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Freeze produce now to enjoy summer flavor all year

Freezing is a fantastic method of storage. Come winter, your stash of produce may be quickly pulled out of the freezer to give variety and lift to cold weather meals. More>>

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Think Labor Day weekend is just another excuse for a barbecue?  Try celebrating the last days of summer in an all new way. More>>

Putting heat to meat

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The love of tea

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11 unexpected perks of joining a CSA

Joining a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program is a great way to eat fresh, cheap, and local.
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Cape Town's classic shake

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Southern comfort, Indian-style

Crisp griddled dosas -- savory South Indian fried crepes -- pave the way for new friendships.
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Fries: Belgium does them better

After a lifetime spent eating American-style french fries, a first taste of Belgian-style frites is a transformative experience. More>>

How to rehydrate dried coconut

Nothing beats the satisfaction of cracking open a fresh coconut. But if fresh coconuts aren't readily available, check out this trick. More>>

Bumper crop of cucumbers? Here's what to do

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Fridge raid

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Juicy Fruit: Mexico's prickly pear cactus fruits

In late summer in Mexico, prickly pear cactus fruits, or tunas, are everywhere—a refreshing snack eaten out of hand and a popular ingredient in candies, drinks, jams, and more.
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Bad weather? Make a stovetop smoker

The rich flavors of smoked meat are closer than you think: all you need is a pot, foil, and a steamer insert to make a stovetop smoker. More>>

Cast iron cookware questions and answers

There's a lot to like about cast iron, but it does come with a call for some special handling. Here are the facts you're looking for. More>>

Five essential tips for designing your kitchen

Here are some less traditional ways to think about kitchen design, whether your project is outfitting a rental kitchen in a tiny walk-up, or the kind of larger-scale remodel you dream about. More>>

Maine's latest seafood star

Cold northern waters are providing some of the best oysters you're likely to taste. More>>

4 perfect veggie burgers

These four veggie burgers are worthy occupants of any bun -- no faux-meat here, just fantastically delicious combinations of beans, vegetables, legumes, and grains. More>>

8 barbecue party tips you need to know

Whether you're a first time planner, or seasoned professional, a barbecue is one of the most fun and exciting parties you can throw. More>>

Summer juice smoothie recipes

Grab a blender and some ice this summer, and try your hand at making your own smoothies. More>>

Fourth of July cookout recipes

Entice your guests with traditional American favorites and a few grilled surprises. More>>

Berries made better: Macerating strawberries

The process called maceration softens fruit and imparts flavor, transforming even less-than-perfect berries and stone fruit into something worthy of dessert. More>>

The many faces of ramen

As a Japanese fast food phenomenon, a budget meal solution, a hangover cure, and an upscale menu item, ramen has proven to be an infinitely variable dish. More>>

A writer's beef

Ernest Hemingway's preferred hamburger recipe was a master work in its own right. More>>

Ice cream cocktails -- a Wisconsin favorite

The Greenwood Supper Club in Fish Creek, Wis., mixes liquors with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream for classic takes on a grown-up sundae. More>>

Hot country chicken

In Nashville, a piquant poultry dish has become a way of life. More>>

Luscious layovers

Airports are upping their gastronomic game, giving food-minded travelers a reason to linger between flights. Check out this list of five great airports to eat in. More>>

Becoming an oyster convert

The tasting room of Rappahannock River Oyster Co. in Topping, Va., turns an oyster agnostic into a full-fledged fiend.
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A saucy dish: Tagliatelle Bolognese

At La Trattoria di Oscar in Bevagna, Italy, chef Filippo Artioli uses a beef and chicken stock to cook the pasta for his robust ragù, made with fat-rich beef. More>>

Five great grilling recipes for summer dinners

By Alexandra Kerr Why not enjoy the sunny weather and cook dinner outside on the grill? Whether you love a good steak, pork chops or burger, or want your family to stay on the healthier side of dinner, try grilling one of these great summer dinner recipes. Blue Cheese Burgers A flavorful take on the classic burger, try this simple grill recipe for a burger both kids and adults will love. Depending on your choice of bun and meat, the blue cheese burger can be as delectable or healthy as ... More>>

Hot dog facts: Pros and cons

Hot dogs are great any time, but sales of this particular food product tend to skyrocket in the summer when cookouts and barbecues are all the rage. Read on to find out more about the pros and cons of eating this popular, family-friendly treat. More>>

Beyond tomatoes: Four great ketchup alternatives

Think ketchup starts and ends with tomatoes? Think again. More>>

Late night tradition: Spaghettata

More than a late-night snack, it's an impromptu dinner party. More>>

How to pan-fry fish

One of the simplest and most rewarding ways to prepare fish is to pan-fry a skin-on fillet. The method yields browned, crispy skin on the outside and flaky, moist meat inside, all in a matter of minutes. That is, if you do it properly.

