Vinny Esposito

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This Is the Only Canned Pumpkin You Should Ever Buy

By Julia Black<p>Yep, it's even better than homemade pumpkin purée.<p>Thanksgiving is around the corner, and you've got pumpkin pie on the mind. Maybe you're thinking to yourself, "Is there really such a thing as <i>good</i> canned pumpkin? Is the best canned pumpkin better than a lovingly-crafted homemade …

Baking

How to Cook Dried Beans (the Tastiest Beans of All, if You Ask Us)

By Alex Delany<p>Do you know how to cook dried beans? Well, you should. Because they're cheaper and tastier than the ones in a can, and easier to cook than you think.<p>Most people don't know how to cook dried beans. Their knowledge of legumes doesn't extend past that old playground rhyme. How’d it go? …

Food

The Best Slow Cooker Pasta Recipes

The slow cooker has become synonymous with fall cooking. It makes hearty, soul-satisfying meals that we all begin to crave once summer comes to an end. Most people think of soups and stews for the slow cooker, or even braises, and those are great options ― but pastas are where it’s at if you want …

Cooking

One-pot surf and turf! Steamed mussels with spicy sausage, more - TODAY.com

Closed Captioning<p>ON<p>OFF<p>apply | reset x<p>font<p>size<p>color<p>Make a low-cost surf and turf<p>Play Video - 3:44<p>Play Video - 3:44<p>More video<p>4:23 Sponsored Content Now PlayingMake delicious yogurt-marinated chicken thighs, grilled potato salad<p>3:33 Sponsored Content Now PlayingMake green pea risotto with scallops and …

Cooking

The Best Things We Ate in Las Vegas

We spent the weekend in Las Vegas for Vegas Uncork'd, and ate some pretty amazing foods—these are the highlights<p>We go to Las Vegas to eat. (What do other people do there?) And this past weekend, we took that approach to an extreme, packing in as many bites as we could handle at our blow-out …

Las Vegas

Stroopwafels! One Of The World's Greatest Cookies

Photo Credit: Chocolate and Carrots<p>Stroopwafels are one of the world's best, and most sorely underrated cookies. These amazing Dutch cookies consist of a thin layer of caramel-like syrup sandwiched between two wafers. They originated in a city called Gouda in the Netherlands (better known for its …

Stroopwafels

Stroopwafels are my friend.<p>These dutch based delicacies were first concocted sometime around the mid 1700's. Its said that an unknown baker took …

Tomato and Cheese Pie

Scaccia Ragusana<p>Giovanna Giglio Cascone, a homecook in Ragusa, Sicily, makes this delicious tomato-and-cheese filled bread every Easter.<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>3 …

Chicken Schnitzel Recipe

It's no coincidence that chicken schnitzel—pounded chicken breasts that are breaded and fried—is such a popular dish around the world: Perfectly cooked schnitzel, like the version here, is juicy and tender, with a golden, crunchy exterior that is almost impossible to resist.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>A …

Gourmet

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Kamut Almond Cookies

http://schneiderchen.de | © 2014 | http://angiesrecipes.blogspot.com<p>Made with whole wheat kamut flour and ground almonds, and sweetened with honey …

How to Debone & Butterfly a Leg of Lamb

Pie Crust Improv Guide: One Formula, Two Tricks

Pie crust has intimidation written all over it. So let's bring it down to where it belongs -- you only need a few key pieces of information. For me, …

Baking

Friday Things

Home > Unplugged > Friday Things > Friday Things<p>April 18, 2014 // 37 <i>Comments »</i><p>1. Do you remember a few weeks ago when I mentioned that we were having …

Chocolate Rain | Let's Talk Chocolate Pt.2

Cheddar-Chive Biscuits

<i>Here’s another of my favorite Easter recipes from my holiday cookbook that came out last fall. Wanted to share today in case you needed a last minute</i> …

Basic Marinade for Stir-Fried Meats Recipe

Whether it's chicken, pork, or beef, this marinade is my go-to recipe when I want to cook a quick stir-fry dinner. It takes 30 minutes to marinate and another 10 to 15 minutes to stir-fry everything.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>Salt and soy sauce tenderize meat, help it retain moisture, and increase its …

Fresh Ginger Apple Pie

Spicy apple pie is my downfall. Tart, snappy apples like Granny Smith and Greening stand up to the classic pie spices. Fresh ginger and lemon up the …

4/17/14: Yankees turn a triple play as CC cruises

How To Fall Asleep When It's 4 a.m. And You're Wide Awake

<i>By Laura McMullen for U.S News</i><p>It's 4 a.m. The clock ticks, the moon glows, the dog snores and you just stare. Perhaps you stare into the blackish red of the inside of your eyelids as you lie still and fetal, thinking if you pretend to be sleeping, the real thing will surely come. Or maybe you stare …

Dr. Oz: 6 Ways To Sleep Better -- Starting Tonight

By Dr. Mehmet Oz<p>I don't have to tell you how important a good night's rest is for your health—and you don't have to tell me how hard it can be to squeeze in those precious hours of shut-eye. But an overbooked schedule may not be the only reason you're exhausted; the change in seasons could also be …

Sleep: A Mystery at the Crossroads of Neuroscience (Part 2)

By Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP, and P. Murali Doraiswamy, MBBS, FRCP<p>In the last post we saw how essential sleep is for the physiological needs of almost all animals, but sleep would seem to be a poor survival trait as far as evolution goes. Because sleep put our ancestors (and other living creatures) …

Nobel Prize

These 5 Places Have Mastered The Art Of Sleep

Both science and general public opinion are starting to wake up to the importance of sleep in maintaining health, well-being and productivity. We know that sleep deprivation not only contributes to serious health hazards, but also costs American corporations an estimated $63.2 billion a year in …

Crazy Crust Apple Pie

This is a recipe that I found on a hand-typed recipe card (as in, it was typed on a typewriter) tucked inside of one of my grandmother’s cookbooks. I …

Banana Crumb Cake

Regular old banana bread may never be the same after you try this Banana Crumb Cake. The coffee cake has all the flavor of banana bread and is topped …

Vanilla Bean Pound Cake

The original pound cake got its name from its ingredients. It contained a pound of eggs, a pound of butter, a pound of sugar and a pound of flour. It …

Lemon Blueberry Cake (Ricotta Pound Cake)

It’s the beginning of blueberry season over here; let the parade of baked goods begin!<p>I had a basket of blueberries giving me the eye the other …

Dessert

The Best Banana Bread Recipe

<b>Yield:</b> 1 loaf<p><b>Prep Time:</b><p>15 minutes<p><b>Cook Time:</b><p>60-65 minutes<p>Ingredients:<p>For the Batter:<p>2 cups all-purpose flour<br>• 1 teaspoon baking soda<br>• 1/4 teaspoon salt<br>• 1 …

Baking

Mozzarella and Basil Bread

I tend to make a lot of dishes that involve tomatoes and basil during the summer, when my garden is full of fresh tomatoes. Caprese salad is one of …