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16 Fresh Fennel Recipes That Everyone Will Love

Fennel can be polarizing—many people are familiar with it only in the form of the fennel seeds commonly found in spice blends, and the first time they're exposed to fresh fennel, the mildly licorice-like flavor can be a surprise. But fennel is both delicious and versatile, as proven by these 16 recipes for salads, pastas, roast chicken, and more.

Rodelle Pumpkin Spice Extract, reviewed

Last year around this time, I made my own homemade Pumpkin Spice Extract to use when baking. The extract was a huge hit and I am already making another batch for this year, as it takes a couple of weeks to infuse. If you can’t wait to make your own – or want to get...

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Fall Morning Muffins

The pumpkin spice latte is a fall favorite for many coffee lovers. Man cannot live by lattes alone, however, so you are going to want to pair your favorite fall beverages with some delicious fall foods. These hearty muffins are ideal for mornings where there is a bit of a chill in the air. They’re...

Brown Sugar Bourbon Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Extracts, like vanilla and almond, are designed to infuse a baked good with flavor and are highly concentrated so that you don’t need to use very much to taste their impact. I love vanilla and use a lot of it in my baking, but I still like to mix things up. While many cookies call...

The Best Honing Steel (Not Sharpening Steel!) for Your Knife

Honing steels don't sharpen knives, but they do help maintain a good edge between true sharpenings. Every cook should have one at home. Here are some of the most important things to know about them, along with product recommendation...

Shakshuka: A Template for Breakfast, Dinner, and Every Meal in Between

Though it's North African in origin, these days shakshuka is popular throughout the Middle East (particularly in Israel, where it may as well be one of the national dishes) and in hip neighborhood diners all over the coastal US. Given its versatility, it's easy to see why. Show More Summary

DIY Vegetable Sushi Sandwiches

19 hours agoFood & Drink / Cooking : Foodista

Onigirazu is the Japanese version of a sandwich.  Instead of bread, rice is slathered on two sheets of nori and stacked high with vegetables.  This version is strictly vegetarian but you can definitely add cooked salmon or teriyaki chicken to the mix if you wanted.

Braised Red Cabbage with Cherries (Video)

YouTube Link: Braised Red Cabbage with Cherries More Videos: Helen's Kitchen Channel1 medium head red cabbage, thinly sliced1 large yellow onion, diced1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp olive oil1/2 cup dry tart cherries1/2 cup port or madeira1 Tbsp pomegranate molasses (or balsamic vinegar to taste)SaltHere is the pan I use for this dish:

Vegan Buffalo Quinoa Bites

Football season is here and these vegan buffalo quinoa bites are the perfect appetizer to get your non-meat eating friends to join the party.  This bite sized snack packs a punch, both in nutrition and flavor.

Seafood Fraud: The Turning Tides of an Industry Epidemic

The seafood industry offers a perfect storm for scandal in the form of mislabeling and fraud: In sharp contrast with beef, pork, or chicken, more than 90% of the seafood we consume is imported, via a largely opaque and convoluted supply chain featuring numerous middlemen and minimal regulatory oversight. Here's what's being done about it.

BraveTart: Homemade Cheez-Its FTW

Because they incorporate cream instead of the more common butter, these homemade crackers brown more flavorfully as they bake, creating a deep, nutty, grilled cheese sort of vibe. Eat 'em out of hand, or serve with hearty soups, stews, and chilis.

Mary Berry 100 Cakes and Bakes

If you’re a fan of the Great British Baking Show (and it is such an enjoyable program, it’s hard not to become a fan after seeing just one episode!), then you know about Mary Berry. The popular judge is a well known food writer and is, unfortunately, not returning to the show next season. This...

We Aged Eggnog for 1 Year to See if It's Worth the Wait

There are folks who say that aging eggnog results in mellower, more complex flavor and richness. But is aged eggnog all it's cracked up to be? Is it worth giving up fridge space for a year? Is it even better at all? I mean, I like cool things and fun experiments, but there has to be a reason to age eggnog beyond just the "it's cool!" factor, right? Well, we tasted and found out.

The Better, Faster Way to Freeze and Defrost Your Foods

Freezers are great for long-term storage, but they're only useful when you can defrost food quickly with minimal loss of quality. So what's the secret? The key to better-quality frozen food is to minimize the time it takes for your food to freeze and defrost, which means freezing flat to maximize the ratio of surface area to volume.

18 Sweet and Nutty Dessert Recipes

Contrast is one of the most important factors in good cooking, and desserts are no exception. While there's certainly a place for uniformly creamy dishes—who wouldn't love to dig into a goblet of airy chocolate mousse right now?—so many sweet treats can be improved with a little crunch, and nuts are the obvious addition to do it. Here are 18 recipes to whet your appetite.

Bread Maker Sourdough Brown Sugar Rolls

The days are noticeably shorter in Maine, but that only means I get to warm the house with my oven. This recipe for bread maker sourdough brown sugar rolls is one that I came up with today as a reward for my kids all actually going outside to split and then stack wood.

Prune and Cognac Clafoutis

Cognac is a wonderful French brandy that is full of rich flavors that include raisins, apples, warm spices (nutmeg, cinnamon, toffee), wood and toast – and that is to name only a few of the flavors you might encounter. The exact flavor profile of cognac varies between blends, between brands and between cognacs that bear...

Cherry Julep

Mint juleps are simple, refreshing cocktails that offer a boozy way to beat the heat on a hot day. Many of us associate them with the Kentucky Derby, as they are the official cocktail of that particular event, but they can be enjoyed any time of year. The basic recipe is made with nothing more...

Owl’s Brew “Classic” Tea Cocktail Mixer, reviewed

The most common cocktail mixers out there are sour mix (lemon/lime and sugar) and sodas, but there are actually a wide variety of mixers out there, including some very unique ones! The Owl’s Brew is an option that is tea-based cocktail mixer. While there are many coffee- based cocktails, there haven’t been a tremendous number of...

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