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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

  • Crumb Topped Apple Pie

    Crumb Topped Apple Pie

    I can hear it already. “But Kate,” you say, “it is August. Why are you posting pie recipes?” Well. That is because it is August and while I love my darling children so very much, tomorrow is the day that they go back to school and while…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Aug 18, 2:01am -
  • Fresh Tomato Basil Pasta

    Fresh Tomato Basil Pasta

    This time of year, home gardeners are usually getting a beautiful crop of ripe garden tomatoes and non-home gardeners are getting a great deal on fresh tomatoes at the store.  Either way, it’s tomato season!  The things I love making most w…
    - 7 days ago, 8 Aug 18, 3:53pm -
  • Honey-Glazed Smoked Pork Tenderloin

    Honey-Glazed Smoked Pork Tenderloin

    (Don’t have a smoker?  No problem!  You can make this recipe on the grill, as well.) Sometimes when you think smoker recipes, your mind goes straight to big expensive cuts of meat and a minimum 12 hour time commitment.  I love smoking pork…
    - 13 days ago, 2 Aug 18, 1:22am -
  • Kate’s Trip to Utah Part II (Cache Valley)

    Kate’s Trip to Utah Part II (Cache Valley)

    So last week, I posted all about the Boise and Salt Lake City portions of my big summer vacation and today, it’s all about Cache Valley. I grew up in Logan and lived there until I went to college. My parents still live there and I love going…
    - 16 days ago, 30 Jul 18, 9:09am -
  • Kate’s Trip to Utah Part I

    Kate’s Trip to Utah Part I

    So if you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that my kids and I recently spent a couple of weeks visiting my family in Utah. I grew up there (in Logan, then I went to college in Provo), but it’s been a few years since I’ve been back and…
    - 20 days ago, 26 Jul 18, 12:01pm -
  • Large Batch Rice Krispie Treats

    Large Batch Rice Krispie Treats

    Rice Krispie treats are everyone’s favorites.  A staple for just about any event from parties to family nights.  But not all rice krispie treats are created equal!  We love them so much we have an entire section of our index dedicated to t…
    - 23 days ago, 23 Jul 18, 2:01am -
  • How to Make Guacamole on the Go

    How to Make Guacamole on the Go

    If you follow me on Instagram, you probably know that I’ve been visiting friends and family in Utah and Idaho. It’s funny because I lived here for 27 years before I moved to Louisiana and I think I’ve crammed everything I did in those 27…
    - 30 days ago, 16 Jul 18, 10:21am -
  • Cafe Rio Copycat Creamy Tomatillo Dressing

    Cafe Rio Copycat Creamy Tomatillo Dressing

    If you’re looking for the perfect Cafe Rio Copycat Creamy Tomatillo Dressing, look no further. This is the place. There are millions of recipes out there for this type of thing and a lot of the good ones call for fresh tomatillos. However, af…
    - 35 days ago, 11 Jul 18, 2:01am -
  • Tandoori Chicken

    Tandoori Chicken

    This Tandoori Chicken Recipe was originally published in our cook book “Savoring the Seasons.”  I developed the recipe especially for that book and honestly I haven’t made it in years!  But lately I have been hearing from so many people…
    - 37 days ago, 9 Jul 18, 1:33am -
  • Indian Turmeric Rice

    Indian Turmeric Rice

    It feels like every few months there’s a new trending super food and lately I’ve been seeing Turmeric everywhere.  I can’t make any claims to the many health benefits of this popular Indian spice, but I do love to cook with it!  Turmeri…
    - 41 days ago, 5 Jul 18, 1:51pm -

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…
    - 61 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…
    - 21 Nov 16, 10:00am -
  • 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…
    - 14 Nov 16, 9:00am -
  • 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…
    - 7 Nov 16, 9:00am -
  • 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…
    - 3 Mar 16, 10:30am -

Smitten Kitchen Tips

  • focaccia sandwiches for a crowd

    focaccia sandwiches for a crowd

    Last year, Alexandra Stafford published a very good book about bread. It sprang from a recipe for the peasant bread her mother made often when she was growing up. When she shared it on her site, it went viral, which is no surprise given that…
    - 5 days ago, 10 Aug 18, 11:40am -
  • marbled raspberry pound cake

    marbled raspberry pound cake

    This small, fearless wildling we literally just brought home from the hospital turned three a couple weeks ago, but despite my certainty that we just got her, I won’t lie, this feels like a gazillion years ago because when did she not have…
    - 11 days ago, 4 Aug 18, 11:25am -
  • minimalist barbecue sauce

    minimalist barbecue sauce

    Every summer, I promise that I’m going to tell you about this shortcut barbecue sauce I use when I don’t have it in me to bring home 11 bottles and jars plus 2 vegetables for what I consider the ultimate, Queen Ina’s. I love that one,…
    - 19 days ago, 27 Jul 18, 12:35pm -
  • bourbon peach smash

    bourbon peach smash


    - 27 days ago, 19 Jul 18, 4:24pm -
  • corn fritters

    corn fritters

    We used to fritter on the regular. The earlier archives of this site are filled with favorites that got us through many snacky toddler meals and excesses of vegetables: broccoli-parmesan, zucchini, cauliflower-feta, cabbage and mixed vegetab…
    - 33 days ago, 13 Jul 18, 12:00pm -
  • grilled zucchini ribbons with pesto and white beans

    grilled zucchini ribbons with pesto and white beans

    I have never once woken up on a cold January day and longed for pesto or summer squash. It doesn’t even occur to my taste buds in the winter. But like clockwork around this time each summer — usually when it’s only the first week of Ju…
    - 43 days ago, 3 Jul 18, 12:33pm -
  • ciambellone, an italian tea cake

    ciambellone, an italian tea cake

    A ciambellone is a simple, sunny Italian tea cake with lemon zest and a rich crumb typically baked in a tube pan, which gives it a torus shape, i.e. the appearance of a doughnut, which is, in fact, what Google Translate tells me is the trans…
    - 48 days ago, 28 Jun 18, 12:27pm -
  • linguine and clams

    linguine and clams

    It’s only the first day of summer and I’m already weeks deep into our unofficial dish of it, linguine alle vongole, preferably hastily prepared about 10 to 15 minutes before we dive in, eaten outside with a current favorite rosé, capres…
    - 55 days ago, 21 Jun 18, 11:40am -
  • 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…
    - 61 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…
    - 75 days ago, 1 Jun 18, 12:14pm -
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