Your Next Brunch Special: A Spicy Bacon Bloody Mary

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If you ask us, brunch is our favorite meal of the week. Why? Not only are you surrounded by friends but typically, a boozy little drink (or two) is involved. It is the weekend after all and you deserve it! We got spice gurus, Spiceologist, to share a recipe for a... read more

Recipe: Basil-Peach Chicken Breasts

What You'll Need: 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (1 1/2 pounds) Coarse kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon pure olive oil 1 shallot, thinly sliced 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger 2 garlic cloves, very finely chopped 12 basil leaves, finely chopped, plus more whole leaves for garnish 1 cup homemade... read more

Instant Expert: Why Every Kitchen Needs a Mortar and Pestle

They might look archaic (and within reason — people have been using them for 5,000 years), but a mortar and pestle are a super useful and age-old kitchen tool that will elevate the way you cook. Why? These seemingly simple tools are the key to big flavor. Not to mention they have a... read more

Classic Vegetable Soup Recipe for Earth Day

Loaded with plenty of fresh, colorful veggies, this tomato-based soup is just what your Earth Day meal ordered. What You'll Need: (Serves 6) 1/2 tablespoon olive oil 1 leek, chopped 1 yellow onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, chopped 3 celery stalks, chopped 2 carrots, sliced 1 zucchini, chopped 1 large potato, chopped 1... read more

Common Ingredient Substitutions That Will Save You in a Pinch

How many times have you started to cook or bake and realized you were missing a key ingredient, like milk or eggs? If you're anything like us, probably a lot (oops). Instead of throwing in the towel and your culinary adventures on the back burner, just take a look at this... read more

15 Minutes With Sal Scognamillo of Patsy’s Italian Restaurant of New York

Patsy’s Italian Restaurant of New York is famous for its traditional Italian food and celebrity clientele -- it was Frank Sinatra’s all-time favorite! The family-owned and operated business has had only three chefs since it was founded in 1944: Pasquale “Patsy” Scognamillo, his son Joe, and his grandson Sal. Sal Scognamillo,... read more

Instant Expert: How to Poach Just about Anything

You've probably heard that poaching is a healthy way to cook everything from salmon to eggs and seasonal fruits — well you heard right. But it's also the key to perfect eggs benedict (a Sunday brunch must) and some pretty tasty after-dinner treats. And while the technique might... read more

This Tomato-Basil Omelette is the Perfect Anytime Meal

Omelettes are filling, healthy meals that make great anytime meal options that are quick. This one has juicy tomatoes and fresh basil and we're pretty sure it's going to be a new family favorite. Here's how to make it yourself: What You'll Need: (Serves 1) 1/2 tablespoon butter 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved  2 sprigs of fresh... read more

Instant Expert: Sustainable Seafood 101

Now that you know how to pick seafood like a pro, you might be tempted to run out and start stocking up on everything from calamari to grouper and salmon for days. But — yes, there's a but — there are a few more things you need to know. While fish and seafood... read more

10 Smart Dinner-Saving Tricks

We’ve all been there: You added too much chili to your spicy chicken tacos, you undercooked the spaghetti and are faced with a crunchy mess, or you open up the fridge to find your once-fresh veggies wilting away in a drawer. Don’t toss that food out just yet; here are fast and... read more
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