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50 Super Bowl Dip Recipes, from Guacamole to Onion Dip

Whether it's with tortilla chips, pita, crudites, or your fingers (no judgment), here are 50 recipes to rock your Super Bowl party.<p>We hereby mandate that all Super Bowl parties must have a dip, whether it’s a cheesy, gooey concoction or a fresh veggie salsa. Double-dipping optional.

Cooking

20 Quick and Easy One Pot Meals

Gallery20 Quick and Easy One Pot Meals<p>Time, effort, and dishes? Making dinner on a weeknight can be a challenging prospect, especially for those hoping to steer clear of labor-intensive meals. But whether you're saving money or simply can't resist a home-cooked meal, we've dipped into our recipe …

DIY With Bookhou: Woven Lamp

28 Comments<p>what you need:<br>-strips of wood veneer (you can also get 3/4 in. veneer at the hardware store that is for ironing on the edge of shelves - …

Grab a Slice of Our Lemon Lavender Champagne Cake

Have you planned what you’re making for Easter yet? Well, we’ve got a show stopping cake for you. Not only is it pretty, but it’s made using champagne and boxed cake mix! Two of the best ingredients, in one.<p><b>Ingredients:</b><p><b>Cake</b><p>– 2 boxes lemon cake mix<p>– 6 eggs<p>– 2 1/2 cups champagne<p><b>Frosting</b><p>– 1 1/2 cups …

10 paths to painless pizza-making

As you may have noticed, we’re <i>kind of</i> into pizza in the smitten kitchen. I mean, just a little. I can’t help it–in my mind, it combines the best …

baked chicken meatballs

As it turns out, I’m a sucker for a good meatball. It’s a funny thing because ground meat has rarely done it for me; I’m certain I’m the lone …

Baked Banana French Toast

February 6, 2012<p>Who doesn’t like french toast? I never really eat it, but when I do, I always think why has it been so long. And then another three …

DIY: How to Make a Wallet Out of an Old Cowboy Boot!

14 Comments<p>We are thrilled today to share with you another lovely tutorial from the talented Alicia Jepsen of Jepsen LeatherGoods LLC. Last month she …

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

27 Brussels Sprouts Recipes for Roasts, Sautés, Kimchi, Salads, and More

Here are 27 of our favorite recipes to cook Brussels sprouts—and not just as a side dish.<p>Brussels sprouts—those little cabbage-looking things—are way more than just a side-dish. You can pickle them into a spicy kimchi, bake them on top of a pizza, shred them into salads, and toss them into pasta. …

47 Pie Recipes for Every Season

From classic apple to blueberry—we've got a pie for every season.<p>No matter what the season, pie is one of our favorite desserts. There's not much you can't put into a flaky, buttery crust. From fruity fillings piled high (high pie!) with meringue to rich, velvety chocolate delights, here are our …

How to Build a Bamboo Fence - DIY

<i>Learn how to build a bamboo fence using bamboo grown in your garden.</i><p>Nothing embodies beauty, simplicity and strength like a bamboo fence. In Japan …

Creme Brulee Ice Cream

What's could possibly make a rich, creamy, custard-y vanilla ice cream even better? How about a warm, crispy sugar shell like that found on creme …

How To Make Gravy

Exactly How My Mom Makes Her Awesome Gravy.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> November 10, 2013 88<p>I’m trying to be timely!<p>I’ve got to tell you that my mom is the gravy …

Popcorn Crunch Sundae

6 Servings<p>When adding the caramel to the popcorn and peanuts, work quickly and thoroughly to coat the other ingredients before it hardens.<p>August 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Popcorn Crunch<p>6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into ½-inch pieces, plus more for pan<p>3 cups popped popcorn<p>½ cup salted roasted peanuts<p>…

Homemade Holiday Lollipops

Shares 0<p>Help the kids make festive holiday lollipops this year. Bundle them together as a gift or use a single lollipop as a gift topper. Adult …

7 Hot Drinks

There is nothing worse than being cold, and there is nothing better than being warmed by a hot drink. A hot drink is winter’s most useful accessory. You can be looking for something rich and decadent, or something jazzy and spiked. It can make a quiet, solitary Sunday morning feel suddenly …

Sweet and Spicy Bitter Greens

<i>Beth Kirby of Local Milk carries her Southern heritage -- and the ingredients, dishes, and recipes that come with it -- with her wherever she goes. Every other Monday, that place is here.</i><p><i>Today: A fresher, quicker, weeknight-friendly version of Southern-style greens. Just don't forget the …

Log End Flooring

Log end tile flooring<p>Heart pine log end flooring<p>Log end floor made with custom fit 2” thick slabs<p>End grain hardwood flooring is known for it’s unique …

24 Thanksgiving Green Bean Recipes That Are Actually Exciting

These green bean recipes just may steal the spotlight on Thanksgiving.<p>There's always room for a green bean casserole recipe at our Thanksgiving feast, but we wouldn't kick these alternate dishes off the table, either.

In the Kitchen & On the Road with Cook's Country

Get an inside look at some of our standout recipes from our latest summer issue.<p>To develop a recipe for Philadelphia's roast pork sandwich, we had to …

Crispy Potato Latkes From 'The Artisan Jewish Deli at Home'

For such a no-frills dish, latkes can be surprisingly difficult to get right. Between the potato shredding and draining, the frying method, and the challenge of keeping the cooked pancakes crisp and warm, latkes are not for the faint of heart. <b>Nick Zukin</b> and <b>Michael C. Zusman</b>'s crispy latkes from <i>The</i> …

Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle Recipe | Thanksgiving Recipes

For the Gingerbread:<p>2⅓ cups all-purpose flour<br>• 1 teaspoon baking soda<br>• 1 teaspoon ground ginger<br>• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon<br>• ¾ teaspoon salt<br>• ½ cup vegetable …

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The Modern Farmer Pie Chart

The best kind of pie chart is a chart about pies! And the percentages are easy: each month is 1/12 of the year. But this chart tells you what kind of …

in Food onNov 14, 2013 10:40 am

Remember earlier this week, when we posted that awesome garlic video? It was from the test kitchens at <i>Saveur</i> and it turns out it was only the tip of …

56 Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes for Pies, Cakes, Cookies & More

Go beyond just the typical pumpkin and apple pies.<p>No matter how stuffed your guests are after the main meal, everyone will make room for these stunning sweets. We've got 53 pies, cakes, cookies, and other curveball desserts that are easy and exciting.

Baking

10 Essential Thanksgiving Techniques Every Cook Should Know

The 10 time-tested techniques you’ll need to ace the holiday classics, from fluffy mashed potatoes to, yes, a truly moist bird.<p>1. Baste With a Brush<p>News flash: You don’t need a baster. Use a brush to paint the drippings onto the turkey every 30 minutes or so, which keeps the bird moist and helps it …

How to Make Decorations for a Winter Wonderland

Creating your own winter wonderland sets the mood for a holiday party. A winter wonderland theme is ideal to avoid conflicts with differing religious …