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Good nutrition for a beach-ready body

We all want to firm up those tummies before hitting the surf this summer, but there’s much more to getting bikini-ready than just stopping by your favorite spin class three times a week. More>>

May Day sweets: Sima and Tippaleipä

This funnel cake made from light and lemony batter is deep fried and dusted with powdered sugar for a sweet May Day treat. In Finland it's enjoyed alongside Sima, a fermented lemon soda.

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Everyman's fish -- the tuna sandwich

One writer recounts his lifelong love for the tuna sandwich, the unsung hero of the American lunch. More>>

From Western waters

A drive along Oregon's coast reveals soaring sand dunes, enchanting fishing towns, and some of the most memorable seafood dishes you'll likely find anywhere. More>>

Crawfish: Born on the Bayou

Called both crayfish and crawfish, these tiny freshwater cousins to lobsters are firm and sweet. Plunged into boiling water, they cook through in just two minutes and easily soak up any seasonings, from classic Cajun spices to Asian-style ginger and garlic. More>>

Fabled feta cheese

Just a crumble of feta's pungent, salty flavor enhances dishes from stuffed peppers to salads to savory tarts. More>>

The pasta lesson: Making orecchiette in Puglia

While most of Italy embraces pasta, Puglia takes that love even further. More>>

Arlene's unattainable coffee cake

A bewitching, brown sugar-swirled, pecan-topped coffee cake is all the more beloved for being off-limits. More>>

Marseille, city by the sea

A new generation of chefs builds on the rich culinary legacy of the French port of Marseille. More>>

Blondie -- the brownie's fairer cousin

Like a brownie in shape and texture, blondies are packed with all the brown sugar and butterscotchy goodness of chocolate chip cookies, but softer and more substantial. More>>

Whiskey 101

The world's favorite spirit in a nutshell. More>>

The color of rhubarb in spring

Hardy, bright, and assertive, rhubarb is a refreshing taste of spring. More>>

Mom's Irish potato bread

For one Irish-American household, St. Patrick's Day is the perfect excuse to enjoy a favorite family dish. More>>

7 things you can only get in Indianapolis

For some reason, sports in Indianapolis get all the attention. But instead of focusing on the Indy 500 or the Colts, we should start paying attention to the Midwestern capital city's food scene. Innovative chefs, a thriving craft beer scene, and milkshakes to die for -- these days, Indianapolis has a lot to offer. More>>

Grapefruit: Winter's brightest jewel

Grapefruit, especially from Florida's Treasure Coast, is a favorite cold-weather fruit. More>>

Finding a tomato in winter

A trip to Sarasota, Fla., means sunshine, beaches, and best of all, beautiful produce. More>>

Rhapsody in red: Cooking Hungarian

One writer explores the beauty of Hungarian cuisine one home cook at a time. More>>

A crab feast for winter: Cream of crab soup

Jumbo lump crab meat stars in an impossibly rich, creamy soup. More>>

Love cake

For Lahori teens in the 1990s, celebrating Valentine's Day was a secret affair. More>>

Slow cooker questions, answered

Get the scoop on these five commonly asked questions, and kick your cooking up a notch!
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A Super Bowl showdown with beer from Denver and Seattle

Your Super Bowl spread might be deliciously old-school and junky, but your home team beer doesn't have to be. More>>

Orient express: Egg foo yung

Long dismissed as takeout cliché, egg foo yung deserves a second look. More>>

Season Shot lets you spice up your dinner with a shotgun

Here's word of another brilliant ammo innovation: shells filled with herbs and spices. More>>

Okra revisited

In Lagos, Nigeria, the viscous vegetable claims a regular spot at the dinner table. More>>

Get your kids cooking with you

Is your dinner table a battlefield? You aren't alone. But your child isn't doomed to a diet of white bread and chicken nuggets -- there's hope. Kids are more likely to try foods that they had a hand in cooking.
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Veggies in the raw

