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Moroccan Pot Roast With Dried Cherry Couscous Recipe

It's important to build the flavors for this slow-cooked, Moroccan-inspired beef pot roast: we use a tomato braising liquid that's spiked with a lemony mint puree and ras-el-hanout, a Moroccan spice mixture. It's served with tart, dried cherry-specked Israeli couscous that's brightened with a touch …

Skillet Pasta With Mushrooms, Pancetta, and Wilted Greens Recipe

This easy one-pot pasta dish is filled with browned bits of pancetta, earthy Shiitake mushrooms and wilted greens, and comes together in just 25 minutes. Finished with nutty shavings of Parmesan and freshly cracked black pepper, it's a perfect weeknight meal.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>Browning the …

Quick & Easy Chicken Tikka Masala – Creamy Chicken Curry Recipe

Honey Mustard Chicken Recipe

This is one of those lazy days, couldn’t be easier, don’t have to think about it and it still turns out great, dishes.<p>You just mix honey, Dijon …

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Creamy Cauliflower and Bacon Soup Recipe

Cauliflower gets a flavor-packed, smoky jolt from bacon in this creamy, comforting soup. It's simple to make and reheats beautifully.<p><b>Why this recipe works</b>:<p>Cauliflower and bacon are natural-born partners. By first rendering bacon fat and then using it as the base for our soup, we create extra layers …

Maple-Bourbon Sour

The perfect mix of sweet maple, tart lemon and the warmth of bourbon makes the Maple-Bourbon Sour cocktail a keeper.

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Quick and Easy Maple Candied Pecans

My students have been immersing themselves in Japanese cultural experiences as they learn about the Heian Period of Japan and <i>The Pillow Book of Sei</i> …

Creamy Caramelized Onion & Roasted Garlic Dip

<i>Did you make this recipe?</i><p><b>Yield:</b> 4 to 6 servings<p><b>Prep:</b><p>45 minutes<p><b>Cook:</b><p>20 minutes<p><b>Total:</b><p>1 hour 10 minutes<p>Caramelized onions deglazed with beer and baked …

Vegan Pad Thai

<i>Every other Thursday, Gena Hamshaw of the blog Choosing Raw shares satisfying, flavorful recipes that also happen to be vegan.</i><p><i>Today: Make your favorite take-out meal at home. And make it vegan.</i><p>There’s nothing that makes me feel more smug as a home cook than the pride I take in having prepared a …

cucumber lemonade

I began this summer by expressing, in no uncertain terms, just how terrible New York City summers really are — sticky airlessness occasionally broken …

The Easiest Crispy Pan-Seared Fish Recipe

Fish is notoriously tricky to pan-sear. It inevitably ends up sticking to the pan or turning tough and stringy on its surface. This method—breading it on just one side—solves both of these problems with one easy stroke, all while adding some textural contrast. Serve the fish simply with lemon, or …

My Favorite Chicken Recipes

Happy Friday, friends! Today, in true round-up form, I wanted to share a handful of my very favorite chicken dishes! Hope you find a few that make …

Remoulade Sauce Recipe - How to Make Fancy Tartar Sauce

Slow-Cooker Puerto Rican Pernil With Pique Criollo Recipe

Assertively seasoned with garlic, oregano, pepper, and enough salt to form a crust, <i>pernil</i>—a Puerto Rican mainstay—lingers in the slow cooker for 18 hours until browned and fork-tender. It's served with vinegar-based <i>pique criollo</i>, a hot sauce made with peppers, garlic, pineapple and herbs.<p><b>Why this</b> …

Broccoli, Lemon, and Parmesan Soup + Semolina Crackers

<i>We're celebrating Meatless Mondays with balanced, delicious meal plans. We hope you'll join us -- whether you're vegetarian all the time or just here and there.</i><p><i>Today: "Crackers, you complete me." -Soup</i><p>Just like Thelma had Louise, Laverne had Shirley, and Romy had Michele, soup has crackers. Soup</i> …

Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Soup

I’m notorious for making a giant pot of something-or-other and eating it (sometimes begrudgingly) all.week.long. Soups are good for long-term …

