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Cooking Light: Cooking 101

  • 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

  • Flashback Friday: Giant Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Flashback Friday: Giant Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

    This is one of those recipes on Our Best Bites that has become kind of legendary. In my own personal life, these are known as “THE COOKIES.” As in, “Kate’s bringing THE COOKIES.” These cookies are responsible for more friendships, goo…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 7:21am -
  • Peach-Prosciutto Pizza

    Peach-Prosciutto Pizza

    You guys.  Promise me that before peach season is over completely you will make this pizza.  It’s the kind of thing you awkwardly moan while you chew because it’s so flipping good.  Remember the Neapolitan style crust I shared on Monday?…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 10:03am -
  • Neapolitan Pizza Crust.

    Neapolitan Pizza Crust.

    Before I get to today’s recipe (which I have been sooo excited to tell you guys about) our Diet Bet starts THIS week!  If you’re following me on Instagram, you know that I’m not in the best place to be starting a diet bet, haha, but I am…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 2:01am -
  • 8 Must-Have Basic Pressure Cooker Recipes!

    8 Must-Have Basic Pressure Cooker Recipes!

    Over the last few years, pressure cookers have become incredibly popular and a total staple in so many kitchens. We still get a lot of questions about pressure cookers and the difference between them and slow cookers. They’re basically exact…
    - 9 days ago, 15 Sep 17, 12:57pm -
  • Sara’s Office Remodel

    Sara’s Office Remodel

    I’m excited to finally show you guys my office project that we completed a few months ago!  I shared a lot of progress videos on insta-stories during the process and I’m still getting messages from people wanting to see the final product.…
    - 11 days ago, 13 Sep 17, 12:44am -
  • Kate’s Fall Fit Favorites

    Kate’s Fall Fit Favorites

    I know, this is probably what you’re expecting to see in January, but fall is actually a great time to be thinking about fitness–kids are back into school, you’re into a routine, and there’s no better way to get a head start on holiday…
    - 13 days ago, 11 Sep 17, 7:20am -
  • 10 Easy Weekday Breakfasts

    10 Easy Weekday Breakfasts

    We’re back in the swing of school, plus my entire family is in our local production of The Wizard of Oz this week, which means that mealtime is short and precious and I need all the planning and recipe ideas I can get! Today I’m sharing 10…
    - 16 days ago, 8 Sep 17, 8:02am -
  • Whipped Feta

    Whipped Feta

    Did you guy see we have a Diet Bet starting?  Go check it out here and play along with us! I first saw whipped feta 4 years ago while scrolling through Instagram and seeing this recipe by my friend Kristy.   Once it was on my radar I saw it p…
    - 18 days ago, 6 Sep 17, 2:01am -
  • Join Our Get Fit for Fall DietBet!

    Join Our Get Fit for Fall DietBet!

    Health and wellness has always been a big deal for both Sara and me. It’s always about balance for us–whether it’s sustainable workouts that fit into our everyday lives or finding a way to eat cookies and kale salads, we’re all about…
    - 23 days ago, 1 Sep 17, 2:01am -
  • Family East Coast Itinerary Part 3

    Family East Coast Itinerary Part 3


    - 25 days ago, 30 Aug 17, 2:01am -

Saveur: Techniques

  • 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…
    - 1 Nov 16, 12:17pm -
  • 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…
    - 21 Oct 16, 1:24pm -
  • 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…
    - 24 Mar 16, 12:00pm -
  • 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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  • Shallot and Red Wine Purée

    Shallot and Red Wine Purée

    Chef David Bouley slowly oven-roasts unpeeled shallots for this purée, and while the skins are removed from the final product, they help add a deep, caramelized flavor to each bite. Stir into tomato-based sauces, add to stir-fries, or spread on…
    - 2 Feb 16, 9:30am -

Smitten Kitchen Tips

  • marbled banana bread

    marbled banana bread

    Less than a week after I delivered the ostensibly completed manuscript for that my second cookbook (just 40 days now!), I received an email from someone was looking for a recipe for a chocolate-vanilla marble cake like the one her grandmothe…
    - 9 days ago, 15 Sep 17, 11:32am -
  • tomato bread + a bit about spain

    tomato bread + a bit about spain

    Before we had kids — you know, when we got to do whatever we wanted, whenever we wanted, or so it seems in glowy hindsight — we went on vacation whenever we found an intersection of cheap airfare and unused vacation time. Then (and I bet…
    - 11 days ago, 13 Sep 17, 11:58am -
  • smitten kitchen every day trailer + book tour!

    smitten kitchen every day trailer + book tour!

    In 47 days, Smitten Kitchen Every Day: Triumphant & Unfussy New Favorites, my second cookbook, the one it took me five years to write so I’m definitely not freaking out about any of this at all, nope nope nope, will be ready to meet the world. And…
    - 17 days ago, 7 Sep 17, 11:27am -
  • corn chowder with chile, lime and cotija

    corn chowder with chile, lime and cotija

    I evicted a longtime resident of my To Cook list this week with this corn chowder. I have no argument with traditional corn chowder — it has cream, bacon, and potatoes and thus would be impossible not to love as soup or salad — but I ado…
    - 33 days ago, 22 Aug 17, 12:47pm -
  • cheesecake bars with all the berries

    cheesecake bars with all the berries

    This has been my go-to cheesecake for as long as I have cooked. Gourmet Magazine published it in 1999, but the recipe hailed from Santa Fe’s Three Cities of Spain coffeehouse* a place I didn’t know a thing about until this week, when cur…
    - 37 days ago, 18 Aug 17, 12:07pm -
  • fried rice with zucchini, tomatoes and parmesan

    fried rice with zucchini, tomatoes and parmesan

    Fried rice is a triumph of resourcefulness. It’s budget-friendly, all leftovers are welcome, and there’s no strict formula or ingredient list, just stir-frying cooked rice with whatever you have around — eggs, scraps of vegetables, sea…
    - 40 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 12:41pm -
  • blackberry-blueberry crumb pie

    blackberry-blueberry crumb pie

    I am completely and utterly failing at having a low-key, lazy summer. In part because, wait, didn’t summer just begin (NYC schools go to essentially the last day of June) and more largely because I seem to be jumping from big project to bi…
    - 44 days ago, 11 Aug 17, 12:22pm -
  • german chocolate cake + a wedding cake

    german chocolate cake + a wedding cake

    Many years ago, with absolutely no experience or clue, I made a wedding cake for friends. It was fun and I learned a lot, but in the end declared it “fully out of my system.” Apparently, 9 years is the statute of limitations on such clai…
    - 53 days ago, 2 Aug 17, 1:06pm -
  • hummus heaped with tomatoes and cucumbers

    hummus heaped with tomatoes and cucumbers

    Like clockwork every summer, I decide that the only thing I want to eat, maybe forever because when it’s warm out I completely forget winter is coming (I’m sorry, I had to), are variations on tomato-cucumber salad. We did a world tour of…
    - 68 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 1:31pm -
  • confetti party cake

    confetti party cake

    There comes a time in every parent’s life when love must be expressed through buttercream, food dye, and sprinkles; I just didn’t know it would be so soon this time. For my daughter’s second birthday, I planned, as I had as had on her…
    - 74 days ago, 12 Jul 17, 1:31pm -
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