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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Chicken Carnitas Tacos

Carnitas-Style Chicken Tacos for Cinco de Mayo

Few words strike more fear into our gastronomic hearts than “boneless, skinless chicken breast” — notoriously dry and flavorless, it’s easy to overcook (and under-season) this lean, white meat. Fortunately, there is a really simple solution to this culinary conundrum: science. There are two main reasons that chicken breast ends up being less-than-tasty: The lack […]

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Samoa Cream Pie

Girl Scout Cookie-Inspired Samoa Cream Pie

We had a bit of a Samoa situation this year (okay, in all fairness we have a bit of a Samoa situation every year but usually the situation involves little more than me wishing I hadn’t eaten all my Girl Scout cookies so quickly) — there was a bit of a mix-up with our order […]

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