Crudités are a celebration of the bounty of the harvest.
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Easy & festive Christmas cocktail recipes

Christmas is filled with special get-togethers. Make yours extra-special with a signature holiday cocktail that adds to the joy of the season. More>>

A Christmas dinner: All is calm, all is bright

Along the New Jersey waterfront, a small family gathers for a big holiday feast. More>>

3 favorite holiday beers

Come winter, almost every brewery in the Western world makes a special beer for the holiday season. More>>

The best frozen pie crusts

5 great frozen pie shells, from homestyle to whole wheat. More>>

8 great pie tips

A few essential techniques will help you achieve rich, flaky crusts and perfect fillings. More>>

Gluten-free classic Christmas cookies

Nothing beats the taste of warm, buttery cookies just plucked from the oven. More>>

Cheat sheet for the perfect turkey

With the following turkey tips, you’ll serve up a perfectly juicy bird -- sure to impress for many holidays to come.
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Family-favorite Thanksgiving sides

Sure, the turkey is typically the star of Thanksgiving dinner. But it’s really the side dishes that make or break the meal.
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State of grace: A Midwestern Thanksgiving

Midwestern classics and a chef's sensibility come together on the holiday table. More>>

Sniffle-fighting snacks

The leaves are changing, the mercury is dropping and the air is filling with the sound of sneezes and coughs. Stock up on the following foods so you can sidestep the sniffles this season. More>>

Your 4-day prep plan for a stress-free Thanksgiving

To cut the stress out of Thanksgiving Day, streamline your meal planning. More>>

Turkey hunt

Before you decide how you're going to cook your turkey, you need to decide what kind of turkey you're going to cook. More>>

3 holiday goodies that are actually good for you

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Here are three holiday favorite foods that get an undeserved bad rap. More>>

Miss American pie

How one cook embraced the glory of America's iconic dessert. More>>

Just us cooks

In Nana's kitchen, cooking meant belonging, and the meatballs were second to none. More>>

Guide to restaurants in Nebraska

Where to eat and stay in the Omaha area. More>>

Candy favorites: The ultimate Halloween haul

Harvesting the bounty of the drugstore candy aisle. More>>

Four Thai curries worthy of Siam

True Thai curries are more than the sum of their parts. More>>

Hard cider: An apple a day

Diverse, dry, and delicious, American hard cider is making a comeback. More>>

Candy crush: Gummy bears

Remembering Hans Riegel, a gummy-candy legend. More>>

Health benefits of pumpkins and their seeds

Pumpkins are generally thought of as a Halloween icon and a staple of the fall season. However, that orange gourd is more than just a jack o' lantern - it's also packed with nutrients that can protect your body against serious health conditions. More>>

Salad social

At the Summertime Salad Social, Lawrence, Kan., is the potluckiest town in America.
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Fast and healthy fish recipes

When it comes to superfoods, fish is at the top of the list.
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My Spanish sanctuary

The first time I fell for the market in Cádiz it was because of the annealing sensuality of its produce and the friendship I found there. The second time I discovered an equally intense but more studious passion. More>>

The smart mom's kitchen

Cooking at home is more cost-effective than ordering in, better for your family’s health, and if you do it right, quicker, too. Check out this list of items you should always have in stock for delicious, kid-friendly 30-minute meals.
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Special sauce: Varieties of Mexican salsa

There's one thing most Mexicans would agree on: There's no meal without salsa. More>>

9 succulent pies to make in September

There’s nothing like late summer and early fall to capture all the wonderful flavors in nature.
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Grapes galore

For many varieties, such as the fragrant Concord and sweet Niagara grapes that thrive in the Northeast, late summer and early fall is the perfect time to indulge. More>>

5 powerful herbs and spices for your pantry

To start spicing up your life, make the following five your new pantry staples.