Lighter Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

Don't get me wrong—I'm not a health nut or a calorie counter. But let's face it: The feeling you get after downing a bowl of creamy, cheesy fettuccine Alfredo ain't the best. Wouldn't it be great to have a quick and easy version that's just as good as the typical cream-packed rendition, but has a …

American Chop Suey (Macaroni, Beef, and Cheese Skillet Casserole) Recipe

Pasta simmered with ground beef, peppers, and onions in a garlicky tomato sauce that's spiked with Worcestershire sauce and smothered in cheese: This is a New England classic that ought to be eaten everywhere comfort and ease are appreciated. This version is as cheesy as it gets with two types of …

Caramelized Onion and Yogurt Pasta + Kale Salad with Apples and Hazelnuts

<i>This post is brought to you by our friends at Weight Watchers, who celebrate gathering together around the table to enjoy wholesome, beautiful food.</i><p>The first day of fall is wrought with emotion -- we mourn for a summer that we thought would never end; we dread the long, cold, bitter winter; we grow …

Mushroom Soup and Pasta Bake From 'Jamie Oliver's Comfort Food'

Okay, so I was trying to avoid using the word 'mushroomy' to describe this soup and subsequent pasta bake from the new <i>Jamie Oliver's Comfort Food.</i> But it's what they are and, frankly, that's a very good thing for them to be. The soup is made with dried porcinis and loads of fresh button mushrooms, …

Apple Cider Caramel Bars with Smoked Maldon Salt

This morning I was roused from sleep by a little pug burying himself under our bed linens. For the first time in many months the air in our bedroom …

Insanity Burger From 'Jamie Oliver's Comfort Food'

There are those of you who might be wondering why you need yet another burger recipe, and then there are those who just can't get enough. This burger from <i>Jamie Oliver's Comfort Food</i> is for both of you: it delivers classic flavor all juiced up and a little weird, in a wonderful way. Oliver takes the …

15 Hors d'Oeuvres for the Fall

<i>This post is brought to you by our friends at Weight Watchers, who celebrate gathering together around the table to enjoy wholesome, beautiful food.</i><p>Though you clung to it desperately, summer has finally slipped through your fingers. Fall has arrived and at this point, you've decided to accept it. …

Potato Latkes Recipe

Home > World Cuisine > Jewish > Crispy Potato Latkes<p>Crispy Potato Latkes<p>September 25, 2014 // 43 <i>Comments »</i><p>Crispy potato pancakes weren’t something …

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Baked Ziti With Two Mozzarellas and Parmesan Cream Sauce Recipe

This is, in some ways, a classic meatless baked ziti, loaded with pools of cheese and rich tomato sauce. But it gets rid of the one thing that can often make baked ziti less than great: grainy ricotta cheese. Instead, we drizzle it with an over-the-top Parmesan cream. Trust us, you won't miss the …

Apple Elixir Recipe

This cocktail is an apple orchard in a glass, bursting with three layers of apple flavor from fresh sweet cider, 100-proof apple brandy, and fizzy hard cider.<p>This recipe starts with fresh apple cider, the unfiltered type you find at farmers markets, orchards, or the refrigerated section of your …

Peanut Noodles with Napa Cabbage

Ingredients<p>½ pound Napa cabbage, shredded (4 to 5 cups)<br>• 1 red pepper<br>• ¼ cup cilantro, chopped<br>• 1/4 cup peanut butter<br>• 1/4 cup rice vinegar<br>• 3 tablespoons …

Pumpkin Pecan Cream Cheese Spread (sugar-free!)

Coconut coconut coconut coconut PUMPKINNNNNNNNNNNN coconut coconut coconut…<p>That’s how I would describe my food cravings over time. In case you …

DIY Instant Noodles With Vegetables and Miso-Sesame Broth Recipe

This vegan pot of instant noodles, flavored with miso and sesame and loaded with fresh vegetables, can be made ahead and taken to work. Just add boiling water, seal it up for three minutes, add the fresh scallions and pickled ginger from the separate flavor packet, and you've got a hot lunch …