mandoline :: tools of the trade

This streamlined kitchen slicer, via William-Sonoma is exactly what busy cooks need: a simple, sturdy tool that’s super-fast and easy to use. Allowing you to prep foods with professional finesse, ...


meatballs in tomato sauce

For the meatballs: 2 lb. (1 kg.) mixed ground beef, pork and veal 1 egg 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped 1/2 cup (1 oz./30 g.) fresh bread crumbs or ...

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lemon and rosemary chicken (pollo arrosto)

Garlic, lemon, and rosemary enhance simple, juicy roast chicken. Evan Kleiman of Angeli Caffe in Los Angeles gave Saveur the recipe for this simple, aromatic roast chicken. Via Saveur with photo by André Baranowski. SERVES ...



easy bacon tuna melt panini

It’s hard to beat a good tuna melt, especially when you add ...

egg-topped ham + cheese sandwich

A fried egg crowns this decadent sandwich of ham enrobed in béchamel ...

feta + watermelon salad

A fabulous combination of flavors in this mouth watering and unique summer ...

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eggs :: to refrigerate or not to refrigerate?

Visit most U.S. supermarkets or home kitchens and you’ll see eggs in a refrigerator –not sitting on the counter in some basket. Not so in Asia or Europe where eggs are eggs left out to sit unrefrigerated and sold at room temperature. What’s the deal? Article via Fox News | September 15, 2014 Are we needlessly […]

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in season :: grapes

Beyond beauty and flavor, grapes pack a healthy punch. A little trivia: The Phoenicians brought the first grapevines to Greece soon after 1000 B.C., where they flourished. There are now more than 8,000 varieties of grapes worldwide, including those specifically grown for wine, juice, jams and jellies, and table uses, as well as raisins and […]

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how to make cornbread

A classic quick bread that should be in every cook’s recipe collection. by Maryellen Driscoll | via Fine Cooking Issue 107 Get the recipe: Classic Buttermilk Cornbread Cornbread is loved by most and contested by many. In the debate about what constitutes authentic cornbread, your viewpoint is likely determined by which side of the Mason-Dixon line […]

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sautéed mushroom linguine

This indulgent pasta can be thrown together even on the busiest weeknight. Mushrooms cook faster when spread over a large surface, so choose your largest nonstick skillet. Top with an extra sprinkling of Parmesan, if desired. By Irene Fong and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen, Source: Canadian Living Magazine: September 2014, Photography by Jeff Coulson Prep time15 […]

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11 Foods That Taste Amazing When They’re Frozen

Kerry Acker of Epicurious‘ Epi>Log doesn’t care how cold it is outside, these straight-from-the-freezer treats are so good she’ll eat them anytime of year. 1. Bananas. Peel them, freeze them, eat them. Savor their heavenly creaminess. Repeat. (Or, try these frozen chocolate bananas.) 2. Gummi Bears. Michael Y. Park is on to something here. (Though you […]

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a serious celery tonic

INGREDIENTS 1 celery stalk, chopped 1 tablespoon sugar 1 ounce fresh lemon juice 2 ounces gin Lemon twist (for serving) PREPARATION View Step-by-Step Directions Muddle celery with sugar and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker, 1 minute. Add gin, fill shaker with ice, and shake until outside of shaker is frosty, about 30 seconds. Strain […]

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tidy up cleaning cloths

Reusable Cleaning Cloths (Set of 20) Is there a cuter way to stay clean and organized, than with these cloths? Food52 wipes up kitchen messes with them, but they’re so nice looking that we’ve also used them as napkins. A few things set these cloths apart: Each set is one of a kind, and finished with […]

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lavender honey ice cream

This ice cream is best when made with true miel de lavande, French lavender honey from Provence, which is produced by bees that feed primarily on lavender blossoms, imparting a creamy texture and distinctive flavor and scent.   {via Saveur} SERVES 6 INGREDIENTS 6 egg yolks ¼ cup sugar 2 cups milk 5 tbsp. lavender […]

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asian-inspired glazed corn-on-the-cob

Skip the butter and salt and try this zingy Asian-inspired glaze the next time you grill summer corn. Add Asian flavor to your grilled corn by brushing it with a mixture of hoisin sauce, soy sauce, and sesame seeds.  The spiciness comes from the minced serrano chile pepper. INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup hoisin sauce 1/4 cup honey […]

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foods with more potassium than bananas

Potassium is a crucial nutrient, playing key roles in muscle strength, nerve function and heart health. And if you don’t get enough—4,700 mg a day—it could lead to a deficiency, complete with fatigue, muscle cramps, heart palpitations and dizzy spells. Yikes. You’ve probably heard that bananas are packed with potassium, which is true. This tasty […]

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