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Cook Once, Feast All Season Long
A smart cook knows holiday leftovers are lifesavers on the day after the feast, but a true kitchen genius has an eye on new and exciting dinners through the new year.
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Pho: Vietnamese Soup for Morning, Noon or Night
Eggs, bacon, pancakes and cereal might be what comes to mind when you think about a traditional breakfast. In Vietnam, however, the day begins with bright and nourishing pho — bowls of broth, a tangle of rice noodles and an accompanying plate of fresh bean sprouts, slices of lime and jalapeno, purple basil, scallions and cilantro.
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8 Southern-Inspired Meal-Time Solutions
Whether it's breaded pork chops, hot chicken sandwiches, blackened catfish or slow cooker barbecue, these Southern selections will be on your summer rotation for years to come.
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Shrubs: Sweet, Sour and Ready for Summer Cocktails
Shrubs, or drinking vinegars, are sweet and sour, fruit-based syrups that were all the rage in Colonial times.
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The Farmers' Market: A Trip to Bountiful
With summer in full swing, a Saturday morning trip to the local farmers' market is heaven for locavores. Ripe, red tomatoes, still warm from the sun; sweet-tart, juicy berries; abundant zucchini; crisp cucumber; and sweet, sweet summer corn — the bounty is irresistible.
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15-Minute Summer Meal Hacks
With long summer days to enjoy, who wants to spend an hour or two trapped in a steaming hot kitchen?
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5 Ways to Usher in Spring Flavors
Here are some cooking tricks and tips to take advantage of the season's fresh promise.
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Explore Israel's Flavors for Independence Day
Each spring, the people of Israel celebrate the country's establishment as a sovereign state and Jewish homeland.
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Queen for a (Mother's) Day
Three hundred and sixty-four days of the year, it's all about what she can do for you, but Mother's Day is your chance to give back.
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Celebrate Derby Days with These Winning Recipes
The annual running of the Kentucky Derby — known as the "Greatest Two Minutes in Sports" — and The Preakness — the second leg of racing's Triple Crown — offer two compelling reasons to hold spring soirees.
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Create Your Own Fiesta for Cinco de Mayo
The perfect excuse for a Mexican-themed dinner, Cinco de Mayo is a fiesta just waiting to happen.
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Cuisine on Tour: The Philippines
Exotic and enticing, the food of the Philippines is similar to that of its Thai and Vietnamese neighbors, but is inflected with influences ranging from Spanish to Malaysian to Indian.
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Spring Into Seasonal Flavors
Spice Islands® spices and seasonings give you the tools to easily make the flavors of spring blossom in your kitchen.
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Do the Hokey Poké, Hawaiian Style
Try Hawaii's hottest of-the-moment dish: poké, a fresh, chopped, uncooked seafood salad with bold, bright flavors and spices.
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Tricking Taste Buds on April Foods' Day
While food has has always been a focus of April 1 jokesters — think of those toothpaste sandwich cookies or sugar in the salt shaker — a true "artist's" efforts should result in a surprise that makes you say “yum" instead of “yuck."
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Savory Is Our Jam
There's a great, big world of savory preserves, jams and jellies to explore.
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Pair Country Music Awards with Winning Dishes
Hey, good lookin', whatcha got cookin'? How's about cooking something up for this year's Academy of Country Music Awards?
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Homemade Pizza Makes for a Winning Game Night
Who says you need to go out for pizza? Stay in tonight, invite friends over for a game night, and show off a variety of pizza types.
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Artisan Toasts for Any Meal
There's a reason why artisan toasts are all the rage — they are easy to assemble and with so many options, they can be devoured for breakfast, lunch or a snack.
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Chili Powders: Adding Smoke and Fire
Grown in the Americas for over 6,000 years, the chile is a key ingredient for enticing palates that crave spice in their foods.
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Enjoy a Flavor-Packed Spring Staycation
Even if you're not planning a spring getaway, you can still enjoy the authentic flavors of exotic destinations at home.
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Easter Favorites: Sides and Sweets to Match the Entree
Enhance your Easter feast with sides both bright and rich, and finish off the family gathering with dazzling desserts.
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Cooking with Beer
The craft beer movement has gone from the bar to the kitchen, where crisp lagers, hoppy IPAs and velvety stouts are adding intrigue to a range of savory and sweet dishes.
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Music and a Meal
Cooking and music go together like sea salt and cracked pepper – one without the other just isn't right.
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Irish Whiskey: Beyond the Blarney
What defines an Irish whiskey? Generally, Irish whiskeys are triple-distilled and unpeated, lending to their reputation as being lighter and less harsh on the palate than their Scottish counterparts.
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Cuisine on Tour: Ireland
Ireland is known for its comfort foods, from corned beef and cabbage to beef stew to soda bread, along with the ubiquitous potato. You can update these traditional dishes with a dash of seasonings and a sprinkling of imagination.
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Caesar Isn't Just for Salad
Caesar, the Roman emperor, should have heeded the soothsayer's warning to “Beware the Ides of March." Turns out that was a very bad day for him. Caesar, the salad, on the other hand, has nothing to worry about on March 15, or any other time of the year.
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An Easter Brunch to Please
The key to a successful Easter brunch is to serve a variety of dishes to make your guests feel pampered, but allow you to fully enjoy their company.
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Rosemary: The Incomparable Evergreen
During the Middle Ages, brides, grooms and guests each wore a headpiece or sprig of rosemary during the wedding ceremony. Ever since, rosemary has been viewed as a love charm — and it's easy to see why.
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Ramen Is All the Rage
Today's ramen is a far cry from the packaged noodles of your college days. Plenty of top-notch restaurants have a line of people eagerly anticipating a slurp.
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The Great American Ginaissance
Invented by the Dutch as a juniper-based health tonic, gin has a long and storied history.