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Happy Pi Day! Check Out These Pies

Happy Pi Day! It's not too late to enter our <b>Pi Day Pie Contest</b> and win some very cool prizes (hint, hint: iPad). You have until March 18 to enter your pie here. Peruse (pi-ruse?) the entries we've received so far; here are some highlights below!<p><b>"Savory Pot Pi (Serves 3.14)."</b><p><b>"Pi Napple Upside Down</b> …

Skillet Suppers: Salmon with Quinoa, Feta and Arugula

Salmon seems to be one of those fishes that people either love or hate. Well, salmon lovers, or even haters, this recipe is easy and healthy, so you can get your fill of omega-3 fatty acids, protein and some greens all in one fell swoop.<p>Searing the salmon gives it a crispy skin and then finishing …

Check Out DGS's Modern Take on Passover Dinner in D.C.

A relative newcomer to Dupont Circle, the Jewish sandwich shop and restaurant, <b>DGS</b>, fills a logical niche for the D.C. area demographic. Growing up in the D.C. area suburbs, I lived in a school district with a large Jewish population, where it seemed like school shut down every other day for either …

14 Passover Dinner Recipes for a Super Seder

Technically, the most important part of Passover is, of course, the seder itself. But no one comes to a seder without expecting to be fed a proper meal, especially after they've drunk all that wine. Passover dinners tend to be marked by firmly entrenched traditions, upheld by even more firmly held …

Beef with Broccoli from 'The Chinese Takeout Cookbook'

Far too often, <b>beef with broccoli</b> is a gloppy mess. In fact, I rarely order it for takeout as I fear the curse of over-thickened and excessively-sweetened brown sauce will ruin what would otherwise be a perfectly fine meal. But after making <b>Diana Kuan's</b> version from <i>The Chinese Takeout Cookbook</i> at …

Cheeseburger Macaroni and Cheese

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>What happens when your gooey cheese sauce and your hamburger get tired of night after night of going with the same old cheeseburger dip style and want to spice things up by perhaps inviting a third member to join the …

Italian Easy: Baked Pasta With Sausage, Mushrooms, and Mascarpone

More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>Welcome to the new Italian Easy on Serious Eats! I'm Deborah Mele, and I'm thrilled to have been asked to be a regular contributor here at Serious Eats. I created my Italian recipe blog Italian Food Forever twelve years ago after my family returned …

Use Popeye's Chicken Nuggets to Make Awesome Homemade Chinese-American Food

I want to preface this post by saying this idea was not mine, and in no way can I claim credit for it. That said, I can't remember the name of the fellow who gave me the idea. Let me explain:<p>A couple weeks ago I was at the book launch party for <i>Mission Street Food</i>, a great new book by the …

Video: How to Poach Eggs, the Foolproof Method (Really!)

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>Wouldn't it be great if there was a poached egg method that works every time, and better yet, allows you to poach your eggs in advance, ready to be served at moment's notice?<p>I've wanted to write about poached eggs for a …

The Food Lab Mini: Crispy Taco Shells Made of Cheese? Yes!

Last week I was lamenting on Twitter that despite having spent over a week trying out what are supposedly the very best breakfast taco joints in Texas, I still hadn't tasted one that I felt was even <i>good</i>, let alone worthy of the kind of culinary praise that they regularly get. For me it's the …