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  • 6 Types of Savory Beans

    6 Types of Savory Beans

    These beans are a perfect staple to keep around for meals that need some extra substance. They also contain fiber, protein, and antioxidants that can aid in digestion, help burn fat, and fight cancer.
    - 13 Feb 14, 5:13pm -
  • 15 Ways with Yogurt

    15 Ways with Yogurt

    Kick up your recipe repetoire with a little help from this secret (sometimes not-so-secret) ingredient.
    - 13 Feb 14, 5:13pm -
  • Top 4 Weeknight Cooking Cookbooks

    Top 4 Weeknight Cooking Cookbooks

    Find our top 4 picks for the best weeknight cooking cookbooks of the past 25 years.
    - 13 Feb 14, 5:13pm -
  • Foolproof Roast Chicken

    Foolproof Roast Chicken

    We discovered something different, and it yielded our juiciest bird ever.
    - 13 Feb 14, 5:13pm -
  • Artisanal Taste Test Awards

    Artisanal Taste Test Awards

    See the winning small-batch artisanal products in our third annual Taste Test Awards.
    - 13 Feb 14, 5:13pm -
  • 25 Secrets of Simple Cooking

    25 Secrets of Simple Cooking

    Our tricks, tips, and recipes for getting spectacular results with a minimum of fuss. Fish, seafood, pasta, sandwiches, and more.
    - 13 Feb 14, 5:13pm -
  • 10 Secrets to Cake Baking

    10 Secrets to Cake Baking

    Toss boxed cake mixes to the side and conquer your fear of homemade cakes with our secrets to baking the perfect cake.
    - 13 Feb 14, 5:13pm -
  • 2012 Taste Test Awards

    2012 Taste Test Awards

    These store-bought foods are the tastiest picks in America's grocery stores. We tested products in 13 different categories so you can keep your kitchen stocked with yummy staples.
    - 13 Feb 14, 5:13pm -
  • Recipe Makeovers

    Recipe Makeovers

    Lighter, healthier, but just as tasty: See how we made over these favorite dishes.
    - 13 Feb 14, 5:13pm -
  • Gluten-Free Cookbook

    Gluten-Free Cookbook

    Simple food solutions for everyday meals.
    - 13 Feb 14, 5:13pm -

Epicurious: Family Meal Solutions

  • Coconut Macaroons

    Coconut Macaroons

    I have this great recipe for coconut macaroons. The place I got the recipe from, their macaroons are uniformly brown. Mine, the coconut is varied
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  • Appetizer Party

    Appetizer Party

    I've heard of some people having an appetizer party and I'm really into this idea! My husband and I recieved a ton of awesome dishes and
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  • Need a week of menus for the beach

    Need a week of menus for the beach

    I agreed to a cottage this year, which means I will be cooking on my vacation. 6 people ages 14-89. I don't want to spend all my time cooking and
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  • Cooking on a budget

    Cooking on a budget

    Although I am no stranger to this website, this is my first posting on the forum...Last night I made a recipe from here, TURKEY CHILI WITH
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  • Taco Pie

    Taco Pie

    1 lb ground turkey
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  • bruschetta

    bruschetta

    I want to make bruschetta sometime for an italian-themed meal, but I can't think of anything to make as an entree.  Any suggestions?
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  • How do I slow cook pork shoulder blade

    How do I slow cook pork shoulder blade

    I dont usually cook roasts but I need an easy recipe to cook a pork shoulder for the first time. its about 8.5lbs, nothing fancy just an easy all
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  • Substitutions

    Substitutions

    Can someone help me please?  Passover is just a couple of days away and I would like to make a good kosher dessert.  Do you know how I
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  • What's your greatest challenge with getting dinner ready?

    What's your greatest challenge with getting dinner ready?

    Hi Guys,I'm a chef who's worked in Europe and Australasia. I want to use the skills I've learned over the years to help
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  • Looking for a main to feed 16 people

    Looking for a main to feed 16 people

    Hi! I was hoping some of you could counsel me on a meal I'll be preparing for 16 hungry mouths. I have already decided on my accompanying dish,
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Epicurious: Kitchen Counsel

  • Problems using Recipe Box? Talk to us!

