Zucchini Ribbon Salad

Simple Zucchini Ribbon Salad

Zoodles of zucchini, swoodles of sweet potato, toodles of turnip, and more: food-lovers everywhere are creating oodles and oodles of long, bouncy noodles — spiral-cut from colorful vegetables! And, it’s no wonder: whether you cook them gently and top them with pesto for a carb-free pasta dinner or crunch on them raw in a refreshing […]

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Cocoa-Coconut Sugar Scrub

Get Glowing Skin with This Simple, Homemade Sugar Scrub

The weather in the Northeast can be wildly unpredictable at times. Any resident New Yorker will tell you that the months leading into the summer are chock full of emotional highs (tropical temperatures!) and lows (snow flurries!) — and that sometimes you experience both within a matter of hours. The cycle is always the same; […]

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brigadeiro

The Easiest Brigadeiro Recipe

Life can be hard sometimes — early mornings, long rides on the commuter bus, or that Chuck E. Cheese birthday party that your daughter was invited to — and you find yourself wishing that you could escape to the same wondrous place that the woman on the Ghirardelli commercial appears to be going to when […]

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za'atar kale chips

How To Make Crispy Za’atar Kale Chips

We’ve created a new way to measure deliciousness in my house — I like to call it the ‘taste-test-then-face-test’ method (say that ten times fast)— and it works like this: I make something healthy to eat. I recruit an unsuspecting friend or family member. The unsuspecting friend or family member eats the healthy food. I observe […]

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Sriracha Deviled Eggs

Game Day Grub: Simple Sriracha Deviled Eggs

Ah, football season — that magical time of year when we gather on Sunday afternoons for soft, chewy potato rolls piled high with barbecue pulled pork; spicy, deep-fried wings slathered in Buffalo sauce; and a smorgasbord of flavorful chips and dips. Oh, don’t try to pretend that Sunday afternoons are for watching the football game […]

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Smore Cookie Dough Bites

The S’mores Mashup You’ve Been Waiting For: Cookie Dough Bites

Crispy graham crackers. Melty milk chocolate. A perfectly roasted, warm, gooey marshmallow. What could be better than a good, old-fashioned, campfire s’more? A fluffy, chocolate cupcake dotted with chunks of graham cracker and then topped with lightly toasted marshmallows? How about cold, creamy layers of chocolate pudding and marshmallow cream topped with a sprinkle of […]

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Cold brew iced coffee in a glass

How to Make Cold Brew Iced Coffee at Home

I’m just going to come out and say what we’re all thinking: cold brew coffee is worth the extra money — except that it isn’t. Cold brew coffee is infinitely more delicious than coffee that’s been brewed with hot water and then poured over ice (In fact, that’s how it got the nickname ‘nectar of […]

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Mango Salsa

Sweet and Spicy Mango Salsa

Here’s your quick fix for just about any summer cooking conundrum — make salsa. This sweet-and-spicy condiment has been known to bring many bland, lifeless, and/or overcooked foods back from the dead (it’s super juicy and super flavorful!) and it has bailed many of us out of that awkward “I-forgot-that-I-promised-to-bring-something-to-your-barbecue-and-now-I’m-showing-up-empty-handed” situation (salsa is so easy […]

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roast chicken in pan

How to Roast a Really Flavorful Chicken

I’ll admit it; for a long time I was really intimidated by the thought of cooking any whole animal. I didn’t want any fish eyes looking back at me, I didn’t want to hear the lobster “cry” as it was dropped into the pot of boiling water, and I sure didn’t want to reach my […]

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Compound Butter

How to Make Compound Butter

Gaining confidence in the kitchen is all about taking small steps. Making your own compound (flavored) butter, can be a great first step. You need little more than a few sticks of butter and the spark of an idea — and in just a few minutes you will have made something that’s almost too beautiful […]

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