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Extra Stormy Dark and Stormy

Makes 1 Servings<p>June 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 oz. Lemon-Ginger Brew (click for recipe)<p>2 oz. dark rum<p>Club soda<p>Lime wedge and candied ginger (for serving)<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Combine Lemon-Ginger Brew and rum in a highball glass filled with ice, then top off with club soda. Garnish with lime wedge and …

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Rosa Parks' "Featherlite" Peanut Butter Pancakes

<i>EDITOR’S NOTE: We originally published this story in February of last year, when the Library of Congress first digitized Rosa Parks’ personal papers. Within those pages was her sterling pancake recipe, which is making the rounds again thanks to this week’s episode of the Sporkful podcast. Give it a</i> …

10 Great Takes on the Classic Potato Salad

Tender, creamy potatoes make the perfect hearty-but-neutral base for simple summer salads. The picnic and barbecue standard is also incredibly versatile, easily adapted to fit whatever main course it's made to accompany. From the tangy, mayonnaise-dressed classic to a light and fresh-tasting …

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Yes, You Do Need Another Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

<i>You know you love your great aunt's banana bread, but you probably don't know why you do. In Modern Comfort, Ashley Rodriguez from Not Without Salt figures out what makes our favorite classics work, and then makes them even better.</i><p><i>Today: We interrupt our regularly scheduled content to bring you the</i> …

5 Boozy Brines for Weekend Grilling

When it comes to grilling, chef Adam Sappington of The Country Cat in Portland, Oregon, is a big-time fan of brining—especially using boozy brines. …

5 Easy Fish Dishes Your Family Will Flip Over

Forget boring baked fish fillets with a squirt of lemon. From Tortilla Crusted Tilapia to Baja Fish Tacos, these easy and fun recipes will get your family excited about eating fish.<p><b>1. Tortilla Crusted Tilapia</b><p>The crunch of the tortilla crust, the soft, flaky white fish within -- this delicious …

38 Rubs, Brines, and Marinades to Add More Flavor to Your Life

Tired of cooking and eating the same old thing? Add new life and monster flavor to your favorite recipes with these 38 rubs, brines, and marinades.<p><b>Sometimes we need to shake things up a little bit</b>. And what better way to spice things up in the kitchen than to spice up our favorite meat, fish, and …

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15 Donut Holes That Are Better Than Actual Donuts

Photo credit: How Sweet It Is, Cafe Delites, The Baking Robot, A Dash Of Sanity, Family Style Food, Sally's Baking Addiction<p>When it comes to donuts, more is often better. The bigger they are, the happier we are. Except in the case of donut holes. There's something so absolutely delightful about …

13 Genius Ways To Live Your Best Bacon Life

(Photo Credit: Lady Behind The Curtain, Flickr/Dave77459, Getty Images)<p>Oh, sweet bacon. Not only is everyone's favorite pork product thick, crispy and warm, but bacon prices are falling, and bacon is literally showing up in THE most bizarre places we could ever fathom. (We're looking at you …

Crazy Good Maple Bacon Skillet Cornbread

Maple bacon skillet cornbread is something you just know will be good. How could it not be, with that flavor combination?!<p>As soon as you hear the words "maple" and "bacon," you know it’s going to be good. To me, it really doesn’t even matter what words come after those two because maple bacon …

Our 9 Favorite Flourless Baking Recipes

Doesn’t matter if it’s for health, religious reasons, or you just have a taste for something rich, moist, sweet, and concentrated, but sooner or …

Make Oatmeal Cream Pies at Home!

<i>Soft and chewy oatmeal cookies are sandwiched together with delicious vanilla buttercream to create the perfect dessert. Forget Little Debbie -- fresh, homemade oatmeal cream Pies are where it's at.</i><p>Oatmeal cream pies are one of those store-bought items that I simply can't have in the house. I loved …

Carrot Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Frosting

<i>Recipe: Merce Muse, Thrive Market</i><p>These gluten-free carrot cupcakes have a tropical twist -- sweet pineapple and nutty coconut add both flavor and moisture the batter. But don't worry, the carrots are still the star -- you'll taste them even under a thick blanket of rich, tangy cream cheese frosting.<p>…

