Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Cooking

How to be a good host: 7 tips to follow for casual and fancy dinners alike

How to be a good host: 7 tips to follow for casual and fancy dinners alike

A couple of hours into my first time hosting a full-fledged family Thanksgiving, I completely lost it. Elbows deep in the oven, I was trying to rescue a sheet pan that had fallen off the back of the rack and threatened to ruin the entire meal. There ...
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From the food editor: This citrus chopped salad needs a good, homemade vinaigrette

From the food editor: This citrus chopped salad needs a good, homemade vinaigrette

The emulsion was almost complete. Rice wine vinegar, check. A couple of glugs of nutty olive oil, check. Some honey, a dash of soy sauce, salt and pepper. Just one ingredient left to go, and it was a crucial one. Sesame oil. It would offer the unique...
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Pan-fried sole is a light, delicate dish when paired with lemon-caper pan sauce

Pan-fried sole is a light, delicate dish when paired with lemon-caper pan sauce

By AMERICA’S TEST KITCHENSole piccata, a light and delicate dish that consists of lightly browned sole fillets bathed in a lemon, caper and white wine-laced pan sauce, is a classic for a reason: The fresh, bright acidity of the sauce wakes up the fla...
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Taste test: New peanut butter snacks

Taste test: New peanut butter snacks

Since many of us are reaching for portable snacks to pack in school lunch boxes, our tasters thought this would be a good week to give some of the new snacks a try. We picked four peanut butter-flavored snacks, figuring parents and teachers would hav...
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Taste test: Boxed cheesecake mixes

Taste test: Boxed cheesecake mixes

As a child, it was always exciting to return home from school to find a homemade dessert prepared for after dinner. It didn’t take much — I remember the joy of seeing instant chocolate pudding chilling in the fridge. These days, food manufacturers ma...
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From the food editor: These Orange Ricotta Bars make for a light, easy dessert

From the food editor: These Orange Ricotta Bars make for a light, easy dessert

It was one of those serene kitchen days when everything just kind of works out. My husband and I were home on a Sunday, tending to our new puppy (!) as storm clouds gathered outside, and I set out to prep for dinner. Two of our friends were coming o...
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Want to make sushi at home? Tips and recipes for beginners

Want to make sushi at home? Tips and recipes for beginners

Sushi was introduced to the United States through Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo in 1966. A classic staple in Japanese households, sashimi (raw fish), sushi (raw fish with sticky rice) and sushi maki (sushi rolls) took off in America. You’d be surprised h...
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Throw some (tuna) steaks on the barbie

Throw some (tuna) steaks on the barbie

Tuna steaks are a treat, and the intense heat of the grill is perfect for getting a good sear on the outside while keeping the inside tender, moist and pleasantly pink. We wanted a foolproof method for grilling tuna to perfection, and we decided to m...
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Five ideas for back-to-school lunches

Five ideas for back-to-school lunches

With a new school year in full swing, it helps to have some lunch box recipes on hand. Many of these options, from a taco salad to fancy cream cheese sandwiches, are easy enough that children can help pack the lunch or lend a hand in the kitchen. But...
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Food and drinks to make for your ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ movie night

Food and drinks to make for your ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ movie night

When summer hits, so do the superheroes.Almost every year, Marvel provides an escape from the heat with films centering on one (or all) of the Avengers, an unlikely team of superhero allies. In honor of the most recent movie, Avengers: Infinity War, ...
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