    Problems using Recipe Box? Talk to us!

    Some Epi members are having trouble accessing their Recipe Box. We're working to understand and resolve
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  • Spagetti sauce

    Spagetti sauce

    I made homemade sauce yesterday.  I cooked the italian sausage, the hamburger, the onions and garlic.  I sauteed the mushrooms with red
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  • An interesting op-ed piece about southern cooking and the influence

    An interesting op-ed piece about southern cooking and the influence

    of the black women who worked in the kitchens of the "white folk".
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  • All Clad sale

    All Clad sale


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  • Bargain hunting--pay attention to the bottom line.

    Bargain hunting--pay attention to the bottom line.

    Went to the store to get 2 chicken breasts to do for stir fry tonight. It's Tuesday, so the last night of the weekly specials AND I see that they
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  • So who wears an apron?

    So who wears an apron?

    A towel at the belt for you or a genuine apron?:  A waiter's waist high or a bib?  Prdoct promoting (thereby being cheaper or free) or
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  • Broken Fridge!

    Broken Fridge!

    Something happened to my fridge/freezer, yesterday I opened it up and everything in the fridge was warm, and the freezer was slowly defrosting.
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  • Why no recipes for Hoisin Sauce

    Why no recipes for Hoisin Sauce

    All the recipes here call for adding bought hoisin sauce.  I am trying to figure out why.  Also what is in it anyway?  Someone
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  • Why not here too?

    Why not here too?

    As thoase of you who visit other food discussion boards  will know, a recent hot topic is Paula Deen and her use of the "n-word" at least one
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  • Peeling Roasted Peppers

    Peeling Roasted Peppers

    Roasted some peppers today for a soup - charred them under the broiler and let them steam in a bag for 15 minutes.  Most of the skins came
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Our Best Bites

  • Our Best Bites Travel: Savannah, Georgia

    Our Best Bites Travel: Savannah, Georgia

    If you follow my Instagram, you might have noticed that last week, I was in Savannah, Georgia (you can still check out my stories under the “travel” section if you want to see some little highlights of the trip!) My daughter and I were ther…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Jun 18, 12:33pm -
  • Father’s Day Printable and Tin Can Labels

    Father’s Day Printable and Tin Can Labels

    First of all, you may have noticed that Sara and I have slowed down on our post frequency over the last couple of weeks. This is for a couple of reasons. We’ve been at this whole blogging thing for a long time. 10 years. The toddlers we had w…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 2:01am -
  • Homemade Chocolate Waffle Cones

    Homemade Chocolate Waffle Cones

    SUMMER.  Long days, warm nights, crickets chirping, stars shining, tan lines, play time, and ICE CREAM.  At our house homemade ice cream happens all summer long.  My kids even know how to make a very simple ice cream base now and can do it t…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Jun 18, 2:01am -
  • Teriyaki Chicken Salad Sandwiches

    Teriyaki Chicken Salad Sandwiches

    I’ve been making this recipe for Teriyaki Chicken Salad Sandwiches ever since my sister brought it to a bridal shower (I can’t say how long ago it was without feeling old, and I can’t say “a number of years ago” without sounding old,…
    - 12 days ago, 8 Jun 18, 2:01am -
  • Lemon-Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake

    Lemon-Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake

    First of all- Father’s Day is around the corner!  If you haven’t grabbed anything for Dad yet, we LOVE our new Grill Boxes in the Shop!  Check them out here, as well as the best price ever on our 4-bottle Box Sets.  Two great deals not t…
    - 13 days ago, 6 Jun 18, 8:52am -
  • Marinated Green Bean Salad

    Marinated Green Bean Salad

    Summer is here, which means a) I’m too busy to cook and b) it’s too hot to cook. I know a lot of you are in the same boat and are looking for super-quick meals that won’t heat up your house and we’re totally on it–we’re just putting…
    - 15 days ago, 4 Jun 18, 12:23pm -
  • The BEST Chicken or Steak Fajitas

