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7 Ways To Avoid Holiday Weight Gain (Hint: Eat Your Veggies)

Anna Watson Carl | Posted 01.31.2012 | Home
Anna Watson Carl

2011-12-01-Screenshot20111201at11.11.30AM.jpg Looking to avoid holiday weight gain -- and feel better at the same time -- this December? It's easier than you think.

Marcus Samuelsson's Holiday Wish List

Marcus Samuelsson | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Marcus Samuelsson

With the holidays quickly approaching, many are getting a head start in gift-shopping. I always get asked for suggestions on what to get food-lover friends. While there are many gifts out there that a foodie would love, it's always good to do some research beforehand so you know you're getting a gift that will last.

First Helpings: Mac n' Cheese Taste Testers

Elana Karp | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Elana Karp

"First Helpings: Taste Testers" is my way of documenting and sharing my recipe testing process. Here goes...

Shopping For Real Food On A Budget

Nancy Deville | Posted 01.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Deville

If you're game to begin a real food diet on a budget, begin by committing to a food hunt and to preparing what your hunt brings home.

A Healthy Mashed Potato Recipe For The Holidays, From Joy Bauer

Posted 01.18.2012 | Women

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10 Easy Tips To Stock A Holiday Pantry

Hana Choi & Christine Han | Posted 01.17.2012 | Women
Hana Choi & Christine Han

Somehow, the holidays have once again snuck up on us. For a season marked by indulgence and excess, it's easy to get carried away and feel overwhelmed...

5 Ways To Improve Your Fondue

Martin Johnson | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Martin Johnson

In general, one of the best rules of thumb when shopping for cheese is to use the more economical varieties for cooking and to splurge when purchasing for a cheese plate.

Thanksgiving Dinner Calories: Don't Ask

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 01.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

We should remember that Thanksgiving is about having a good time in the kitchen and having more fun at the meal.

Tips For Healthier Family Holiday Meals

Posted 11.30.2011 | Women

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Learning To Cook And Cooking To Learn

Dr. Rebecca Palacios | Posted 01.18.2012 | Parents
Dr. Rebecca Palacios

The holidays offer wonderful opportunities to create learning experiences for children that center around cooking. Memories created in the kitchen can last a lifetime.

Empanadas -- Meat Pies With Pizzazz

Laura Kumin | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Laura Kumin

Empanadas, the Spanish name for filling encased by dough or pastry, sounds lovely to me and conjures up visions of delicious morsels hot out of the oven.

The Tao of Houseguesting

Jen Sincero | Posted 01.17.2012 | Style
Jen Sincero

When you're staying with someone, you're more considerate about making noise, cleaning up after yourself, listening to what they say, paying attention to their needs and rising to the occasion even if you're feeling crabby, because you have to.

Tweaking The Recipe: Announcing The New And Improved Kitchen Daily

Arianna Huffington | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Arianna Huffington

With Thanksgiving near, there's no better time to announce the launch of our redesigned Kitchen Daily -- a one-stop destination for the best recipes, cooking tips, taste tests and product reviews that approaches food not as sustenance but as something to be shared and enjoyed.

The Music-Cooking Connection

Anna Brones | Posted 01.17.2012 | Home
Anna Brones

In my world, there's nothing better than a night in the kitchen, a glass of wine in hand and St. Germain playing at full blast. Music is to cooking like coffee is to a Monday morning; it injects a level of energy and fuels the creative spirit.

The Parchment Paper Cookbook: Pork Chops with Pumpkin and Cream

Stephanie J. Stiavetti | Posted 01.16.2012 | Home
Stephanie J. Stiavetti

Think of the freedom: no pots and pans to wash. Just recycle or compost your paper, using less energy by cooking everything in one oven.

The Biggest Mistake I Ever Made In The Kitchen

Alex Guarnaschelli | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Alex Guarnaschelli

You know that moment in a horror movie when the sweet child morphs into Satan's messenger? My plates of puree had somehow instantly gone from green to a muddy brown. Guy Savoy looked at me as if I'd sent a stripper to his house during Sunday family dinner.

John Besh: A Passionate Plea For Home Cooking

John Besh | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
John Besh

By a renewed focus on the Family Table we can make the world a better and tastier place, one dish at a time! We are at a very important time in our societies' history and much of what and how we as a people source, cook and eat will decide how we continue to evolve.

Mario Batali: The Importance Of Family Dinner

Mario Batali | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Mario Batali

Cooking family dinner should start long before bags full of groceries are on the counter. Conversation and democracy are two essential tenets to dining as a family.

A Tipsy Heaven In Argentina

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 01.11.2012 | Travel
Jennifer Hamady

The five acres were originally purchased by Gabriela's grandmother in 1936. Malbec vines and olive trees had been planted at the turn of the century and meticulously maintained.

Roasted Cauliflower: Simple & Elegant

Laura Kumin | Posted 01.08.2012 | DC
Laura Kumin

Whether you have never eaten cauliflower or have tasted it and hated the stuff -- give me (and cauliflower) a chance. This super easy recipe will change your mind about a rather plain looking vegetable with a bad reputation.

How To Cook With Salt

Kitchen Daily | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

Think all salt is the same? Think again. Chef Douglas Miller of The Culinary Institute of America explains that there are many varieties of salt, and ...

Got Ocean Destruction? A Chicken of the Sea Recipe to Die For [video]

Kevin Grandia | Posted 01.04.2012 | Green
Kevin Grandia


How To Work With Nopales

Kitchen Daily | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

When working with cactus paddles, chef Iliana de la Vega of The Culinary Institute of America advises using caution: The brown spots on the green fles...

How to Throw a Fall Dinner Party

Anna Watson Carl | Posted 01.03.2012 | Home
Anna Watson Carl

People tell me all the time that they are intimidated to host a dinner party. I want to demystify the process as much as possible, because honestly, cooking a meal for friends is one of the most rewarding things in life.

Healthy Breakfasts

Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S. | Posted 01.03.2012 | Parents
Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S.

2011-11-03-Screenshot20111103at1.53.04PM.jpg A healthy recipe for everybody's favorite: pancakes!!