recipes

Thanksgiving Treat: Healthy Stuffed Acorn Squash

stuffed acorn squashPhoto: A Couple Cooks
Between the gravy, stuffing and never-ending supply of pie served at most Thanksgiving get-togethers, it's almost impossible to find a turkey day recipe that doesn't immediately send you into a food coma. Enter this acorn squash recipe courtesy of A Couple Cooks. Stuffed with healthy quinoa and... read more

Win It! 3 Dessert Cookbooks for the Holidays

holiday cookbooks
With Thanksgiving and Christmas right around the corner, we're giving you the chance to win three holiday cookbooks from Chronicle Books! Whether you're looking to make gluten-free cookies, a fruit-filled pie, or a decadent chocolate cake, these baking books have all the dessert recipes you need to impress your... 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

Pumpkin Obsessed? Then You Need This Cocktail

pumpkin spice beer cocktail
The one pumpkin recipe you have yet to make this season? A spicy-sweet pumpkin cocktail that's part beer, part sparkling cider and requires only three ingredients. Not only does it practically scream fall, but it comes together in less than a minute. Done and done. What You'll Need: Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Ale... read more

You'll Flip Over This Perfectly Easy Pancake Recipe

perfect pancake recipe
We love breaking the rules, and are always eating breakfast for lunch or dinner. Pancakes are that fantastic-for-anytime-of-day bite. What better way to celebrate National Pancake Day today? Plus, it's the meal that can be perfectly plain or dressed up with berries, whipped cream and sweet maple syrup. This easy pancake recipe will... read more

Cookbook Crave: 4 Crazy-Quick Microwaved Desserts from Mug Cakes

chocolate peanut butter mug cake recipe
You've seem 'em all over Pinterest and Instagram -- those why-didn't-I-think-of-that mug cakes that almost look too good to eat (the key word here being almost). With no boxed mix in sight, these crazy-quick treats are easily our newest favorite food trend. Haven't tried one yet? Bake up something... read more

Cookbook Crave: You'll Flip Out Over These French Fries!

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Fries, chips, pommes frites ... whatever you call 'em, there's no arguing that these crispy potatoes are the perfect side to just about any main dish. (Or just do what I do, and consider a bowlful as a well-rounded meal.) You can now go beyond basic... read more

Football Party Food! The No-Fumble Spinach-Artichoke Dip

The Nest spinach artichoke dip recipe
Make this perfect dip for your next pregame party, and you'll be the fan favorite. Baked until crispy golden brown on the outside, warm and creamy on the inside, this homemade spinach-artichoke dip is good enough to make you forget the final score. What You'll Need: 2 1/4 cups Italian-style shredded cheese blend... read more

Your Next Drink Needs to Be a Dirty Little Secret

The James Hotel Jimmy Bar
If a dish or drink is made with an unusual ingredient, you bet I'm game to try it. Enter the Dirty Little Secret cocktail from JIMMY at The James -- a rooftop bar on the 18th floor of The James Hotel in NYC. I took one look at the bar's drink menu and... read more

4 OITNB-Themed Cocktails to Entertain Yourself During the Emmys

oranges and cream punch recipePhoto: The Southern Tailgating Cookbook
We know you're going to be all crazy-eyed watching the Emmys tonight, rooting for, um, Orange is the New Black of course. As much as you secretly love Frank Underwood, you'd much rather dedicate a post-work cocktail to your girl Piper. Show your support by mixing up one of these orange-flavored drinks, sit back and... read more
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