Bye Bye Birdie: 18 Grilled Chicken Recipes to Devour This Memorial Day

If I show up at a barbecue and don't trust the chef, I steer clear of any chicken I see—more often than not it's going to be mediocre. But grilled chicken doesn't have to be stringy and flavorless—use the right technique and it'll be perfectly juicy and still have shatteringly crispy skin. And, of …

Chocolate Chunk Cookie Recipes, For When You Need A Little Extra Chocolate

There's a lot of debate about what makes a great chocolate chip cookie. Chewy vs. crisp, small vs. the size of your head. Some folks believe that it is the chocolate chips themselves that make for an <i>inferior</i> cookie, touting the virtues of chopped chocolate instead, which melts into the cookie …

The Ultimate Summer Cocktail Guide

Hot days call for cold cocktails (natch). So we've put together this handy guide to get you through the dog days of summer and beyond. Ready thy cocktail shakers.<p><b>White Sangria</b><p>Pitchers of this fruity wine cocktail will keep friends happy--and your white jeans stain-free. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Raspberry-Lime</b> …

9 Recipes to Make Now That It’s Strawberry Season

Strawberries are in such high demand that they’re on supermarket shelves year-round, but the best time to enjoy them is actually during spring and …

The Dessert You Need Right Now: Strawberry-Basil Shortcakes

It’s here: spring! Which means two things: 1. Our farmers' markets are finally filled with gorgeous fruits and vegetables, and 2. It’s not yet too hot to turn on our ovens. So, the time to bake is now! To prove it, Senior Food Editor Alison Roman headed to the test kitchen to make one of her …

To Improve Puff Pastry, Just Add Chocolate

<i>You know you love your great aunt's banana bread, but you probably don't know why you do. In Modern Comfort, Ashley Rodriguez from Not Without Salt figures out what makes our favorite classics work, and then makes them even better.</i><p><i>Today: The only way to make</i> <i>classic puff pastry even better? Add</i> …

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French Lentil Salad with Blue Cheese

2 cups Puy lentils, rinsed<p>1 carrot, peeled and chopped<p>1 small yellow onion, chopped<p>10 tbsp. olive oil<p>5 tbsp. red wine vinegar<p>Kosher salt and freshly …

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The Best Pastry of All: How to Make Chocolate-Almond Croissants

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Mei Chin,</i> <i>intern at Food52 and pastry chef, creates the croissant of our dreams—and feeds the entire office.</i><p>I can thank two people for teaching me …

27 Reasons Cauliflower Deserves Your Love And Loyalty

Anyone who thinks cauliflower is just severely frightened broccoli has some learning to do.

How to Sear Duck Breast, a Fast, Decadent Dinner

Duck breasts may not be in your regular rotation, but cooking them doesn’t require a special occasion—or any special skills. Sear each side and you're done!<p>Duck breasts may not be in your regular dinner rotation, but cooking them doesn’t require a special occasion. Start them skin side down to …

6 Grapefruit Cocktails to Get You Through Winter

My high school has an annual grapefruit sale to raise funds for the exchange student program. What Texas grapefruits have to do with bringing German exchange students to our Oregon high school (and sending Oregonians over to France to learn to properly eat croissants and cheese) isn't quite clear …

5 Links to Read Before Baking Bread

<i>Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come.</i><p><i>Today: Learn the timeless art of baking bread.</i><p>Winter is the ideal season to bake fresh bread at home. Time spent posted up inside -- hiding from below-zero …

Pork Sausage Patties With Braised Cabbage and Apples

Each and every year, as the cold winter nights grow even colder, I find myself craving the Eastern European-style dishes of my heritage: warming soups like borscht, starchy fare like kasha varnishkes, and long-cooking braises of meat and vegetables alike.<p>One of my favorite square meals in this …

Slow Cooker Recipes: 20 Warming Soups for a Frosty Day

Ah, winter. It's bliss-sparkling ice-covered trees abound, making us long for warm places to curl up inside, and sip on warm liquids. It's time to grab your slow cooker and pour in the ingredients to craft a steamy slow cooked concoction that will warm up your dinner table tonight. Try one of our …

50 Recipe Projects to Tackle This Weekend

Epic moussaka, layers of lasagna, tamales, soup dumplings, and more recipes that are worth the work.<p>Are you counting down to the weekend and/or a nice long break from work? You're probably planning on going to a museum, cleaning your house, or catching up on your favorite TV shows. But why not …

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