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How To Make Easy Slow Cooker Potato Soup — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

Potato soup is such a fall classic. Tender pieces of creamy russet potatoes mingle with onions, garlic, and salty pancetta for a bowl of …

Slow Cookers

Pesto Risotto for One With Shrimp

<b>Author Notes:</b><p>"Risotto is the kind of food you make for people you love." My ex said that to me once, referring to how long it takes to stir it, how no one would ever set aside all that time just for themselves and a plate of risotto. I disagreed. Maybe it's because I'm an egoist and love myself. …

Recipes

Pecan Sandies {VIDEO}

Rich buttery shortbread cookie filled with glorious pecans make up this perfect Pecan Sandies Cookie!<p>This popular cookie is usually more popular in …

Recipes

How to Roast Nuts

Roasted nuts are one of the best snacks out there—they’re tasty and easy to make, and you can dress up each batch with different seasonings and …

Recipes

How to Bake Pork Chops in an Iron Skillet

Pork chops are a versatile cut of meat cut from the backbone portion of a pig. The bone and the surrounding fat that encircles the chops keep them …

Quick & Light Béarnaise Steak Sauce

• 1 tablespoon butter<br>• 1 tablespoon flour<br>• 6 pieces dried shallot slices<br>• 1 teaspoon peppercorns<br>• 1 tablespoon fresh tarragon<br>• 1/2 piece lemon, juice & zest<br>• 1 cup milk<br>• 1 pinch salt<p>If you're using dried shallots, grind them along with the peppercorns in a coffee grinder that you keep specifically for herbs & …

Spices

Berry Best Blackberry Cobbler Recipe

"This recipe is not only simple, but is sure to become a family favorite. It may also become an oft-requested dish by friends and neighbors, so be …

The One-Pot Chicken I’ve Been Making on Repeat for a Decade

<i>We've partnered with Bosch, makers of high quality home appliances like the induction slide-in range, to share recipes, tips, and videos that highlight the little details that make a dish truly delicious.</i><p>There was a stretch of years in the early 2000s, during which I cooked exclusively from Sally …

Recipes

The Dessert You Never Knew Your Crock-Pot Could Make

During Christmastime, Aunt Cammie always without fail busts out tins upon tins of her famous crockpot candies (chocolate clusters stuffed with nuts). They're served at every family gathering, and we end up taking home at least a dozen. My aunt has tinkered with the recipe through the years and has …

Dessert

Your Slow Cooker Is the Answer to the Easiest Shrimp Boil

I used to associate slow cooker meals with soups and stews and comfort food, best enjoyed during the fall and winter months. But this summer my slow …

This Chicken Thigh Recipe Changed the Way I Think About Cooking Chicken Thighs

Seriously. One small recipe hack set me on a path toward a lifetime of golden, crackly-skinned chicken thighs.

This is the easiest and best way to cook lobster tail

When it comes to seafood, nothing is more luxurious than sweet and buttery lobster. Even though lobster is pricey, there's no need to be intimidated by this seafood because learning how to cook lobster tail is actually pretty simple — and far less messy than cooking a whole lobster. It's also less …

Recipe: Garlic Butter Steak and Potatoes — Recipes from The Kitchn

When you're hankering for a classic steak and potatoes dinner, this one-skillet dish fits the bill perfectly. What makes it extra special is the …

Perfect Day Market Tote

The Perfect Day Market Tote was inspired by all my trips to the local farmer’s market this season - the start to a perfect summer day! But you don’t …

Frittata with Mascarpone, Spinach & Parmesan

Yield6<p>Cooking time20 minutes<p>Preparation time10 mins<p>Ingredients<p>This delicious dish (a rather more sophisticated version of an omelette) takes just 30 …

Make bourbon peach cobbler in a Crock Pot because peaches + booze + slow cooker = dessert

Slow Cookers

Is the Secret to the Perfect Cheeseburger From France?

In the perennial summer grilling debate of hot dogs vs. hamburgers, hands down July 4 goes to frankfurters. You can, of course, thank Nathan’s and …

Cooking

Cast Iron Crisp Roast Butterflied Chicken with Rosemary and Garlic | America's Test Kitchen

Be aware that the chicken may slightly overhang the skillet at first, but once browned it will shrink to fit; do not use a chicken larger than 4 …

Local Nonprofit In Dire Need Of Baby Blankets

We are in great need of handmade baby blankets for our care packages, each blanket makes a difference.<p><b>Update as of 8/29/18: Coping With LM is</b> …

Intensive Care

25 of the Best, Most Fun, and Super Useful Crochet Books

My mother started teaching me crochet when I was 6 or 7 years old. It didn’t really stick, though, until about 20 years later. In a fit of intense …

Strawberry Cheesecake Bites Recipe

"Strawberries are stuffed with a cream cheese filling for a cute two-bite dessert. Can be prepared the night before, but not much earlier than that …

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Mostarda

This is a great recipe for people who are just getting their grill game going. Not only is it easy as pie to master, but the combination of grilled …

Best Blueberry Muffins | America's Test Kitchen

If buttermilk is unavailable, substitute 3/4 cup plain whole-milk or low-fat yogurt thinned with 1/4 cup milk.<p><b>1. FOR THE TOPPING:</b> Stir together sugar …

Soft Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

"These oatmeal cookies are very moist with a good flavor. Add a cup of raisins or nuts if you desire."<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup butter, softened<p>1 cup white …

Mini Tiramisu

1. Place four 6-ounce glasses on a small baking sheet.<p>2. In a small pot, heat the milk and ⅓ cup sugar over medium heat. In a medium, heat-safe bowl, …

13 Mistakes You’re Making With Your Cast-Iron Skillet

Cast iron can be fickle. Here are some habits to avoid when you’re cooking.<p>The cast-iron skillet is the workhorse of many a dedicated home cook, and …

Cute Crochet Carry-All by Yarnspirations - B.hooked Crochet

<i>This post is sponsored by Yarnspirations</i><p>As you know, I’ve been working with Yarnspirations each month to film a tutorial for one of their newest …

Crochet

Steak Diane

This dish was born in upscale American restaurants decades ago but couldn’t be easier to make at home for a perfect, and wonderfully retro, …

Don't Make This Mistake When Cooking Chicken Thighs

Wanna know who deserves an apology: chicken thighs. As if it isn’t enough to be upstaged by a less flavorful chunk of meat (*ahem* chicken breasts), …

34 Recipes That Got Us Through the Great Depression

Times were tough in the 1930s and people had to be creative with the few ingredients they could find and afford. These dishes show just how inventive …