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A hearty meal that stuffs the standard Valentine’s Day idea

For the last two years or so, this is how Jane and I have written our columns: a batch at a time we sit down to discuss what will be going on during each publication week, how you might be feeling reading this, what might perk you up and what might be interesting to write about. We set upon an idea …

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The secret ingredient that makes vegetarian ramen taste almost porky

Chef Jonah Kim knows how to make a vegetarian ramen taste as creamy as the richest pork broth-based bowl: He adds soy milk. Not just any soy milk, though. The chef at Yona restaurant in Arlington buys Banrai brand, a Japanese product that is chiefly used to make tofu, due to its thicker consistency …


The Secret History Of Knock-Knock Jokes

Knock knock.<p>Who's there?<p>Joe King.<p>Joe King who?<p>Joking like this used to be considered a sickness by some people.<p>The knock-knock joke has been a staple of American humor since the early 20th century. With its repetitive set-up and wordplay punchline, the form has been invoked — and understood — by …


19 Cheesy Recipes that Prove Everything's Better with Cheddar

Everything's better with cheddar cheese—these 19 recipes prove it.<p><b>You know what they say:</b> Everything's better with Cheddar (oh wait, or feta.). It's true! These recipes for queso, waffles, sandwiches, toasts, and popovers (to name a few) star one of our very favorite cheeses.


Thai Sticky Chicken Fingers - Gluten-Free Dinner or Appetizer Recipe

Gluten-Free Thai Sticky Chicken Fingers are a crunchy, sticky, and irresistible gluten-free appetizer, dinner, or recipe for any occasion. Absolutely …


37 Curry Recipes For When Nothing Else Will Do

Curry lovers of the world, spice up your life (with these 37 recipes).<p>Curry lovers of the world, spice up your life (with these 37 recipes). It's what the Spice Girls (and Future You) would want.


18 One-Pan Breakfast Recipes That Will Send You to the Strata-sphere

Alright, show of hands. Who out there loves bread, brunch and basically all things indulgent? Looks like just about everyone. This means you <i>definitely</i> need some strata in your life. These 18 eggy, cheesy and sometimes meaty bread puddings stir together all of the usual breakfast table suspects into …


19 Recipes for the Best Valentine’s Day Breakfast in Bed

No matter the holiday, there’s nothing better than starting the day off with breakfast in bed. Whether you prefer to cook solo or team up with your beloved to get back into bed faster, these 19 recipes will make your Valentine’s Day morning extra sweet. As fun as it is to grab a bite out for the …


Asian-Marinated Baked Chicken Recipe

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Spicy Beef with Noodles | Williams-Sonoma Taste

For the best results, use ground beef that is not too lean, such as beef labeled “80/20” (that is, 80 percent lean meat and 20 percent fat), which will temper both the heat of the chili paste and the acidity of the lime juice in this Vietnamese-inspired dish. Here, we use a Philips pasta maker to …


29 Savory Pies to Make for Dinner Tonight

From an outrageously tender beef bourguignon pot pie to a root vegetable tarte tatin, these 29 savory dinner pies take the cake.<p><b>When it comes to one-dish dinners,</b> savory pies take the cake in our book. We guarantee there's a pie in here that should be on your dinner table tonight. So go ahead—stick …


Bronze sculptures 'may be by Michelangelo'

<b>Two obscure bronze sculptures may actually be by Michelangelo, a team of international researchers believes.</b><p>If the attribution is correct, the works will be the only surviving Michelangelo bronzes in the world.<p>The sculptures, of naked, muscular men riding on panthers, had been attributed to …


Dulce de Leche Cheesecake

Sometimes when I write posts for the blog, I write so fast that my mind can barely keep up with my fingers. (Hence the occasional frequent typo.) …