Fall Eats: Super-Simple Stuffing You Can’t Mess Up

homemade stuffing recipe
Since everyone always tries to start Christmas in November, we like to think it's acceptable to get a head start on Thanksgiving this year. After all, daydreaming about carbs and obnoxious amounts of pie is never a bad thing. Get a heads up on the holiday season by mastering this no-fail stuffing recipe: Serves:... read more

Win It! 5 Days of Fall Freebies

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With autumn in full swing and the holiday season around the corner, there's no better excuse to throw a party! From baking essentials to a hard cider homebrewing kit, we're giving away everything you need to host a fabulous fall fête. To Enter –> Comment right here on our Giveaways message board. (Check back every day... read more

Crowd-Pleasing Party Pizzas

capricciosa pizza recipe
As much as we like (okay, love) ordering takeout, nothing says impressive like a classic, homemade pizza recipe. Show off those pie-making skills with one of these three easy dinner ideas from Pizza: Capricciosa Pizza Make the Italian classic quattro stagione or "Four Seasons" pizza by simply keeping each... read more

How to Roast and Carve a Chicken Without Burning Down Your House

homemade roast chicken recipe
Sure, you can buy any old roasted chicken at the supermarket -- but wouldn't dinner taste that much better if you actually made it at home? Master this roasted recipe and you'll never go back to the store-bought stuff: Serves: 8 What You'll Need: 1 whole chicken (between 4 and 5 lbs.) 2... read more

Instant Expert: Orzo Made Simple

scallops and orzo recipe
If you've ever asked yourself what this pasta-rice hybrid actually is, then look no further. Here, we put your orzo questions to rest: What it is: A rice-shaped pasta found in everything from salads and soups to everyday side dishes. It's super-versatile, making it a must-have for your pantry. What's in a name: Orzo comes from... read more

15 Minutes with Master Sommelier Richard Betts

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He's a New York Times bestselling author, Master Sommelier and co-founder of both Sombra Mezcal and My Essential Wines. Needless to say, 43-year-old Richard Betts is anything but boring. We sat down with the Tucson native to talk grilled cheese, red wine and what you should really tell your waiter: Current city:... read more

Instant Expert: The Facts on Fennel

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Trust us, you're not the only one who confuses fennel with practically every other green vegetable at the supermarket... What it is: Think of it this way: Fennel is a vegetable that closely resembles celery with leaves that look a whole lot like dill. The leaves produce fennel seeds (both of which you can eat) and it has... read more

15 Minutes with Jessie Lagasse Swanson

The Lagasse Girls' Big Flavor Bold Taste and No Gluten
With a famous chef for a father, it only makes sense that sisters Jilly and Jessie Lagasse pursued careers in the kitchen. After all, not many people can call world-renowned chef Emeril Lagasse "Dad". (Yeah, that Emeril.) The two New Orleans-based siblings found so much success with their first book, The... read more

Cookbook Crave: Savory Eats from America Farm to Table

America Farm to Table Mario Batali recipe
If there's one thing chef Mario Batali knows, it's food. That's why we couldn't wait to get our hands on his latest (and ninth!) cookbook, America Farm to Table. Not only is it a curation of simple recipes that celebrate local farmers; but the photographs are so good, you might have a hard... read more

Chocolate-Whiskey Halloween Cupcakes? Yes, Please!

Halloween cupcake recipe
Who needs candy corn and stale Milk Duds when you can have chocolate-whiskey cupcakes for dessert? Fill up on these booze-infused treats for a Halloween you won't forget (or remember). Makes: 30 cupcakes What You'll Need: 2 large eggs 1 cup half and half 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter melted 1/2 cup strong coffee... read more