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The building blocks of pizza

A true Neapolitan pizza is the sum of its simple but sublime parts: dough, tomato sauce, cheese, and heat. More>>

The art of the special breakfast

Weekends call for morning meals above and beyond a bowl of cereal. More>>

3 easy canning recipes you need to try

Canning isn't difficult, and after a few sessions, you'll become a pro. More>>

How to throw the perfect Labor Day party

It's time to crack open the cooler, break open the BBQ grill, and jump into the pool - summer's goodbye bash is on your doorstep. More>>

Late summer blackberries

With their glossy blue-black color and astringent, yet surprisingly sweet flavor, blackberries are a fleeting pleasure — the last, triumphant burst in summer's riotous parade of fruit.
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Big pie country

Dessert steals the show at an Oklahoma rancher's annual picnic. More>>

Capers are a powerful staple for your pantry

Despite their diminutive size, capers are flavor powerhouses. More>>

Healthy summer snacks for kids

This summer make your own kid snacks rather than purchasing premade snacks. You'll have a better idea of what your kids are eating and you'll probably save money at the grocery store.
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Ricotta: Italy's most versatile cheese

Italy's affair with ricotta is one for the ages. More>>

Campfire classic

Enjoy the enduring legacy of s'mores.
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Slim-down summer foods

Plenty of the foods that are prevalent this time of year tantalize your taste buds, offer important nutrients, and help you shed pounds. More>>

Eat your greens: Swiss chard

Swiss chard is the Rodney Dangerfield of greens — it don't get no respect. Or at least, not the kind of respect it deserves. More>>

5 foods you haven’t fried yet

Check out these five foods that have made fried strides, from the reasonably healthy-ish to the downright decadent. More>>

Preserve the season with key lime curd

Bright, floral key lime juice is a perfect foil for the custardy heft of a classic British-style citrus curd. More>>

Basil: The perfect summer herb

Basil is the quintessential garden plant -- equally happy to sprawl out over the expanse of a walled-in plot or flourish in a box on the window sill. More>>

How to kick the sugar habit

Americans are still eating and drinking two or three times the amount of sugar recommended for optimal health.
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6 shortcuts for 6 summer recipes

You don't want to be stuck in a steamy kitchen on a hot summer day. So how can you get dinner on the patio table faster?   More>>

Party out back: East Coast vs. West Coast grilling

From the fresh flavors of California to old-fashioned East Coast burgers, American backyard grilling is our favorite tradition, coast to coast.
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Secrets of the grill: Corn

Grilling gives corn a nutty taste that makes each ear perfect for flavored compound butters, sauces, and glazes.
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Softshell crabs

Softshell crabs are one of those culinary delights that are virtually impossible to find at any time of year except their designated season. More>>

How to cook on a grill

For successful grilling, two techniques are essential -- direct grilling and indirect grilling.
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Scallions: The onion's kinder cousin

Native to central Asia, scallions are at once crisp and tender, cooling and hot -- perhaps that's why they travel so seamlessly between salads, soups and main dishes.
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Hack your way to dinner with these apps that make sense of your fridge

"What's for dinner?" is a question as old as time itself – and it's one of the most frustrating. Now, technology has an answer. More>>

Pizza: The gold of Naples

In the birthplace of the world's favorite food, the best pizza comes down to the basics. More>>

Mustard: Much more than a condiment

The tiny seed can be toasted and used whole, tossed into a jar of fermenting pickles, ground into a powder, or crushed and mixed with vinegar to form the familiar condiment that we spread onto sandwiches.
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Travel guide: Houston

Chef Chris Shepherd gives his take on what to eat, where to go, and what to do in his city, from family-run dim sum and BBQ joints to a pristine local farm. More>>

Pizza on Mars: NASA funds development of 3D printer that can knock out pizza

NASA has awarded a mechanical engineer a grant worth $125,000 to help him create a 3D printer for food. More>>

Asparagus and the bright green of spring

Asparagus is one of the spring season's most celebrated vegetables. More>>

Do food expiration dates matter?

Instead of looking at the calendar, simply follow your eyes and nose. More>>

Good and steamed: California's steam beer

The curious soul of San Francisco's steam beer -- brilliantly clear, deep amber in color, and capped by a bone-white head of foam. More>>

Wild oats

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Sweet sharpness: All things garlic

Garlic has an almost mystical quality. More>>

10 kitchen gadgets you probably don't need

There are many kitchen gadgets out there that claim to make your life simpler, but there might already be something in your kitchen that can do the same job. More>>

New Orleans: Eating in the Big Easy

The best dishes, grandest places, and most colorful culinary history. The heritage of Big Easy dining is alive, well, and thriving. More>>

Eggs recipes: Simple, versatile, delicious

Perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert, the egg is one of nature's perfect foods. More>>

Could fried food be healthy?

