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7 Tequila Cocktails That Go Beyond the Margarita

Tequila has a reputation as a party alcohol: It’s the one you reach for on vacation or for a weekend margarita. But these cocktail recipes show tequila in a different, more sophisticated light. READ MORE

7 Easy Dinners You Can Make with Basic Pantry Staples

Some weeks you don’t make it to the store (or the farmers’ market). Don’t panic: You can still make a fantastic homemade meal with pantry staples, and it doesn’t need to be dull. READ MORE

11 Budget-Friendly Slow Cooker Meals to Serve a Crowd

If you’re trying to throw a dinner party, a slow cooker may become your new best friend. If you make a few key decisions ahead of time, you can have a meal ready to go as soon as you walk in the door. READ MORE

9 Bourbon-Based Cocktails to Warm Up Chilly Nights

After the end of summery beach cocktails and rose on the terrace, it's nice to start fall off right with a bourbon-based cocktail. Bourbon is a versatile (and potent) liquor that is made in America and must be distilled from a grain mix composed of at least 51% corn. READ MORE

9 Easy Recipes, Ranging from Appetizers to Dessert, Made with 5 Ingredients or Less

On a leisurely Sunday, it’s nice to break out the complicated recipes. During the week however, we’re all about the straightforward and simple meals. READ MORE

Tortellini Reimagined: 9 Outside-the-Box Recipes

The thing about tortellini is, though we love them treated with Marcella Hazan-style simplicity and tradition, they also dress up in more contemporary ways. Here are 9 recipes that treat cheese tortellini as a pasta shape, ready for baking, tossing into soup, mixing into salad, and coating with tomato sauce. READ MORE

11 Different Ingredient Swaps to Make Healthier Lunches

According to a recent article published by CNN, American Food: the 50 greatest dishes, America’s most beloved food items consist primarily of “stuff that’s best described by words better suited to greasy, industrial output.” READ MORE

Spaetzle: 9 Recipes for This Delightful German Side Dish

Spaetzle (or spätzle) are little dumplings popular in southern germany, Switzerland, and Hungary. The German word means “little sparrows,” a reference to the shape. The dough is a simple one, a blending of eggs, milk, and flour, usually pushed through the holes of a colander into boiling salted water. If you make spaetzle often, you can invest in a spaetzle maker, or hopper. READ MORE

8 Butternut Squash Soups to Keep You Cozy Through the Fall

Butternut squash soup is one of the signature dishes that reminds everyone of fall. Almost too good to be true, it’s incredibly simple and requires little more than some patience and a large butternut squash that tastes even better if you roast it in the oven before pureeing. READ MORE

9 Delicious Takes on Apple Crisp

Apple crisp is one of the great joys of fall – and with so many variations it’s hard to find just the right recipe. READ MORE