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The Kitchn: Take a trip to flavor town and dress up this dinner staple

TheKitchn.com Roasted broccoli is a dinner staple in our household. It's one of the easiest ways to get some greens on our plates -- especially on those nights when our dinner timeline is particularly tight. I can grab a bag or two of frozen broccoli and we can eat as we normally do, but with a...

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  • Seriously Simple: Think ahead to time your meal just right

    They say timing is everything, and in the case of putting on a dinner party it is a fact. Culinary timing is something that home cooks often find challenging. Enter author Gail Monaghan, whose book, "It's All in the Timing" (Agate Surrey, 2016), is the ultimate guide to entertaining, ensuring each...

      • EatingWell: All you need is love - and this mousse

        The secret to this ultra-creamy chocolate mousse recipe is whipping and folding lightly sweetened egg whites into raspberry-spiked chocolate. This healthy mousse is perfect for a special occasion but easy enough for a weeknight. Serve with a few raspberries or chocolate shavings for a garnish....

          • Making Mardi Gras: Impress party guests with this New Orleans-inspired dish

            Mardi Gras is a holiday that I'm particularly fond of, as it highlights food from the American South. If you've read the Gulf Coast section of "Big American Cookbook" (Grand Central Life & Style, 2016), you know that I'm a die-hard fan of the melting pot of flavors and bold spices in this part...

              • The Kitchn: Push the envelope with this twist on classic potato chowder

                TheKitchn.com Cold weather conjures memories of my mom's creamy potato soup, with its tiny pools of melted butter and black pepper flecks on the surface. It was rich and sating, but also simple and balanced. That simplicity and balance was front and center as I invented my own take on my mom's...

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                  • Pictures: Testing the perfect meat thermometer

                    The perfect meat thermometer

                    This grilling season, instead of relying on poking, stabbing and old-fashioned guessing to tell us when our meat is done, it is time to step up and find the perfect meat thermometer. We tried several types and found a wide range of accuracy and features. Word to the wise: When checking doneness,...

                      • Pictures: Get the scoop

                        Get the scoop

                        Who knew that there are almost as many ways to scoop ice cream as there are flavors at the grocery store? We did the research to find the most efficient tools to serve the ice creams, sorbets and gelatos you're dipping into this summer. From old-fashioned scoopers to newfangled spades, we checked...

                          • Gifts for the heart of the kitchen

                            Sweet, helpful kitchen gifts

                            A way to show thanks: For the mom who often gathers her family in the kitchen, to join in when she stirs up some sweet treat or preps the family dinner, consider these delicious, witty and helpful ideas to accompany a handful of tulips or a potted orchid. And a card, of course, perhaps a handmade...

                              • Pictures: The new crop of grilling gadgets

                                New spring grilling gadgets

                                We tested some fun gadgets to find out which will make your outdoor cooking more efficient and flavorful. We also found a few that might be best to avoid when restocking your culinary tool belt. Check out our choices before investing in a brightly colored silicone set or shiny new grill pan.

                                  Main Dishes

                                  • Chef Michael Cimarusti brings the heat to baked shellfish

                                    Skip the raw bar: Baking shellfish

                                    Master Class: As good as raw oysters and clams are, cooked, they take on flavors worth savoring. Here are some tips for preparing and baking oysters and clams.

                                      • Recipe: Mushroom and ham lasagna

                                        Mushroom and ham lasagna

                                        2 hours, plus soaking time for the mushrooms and cooling time for the lasagna. Serves 12 FRESH PASTA 1 2/3 cups unbleached flour, plus extra for rolling the dough 3 eggs 1. Place the flour in the bowl of a mixer or food processor. Add the eggs and mix until a dough starts to come together. The...

                                          • Faster, cheaper, delicious cioppino

                                            Cioppino that's faster

                                            Cioppino recipe cuts corners but not flavor

                                              • How to stuff a burger

                                                Stuffed burgers

                                                Ban blase burgers and up your grilling game

                                                Sides

                                                • Revisit the chopped salad with new twists

                                                  Chopped salads

                                                  Cube by cube, chopped salads deliver array of tastes, textures and colors

                                                    • Making it better than takeout

                                                      Shrimp with green chili

                                                      Reconstructing a favorite shrimp stir-fry recipe at home

                                                        • Sauté lettuce for unusual side dish

                                                          Sauté lettuce for unusual side dish

                                                          Cooking lettuce is uncommon in the United States, but my Chinese and Japanese friends feel any type of green is right for the wok. The secret to stir-frying lettuce is to make sure your wok or skillet is very hot and to cook the lettuce only seconds so that it remains crisp and colorful. The rich...

                                                            • Recipe: Eggs stuffed with caviar

                                                              Recipe: Eggs stuffed with caviar

                                                              Simple yet elegant party appetizer will turn heads

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