Wish you could enjoy fried food, without feeling guilty? Go ahead! A recent Spanish study found it might not be all that bad for you after all. More>>

The history of Easter candy

A basket full of sugary factory-made treats has become a beloved American tradition. More>>

Maple syrup magic

Maple syrup is delicious in just about everything.
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The history of the donut

From European festival food to blue-collar American breakfast, our nation's favorite sweet has taken on many forms throughout its history. More>>

A guide to the oyster regions of Virginia

Virginia is now once again a place that raises many happy oysters. More>>

How to eat to lose weight

Although 93 percent of adults agree that a morning meal is an important part of a healthy diet, more than half of us don't practice what we preach. More>>

Mushrooms: More than just morels

Many beloved varieties of mushrooms prefer warm and wet weather, making mid-summer and early autumn the best time for picking wild mushrooms. But, for those who cannot wait, there are morels. More>>

When life gives you lemons

There's no better way to enlighten a pan of root vegetables, brighten a simmering pot of lentils, or add a layer of citrusy flavor to roast chicken than with a squeeze of lemon juice or a dusting of finely grated zest. More>>

Which chocolate makes the best pudding?

You might be surprised which chocolate made the best pudding in this test kitchen. More>>

Classic get-well foods

In Victorian-era cookbooks, "invalid cookery" — recipes designed for the ill and unwell — laid a foundation for healing at home. More>>

In praise of wing tips

Making wings? Save some love for those often overlooked wing tips. More>>

White chocolate: Beyond the pale

No matter how many great desserts it has been responsible for, white chocolate still bears a stigma. More>>

Wild about walnuts

In the kitchen, walnuts are an eminently useful and versatile staple. More>>

The power of pepper

Celebrate pepper's full-bodied heat with recipes that put the world's most useful seasoning into the spotlight. More>>

Easy ways to lower your food bills

A normally organized refrigerator can quickly become a maze of food items and stuffed shelves. But here's a good incentive to get your fridge under control: Saving money. More>>

Cream rises to the top: Savory and sweet cream recipes

During this hunker-down, fatten-up season when our hibernation instincts kick-in, indulging in heavy cream seems almost biologically justified. More>>

Top 10 processed foods to avoid

The first step to creating a healthier diet is to find out which processed foods are the worst for you. The following are some of the top processed foods to avoid. More>>

7 foods you can only get in Wisconsin

For one Madison, Wis., native, a visit home always evokes a sort of a happy anxiety—so much to eat, so little time. More>>

7 dinner ideas that take 30 minutes or less

Along with taking less time to make, these recipes can also help you clean out your fridge. More>>

Sweet on sweet potatoes

Whatever varieties you like, and however you prepare them, now is the time to take full advantage of the sweet potato's full range. More>>

Home slice: Pumpkin pie

Pumpkin pie is an American original. More>>

Classic vegetable dishes: Cauliflower

Cauliflower is an unassuming powerhouse in the kitchen. More>>

How to make perfect scrambled eggs

Check out these steps to making perfectly creamy and soft scrambled eggs. More>>

One good find: Surryano Ham

Old world cured ham, American-style . More>>

Fall into apple season

Somehow, whatever you make with them and wherever you make it, apples always taste like home. More>>

20 great American bread bakeries

20 bakeries across the country stand out above the rest as pioneers and role models in the American artisan bread movement. More>>

Cooking with beer, from lagers to stouts

Beer's many distinct varieties, from hoppy pale ales to caramel-scented ambers and dark, textured stouts, make it a fantastic cooking ingredient More>>

Eat your eggplant

With this slew of delicious, globally-inspired recipes from classic Italian eggplant Parmesan to an Iraqi-Jewish eggplant and cucumber sandwich, now is the time for eggplant. More>>

Recipe & instructions: Homemade apple cider

Apple cider is healthy, refreshing and easy to make at home in an afternoon with basic kitchen tools. More>>

A passion for figs

Every year on the cusp of fall, you can find figs hanging like fat jewels from broad-leafed trees. But enjoy them while you can -- fig season is fleeting. More>>

Mole sauce: The pride of Puebla

Mole sauce, a specialty in the Mexican city of Puebla, takes several days and a small army to prepare. More>>

