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The Real Reason Your Food Sticks To The Pan

Mornings are hard. But mornings met with eggs that stick to the pan, those are the worst. They're also all too common.<p>Cooking in anything other than nonstick pans runs the risk of, well, having food stick. It's frustrating and might convince you to dismiss the cancer warnings and buy nonstick pans. …

Greek Fries Are the Best Fries

How many bad fries have you had in your life (I’m not even finishing that with a question mark because you know the answer—it’s a lot). Fries used to …

The Secret Ingredient to Tastier Tacos

Meet the meat that will pack your tortillas with more deliciousness<p>Whether you live in a tiny town or a big city, you probably don’t have to travel far to find a taco night. Heck, even sports bars and family-friendly chains tout their versions of the Mexican classic. You’ll also probably find that …

The Secret to Extra-Crispy Herb-Roasted New Potatoes: More Than a Pinch of Salt

"Kenji, why don't you ever make those salt-crusted potatoes we have back home for me?" my wife, Adri, said to me the other day as we were driving home from an afternoon at the beach. As the husband of a Colombian woman, I've come to learn a couple things about their culture. Namely, when it comes …

10 Thanksgiving Green Bean Recipes, No Cans Required

When I think of my must-have Thanksgiving recipes, green bean casserole—the kind made almost entirely with canned ingredients—comes to mind before almost anything else. The thing is, I love it mostly for the gloopy cream of mushroom soup and the crispy fried onions—the bland, mushy green beans are …

Elaine's Idaho Potato Soup

Record-breaking amounts of snow and frigid temperatures mean it's time for sweaters and jeans, a cozy fire in the fireplace, and a large pot of homemade potato soup. Here's my favorite recipe. It serves a large family or two teenage boys.<p>6-8 Idaho Russet potatoes, cubed, (peeling is optional)<br>• 1 …