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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

  • Best Thanksgiving Desserts

    Best Thanksgiving Desserts

    Thanksgiving is just about HERE, y’all. That means Sara and I will be taking this week off to spend time with our families (and on our turkeys), but we’re not abandoning you–on Friday, Sara posted a round-up of some of our best Thanksgivi…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 9:55am -
  • The Best Thanksgiving Recipes

    The Best Thanksgiving Recipes

    We’re here, people!  Less than a week left until Turkey Day and another chance to share some of our favorite holiday meal ideas with you.  I’m gathering some of my favorite main and side dishes today and stay tuned Monday when Kate will…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 2:01am -
  • Amish Potato Rolls

    Amish Potato Rolls

    As we gear up for Thanksgiving next week, I’m pretty sure this is truth for anyone dining with kids  younger than 15: But if we’re being completely honest, the rolls are my favorite part, too. And the gravy. If I could have a Thanksgiving…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 7:45am -
  • Sour Cream Apple Pie

    Sour Cream Apple Pie

    A few weeks ago I asked you guys about pie on Instagram.  I wanted to try some new ones and asked what your favorite, go-to pie was.  Several people mentioned Sour Cream Apple Pie and the funny thing is that I’ve tried a couple recipes for…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 2:01am -
  • Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

    Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

    There are a few recipes from some of our older cookbooks that are so fantastic that it feels kind of like a shame to not share them here on the blog as well.  This is one of them. This Chicken and Wild Rice Soup from our Savoring the Seasons…
    - 13 days ago, 10 Nov 17, 9:12am -
  • Chocolate Apple Cranberry Bread Pudding

    Chocolate Apple Cranberry Bread Pudding

    Ever since college, I have been madly in love with bread pudding. It wasn’t always the case–when I was growing up, bread pudding was kind of a second-class dessert made with leftovers and whatever we had lying around the house. It wasn’t…
    - 15 days ago, 8 Nov 17, 2:01am -
  • Brown Butter Salted Caramel Chip Cookies

    Brown Butter Salted Caramel Chip Cookies

    Have you guys seen caramel chips popping up in your grocery stores?  The idea intrigued me so obviously I had to try them out in cookies.  Guys- THESE COOKIES.  I originally thought about putting them in a chocolate cookie, but my husband sa…
    - 17 days ago, 6 Nov 17, 2:01am -
  • Copycat Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana

    Copycat Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana

    This super popular restaurant favorite is loaded with cream, bacon, sausage and cheese.  Kate’s lightened up version is loaded with flavor and comfort!  This recipe is a family favorite in both of our families and so perfect for these coole…
    - 20 days ago, 3 Nov 17, 2:01am -
  • Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

    Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

    Sara and I have been blogging for almost 10 years now. That’s a long time, y’all. I was talking to a friend who had been dating someone for about that long and told them that was, like, dating, a marriage, a kid or two, and a divorce. So yo…
    - 22 days ago, 1 Nov 17, 2:48am -
  • Graham Cracker Apple Crisp

    Graham Cracker Apple Crisp

    If I had to pick one and only one fall dessert that I’d eat forever, it would be Apple Crisp, hands-down.  It’s the quintessential autumnal comfort food with its warm spiced apples and crisp buttery topping.  It’s my go-to dessert when…
    - 24 days ago, 30 Oct 17, 12:25am -

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…
    - 10 May 17, 11:45am -
  • 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

  • bakery-style butter cookies + the new book is here!

    bakery-style butter cookies + the new book is here!

    Today my second cookbook, five years in the making, Smitten Kitchen Every Day: Triumphant & Unfussy New Favorites, at last leaves my noisy, messy kitchen and, perhaps, makes its way into yours. I am, as ever, a nervous wreck. I hope you love…
    - 30 days ago, 24 Oct 17, 11:36am -
  • sausage and potato roast with arugula

    sausage and potato roast with arugula

    I realize that if you want to toss some sausages and vegetables on a sheet pan on a weekday night and roast them to crispy, self-seasoned blister, there are innumerable ways to do it. I’ve fiddled around with this broccoli and chunks of sa…
    - 37 days ago, 17 Oct 17, 12:51pm -
  • chocolate olive oil cake + more book tour!

    chocolate olive oil cake + more book tour!

    Two weeks from today, my second cookbook, Smitten Kitchen Every Day: Triumphant & Unfussy New Favorites will be leaving warehouses* to reach bookstores or perhaps your front door (if you’ve preordered the book) and I cannot believe it’s…
    - 44 days ago, 10 Oct 17, 11:33am -
  • quick pasta and chickpeas

    quick pasta and chickpeas

    Pasta e ceci (pasta and chickpeas) is one of Rome’s most iconic dishes, the only dish so essential that it shows up on both Tuesdays and Fridays on the informal meal calendar.* And while there are no two matching ways to make it (a fine ex…
    - 49 days ago, 5 Oct 17, 12:51pm -
  • chocolate tahini challah buns

    chocolate tahini challah buns

    Challah, that stretchy, rich, lightly sweet, braided glossy bread that’s brushed with egg and baked to an burnished burnt umber shine, like many great traditional foods, does not exist in a vacuum. While challah is a Jewish ceremonial brea…
    - 56 days ago, 28 Sep 17, 12:04pm -
  • pizza beans (cookbook preview!)

    pizza beans (cookbook preview!)

    Good morning! In less than one month (28 days, not that I’m nervously counting or anything), my second cookbook, Smitten Kitchen Every Day, will be ready to leave warehouses and head to you or your favorite bookstore. A book tour will be q…
    - 58 days ago, 26 Sep 17, 12:09pm -
  • 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…
    - 69 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…
    - 71 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…
    - 77 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…
    - 93 days ago, 22 Aug 17, 12:47pm -
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