Hanoi Grilled Chicken

From the Author of The Banh Mi Handbook: Brilliant foods are often simple foods. I had this tangy-salty grilled chicken at a Hanoi cafe in 2003 and was struck by ...

PB&J Chocolate Bars

  These bars are inspired by a favorite childhood snack: peanut butter and jelly on saltine crackers. Print PB&J Chocolate Bars Prep Time: 25 minutesTotal Time: 55 minutes Yield: Makes ...

Homemade Twix Bars

  From the author of Treat Yourself:  The Twix was my go-to candy bar, my movie companion, my lunchtime fascination, my trade-anything-for-it Halloween treat. When the mini-Twix came out, long ...


“Chorizo” Tacos

  Soft corn tortillas make a perfect vehicle for this tofu “chorizo,” ...

Killer Fish Tacos with Fresh Fruit Salsa

  I’ve always adjusted this recipe according to what fish is readily ...

Montreal Steamie

  Place of Origin: Montreal / Other Names: Montreal Hot Dog, Steamie ...

Flaxseed and Ginger Pancakes

  These ginger pancakes were first part of our ranch life in ...

Zucchini Noodles with Avocado Cream Sauce

Carb-free noodles—hooray! Thinly sliced zucchini will work in any recipe that calls ...

Healing Salad in a Jar

If you like to take a salad for lunch but don’t have ...

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Spaghetti Homard – Lobster

  We take this name from an old Iron Chef episode when the host declared “Battle Homard Lobster!” Yes, homard and lobster mean the same thing (like “minestrone soup”). Among other things that don’t make any sense: this is probably the most popular Joe Beef dish. Print Spaghetti Homard – Lobster Yield: Serves 2 Ingredients8 [...]

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The New York Style Hot Dog

  Place of Origin: New York City / Other Names: Dirty Water Dog, New York Dog Few cities are as synonymous with the hot dog as New York City. The history of the hot dog in New York was, for a time at least, the history of the hot dog itself. Heck, it is rumored [...]

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Julia, Child by Kyo Maclear, illustrated by Julie Morstad

Julia Child and Julia, Child Giveaway!

  Julia Child has inspired so many professional chefs and amateur home cooks alike. It’s no wonder that she’s the inspiration behind a delightful new picture book called Julia, Child written by Kyo Maclear and illustrated beautifully by Julie Morstad. To celebrate the release of Julia, Child we wanted to giveaway a great Julia Child [...]

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Royal Caesar

  This recipe was created in 2011 in honour of the royal wedding of William and Kate. Served in a flute, it’s an elegant Caesar that radiates all things British. Built on the twin spirits of gin and the uniquely English Pimm’s, it has a cool freshness woven in from the cucumber and a dash [...]

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Creamsicle Smoothie

  All that’s missing from this is a little wooden stick. This smoothie is so sweet and yummy it should probably be in the dessert section of this book. And it’s always a hit with kids. Before You Begin: Prepare the Almond Milk Almond Milk This is the most basic ingredient you’ll need for great [...]

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Blonde Macaroons

  These are incredibly easy to make and are amazing when dipped in Chocolate. Eating them straight out of the dehydrator is the raw version of eating cookies straight out of the oven . . . Betcha can’t eat just one! Print Blonde Macaroons Yield: 12 macaroons Ingredients3/4 cup cashews, not soaked 1 1/2 cups [...]

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Caesar Fresa

Caesar Fresa: The perfect summer Caesar recipe!

  With the classic salsa elements of cilantro, onion, and lime, you’ve almost got a glass of pico de gallo with this Caesar recipe! I continued with the Mexican vibe by adding a tequila base. The idea for this recipe came from a strawberry salsa, and the strawberries here add a sweet but tart hit, [...]

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5 Father’s Day Cookbook Recommendations

  Father’s Day is upon us and if you’re tired of getting Dad socks and ties, we’re here to help. We’ve created a list of cookbooks that are sure to have Dad’s eyes light up with inspiration on June 15th. 1. Beerology by Mirella Amato — Broken down into fun, easy-to-read chapters, Beerology starts with [...]

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Rainbow Rice Salad

  Delicious, colorful, great for beach trips and picnics, as a side dish for vegan barbecues or for a light lunch—you name it. The diverse and contrasting flavors are there to be enjoyed. Once you chop everything, the rest is fast and easy . . . as is eating it. Print Rainbow Rice Salad Serving [...]

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How to Properly Pour Beer

  Having stored the beer carefully, made sure it’s at the correct temperature and selected the right glass, there is one last step for a delightful beer experience: the proper pour. This may seem like a bit of a production at first, requiring some focus and concentration, but it quickly becomes second nature. There are [...]

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