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9 Deviled Egg Recipes to Serve at Your Next Party

Without a doubt there are more deviled egg recipe variations than there are eggs in a carton. From spicy to tangy and everywhere in between, deviled eggs are a great party hors d’oeuvres that are simple to make and an ideal pairing for an alcoholic beverage. READ MORE

The Basics: How to Make Lentil Soup

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 the most basic way to make the thing you're making—like a fantastic lentil soup. READ MORE

Sushi at Home: 8 Recipes Anyone Can Master

You don’t have to be Jiro to dream of sushi. Simple maki are relatively easy to get right—though the correct knife, at the right degree of sharpness, and impeccable fish are non-negotiable. Here are 8 recipes to get started with, including one for ahi poke that’s a good warmup, and sushi rice. READ MORE

Best Recipes for Baking Your Way Through the Italian Pastry Case

It doesn’t matter if you’ve already eaten your weight in pasta or conquered an entire pizza pie. Somehow, a trip to any city’s Little Italy doesn’t seem complete without a final stop for espresso and pastries. READ MORE

11 Recipes that Aren’t Your Grandma’s Traditional Tuna Casserole

Tuna casserole gets an unfairly bad rap, and we’re here to change that. READ MORE

11 Couscous Side Dishes for the Ultimate Fall Meal

Couscous is one of the fastest and easiest ways to make a meal complete. A North African staple, couscous is actually made from semolina, a type of wheat, and comes in a variety of forms. READ MORE

15 Reasons Why Shiitakes are the King of All Mushrooms

I’ve never met a mushroom I didn’t like. But if I had to name one variety that trumps them all, it would be shiitakes. The brown, saucer-shaped fungi are indigenous to Asia. READ MORE

8 Ways to Love Boston Cream Pie

Our research to find eight ways to enjoy Boston cream pie was really selfish, because we want to eat it eight times a day and needed an excuse. READ MORE

Pasta Loves Vodka: 7 Recipes to Enjoy All Week

A sauce of canned tomatoes tempered with cream is a no brainer for pasta. This recipe, however, which became popular in the 1960s, adds a healthy slug of vodka to the mix. It doesn’t survive the deglazing and cooking, don’t worry (your kids—and you—won’t feel tipsy), but it does add some of the richness and complexity that any spirit (brandy, for instance) that characterizes many dishes. READ MORE

What’s the Difference Between Green Onions, Chives, and Scallions?

Grocery stores label long, skinny, green-topped onions that have white bottoms as either scallions or green onions. But they are almost always the exact same plant, says Kat Barlow, a customer service technician for Territorial Seed Company in Oregon. Chives, on the other hand, are "typically considered an herb since the plant stays pretty tiny yet has a strong, pungent flavor that is good as a seasoning in smaller quantities." READ MORE