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Tips

How to Cut "Noodle" Dumplings

Do you get frustrated trying to cut noodle-style dumplings? If so, check out this tip.

How To Cook Grits and Polenta

Cooking grits (and polenta) is as easy as can be. Keep reading for a play-by-play on cooking up this simple staple.

How to Easily Peel Garlic by Blanching

Peeling garlic can be a sticky, time-consuming mess. Follow this simple tip to make your life a bit easier.


How-To's

How to Make Yogurt at Home

Creamy homemade yogurt is so luscious in taste and texture, and so simple to make, once you try it, you may never purchase it again.

How to Make Homemade Ricotta Cheese

Grab our recipe for creamy Homemade Ricotta Cheese and follow these quick and easy instructions on how to make homemade ricotta cheese yourself. It's so luscious (in taste and texture) and so simple to make, once you try it you may never purchase the grocery store variety again!

How to Flavor & Tenderize Meat and Vegetables with Marinades

Look around your kitchen, and you’ll see everything needed to add extra layers of flavor or to tenderize your favorite meal — vinegars, juices, milk, vegetables, spices, even wine. In this step-by-step tutorial we explain all that you should know about marinades and how they work . . . while you relax.

How To Make Grilled Pizza

Grilled pizza has everything going for it — crispy crust, delicious smoky flavor, and the chance to be outside. So grab our simple Pizza Dough and Oven-Roasted Tomato Sauce recipes, check out some of our topping ideas, below, then follow these step-by-step instructions on making perfect grilled pizza every time.


Recipes

French Onion Fondue

French Onion Fondue is a fun and easy way to enjoy the flavors of the beloved soup together with your guests. Add a variety of dippers to make things even more interesting!

Bring your small gathering together this season by feasting on an array of fondues. Not only are fondues quick to prepare, but one pot can easily be an appetizer for a crowd or a meal for a few. While friends and family gather around to dip, converse, and celebrate, you're there with them.

Egg Boats with Bacon, Avocado & Tomato

Everyone deserves a hearty breakfast that will carry them through to lunch, and these egg boats are just the ticket. Filled with crisp bacon, avocado, and fresh tomatoes, you'll be hard pressed to go back to cereal.

Beet Pickled Eggs

Pickled beet eggs, usually associated with the Pennsylvania Dutch, are a popular snack at pubs, picnics, and potlucks. They’re also great on leafy greens, in potato salad, or turned into egg salad.

Korean Quick-Pickled Vegetables

Quick-Pickled Vegetables are an essential Korean side dish known as mit banchan. These veggies are not only quick and easy to make but also big in flavor, and they'll round out every meal. As a side they're meant to be mixed and matched with meats, such as our Korean Chicken Skewers, but can of course be eaten alone, too.

Watermelon Mint Juleps

This spin on the Derby’s classic julep is a horse of a different color, but it’s guaranteed to end in a race for seconds.

Beer Shandy

If you're not a beer drinker, or even if you are, this refreshing Beer Shandy is easy to prepare and even easier going down.

Apricot Couscous with preserved lemon

Couscous is a world-renowned Moroccan specialty. And with Preserved Meyer Lemon and dried apricots added in, this dish is delightfully light and aromatic.

Asparagus à la Polonaise

This asparagus, done polonaise-style, or “in the manner of Poland” refers to cooked vegetables with hard-cooked eggs and bread crumbs sprinkled over the top. This version with a vinaigrette doesn’t get any better.

Baked Ham with Pineapple-Brown Sugar Glaze

Ham is an iconic centerpiece for Easter, but this isn’t any run-of-the-mill version — pineapple, Dijon, warm spices, and molasses combine for a homemade glaze like none other. And everybody loves a little something to go with ham — this pineapple and ginger compote is just the ticket. Sweet, and a little savory, it makes the perfect accompaniment for the meal.

Pineapple Compote

This pineapple and ginger compote is sweet, a little savory, and it makes the perfect accompaniment for a meal, especially one that centers around ham or pork.

Red Wine Vinaigrette

Brush this simple Red Wine Vinaigrette on pitas and zucchini before grilling, then toss the rest with a salad such as our Vegetarian Gyro Salad for tangy flavor throughout the dish.

Vegetarian Gyro Salad

Salads can definitely fill you up. This one, bulked up with the ancient grain farro — a Mediterranean staple since Roman times — will leave you more than satisfied. Loaded with ingredients common in Greek dishes, like sweet-hot pepperoncini, briny Kalamata olives, salty feta, and fresh vegetables such as zucchini and cucumber, it’s not just filling but incredibly flavorful, too. And if you’ve never cooked with farro, it’s easy. Just rinse it before and after boiling to keep it from clumping.…