Peppermint bark recipes

Bring this sweet treat to a holiday potluck or party, and just smile enigmatically when the other guests assume you spent hours over the stove. More>>

Change your mind about fruitcake

This sophisticated take on the classic Christmas fruitcake  is far from a punchline. Sweet, spiced, and dense, with a bright rum glaze, it's a perfect holiday treat for giving as a gift — or for keeping to yourself. More>>

A thoroughly modern latke

It may not be traditional, but if you like a crispy, golden-brown exterior and a soft, fluffy interior, this latke is for you.
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Learning to love eggnog

You need to start this recipe the day before you plan on serving it, but it's well worth the wait. More>>

A bountiful shore: Celebrating Thanksgiving on the Chesapeake Bay

Thanksgiving is a coming together of one cook's favorite Eastern Shore traditions, and a celebration of the local foods that have fed the people of this peninsula for generations. More>>

Fun election-themed foods

This election year, try looking at the first Tuesday in November as what it truly is – the Super Bowl of politics! More>>

10 fatty foods that can actually be healthy

We've heard it before -- fatty foods are bad; they'll make a person fat and cause heart disease. But research is finding that this is not entirely true. More>>

Bell peppers: One ingredient, many ways

Bright and crunchy or smooth-roasted and mellow, bell peppers brighten up nearly any dish with their sweetness More>>

Healthy lunch box ideas for back to school

Coming up with healthy lunch box ideas your kids will actually enjoy is not always easy. Here are some suggestions. More>>

Elizabeth Coleman White, the mother of the blueberry

Summer's best berry was born not so many years ago in New Jersey. More>>

5 simple summer recipes for salad dressing

It's salad season! With locally grown veggies, fresh herbs, and grilled fish or meat, summer salads are scrumptious. More>>

10 worst foods to eat late at night

Before you grab that midnight snack, think twice -- certain foods can wreak havoc on your body and your sleep cycle if eaten at night. More>>

Savor the peaches of summer while they last

With autumn just around the corner, there is no excuse for waiting to get your peach fix. More>>

Oreo Twists its way into the storied history of food mascots and marketing

Oreo's new Twists graphics are part of the 100th anniversary celebration of the little cookie that could, but will they be remembered like some other food marketing ideas of the past? More>>

The wonders of watermelon

Like a Christmas ham, we kept slicing away at it day after day, and yet of this wonderful watermelon — just sweet enough, just crisp enough, but hardly filling at all — we never grew tired. More>>

Natural energy drinks that work

Getting a quick fix when you need energy is not necessarily a bad thing -- if you choose wisely. More>>

10 diet foods that make you feel full

One of the biggest challenges when you are trying to diet is to avoid feeling hungry. When that happens, consider some of these following items that can leave you feeling full. More>>

The cool and refreshing cucumber

When summer produce season enters its high point, it is the perfect time to enjoy cucumbers in as many was as possible. More>>

On top of the cherry

Delicious baked into pies, crumbles, and cakes, or providing a splash of sweet-tart flavor to meat and rice dishes, cherries are a treat perfect for any summer day. More>>

Pass the peas, please

Nearly all of the country's pea crop ends up frozen or in cans, so there is something particularly special about stumbling across the short-seasoned fresh variety in midsummer. More>>

How to make an authentic McDonald’s Big Mac right in your kitchen

McDonald's Canada tackles another consumer question by turning an ingredient-related query into a cooking tutorial. More>>

Mom's chicken salad

A simple chicken salad with pickle relish, onion, and hard-boiled eggs can be a gateway back to childhood.
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Parsley, the underrated ingredient

The practice of garnishing food with parsley dates back to ancient Rome, but it's time for this leafy herb to move from the edges of the plate to the center. More>>

10 best appetite-suppressing foods

Forget the fad diets and diet pills, which can be harmful anyway, and try eating a diet filled with appetite-suppressing foods, like the following 10. More>>

Homemade ice cream cookie sandwiches

A homemade ice cream cookie sandwich is the perfect, well-portioned summer treat. More>>

Why do McDonald's burgers look different from their advertisements?

McDonald's Director of Marketing tackles a popular fan question by taking you behind the scenes of an advertisement photoshoot. More>>

Eat green and gluten-free at The Happy Tart Video included

If gluten-free basically means wheat-free, then what's so green about that? To find the answer, Scott Meeks headed to The Happy Tart, a gluten-free bakery. More>>

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