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Lobster and Tenderloin Skewers

  The King of the Sea meets the King of the Land! These skewers are fun to make and eat. Make these for your next dinner party to give your guests the best of both worlds. I recommend pairing these skewers with loaded baked potatoes—add some bacon, sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, and green onions [...]

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Slow-Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup

  From the author: Call me lazy, but I love a meal that can pretty much cook itself. I also love turning classic meals into a hearty bowl of soup, and the slow cooker allows me to do both. For this dish, I took my standard chicken enchilada recipe and threw the ingredients into a [...]

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Skillet Macaroni and Cheese

  It’s hard to improve on mac and cheese—but we think we’ve done it, by cooking the pasta right in the sauce. With a classic and three variations, there’s something for every craving. SERVES 8 ACTIVE TIME 40 MINUTES • TOTAL TIME 40 MINUTES 6 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs ¼ cup grated [...]

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The Great Lobster Cookbook by Matt Dean Pettit

  When I think of making lobster at home, I think of a large pot and boiling water, but thanks to Matt Dean Pettit my world was flipped upside down. Matt Dean Pettit, chef and owner of Rock Lobster Food Co., has created The Great Lobster Cookbook, a collection of more than 100 simple and [...]

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Italian Kits Make Perfect Gifts

  Everyone loves Italian food, and this simple dinner kit will go down a treat. Just add some good-quality pasta and a generous lump of Parmesan to finish off the gift. For the Basil pesto: Preparation : 15 minutes Makes: about 12oz 1 small clove garlic 1 cup pine nuts toasted 2 cups basil leaves [...]

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Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

  Chicken tikka masala has become an international phenomenon served in Indian restaurants all over the world; it’s so beloved in England that it’s sometimes referred to as the national dish! The original recipe, known as butter chicken, came from one of the first tandoori restaurants in Delhi, Moti Mahal. Tandoori chicken pieces were added [...]

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Five-Spice BBQ Pulled Pork

  Once the pork is in the slow cooker, you’re free for a good eleven hours while it simmers away into succulent, fork-tender shreds. The side of slaw adds more crunch and zing. This is a dinner we like to serve when we’re all home; it’s a family favorite. Serves 6 2 cups chicken stock [...]

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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 its bright flavor.  So much so that I replicated it upon returning to the States. It’s great with rice but is perfectly at home stuffed [...]

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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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