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Chocolate Pie

Whenever my husband, the strapping stallion I call Marlboro Man, imagines chocolate pie—and I imagine that he imagines it frequently, because it’s …

Beef Enchiladas Recipe

5<p>5 / 5 ()<p><i>Did you make this recipe?</i><p><b>Yield:</b> 4 to 6 servings<p><b>Prep:</b><p>30 minutes<p><b>Cook:</b><p>2 hours<p><b>Total:</b><p>2 hours 30 minutes<p>Wonderfully cheesy, saucy, and mildly …

Cast Iron Cooking: The Easy Pull-Apart Pepperoni Garlic Knots That Will Forever Change How You Entertain

Often when a recipe I'm developing takes inspiration from an original idea—in this case garlic knots—I arrive at something that is different, though perhaps not <i>better</i> than the original. I can safely say that in this case, the pull-apart cheesy pepperoni garlic knots you'll be lifting from your cast …

Rice Paper Banh Mi with Five-Spice Chicken Recipe

1<p>Fill a round cake pan with warm water. Place 1 rice paper round into the water, turning it gently with your fingertips until softened. Carefully …

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Beef with Broccoli "Takeout" Noodles Recipe

Tip<p>How to Thaw Beef<p>As with most meat, the safest way to thaw beef is in the refrigerator. Small cuts of beef can take up to 24 hours, while larger …

3 Ways to Keep Moving Through Hell | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Many times, when we start to chase after our goals and desires, we inevitably face challenges in the form of rejection and failure. For example, in …

Motivation

Gnocchi with Summer Vegetables

A few minutes in a skillet transforms ripe tomatoes and zucchini into a fresh sauce for gnocchi.

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Photos That Sell Your House - Consumer Reports News

Used to be that curb appeal was the best way to get home buyers in the door. But now most people start house hunting online where they can click …

Tex-Mex Cheese Enchiladas With Red Chili Gravy Recipe

Meet the ultimate, upgraded Tex-Mex Enchiladas: Tortillas, rolled up around a cheddar-based filling and completely enveloped by a rich red chili sauce, then topped with even more melted cheese. The sauce is rustic and aromatic, with a haunting cumin aroma and a heat from the chilies that doesn't …

Creamy Cajun Pasta with Peppers and Smoked Sausage

My husband and I are two very different creatures. I like leftovers because it means I don’t have to make dinner and I don’t really have to do the …

Choosing A Contractor | Kitchen Remodeling - Consumer Reports News

Hiring the right kitchen contractor is arguably the most important decision you’ll make, especially on major remodels. While most home contractors …

Budget Wine Hall of Fame: 24 Great Bottles for $20 or Less

When you tell someone that you write about wine for a living, the first question they ask is: <i>Are you drunk, like, all the time?</i> (Answer: Of course, because that makes for the <i>best</i> copyediting.) The second question they always ask is: What are the best wines you can buy on a budget? Do you have a …

German Potato Salad

Put potatoes into a large pot, cover with cold water by 2"to 3", and add a generous pinch of salt. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, reduce heat …

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Sparkling Grapefruit Sangria With Lillet Rosé Recipe

This sparkling sangria makes use of the French aperitif Lillet Rosé, which comes already flavored with sweet and bitter orange peel and fruit liqueurs to boost the flavor of the pitcher drink. Grapefruit adds crisp tartness, just right for a hot day.<p><b>Note:</b> To make simple syrup, combine 1 cup water …

Curry Noodles With Chicken (Kuai-Tiao Kaeng Sai Kai) From 'Simple Thai Food'

Scratch-made chicken curry is a thing of beauty, with far greater complexity than anything that comes out of a jar. Add supple rice noodles and an array of toppings, and consider me satisfied for the next week. Leela Punyaratabandhu's curry noodles with chicken from her new cookbook, <i>Simple Thai …

Soba Noodle Salad with Caramelized Chicken and Chili Oil

Soba Noodle Salad with Caramelized Chicken and Chili Oil.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> May 5, 2014 67<p>I had the best of intentions yesterday.<p>I tell you this now, while …

