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It’s Getting Chilly Out: 8 Styles of Chili Worth Knowing

If you ask the International Chili Society (and most Texans), a true chili is “any kind of meat or combination of meats, cooked with red/green chili peppers, various spices and other ingredients, with the exception of beans and pasta which are strictly forbidden.” READ MORE

11 Baking Pan Dinner Hacks for Dish Washing Haters

Some people read recipes and think, “that sounds delicious! I’ll make it tonight after work and the gym and before Netflix in bed!” I read a recipe and stop after the third item I will inevitably have to wash. I loathe washing dishes. READ MORE

11 Recipes That Put Leeks Front and Center

Leeks are easy to overlook. They tend to come off as little more than overgrown green onions or those things you only think to buy when making a stock. READ MORE

9 Mexican Sandwiches to Knock Your Huaraches Off

America is a great country for sandwiches, there’s no doubt about it. But sometimes I get the sense that our neighbors to the south have been quietly outdoing us at the sandwich game. READ MORE

Cheers to the Holidays! 9 DIY Liqueurs You Can Make at Home

Forget the liquor store and instead start by opening up your kitchen cabinets. Do-it-yourself liqueurs are a simple and easy way to make festive specialty cocktails without any of the overpriced ingredients you’d find at a fancy bar. READ MORE

11 Unexpected (but Delicious) Uses for Cider Vinegar

Reading about cider vinegar’s many household uses makes the stuff seem like a miracle potion: it will whiten your teeth! Banish odors! READ MORE

The Basics: How to Make Meatballs in Red Sauce

From the store to the kitchen to the table: We outline the steps that get you from raw ingredients to your dinner tonight, free of measurements and complicated techniques. It's a method you'll remember and whip out whenever you like. It is the most basic way to make the thing you're making—like some of the best Italian-American meatballs in red sauce you'll ever taste. READ MORE

What’s the Difference Between Our Favorite Squashes and Pumpkins

Now that Fall is upon most of the country, it’s time to ditch the tomatoes, peppers and lettuce in favor of some heartier vegetables. READ MORE

9 Easy Marinades for Slow Cooker Chicken

Many of our weeknight repertoire recipes are for chicken. And as such, our relationship with chicken can get stale pretty quickly. And yet, it’s one of the easiest, quickest, healthiest options on the block, so we inevitably return to it time and again. READ MORE

11 Apple-Inspired Cocktails Perfect for Any Fall Gathering

Fall flavors like apple and cinnamon are perfect pairings for a delicious and seasonally appropriate cocktail. READ MORE