    The BEST Chicken or Steak Fajitas

    I know you’ve all been posed the question (and I have no idea where or when, but somehow I have had to answer it many times thus far in my relatively short life): “If you had to pick one thing to eat every day for the rest of your life, wha…
    - 19 days ago, 31 May 18, 8:00am -
  • Grilled Honey-Sesame Bok Choy

    Grilled Honey-Sesame Bok Choy

    Several years ago my husband and I ate some of the best Asian food we’ve ever had at Rickshaw in Sun Valley, Idaho.  One of the dishes that unexpectedly blew me away was a simple side of wok-cooked bok choy.  It was tender yet crisp and bat…
    - 22 days ago, 28 May 18, 7:00pm -
  • Memorial Day Round-Up

    Memorial Day Round-Up


    - 26 days ago, 25 May 18, 2:01am -
  • Quick and Easy Meal Prep Egg Scramble Bowls

    Quick and Easy Meal Prep Egg Scramble Bowls

    A few month’s ago, I was at Sam’s Club when I saw this new product call Just Crack an Egg. They came in a 4-pack for what felt like kind of an ungodly amount of money and I thought the name could have used a little more workshopping (Them:…
    - 29 days ago, 21 May 18, 8:33am -

Saveur: Techniques

  • A Scottish Smoked Fish Tradition

    A Scottish Smoked Fish Tradition

    The Arbroath smokie is a special treat from Scotland's east coast These smokies are great in fish cakes and soups, or on toast Arbroath Smokies The cliffside village of Auchmithie, on Scotland’s northeast coast…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Jun 18, 12:00pm -
  • 10 Flavor-Packed Leaves From Around the World to Bring Into Your Kitchen

    10 Flavor-Packed Leaves From Around the World to Bring Into Your Kitchen

    Leaves: A lot to be desired, from sassafras to shiso Lettuces are lovely and herbs are essential, but they're hardly the only foliage deployed in cooking. For centuries, European cheesemakers have aged their wares in deciduous tree le…
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  • A General Theory for Cooking Great Vegetables

    A General Theory for Cooking Great Vegetables

    Focus and attention (and a little homemade stock) can help your carrots and radishes shine Watching Laurent work with vegetables brings to mind tai chi. Central to the traditional Taoist martial art, which I've been practicing for a d…
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  • 4 Easy Ways to Elevate Your Thanksgiving Turkey

    4 Easy Ways to Elevate Your Thanksgiving Turkey

    Why we embrace the dry brine but not always the whole bird Our tips for better turkey. Matt Taylor-Gross Skip the Water in Your BrineBrining makes for a juicier turkey that’s harder to overcook, but it’s al…
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  • 6 Ways to Improve Your Thanksgiving Pie

    6 Ways to Improve Your Thanksgiving Pie

    How to boost the flavor of your crust and nail perfect apple pie Pies pies pies pies pies James Roper You Don't Need to Make Three Kinds of PieSome paroxysm of paranoia seems to hit us bakers in the days leadin…
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  • 7 Ways to Improve Your Thanksgiving Sides

    7 Ways to Improve Your Thanksgiving Sides

    Hack your way to better gravy with booze and the fastest way to peel a head of garlic Classic sides like green bean casserole get a major improvement. Laura Sant The Case for DIY French Fried OnionsDon’t tell…
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  • 4 Ways to Improve Your Thanksgiving Drinks

    4 Ways to Improve Your Thanksgiving Drinks

    Thanksgiving drink guide Matt Taylor-Gross CiderWhat’s the best wine to drink during Thanksgiving? Cider. Yes, good hard not-too-sweet cider from England, France, Spain, and increasingly the US. A good cider complements…
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  • The Perfect Bird: How to Roast the Best Thanksgiving Turkey

    The Perfect Bird: How to Roast the Best Thanksgiving Turkey

    Thanksgiving turkey that's juicy, meaty, and fall-apart tender The flavors of Senegal—sour tamarind, fiery scotch bonnets, and pungent fish sauce—add umami-rich depth to this unexpected Thanksgiving bird. Get the recipe fo…
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  • The Easiest Way to Spice Up Your Cocktail Syrups

