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French Crepes, Finished With Fire

French Crepes, Finished With Fire

Crêpes Suzette, classically thin French crêpes drenched in an orange-butter sauce and flambéed tableside, is one of the most memorable French desserts.The recipe can vary from on……

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Add Flair to Your Basic Balsamic Vinaigrette

Add Flair to Your Basic Balsamic Vinaigrette

Toasted sesame oil adds an unmistakable flavor to dishes and is usually reserved for recipes with an Asian flair. However, recently I’ve discovered that if you add a small amount ……

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The Secret to the Best Fried Eggs? A Drizzle of Smoky Herb Butter

The Secret to the Best Fried Eggs? A Drizzle of Smoky Herb Butter

My meal mantra as of late, due to fatigue from almost a year of nonstop cooking, has been simple: Put an egg on it. This is hardly a new notion, but it has provided me with great ……

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One-Skillet Poultry Pot Pie Streamlines the Classic

One-Skillet Poultry Pot Pie Streamlines the Classic

The weather has been surprisingly cold for this Los Angeles resident. I have been craving a crusty, creamy pot pie but frankly was too lethargic to prepare the many steps of this ……

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No-Fail Popovers, No Specialty Pan Required

No-Fail Popovers, No Specialty Pan Required

Buttered popovers are a great accompaniment to dinner, and they take far less time to make than rolls. Or drizzled with honey or smeared with jam, they make a delightful breakfast……

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Shrimp and Pesto Bowls Are the Ultimate Weeknight Dinner

Shrimp and Pesto Bowls Are the Ultimate Weeknight Dinner

These shrimp and pesto bowls are delicious, healthy, and pretty, and take less than 30 minutes to prep. In other words, they’re basically the ultimate easy weeknight dinner. Feel ……

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The Simple Pleasure of a Bowl of Dip

The Simple Pleasure of a Bowl of Dip

Let’s be honest. Life has been a little stressful of late. In times of anxiety and uncertainty, some self-care is warranted. I am not talking cleanses and fasts, folks, I am talki……

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Your Air Fryer Is the Secret to Perfect Homemade French Fries

Your Air Fryer Is the Secret to Perfect Homemade French Fries

Ready for fast food-style french fries in the comfort of your own home, no deep-frying required? Yeah you are. Thanks to the air fryer, it鈥檚 never been easier to turn a humble spu……

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Not a Morning Person? This Make-Ahead Biscuit Bake Is for You

Not a Morning Person? This Make-Ahead Biscuit Bake Is for You

The secret to this extra crisp and pillowy breakfast strata? Two cans of large Southern homestyle biscuits. That鈥檚 right鈥攊nstead of tearing up a loaf of bread, you鈥檒l pop open a f……

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No Time? No Problem: A 5-minute Brownie in a Mug Will Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

No Time? No Problem: A 5-minute Brownie in a Mug Will Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

There are plenty of days when we鈥檙e fired up and eager to begin a baking project. Unfortunately, those moments don鈥檛 always line up with when our chocolate cravings hit. More ofte……

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Will the Real Goulash Please Stand Up?

Will the Real Goulash Please Stand Up?

If you are a Midwesterner, you may have grown up having something called “goulash.” For me it looked suspiciously like chili, maybe a bit soupier and a bit blander, and it definit……

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Halibut Puttanesca Adds Big Flavor to Mild Fish Fillets

Halibut Puttanesca Adds Big Flavor to Mild Fish Fillets

We’re always on the lookout for ways to bring bold, exciting flavors to our weeknight dinners. Enter halibut puttanesca, a dish of mild fish simmered in a tomato sauce that’s punc……

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Bircher Muesli: A Very Swiss Good Morning

Bircher Muesli: A Very Swiss Good Morning

I had my first bircher muesli in Switzerland, where it’s a breakfast staple. I was at a breakfast buffet, and a large bowl of what appeared to be a thick and chunky porridge was p……

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Wine Talk: Time to Think Pink

Wine Talk: Time to Think Pink

The arrival of Valentine’s Day marks a turning point for many wine enthusiasts, particularly those who have recently come to love dry ros茅 wines.Not only is dry ros茅 a natural fo……

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This Vietnamese-Style Shrimp Po’boy Brings the Mardi Gras Flavor

