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25 Meat-Tastic Ways to Celebrate Super Bowl 2016

25 Meat-Tastic Ways to Celebrate Super Bowl 2016

I can’t really explain it, but whenever I sit down to watch football, I get a sudden craving for foods loaded with meat. Is that a studly, handsome quarterback with bulging arm muscles making a heroic play? Pass the hot wings. Did those players just fall on top of each other and tussle around on the field? Give me a cocktail wiener, stat. READ MORE

The Ultimate Guide to Tacos

The Ultimate Guide to Tacos

It’s hard to think of another food with the dual identity of tacos. On any given night in Mexico City, at Taqueria Álvaro Obregón in the Roma Norte neighborhood, a hefty mustachioed taquero shaves pastor pork from his trompo onto small tortillas, tacos for drunk Chilangos (as Mexico City residents are known) under the sober gaze of General Obregón himself, framed and behind glass. Meanwhile, a couple of miles away at Pujol, chef Enrique Olvera’s high-end modern Mexican restaurant (currently number nine on Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants) you might find yourself looking down at a lamb “taco”: a perfect tortilla stained green with cactus paddles, delicately spooned with a little lamb barbacoa, a seared onion, and incredibly smooth blobs of avocado puree. These days, tacos can be high or low, cheap and ubiquitous, or rare and pricey. Once almost exclusively the food of the streets in Mexico, tacos exploded in the late 20th century to become almost ubiquitous and variable as the sandwich. From roving vendors in Mexico City hawking tacos al a canasta from plastic-lined baskets to the Doritos Locos Tacos at Taco Bell, and from fish tacos at home to Empellón Taqueria in Manhattan, for Brussels sprout and almond tacos by chef Alex Stupak, author of READ MORE

How to Make French Toast

How to Make French Toast

Breakfast with flair. READ MORE

Looking Beyond Kentucky: 8 Craft Bourbons to Try This Winter

Looking Beyond Kentucky: 8 Craft Bourbons to Try This Winter

Winter is here, that perfect time of year when sitting around a nice fire can take the chill out of the night air. But if you're anything like us, it's also the time of year you crave a bit of bourbon for the same wonderful warming effect. Although bourbon is an American corn-based whiskey that is named after Bourbon County, Kentucky, it is not necessary for bourbon to made in KY, and is legal for it to be produced in any part of the U.S. When selecting a bottle, try embracing these tasty options outside of Kentucky and Tennessee, and give some of these up-and-coming brands from the lesser known bourbon producing states a taste this winter.  READ MORE

How to Prepare a Winter Squash

How to Prepare a Winter Squash

So that it's easy to peel, easy to cut. WATCH THE VIDEO

12 Healthy Recipes to Kick Off the New Year

12 Healthy Recipes to Kick Off the New Year

After a month-long binge filled with too much beer, ham, and Grandma’s Christmas cookies, we could all use a few “healthy” weeks to kick off 2016. And if we want to keep our healthy resolution to start the year, our choices need to be filling or it will only be a matter of time until we’re back to eating like it’s Christmas season. Here are 12 recipes that are satisfying on all counts. READ MORE

10 Fantastic and Filling Vegetarian Entrées

10 Fantastic and Filling Vegetarian Entrées

In the eight years that I was a vegetarian, I often found that my veggie-centric preferences were the afterthought of the party. More often than not, menus offered one item either heavy in carbs or lacking in sustenance, and rarely anything wildly exciting. As a catering chef, I’ve guiltily and silently watched and assisted as my chef would arrange random side dishes and vegetables on a plate for the couple who RSVP’d vegetarian. Although I now refer to myself as a “reformed vegan” (I’ll eat anything), I’ve learned that a meal can be plant-based, balanced, flavorful, and filling. Here are 10 meatless recipes that are worthy of entrée status and taste great. READ MORE

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

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

They're all long, green, and oniony. READ MORE

11 Savory Quiches Perfect for a Party

11 Savory Quiches Perfect for a Party

Quiche is one of the most beloved and easy recipes for entertaining a crowd: With a few eggs, some cheese, and whatever add-ins strike your fancy, you can create a tasty and filling meal in about an hour. Save time with a store-bought crust or keep some pastry dough in the freezer for a quick solution to making your pie crust from scratch. Or you can even forget the pie crust completely (but crust-lovers will be pretty disappointed). Try one of these 11 recipes for a satisfying and simple quiche that will leave you wondering why you didn’t crack a few eggs for Sunday-night supper last week. READ MORE

11 Appetizers You Won’t Believe Came Out of the Slow Cooker

11 Appetizers You Won’t Believe Came Out of the Slow Cooker

Time-strapped home cooks know the crock pot to be the secret behind a set-it-and-forget-it supper. But the ceramic vessel, which is typically tasked with breaking down tough cuts of meat, can also be your secret weapon at a holiday party. Next time it’s your turn to host cocktails at home, bust out the insert for one of these 11 appetizers. READ MORE