    The Easiest Way to Spice Up Your Cocktail Syrups

    Flavored syrups aren't only for trendy bars Read any modern-day cocktail menu and you’ll find syrups all over the place: cinnamon syrup, housemade vanilla syrup, handcrafted arugula-truffle syrup. (Okay, we haven’t seen that last…
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  • How Maryland's Official State Cake Got its Stripes

    How Maryland's Official State Cake Got its Stripes

    Lean Eskin peels back the layers and mysteries of the Smith Island cake These two distinctly American cakes—Doberge and Smith Island—might share a common ancestor. Ryan Liebe | Food Styling Mariana Velasquez…
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Smitten Kitchen Tips

  • watermelon cucumber salad

    watermelon cucumber salad

    We’ve decided to spend as much time as humanly possible at the beach this summer, which has led to my other new favorite habit: grabbing a few cookbooks I’ve been meaning to go through and reading them en route. In the fleeting moments w…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Jun 18, 2:20pm -
  • garlic lime steak and noodle salad

    garlic lime steak and noodle salad

    For most of the last decade or two, my dad was on a perennial low-carb diet, eschewing bread and often sugar, save for carefully chosen exceptions. When family would come over for dinner, he’d always tell me I didn’t need to make anythin…
    - 18 days ago, 1 Jun 18, 12:14pm -
  • ice cream cake roll

    ice cream cake roll

    Wait, come back! No matter how charming Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood made them look on that early episode of Great British Bake Off, I know how most of us feel actually feel about making rolled cakes, which is that they’re the worst: pesk…
    - 26 days ago, 24 May 18, 12:23pm -
  • pasta salad with roasted carrots and sunflower seed dressing

    pasta salad with roasted carrots and sunflower seed dressing

    Almost every year, I attempt to set off the summer with a pasta salad that aspires to be everything the underseasoned, swmming-in-mayo pasta salads many of us grew up dreading were not. That is, unsoggy pasta that still has a bite to it, dre…
    - 32 days ago, 18 May 18, 2:04pm -
  • ruffled milk pie

    ruffled milk pie

    I first learned about ruffled milk pie from Vefa’s Kictchen, a substantial Greek cooking volume that first came out in 2009. A type of galatopita (“pie made with milk,” aka a baked custard pie), this is more striking in appearance than…
    - 41 days ago, 9 May 18, 4:15pm -
  • chilaquiles brunch casserole

    chilaquiles brunch casserole

    I have never met an intersection of tortillas and salsa and cheese and eggs I did not love excessively, or at minimum, could leave a restaurant where it was on the menu without ordering. Things were relatively controlled between the earliest…
    - 46 days ago, 4 May 18, 12:39pm -
  • triple coconut cream pie

    triple coconut cream pie

    I would like to tell you that I made coconut cream pie because after 12 years of requests for it, I submerged my doubts over whether it was my “thing” and finally saw the light. Or that apparently this specific coconut cream pie created…
    - 52 days ago, 28 Apr 18, 11:03am -
  • crispy tofu pad thai

    crispy tofu pad thai

    Like a lot of people who go way back in the land of food blogs, I learned how to make pad thai from Pim Techamuanvivit. Pim wrote Chez Pim for many years before moving onto make jams (still the best apricot I’ve ever had) and then, homesic…
    - 62 days ago, 18 Apr 18, 2:23pm -
  • fig newtons

    fig newtons

    I have grandma tastes. I don’t have a pocketbook full of butterscotch candies or a plastic cover on the sofa or anything, but I’m sitting on it right now and think our elders are probably onto something, especially when you have two kids…
    - 69 days ago, 11 Apr 18, 11:53am -
  • asparagus and egg salad with walnuts and mint

    asparagus and egg salad with walnuts and mint

    I found my new favorite spring lunch salad while I was hiding from a pot of brisket, which is the kind of thing that happens three days after Passover. Day one (which is actually day two or three after you’ve cooked the brisket, because yo…
    - 77 days ago, 3 Apr 18, 3:34pm -
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