Kitchen Tip of the Day: Mayonnaise
Homemade mayonnaise has a milder, more neutral flavor than the store-bought varieties, and can be customized to meet your tastes. 1. Mayonnaise is simply an emulsion of oil and egg yolks, with a little acidity and salt added to brighten the flavors. To make 1 cup of mayonnaise you will need: 1 cup of light olive oil (less strongly flavored than standard olive oil) or other good-quality oil,...
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Kitchen Tip of the Day: Memorial Day Grilling
If you’ve decided to stick with classic grilled recipes this weekend, be sure you know how to grill the very best burgers. Or wow your guests and a twist on grilled chicken. See how Chef John makes Grilled Lemon and Yogurt Chicken. Have a great weekend!
Kitchen Tip of the Day: Marinating
What is the best way to marinate? The main role of marinades is to add flavor to food. A plain grilled chicken breast tastes pretty good, but a grilled chicken breast that’s been bathed in an orange, ginger and sesame marinade for a few hours tastes absolutely spectacular! The kinds of flavors you can add to your marinade are only as limited as your imagination and the contents of your...
“Revenge,” and Some Hamptons Dishes Best Served...
I must say, I’m pretty impressed with the progress that’s been made leading up to tonight’s finale of Revenge. Emily has taken down a handful of the people who framed her father, brought the Graysons pretty darn close to their breaking point, and discovered who actually killed her father—if they wanted to torture viewers, they could’ve stretched that into three seasons, easy. But, there’s still a...
Iced tea: sweetened or straight up?
What's Hot in the Kitchen This Week?
A lot of moms were served eggs Benedict on Mother’s Day! Page views for this term jumped dramatically last week compared with the previous week, based on searches both leading to and within Allrecipes.com. There are a zillion stories out there about the origin of this breakfast and brunch favorite but for sure, it’s an American original. The tale heard most often is that in the 1860s, Mr. and Mrs....
Kitchen Tip of the Day: Cracking Pie Dough
Problem: The dough cracks when I try to roll it The dough is either too dry or too cold. Fix: If it seems to be crumbling apart, work a few sprinkles of water into it—a squeeze bottle works well—but try to handle it as little as possible. If it merely cracks at the edges when you run the rolling pin over it, it probably just needs to warm up a little. Allow it to sit on the counter...
Movie popcorn: butter or no butter?
Kitchen Tip of the Day: Shaking Out Flour
Here’s a great tip for those who are learning to bake! “Put flour into a salt shaker and use this to flour a cake or muffin pan or to flour a work surface for pastry. This is a handy way to get a light, even coating of flour.” -Maureen Valentine, How To Break An Egg
Kitchen Tip of the Day: Perfect Potato Salad
Pick a Potato Don’t overlook the most essential part of your potato salad: the spuds! Among the best varieties for potato salad are Yellow Finn, Yukon Gold, and red potatoes. Their high moisture content will give them a more pleasant texture when cold, and their waxier flesh holds up better to chopping and to tossing with dressing than drier, more mealy potatoes, like Russets. If you...
What's Hot in the Kitchen This Week?
Mint juleps and margaritas were HUGE last week! Of course, that’s because of the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo. That totally cool Mexican-inspired holiday even had its own holiday page on Allrecipes. (Love the “how to” video there for making fish tacos! Take a look! It’s just what I needed to try making these.) May 5th festivities also made a chicken enchilada recipe the...
“The Avengers” Gets Allrecipes Users Craving...
Seeing as The Avengers absolutely killed it at the box office for the second weekend in a row, chances are you’ve seen the movie. And if you’ve seen the movie, chances are you’ve also developed a hankering for a shawarma just like—and thanks to—Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man. [Iron Man to Captain America:] “You ever tried Shawarma? There’s a shawarma joint about two blocks from here. I don’t know...
How I Met Your Mother Love-Fest
In a word, this show is about one thing: Love.—And where each character is with it. Let’s recap: Ted: Wants it, hasn’t found it yet. Barney: Never wanted it, seems to have found it. Lilly and Marshall: In it, getting ready to shower their baby with it. Robin: Scared of it, yet doesn’t exactly seem to not want it, but tends to sabotage it…yeah, this one’s complicated. Regardless of all the...
Desperate Housewives Poker Party
With all the drama of the past eight years—and all that’s still to come in Sunday’s 2-hour finale—there’s something satisfying about seeing promotional tid-bits that have all four Wisteria Lane women sitting around a table playing a friendly game of poker. One of the few constants amongst the ever-evolving plot lines, it seems like the perfect ending for Susan, Bree, Lynette, and Gaby. And, also a...
Big Wedding on The Big Bang Theory
[Howard:] Hope you don’t mind, I told my girlfriend, Bernadette, she can join us for dinner. [Leonard:] Sure, the more the merrier. [Sheldon:] Wait, no. That’s a false equivalency. More does not equal merry. If there were 2000 people in this apartment right now, would we be celebrating? No, we’d be suffocating. Well, luckily an additional 1,995 people did not show up, and Howard...
See Ya Later, New Girl (And, Nick??)
It’s the season finale of New Girl tonight and it looks like Nick is moving out of the four-bedroom loft, and into some dump with Caroline. (There has been no indication that it is actually a dump—I’m just pouting. I don’t want him to go any more than Jess does.) I fully expect Nick to be back within a few episodes of season two, but they don’t know they’re living in a sitcom world and that his...
Breakfast Burritos, Holder-Style
If you watch The Killing, you know it is not a show about food. Even if you don’t watch it, it’d be a pretty good guess just going off the title. There is actually a running element of the storyline revolving around the absence of food in that Detective Linden is so obsessed with solving Rosie Larson’s murder, she survives on little more than coffee, vending machine items (not food), and pretty...
The Voice: A Sweet Finale
If the blind auditions were the appetizers, and the battle rounds a palate cleanser of sorts before the main course of solo performances, then the live finale of The Voice tonight is the sweet finish. So, who wants dessert? Show your allegiance for one of the four finalists by making one of these delicious desserts: Opera Chris Mann Talk about the voice—whether you’re into opera or not, you...
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Cinco for Cinco: Salsas
Make all five for the ultimate salsa bar, or choose a couple crowd-pleasing favorites. Ancho-Chipotle Salsa Smooth Poblano Salsa Roasted Tomato Salsa Pico de Gallo Morelos Salsa Verde
Cinco for Cinco: Vegetarian
Spicy, colorful recipes for your vegetarian fiesta! Spinach Enchiladas Verde Vegetarian Tortilla Soup Black Bean and Corn Quesadillas Authentic Mexican Chili Rellenos Authentic Mexican Enchiladas
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Cinco for Cinco: Grilled to Perfection
Take it to the grill for your fiesta this year. Chicken Kabobs Mexicana Grilled Mexican Steak Margarita Grilled Shrimp Grilled Fish Tacos Mexican Corn on the Cob
Kitchen Tip of the Day: Storing Bread
I found this great bread tip from How to Break an Egg and thought it would be a great one to share! -Jen The best way to store bread Crusty hearth breads are the best stored in paper because this lets the bread breath and keeps it crusty. Soft, enriched bread and roll should be stored in plastic. (Never refrigerate bread, because that actually dries it out faster.) The best way to freeze a loaf...
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Easy recipes kids can help make for Mom this Mother’s Day! What will your kids be making?
Cinco for Cinco: 30 Minutes or Less
Less time cooking means more time for enjoying your fiesta! Enchanted Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas Mexican Rice Calabacitas Guisada (Stewed Mexican Zucchini) Oaxacan Tacos Short-Cut Mexican Fideo