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Pepperjack Bacon Mac n’ Cheese

Ingredients<p>12 ounces macaroni elbows<br>• 8 slices bacon, cooked til crispy and crumbled<br>• ½ white onion, diced<br>• ½ cup red pepper, diced<br>• 1 jalapeño, seeded and …

Skippy Peanut Butter Magic Cookie Bars

<i>This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PBandG #CollectiveBias</i><p>Skippy Peanut Butter …

Peppery Ribs From 'The Homesick Texan's Family Table'

Authentic smoked ribs are a challenge for those of us living in small apartments with little outdoor grill space. Blogger <b>Lisa Fain</b> shares this sentiment but refuses to give up barbecue ribs. Instead of worrying about a grill, she builds smoky flavor by using smoked paprika and chipotle chile powder …

Mancakes - Bacon, Green Onion, & Cheddar Corn Pancakes Recipe - Father's Day Brunch

Puff Pastry Breakfast Egg Tarts Recipe

The ultimate breakfast tart: buttery crisp blitz puff pastry and melted cheese form a decadent base for a gently cooked egg and roasted tomatoes.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>This recipe uses blitz puff pastry which is easier to make than traditional puff pastry and still produces tender buttery …

How to Make Fried Rice Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Pat</i> <i>Tanumihardja,</i> <i>author of The Asian Grandmothers Cookbook, explains how to make a takeout favorite, with</i> …

Grilled Jalapeño-Marinated Steak Sandwiches With Charred Onions and Cotija Mayo Recipe

Spicy and beefy jalapeño-marinated hanger steak is paired with salty cotija mayo, charred onions, and fresh cilantro, which come together in one incredibly flavorful sandwich.<p><b>Note:</b> An equivalent weight of skirt, flap, or flank steak can be used in place of hanger steak. The steak can also be …

Chorizo Hash Browns >> http://bit.ly/1hXh1Xu We love hash browns for their delicious contradiction—the way the outer crunch of skillet-fried potatoes gives way to an inner creaminess. Throw in some nuggets of spicy Spanish chorizo and things only get better.

Turkey Burgers with Creamy Gorgonzola and Chili Garlic Slaw

Turkey Burgers with Creamy Gorgonzola and Chili Garlic Slaw.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> February 20, 2014 93<p>Sooooo. I’m wondering how many of these burgers I can …

How to make Macaroni and Cheese

Inexpensive Dinnertime Mains for Valentine's (or Any) Day

<i>Cooking on the cheap shouldn't mean minute rice and buttered pasta every night. With a little creativity and a little planning, Gabriella Paiella shows us how to make the most of a tight budget -- without sacrificing flavor or variety.</i><p><i></i><p>Broke as you may be, there will be a time when you're going to …

chocolate peanut butter cheesecake

This birthday cake was assigned to the side of the family whose dessert preferences can be roughly summarized as <b>chocolate + anything else</b>, but if …

How to make Potato Fries / Chips - Video Recipe

Apple Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Thanks to applesauce and chopped apples, these chewy oatmeal cookies have a delicious fruit flavor.<p><b>Note:</b> Because there is enough sugar in the dough to sweeten things, be sure to use unsweetened applesauce. Applesauce made from nothing but apples can be found at most supermarkets and health food …

Cheddar and Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Jump to the recipe<p>Adapted from Terrance Brennan | Artisanal Cooking | John Wiley & Sons, 2005<p>The power of great ingredients is never more apparent …

Breakfast

Classic Pesto Sauce

Makes about 1 cup<p>This is our idea of the best classic pesto sauce. Did we mention it's also super easy?<p>April 2008Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 cups fresh basil leaves (from about 3 large bunches)<p>½ cup extra-virgin olive oil<p>⅓ cup pine nuts<p>2 garlic cloves<p>¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan<p>¼ cup freshly grated Pecorino …

Crockpot Carne Asada Nachos.

<i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> September 30, 2013 137<p>Let’s be rebels.<p>I mean, a Friday meal on a Monday. Do it do it do it.<p>What fun things did you do this weekend? What …

Tomato Bisque - Creamy Tomato Soup Recipe

These baked bacon & cheddar jalapeño poppers are definitely decadent, but 100% worth it -http://thekitc.hn/17H9NNA

10 Must-Try Fried Foods Around LA

How to Make Juicy Chicken Green Chile Tacos

I can count on the fingers of one hand the number of great chicken tacos I've had in my life, and I'd still have one finger left to point accusingly at all the people who've served me dry, bland, flavorless meat in tortillas past. See, chicken tacos don't <i>have</i> to be dry. Just ask the lady who serves …

6 Great Egg Dishes in Los Angeles

Gallery6 Great Egg Dishes in Los Angeles<p>More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>Los Angeles restaurants make it easy to breakfast like a champion. The city plays host to a slew of phenomenal egg dishes, in no small part due to the wide availability of great organic …

Egg-in-a-Nest Benedict Sandwiches Recipe

Tip<p>How to Store Eggs<p>Eggs should keep a consistent and low temperature. This is best achieved by placing their carton in the center of your fridge. …

Pepper Jack Grilled Cheese Sandwich

There are a lot of things I can’t figure out. Read: There are a lot of things I haven’t taken the time to figure out.<p>I can’t figure out dry-cleaning. …

Secret Eats: 10 Hidden Gardens Around LA

Hamburger Trivia: Everything You Ever Needed To Know

Happy National Hamburger Day (again)! We hope everyone has eaten their burger today in celebration of our favorite food holiday. (If you haven't, step away from the screen and go eat one right this minute.)<p>We know we just recently celebrated our favorite food with National Burger Day on May 28th, …

After These 39 Chicken Thighs Recipes, You Can't Turn Back

Using chicken thighs, the most flavorful parts of the chicken, these recipes will have you cooking soups and skewers to tacos and paella.<p><b>We'll admit it: Chicken thighs trump chicken breasts any day of the week</b>. Not only are they more succulent than white meat, chicken thighs even stand up to …

Tomatillo Recipes (PHOTOS)

If you're a fan of salsa verde, you should know that it's all because of tomatillos. These green fruits that come protected in cute little husks -- much like gooseberries -- have made many Mexican meals better. But tomatillos aren't only good for making salsas, they have many more culinary …