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Oh, the Many Ways We Love Étouffée

Oh, the Many Ways We Love Étouffée

Literally translated, étouffée means to smother or suffocate. That might sound scary in a murder-by-pillow or mother-in-law-with-no-boundaries kinda way, but when it comes to food, no. That sounds dreamy. READ MORE

Have a Ball: Spherical Food We Love

Have a Ball: Spherical Food We Love

New Year's Eve parties are made for appetizers. Even New Year's Day brunches welcome finger food. We don't know why we love ball-shaped food in this category so much, but we do. It could be the compact, easy-to-manage edibility. The shape makes great hors d' oeuvres. Plus, there's something fun and childlike about it. And a new year is a time for renewal anyway. READ MORE

Beyond the Sauce: 11 Ways to Use Cranberries

Beyond the Sauce: 11 Ways to Use Cranberries

There's no need to resort to the sauce when you find yourself with a bag full of fresh cranberries to get rid of.  When you're tired of the tart, ruby-colored dab beside your reheated turkey-stuffing leftovers, know you have options. Transformative options. READ MORE

18 Great Thanksgiving Desserts That Aren’t Pie

18 Great Thanksgiving Desserts That Aren’t Pie

When the usual pie lineup feels boring and uninspired for your Thanksgiving dessert repertoire, you've got to make a change. We're not saying eliminate the classics altogether, but consider tossing in a wild card. Sometimes you’ve got to branch out and try something new. If you’re looking for an alternative to pie, here are some highly recommended Thanksgiving dessert recipes you haven’t tried yet. READ MORE

Go Beyond the Grill: 15 Ways to Gourmet Up Your End of Summer

Go Beyond the Grill: 15 Ways to Gourmet Up Your End of Summer

Quick! Squeeze in some more summer sweetness — something delicious, outdoors, and wonderful. Make the most of these warm sunny days while they last. Invite some friends over. Cook something. Whip up a batch of cocktails. But it doesn't have to be the standard barbecue with burgers and beer. Oh, no. You are anything but average. READ MORE

How We Made the Turducken of Cheese Balls

How We Made the Turducken of Cheese Balls

Here's how we made The Turducken of Cheese Balls: a layer of cheese stuffed inside another layer of cheese stuffed inside another layer ... READ MORE

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies for the Forgetful Baker

If a cookie recipe calls for softened butter, I'm out of there. Who thinks, "I'm going to bake in four hours," and remembers to take the butter out of the fridge? My life is not like that. If I'm going to make cookies, it's right now, damn it, so I need a recipe that moves with me. And when I say "cookies," I mean chocolate chip cookies because really, is there any need for any other kind? If there is a platter of cookies with chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, sugar, and peanut butter, the chocolate chip goes first every time. And then people take the oatmeal raisin by mistake and sigh sadly after their first bite. READ MORE

SF Food Wars Bread Bake-Off

Yeast affliction strikes! READ MORE

Vegan Cassoulet

A recipe inspired by a restaurant dish. READ MORE

WTF: Hot Chocolate Maker?

You'd have to use it a LOT to justify the price tag. READ MORE