Ginger Beer Margaritas

Ginger Beergaritas.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> May 2, 2014 62<p>Please come over so I can feed you a cocktail right now.<p>Think: the most gigantic basket of homemade …

Happiness Is Not Enough: Why a Life Without Meaning Will Make You Sick

When I wrote a recent post for Buffer titled 10 Simple Things You Can Do Today That Will Make You Happier, I didn’t even consider the possibility …

Where to Go for Happy Hour in Washington, DC

Whether you're gearing up for a long train ride home or exhausted from weaving your way through hordes of khaki and oxford-clad interns and Hill staffers, you probably have felt a powerful need for a cheap drink come workday's end in Washington DC. And, of course, the District has no shortage of …

Smoky Chicken Tinga Tacos Recipe

This smoky, spicy, and earthy chicken tinga takes less work than the flavor would lead you to believe—chipotles add most of the depth, while meaty chicken thighs, canned fire-roasted tomatoes, tomatillos, and onion add layers of flavor to the sauce.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>Browning chicken thighs …

The Food Lab: How to Make the Best Potato Hash

More<p>Mexican Food<p><i>Recetas deliciosas</i> to transport your tastebuds south of the border.<p>In my line of work, you end up with lots of leftovers, and lots of leftovers means that I make a lot of hash. I mean, a <i>lot</i> of it. What better way is there to recycle that little hunk of bacon, that half onion, and …

Easy Stir-Fried Beef With Mushrooms and Butter Recipe

It may not be traditional in the strictest sense of the word, but the combination of soy sauce and butter is quickly becoming a favorite both in Asia and here at home. One of my favorite ways to combine them? In a stir-fry, like this simple recipe with marinated flank steak, stir-fried with …

French Lentil Salad with Goat Cheese and Walnuts From 'My Paris Kitchen'

I love lentil salads. They're hearty, healthy, and (most importantly) resilient, holding up well for days in the fridge. I make a huge batch of some sort of lentil salad at least every couple of weeks and dip into the bowl for snacks and lunches just about every day. David Lebovitz's version of the …

Slow-Cooker Ropa Vieja With Black Beans and Rice Recipe

Ropa vieja, the classic Cuban dish of shredded stewed beef flavored with a vinegary tomato and pepper sauce, is a natural choice for the slow cooker, stewed all day and served with rice and beans.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>Searing the meat hard before it goes into the slow cooker adds depth of flavor to …

Israeli Pickles

Jump to the recipe<p>Adapted from Einat Admony | Balaboosta | Artisan, 2013<p>In the States, people most often think of pickled cucumbers when they hear …

Recipes

Tiger Cake Recipe on Food52

• 1/2 cup (45 grams) natural cocoa powder (non-alkalized, non-Dutch processed)<br>• 1/2 cup (100 grams) sugar<br>• 1/3 cup water<br>• 3 cups (385 grams) all-purpose unbleached flour<br>• 2 teaspoons baking powder<br>• 2 cups (400 grams) sugar<br>• 1 cup extra virgin olive oil<br>• 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract<br>• 1/4 teaspoon salt<br>• 1/2 teaspoon …

Beer Battered Fish Tacos with Mango Margarita Salsa and Jalapeño Crema

Beer Battered Fish Tacos with Margarita Mango Salsa and Jalapeño Crema.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> March 24, 2014 99<p>Let me tell you a little secret.<p>We have still …

Maple Oat Nut Scones

This is a variation of the Maple Nut Scones I put in my very first cookbook years ago, and it’s the same basic recipe I’ve used since 1999, when I …

Butternut Squash Lasagna With Bacon-Braised Greens and Béchamel Recipe

<b>Read more: Meat Lite: Butternut Squash Lasagna With Bacon-Braised Greens and Béchamel</b><p>Ingredients<b>For the Squash Filling</b>:1 medium butternut squash, halved lengthwise, seeds removedWater1 pound ricotta cheese2 eggs, lightly beaten1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme leavesKosher salt and freshly …