Matzoh-Pahoozah: 101 Ways to Eat Matzoh

Editor’s note: Passover is coming up, and for observant eaters, that means there’s at least one box of matzoh in the cabinet. Slathering it with butter gets old quick, so Jenny and Renee from Leite’s Culinaria come up with an encyclopedic list of what to eat on, with, or in matzo. Some of these dishes sound insanely delicious-—chocolate-covered matzo crunch, anyone? And there’s lots of ideas from your fellow food bloggers too. --Jane ...more

Semolina Sourdough with Plums, Walnuts, and Fennel

[Editor's Note: This time of year, I'm on the hunt for recipes that have special elements to them, but that are a little quieter than the high-octane, overly-sweet or incredibly rich holiday treats making their way to the table. This bread recipe strikes me as perfect: it includes some unusual flavor additions that make it special and festive, but it's still hearty and healthy, which balances out seasonal excess. I would love to find it on a holiday table. --Genie] ...more

Spooky Specimen Jars

[Editor's Note: Every Halloween should include one really, really spooky food item, and these edible specimen jars more than fill the bill. They're creepy enough to please the kids in your life, and cute and inventive enough to wow all your fellow parents. Try them out for a particularly happy Halloween! --Genie] ...more

Spinach and Artichoke-Stuffed Potato Skins

[Editor's Note: This dish takes the traditional spinach-artichoke dip, which is already one of my favorite party dishes, and combines them with potato skins for a hearty vegetarian appetizer or, even, main course. It's surprisingly easy and, as long as you factor in enough time to bake the potatoes, quick to pull together. --Genie] ...more
This is going on my list to try. Whenever I make spinach and artichoke dip I always have tons of ...more

Make Perfect Candy Apples At Home

[Editor's Note: Caramel apples are one thing—they involve a fairly easy melting of caramel and a quick dip—but candy apples are generally considered to be a little trickier. Luckily, these instructions are clear and simple, and should be no trouble to recreate just in time for a happy Halloween! --Genie] ...more
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How to Make Mango Sticky Rice

[Editor's Note: Sometimes getting a recipe right is as simple as knowing exactly the right ingredients to use. This seemingly-easy Thai dessert requires a specific kind of rice to make it work—if that element is missing, it won't resemble the real thing! Learn the secret of the delicious dessert, which is a great one to keep in your back pocket for gluten-free or vegan entertaining. --Genie] Mango Sticky Rice - Khao Niew Mamuang ...more
Mango is one of my favorite fruits. While living in El Salvador I ate plenty of mangoes. And now ...more

Bacon and Green Onion Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

[Editor's Note: I've made twice-baked potatoes many times, but have never considered combining that technique with sweet potatoes—it's an innovative idea that sounds incredibly delicious! This could be something served as an everyday dish, but I've got it on the shortlist as a Thanksgiving side dish. It would work for those of us here in the U.S., or, this weekend, for our Canadian food-loving friends to the north! --Genie] ...more
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Quick Chicken and Vegetable Stew with Cheese Biscuit Topping

[Editor's Note: Love pot pie, but not necessarily having to make a crust for it? This alternative is the perfect solution. It comes together in a slightly less fussy, but equally comforting manner, and doesn't require as much time in the kitchen as the traditional recipe. --Genie] ...more

Disaster Averted!!

It turns out that we need not fear a global bacon shortage. Prices may go up, but since I expect prices to go up on pretty much all foodstuffs (already seeing it on some products), I refuse to panic. Maybe now they’ll have to stop making that bacon-infused-lunchmeat crap. ...more

Music Monday: Life Pro Tip

  If you ever find yourself asking “Should I Drink Another Drink,” the answer is almost certainly NO! At least this song is conscious of that fact. ...more