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Amie Valpone

New Uses for Orange Peel

Amie Valpone | Posted April 17, 2012

The past week I've explored using fresh orange peel in many of my clients' dishes from breakfast to dessert and it's already done wonders for their palates. Just in time for your fresh spring and summer dishes -- fresh orange zest adds the perfect touch of sweetness without added sugar...

Chris Barnes

5 New Uses For Vodka

Chris Barnes | Posted April 20, 2012

Vodka can do more than just make a happy hour, well, happier. It has lots of "off-label" uses that go beyond the bar. Don't believe me? Check out this list of 5 uses for vodka. Share yours in the comments!

Flickr photo by Karola Riegler


Laura Kumin

Roasted Cauliflower and Cumin Dip

Laura Kumin | Posted April 17, 2012

Crushing spices in a mortar and pestle is a great way to get out your frustrations.  There is something so satisfying about pounding away, especially when the effort is productive and the result so delicious.  If you doubt me, take a few cumin seeds and crush...

One For The Table

World's Best Grilled Cheese

One For The Table | Posted April 17, 2012

I don't know who creates these things, but apparently April is National Grilled Cheese Month. Holiday or not, grilled cheese sandwiches seem to appeal to everyone. It's one of my favorite lunchtime treats -especially when there almost nothing left in the refrigerator - there's always cheese and bread.



7 Creative Puddings

Food52 | Posted April 17, 2012

There's something about pudding that's so... evocative. The one word -- pudding -- can bring back memories of school lunches, of elegant dinner parties, of restaurants and meals both humble and grand. Here, we capture the best of the word in seven different preparations: hot and cold, purist and creative....

Gustavo Arellano

The Best Mexican Restaurants In America (PHOTOS)

Gustavo Arellano | Posted April 17, 2012

Almost from the moment Americans have tried Mexican food, they have simultaneously devoured what's in front of them but also desired the next-great thing--the mythical "authenticity" quest, that idea that somehow what we're eating isn't the best possible Mexican dish to consume. It's an idea in Mexico, where the elite...