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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

  • newMargarita-Brined Chicken Thighs

    Margarita-Brined Chicken Thighs

    So if you’ve been following our blog for a few years, this recipe may not feel new. That’s because it’s not. I posted this a few years ago and it got, like, zero comments. And (to be completely honest) I remember not being entirely in lov…
    - 15 hours ago, 25 Jul 17, 11:47pm -
  • Homemade Mint Chip Ice Cream

    Homemade Mint Chip Ice Cream

    Every summer I have crazy amounts of mint growing wild in my garden and I think, “oooh, I should make fresh mint ice cream” and so I do, and then I take a bite and remember that fresh mint ice cream kind of tastes like regular mint ice crea…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Jul 17, 2:01am -
  • 6 Books to Help You Talk to Your Kids about Growing Up

    6 Books to Help You Talk to Your Kids about Growing Up

    Okay, so this might seem like a weird thing to share on our blog. A food blog. But we’re all friends, right? I mean, some of you have been with us since the very beginning, since our oldest kids were babies and toddlers. And since we’re fri…
    - 5 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 10:35am -
  • Sweet & Tangy Chicken Drumsticks

    Sweet & Tangy Chicken Drumsticks

    If you follow me on Instagram, you saw lots of scenes from my family’s summer vacation.  We visited a LOT of places on the East Coast!  We started in Virginia, then went to Washington D.C, Philadelphia, Upstate New York, Boston, and New Yor…
    - 7 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 8:52am -
  • Strawberry-Coconut Lime Spritzer

    Strawberry-Coconut Lime Spritzer

    So I’m a notorious Diet Coke drinker. I have been, like, my whole life. And I totally own it…but. But for the last year or so, I’ve been trying to scale back because artificial sweeteners make me feel awful. While it’s not a replacement…
    - 9 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 9:00am -
  • Flashback Friday: Greek Salad Dressing and Marinade

    Flashback Friday: Greek Salad Dressing and Marinade

    One of my favorite recipes on the blog has been in desperate need of a little makeover… (This was taken during the infamous “Kate takes pictures on the diagonal” phase. It was a confusing time.) This Greek dressing is incredible on a big…
    - 13 days ago, 14 Jul 17, 12:07am -
  • Three Trendy Floral Tablescape Ideas

    Three Trendy Floral Tablescape Ideas

    Most of you know that if I’m not in the kitchen, you can find me in the garden.  My husband and I met while studying horticulture in college (he went into medicine and I cook for a living, funny how life takes you places, right?)  and if yo…
    - 14 days ago, 12 Jul 17, 9:14am -
  • Bacon Ranch Chicken Sliders

    Bacon Ranch Chicken Sliders

    I love the fun, relaxed attitude during the summer, where you lose track of what day and time it is, but it definitely messes with our meal schedules. My kids are usually on the fend-for-yourself lunch plan and I am constantly forgetting to coo…
    - 17 days ago, 10 Jul 17, 2:01am -
  • 5 Recipes for When It’s Too Hot to Cook

    5 Recipes for When It’s Too Hot to Cook

    I don’t know about you guys, but summer is wonderful and crazy busy and also so very hot that by the time dinner rolls around, I basically want to sit in a bathtub filled with ice water and hide from my children. Since that’s not a logistic…
    - 19 days ago, 7 Jul 17, 9:28am -
  • Zucchini Caprese Frittata

    Zucchini Caprese Frittata

    If you haven’t discovered the beauty of frittatas, it’s definitely something you should explore.  They are the ultimate clean-out-the-fridge meal with endless variations.  It’s kind of like an omlette, if you could make 6-8 omelets at…
    - 22 days ago, 5 Jul 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…
    - 62 days ago, 25 May 17, 11:00am -
  • 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…
    - 77 days ago, 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…
    - 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…
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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…
    - 3 Mar 16, 10:30am -
  • Shallot and Red Wine Purée

    Shallot and Red Wine Purée

    Shallot–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-…
    - 2 Feb 16, 9:30am -

Smitten Kitchen Tips

  • 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…
    - 8 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…
    - 14 days ago, 12 Jul 17, 1:31pm -
  • grilled pizza

    grilled pizza

    Before we snuck a grill onto our balcony one glorious day last May, I would regularly show up at friends-with-grills homes with prepared pizza dough and a few toppings in the summer; I love grilled pizza so much that I’d feed a crowd just…
    - 26 days ago, 30 Jun 17, 12:24pm -
  • best hot fudge sauce

    best hot fudge sauce

    There are a lot of good reasons to put two small jars of homemade hot fudge sauce in your fridge in approximately 10 minutes and possibly forever:•Hot fudge sauce is the easiest thing on earth to make, and absolutely nothing from a squee…
    - 29 days ago, 27 Jun 17, 11:54am -
  • zucchini grilled cheese

    zucchini grilled cheese

    A highly recommended way to be very unpopular with the people you share meals with is to tell them you’re making zucchini grilled cheese for dinner.“Like, zucchini as the bread?”“Zucchini instead of cheese?”“But I don’t like…
    - 34 days ago, 22 Jun 17, 12:04pm -
  • easy drop berry shortcakes

    easy drop berry shortcakes

    A couple weeks ago, and because I admittedly ask my husband to pick up strawberries on his way home far more often than I have an exact “agenda” for them besides, you know, breakfast, lunch, and dinner — I made the strawberry shortcake…
    - 43 days ago, 13 Jun 17, 11:56am -
  • stovetop americanos

    stovetop americanos

    Last December, I announced to I’m sure at least ten thousand well-deserved eye rolls that after 10 years of food blogging and one (now two!) cookbook I had finally learned how to make coffee. I mean, yeah, it was melodramatic. I, too, can…
    - 45 days ago, 11 Jun 17, 9:03am -
  • crispy spiced lamb and lentils

    crispy spiced lamb and lentils

    I made these lettuce cups on a whim for dinner last night and I’m so glad I did because I could see them going immediately into a regular rotation. I don’t know about you, but I think ground meat is underrated in the quick dinner categor…
    - 49 days ago, 7 Jun 17, 12:03pm -
  • grilled pepper and torn mozzarella panzanella

    grilled pepper and torn mozzarella panzanella

    This salad is not here to break the internet. Even among my friends, roasted sweet red peppers seem to be a perplexingly hard sell, although I hope all roasted pepper resistors are not basing their impressions on the jarred ones — those sl…
    - 55 days ago, 1 Jun 17, 11:59am -
  • the red and black

    the red and black

    For many Junes, this was my favorite cocktail. Yes, I realize that I sound particularly like a weird food writer person and not a person who lives among other people because most normal, sane people do not have a favorite cocktail for each month of t…
    - 61 days ago, 26 May 17, 12:01pm -
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