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23 Must-Do Hikes in the National Parks

Photo: Michael Matti

You can't see all the beauty of the National Parks from your car or the visitor center. You need to hit the trail and get into the wild to really capture all that the parks have to offer. Take a look at this list, lace up your hiking boots, and start planning your next hiking …


The Food Lab: How to Make the Best Carne Asada

Get Recipe The Best Carne Asada

To say "I'm going to develop a recipe for carne asada" is akin to saying "Bartender, get me a beer, please." The immediate follow-up is likely to be "I'm afraid you're going to have to be a bit more specific than that."

Carne asada literally translates to "grilled …

Mexican Food

Recipe: Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Grapes, Hazelnuts, and Parmesan — Easy Dinner Recipes from The Kitchn

Pin itI love stuffing chicken breasts. I've given you my recipe for roasted chicken breasts stuffed with goat cheese and fresh garlic, one of my …


How To Cook Salmon in the Slow Cooker — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

Pin it Open Slideshow I thought my mother had taught me all of her best tricks in the kitchen, but no — she had one more for me, which she casually …


Tex-Mex-Style Beef Enchiladas

These are the enchiladas that the entire Bon Appétit Test Kitchen fought each other for. Let’s just say there won’t be leftovers.


Toast flour in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until golden brown and smells like toasted nuts, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a …


Apple-Brined Turkey Recipe - Ken Oringer | Food & Wine


Brine the Turkey In a pot, combine all of the ingredients except the turkey and add 4 cups of water. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Remove from the heat and add 12 cups of cold water. Let stand until cool. Add the turkey and refrigerate for 12 hours.
• Brine the Turkey …

Turkey Recipes

How To Make Egg Drop Soup — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

I find a bowl of egg drop soup to be one of the most soothing and comforting dishes ever invented. You really only need three base ingredients to …


How To Make French Onion Soup in the Slow Cooker — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

When I discovered that you can make caramelized onions in the slow cooker with no stirring and virtually no work, it was only a small step from there …


Why You Shouldn't Pair Cheese with Wine (Plus 10 Tips for Building a Better Cheese Plate)

Because the best thing to pair with cheese is more cheese.

Portland, Oregon is full of surprises: Turn a corner and you're in the middle of the largest wild park in the country, ask for directions and you'll leave the conversation with a recommendation for the best local cider, and order "omakase" …


Let These Pork Belly Tacos Be Your Dinner Tonight — Delicious Links

I know, I know — it's not Taco Tuesday, but these pork belly tacos with cilantro-avocado cream really can't wait until then. You should probably just …


Celestron's New Power Packs Recharge Your Gadgets, Keep Your Hands Warm

It seems that every company now has its own power pack to help keep your devices charged while on the go. Some of these packs even come with some …


A Tale of Two Gravlax

The heritage of La Baleine sea salt inspired us to explore a classic way of using salt: gravlax. Today, we test and taste two versions of the Swedish staple.

It’s hard to conjure the Nordic region without thinking of its elements. The landscape is the entry point, it seems, to understanding the …


What Happens When Moules Frites Go Moroccan

We’ve partnered with Brooke Bass of Chocolate + Marrow and Washington-based Columbia Winery to celebrate the bounty of the Pacific Northwest through a series of dinner recipes. Each dish features a twist—a progression from a classic or a new approach using time-tested ingredients.

Today: The French


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Dark Chocolate Brownies

This recipe is similar to the one for Chocolate Soufflé Cupcakes, except for the baking powder, without which the batter stays dense and fudgy …


Roast Pork Loin with Rosemary and Garlic

Butterflying the pork loin isn't difficult, but many butchers will do it for you.

Preheat oven to 400°. Finely chop garlic and rosemary with 1/2 teaspoon salt on a cutting board. Holding knife at an angle, drag blade over mixture until a coarse paste forms. Transfer paste to a small bowl and mix in …


Crispy Apple-Oat Fritters

If the batter thickens as it sits, thin with more club soda.

Whisk ½ cup sugar and 1 tsp. cinnamon in a shallow bowl; set aside.

Fit a large pot with thermometer and pour in oil to measure 3”. Heat over medium-high heat until thermometer registers 375°.

Meanwhile, pulse oats in a food processor to a …


Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

Juicy and delicious, skirt steak cooks quickly for an impromptu BBQ. Serve this with colorful and flavorful Chimichurri Sauce. Watch the step-by-step video here.

Sprinkle skirt steak lightly with salt and let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. Pat dry with paper towels and season again with …


How To Make Applesauce in the Slow Cooker - Recipe

Truthfully, it's hard to be sad about the end of summer right now. I mean, when there are things like apple picking just ahead of us — and along with …



Baked Samosas with Potatoes and Peas

Makes roughly 2 dozen samosas

1 1/2 pounds yellow potatoes (2 large)
1 medium yellow onion, diced
1-inch piece …


Tequila Spiked Chicken Wings

This recipe is brought to you by the boutique, authentic Mexican tequila brand Tequila Partida. Fire up your grill and elevate a classic party dish and spike your wings with tequila.


1 Pound Chicken wings, cut into segments, tips removed and discarded
• 1 Tablespoon Salt
• 1 Tablespoon Freshly …


Fresh Corn Fritters

• 6 ounces extra-firm silken tofu (1/2 package of the vacuum-packed kind)
• 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
• 2 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk (or …


Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream

Indians make something they call espresso, but it’s unlike any espresso you’d see in Italy; it’s actually closer to a Greek frappé, a bold brew of …

Ice Cream

Recipe: Potato, Squash & Goat Cheese Gratin — Side Dish Recipes from The Kitchn

Pin itThis is an easy, rustic recipe that makes a great vegetarian meal or a pretty side dish for summer or autumn. It's so simple: yellow squash …


Lomo al Trapo: The Colombian Technique That Will Change the Way You Grill Beef

Get Recipe Lomo al Trapo (Colombian-Style Cloth-Wrapped Grilled Beef Tenderloin)

Remember that scene at the end of Ghostbusters when the boys in gray crack Sigourney Weaver out of the petrified remains of the ghost dog Zuul? Picture that scene at your next dinner party, but instead of a whip-smart …


oven cooked ribs with spicy dry rub

If you love ribs but you don't have a smoker or grill, it's super easy to make them in the oven! I've been making these ribs for about four years now …


The 43 Best Hidden Hikes In The U.S.

Read the full list on Greatist.

Sure, hiking the Appalachian Trail is an experience no one ever forgets. But the United States is a pretty big place, with tons of opportunities for hiking and camping in spots that don't attract millions of tourists every year. If you like the feel of going where …


Up and Out: The 10 Best Camping Backpacks

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Pro: Accessorizes for every occasion
Cannot cope with overloading

Budget Biggun: Blending together top-loading and front-loading …


This Breakfast Tart Will Instantly Improve Any Morning — Delicious Links

Not a morning person? Sometimes you just need an enticing treat to lure you out of your warm, cozy bed when the alarm is buzzing at 7 a.m.

This simple …


B.O.L.T (Bacon, Oyster, Lettuce, Tomato)

As if an oyster po’boy and a BLT had a baby; this appropriately messy sandwich achieves the ideal texture-and-temperature contrast when the oysters are still warm from the fryer.

Whisk flour, cornmeal, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne in a medium bowl; season with salt and pepper. Working in …