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Recipes for Your “Mad Men” Party

Celebrate the hugely popular cable-TV show with food and drink straight outta the ’60s. BROWSE RECIPE SLIDESHOW

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Bite-Size Sweet Treats

Recipes for mini desserts that’ll satisfy your sweet tooth in a single bite. BROWSE RECIPE SLIDESHOW

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Recipes for Easter Brunch

34 impressive and delicious dishes to help you celebrate Easter, from classic (glazed ham, pictured) to modern (smoked salmon potato skins) to nondenominational (challah French toast) to boozy (mimosa). BROWSE

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Easter Dessert Recipes

26 sweets for your Easter celebration, including a pavlova (pictured), vanilla pound cake, lemon meringue pie, cheesecake, cupcakes, shortcake, and an easy cobbler. BROWSE RECIPE SLIDESHOW

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3 Leg of Lamb Menus for Easter

Next to ham, lamb is the go-to centerpiece for Easter dinner. The CHOW Test Kitchen has put together menus featuring our three favorite leg of lamb recipes plus seasonal sides,

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St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

Celebrate the Irish in you with corned beef, Irish coffee, chocolate-whiskey cake, and more. BROWSE RECIPE SLIDESHOW

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Crazy DIY Flavored Nuts for March Madness

Is it possible to make better-tasting versions of commercial snack-food flavors like ranch and nacho cheese? With March Madness looming, the CHOW.com Test Kitchen took the challenge. After a bit

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Elegant Snacks and Drinks for Your Oscars Cocktail Party

Cocktails and finger food for a classy Academy Awards party. BROWSE RECIPE SLIDESHOW

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Epic Christmas Feast: Lost Recipes of the Grand Hotels

When you think of Christmas dinner, there’s fantasy and reality. Reality is: You’ll have a mishmash of spiral-sliced ham and the three-hummus dip tray from Trader Joe’s. Fantasy is …

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Crazy-Easy Christmas Cookies

December calendars are packed with parties and travel, so it can be hard to bake one batch of cookies, let alone the requisite assortment for a cookie plate. CHOW to

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Classic Thanksgiving … Only Cheaper

Every food magazine and website bends over backward to do something different for Thanksgiving each year. Usually it’s by adding expensive ingredients. And CHOW is no exception: We’ve confited turkey

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How to Make a Delicious Glow-in-the-Dark Punch for Halloween

The glow in this Halloween punch isn’t a photography trick. It naturally comes from the bitter alkaloid quinine, which also gives tonic water its characteristic bitterness. Because the quinine in

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5 Recipes for Fall Ingredients

It’s time to embrace the chilly air and turn the oven back on. We’ve developed some really good autumn recipes for you to try, like a stir-fry with wild mushrooms

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Oatmeal for Dinner

Chowhounds’ most creative ideas for topping savory oatmeal, as discussed on our Home Cooking board. Sorta Healthy, Sorta Cajun “I just had some with steamed broccoli, a bit of shredded

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Bruschetta, the Fancy Toast for Parties

Bruschetta is just an upscale piece of toast. Yeah, it’s got a foreign name that’s usually mispronounced “brew-SHEH-tah” (it’s actually “brew-SKEH-tah”). And most people think it’s only a tomato topping

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Recipes to Help You Conquer Your Fish-Grilling Fears

We admit that grilling fish can be a little intimidating. The fish can stick to the grill, fall apart, or end up dry and tasteless. But grilling fish can also

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Grilled Toppings That Put Barbecue Sauce to Shame

Let’s say you’ve mastered the art of grilling meat. Don’t glop it up with regular ol’ barbecue sauce. Grilled protein plus grilled sauce/salsa/topping equals grilling nirvana, the grillificent apogee. Here

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Boozy Cocktail Milk Shakes

Bourbon Old Fashioned Milk Shake Dark ’n’ Stormy Milk Shake Sometimes inspiration comes at weird moments, like when you pass a notorious fern bar near the office and it has

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7 Easy Omelets

Julia Child says, “How about dinner in half a minute?” And then she goes on to shake her omelet into submission in, yes, about 30 seconds. She makes it look

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Wild Rice Recipes: Not Wild, Not Rice, But Delicious!

Wild rice isn’t truly rice, and these days, it’s hardly wild. Regular rice is from the genus Oryza, and wild rice is from the genus Zizania, which means they’re as

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Soups with Winter Greens

While winter may make you pale and lackluster, there’s no reason for dinner to be bland too. Get a heaping dose of color and warmth with these four healthy soups,

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