Food Lab: Better Channa Masala With a World Tour of Techniques

More<p>The Vegan Experience<p>It's not just great vegan food, it's great food, period.<p>As one of the most popular dishes in the world, both in and out of India and Pakistan, <i>channa masala</i> (or <i>chana masala</i>, <i>chole masala</i>, or <i>chholay</i>, depending on where you're from)—chickpeas cooked in a spicy and tangy …

Drop Everything and Make Thai Coconut Sticky Rice With Ataúlfo Mango

One of the most important qualities a cook needs to have is flexibility—the willingness and capacity to change plans on a dime, whether by necessity or by pure inspiration. The other day, for example, I was walking into a supermarket in New York City with a shopping list for a simple bean salad I'd …

Why Italian Craft Beer is So Expensive (and Worth the Splurge)

Drinking in Italy calls to mind mornings at the café, <i>signore e signori</i> crowding the counter, jockeying for their morning espresso, and afternoons spent over leisurely lunches, accompanied by carafes of house red. <b>But if you’re in Italy and aren’t thinking about craft beer, you’re missing out.</b><p>While …

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Editor Road Test: Natural Deodorants That Really Work!

While highlighters and fragrances get all the glory, nothing’s more essential to your beauty routine than a good deodorant, right? And it seems that …

A Challah French Toast That Can't be Improved Upon

All cooks carry certain recipes in their hearts; they're the ones we make to celebrate time and time again. Change is inevitable, but these recipes stay the same—and my dad’s challah bread french toast is one of them.<p>My father taught me how to make his french toast when I was a kid; it was probably …

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Travel makeup bag essentials ❤️

Well hello to you my reader chums! On Monday I'm embarking on a city break adventure for a few days to Barcelona with my best friends. We booked the …

West African Peanut Soup Meets Khao Soi. Extra Nuttiness Ensues.

More<p>The Vegan Experience<p>It's not just great vegan food, it's great food, period.<p>There were a lot of things I did and learned at the band camp* I attended throughout my youth, only some of them related to music, and most of them things I don't care to expand on in mixed company. One thing I <i>can</i> talk …

A Sour Cream Pear Cake That Proves More Isn't Always More

It seems an assumption of modern life that more is more, especially when it comes to dessert. There’s a reason bakeries line their pastry windows with custard-filled tarts topped with rows of glistening fruit and multi-tiered cakes with intricate frosting designs. They know what sells.<p>There’s even …

Eggs en Cocotte: An Easy (But Often Forgotten) Egg Breakfast

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>It's a shame people don't think to prepare eggs <i>en cocotte</i> way more often—it's such an easy, elegant way of serving eggs. If you're not familiar with it, "en cocotte" is a method of baking eggs individually in small vessels. …

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Familiar but Fresh: Crispy Braised Chicken Thighs With Bacon

People complain when movies are too formulaic, when they rely on rehashed plot points or when the relationships between characters become too familiar. Take the new <i>Star Wars</i>, for instance. That part when Rey and Finn are, like...okay, I won't be the guy who posts spoilers here, because some of you</i> …