This Vietnamese-Style Shrimp Po’boy Brings the Mardi Gras Flavor

Imagine, if you will, fresh Gulf shrimp, juicy and aromatic with coriander and lime, combined with all the pickled goodness of a banh mi sandwich, slathered with a spicy-sweet may……

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Sometimes Using up Your Fridge Contents Results in a Scrumptious Soup

Sometimes Using up Your Fridge Contents Results in a Scrumptious Soup

I’m in the process of getting ready to put my house up for sale, which means I’m trying to bring less stuff into the house and use up what I have. This includes the food in the fr……

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A Scaled-Down Breakfast Casserole That’s Perfect for Valentine’s Day

A Scaled-Down Breakfast Casserole That’s Perfect for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is on a Sunday this year, which is a great excuse to plan a cozy breakfast. A breakfast casserole might be something you think of for serving a crowd, but with our……

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Mushroom and Tarragon Soup With Truffle Oil

Mushroom and Tarragon Soup With Truffle Oil

This soup may not be beautiful to look at, but it certainly makes up for it in taste. It starts with a homemade mushroom stock made with shiitake stems鈥攖oo tough to eat but full o……

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For Tender, Juicy Chops With a Stay-Put Glaze, Take It Slow

For Tender, Juicy Chops With a Stay-Put Glaze, Take It Slow

On busy weeknights, boneless pork chops make a great centerpiece for a meal. Their mild taste makes them easy to pair with sides, they’re ready to cook straight from the package, ……

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The Magic of Mushrooms

The Magic of Mushrooms

From humble, mild white buttons to wild, woodsy chanterelles, hearty portobellos to delicate morels, mushrooms come in myriad shapes, forms, flavors, and textures. Foraging for wi……

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Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

These stuffed portobello “tartlets” are endlessly versatile, as roasted portobello caps are the perfect vessels for all sorts of toppings. I have stuffed them with creamy scramble……

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Creamy Mushroom-Sherry ‘Everything’ Sauce

Creamy Mushroom-Sherry ‘Everything’ Sauce

My mushroom and sherry sauce should actually be called “sauce for everything.” Piles of sautéed white mushrooms cooked down and concentrated, then finished in a light cream and sh……

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Wine Talk: Better With Age

Wine Talk: Better With Age

Years ago, on a trip to Bordeaux to taste samples from a new vintage, I had the opportunity to have dinner at Domaine de Chevalier. The host, Domaine de Chevalier owner Olivier Be……

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Road Trip Fuel: Gas Station Coffee and Chocolate Muffins

Road Trip Fuel: Gas Station Coffee and Chocolate Muffins

In the middle of the night, partway through a cross-country drive, I unfolded myself from the driver’s seat at another random gas station. Someone special was waiting at the east ……

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Pandemic Cuisine: Odd Pairings, Old Favorites on the Menu

Pandemic Cuisine: Odd Pairings, Old Favorites on the Menu

Whether it’s kimchi, beets, or broccoli, the pandemic has had a strange impact on food cravings that goes beyond the joy of comfort eating.Nearly a year into isolation, many peop……

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Take a Break With a Banh Mi

Take a Break With a Banh Mi

The humble and satisfying sandwich can be found in nearly every culture. From classic American PB&Js to hoagies and burgers, wraps and clubs, pockets and panini, and an intern……

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Chocolate Cream Pie: The Perfect Indulgence for Your Valentine

Chocolate Cream Pie: The Perfect Indulgence for Your Valentine

Chocolate cream pie isn’t just a diner special; it’s the perfect dessert for any celebration. We love the added flair of chocolate curls on top, but a pretty dollop of whipped cre……

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Molten Chocolate Cakes for Your Sweetheart

Molten Chocolate Cakes for Your Sweetheart

Life has been less than sweet this past year. So what could be better than a chocolate caramel dessert to cheer us up on this holiday of love? And remember, Valentine’s Day can be……

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New Year, New Beer: Predictions for 2021

New Year, New Beer: Predictions for 2021

Despite all of us having so little opportunity to visit breweries last year, the percentage of craft beer drinkers in the country continues to grow—now 44 percent of those of lega……

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Children as Young as 2 Can Learn to Cook鈥擧ere Are the Kitchen Skills They Can Get to Grips With

Children as Young as 2 Can Learn to Cook鈥擧ere Are the Kitchen Skills They Can Get to Grips With

Learning to cook can be hugely valuable for children. It can be used to teach academic subjects such as math and reading.Research has shown links between learning cooking skills ……

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