Recipes

Peppermint desserts that taste like Christmas morning

If you only think of after-dinner mints or candy canes when someone mentions peppermint desserts, we’ve got a delicious lesson or two for you. These peppermint desserts taste like the holidays. There’s no other way to say it. The refreshing zing of peppermint plays perfectly with...

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 8:24am

15 Thanksgiving side dishes that will outshine the turkey

Turkey gets all the attention. We say it’s time to celebrate Thanksgiving side dishes. Pick the right recipes and they’ll outshine that spotlight-stealing Butterball. There’s no reason to resign yourself to dull dinner rolls or a sad lettuce-based salad. Kick your family feast up...

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 4:18pm

12 Pumpkin pie bars so good they'll disappear before dinner

Pumpkin pie bars are like those t-shirts with a tuxedo front pattern: They have the same elements as their more formal counterpart, but they’re way less work and, let’s face it, way more fun. Pumpkin pie is great, one of our favorite Thanksgiving pies even. But sometimes we want those...

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 1:20pm

Deadly delicious ways to use leftover Halloween candy from Adam Richman

Adam Richman wants you to know that there’s a better way to enjoy that Halloween candy than straight from the wrapper in a marathon sugar session. These recipes take leftover Halloween candy and transform them into indulgent desserts (and one main dish) that you’ll actually savor....

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 3:36pm

10 Pecan pie bars that take the classic pie to new heights

What’s the difference between these pecan pie bars and our other Thanksgiving desserts? There’s no reason to feel bad about eating them all November long! After all, we never said they were specifically for a holiday. Though these pecan pie bars perfectly capture the flavors of...

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 1:43pm

10 Slab pies that make feeding a Thanksgiving crowd easy as, well, pie

Let slab pies save you from the mental math of baking Thanksgiving pies this season. We know how it goes: The extended family is coming over, so you need at least three pies. Oh, but wait, what if people want seconds? Better make it four just to be safe. Oh, but then there’s Aunt Sally with...

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 1:58pm

10 Thanksgiving pies that are just plain delicious, no matter how you slice it

Having a feast without Thanksgiving pies is like, well, having a holiday feast without the turkey. And while turkey offers only two options for eaters, white and dark meat (and, c’mon, we all know which one is better), Thanksgiving pies offer almost endless delicious options for indulging....

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 11:37am

Swineapple could be the most obnoxious Pinterest food trend ever

Grilled pineapple, if you haven’t tried it already, is a heavenly delight. The heat does something to the fruit’s sugar and makes summer magic in your mouth. And in the spirit of “if that’s good, let’s make it better” stakes-upping, a Texas man has introduced the...

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 6:09pm

Slim down on the 4th of July without giving up potato salad

Food is a large part of holiday celebrations, but while you celebrate America’s independence from England, you can still celebrate your independence from Spanx. Even those who remember to focus on the family and fun (instead of the food) are not above asking for cheese on our burger or...

Monday, July 3, 2017 - 1:45am

High cuisine: Cannabis oil-infused 'dankquet' is a true gourmet experience

As marijuana worms its way into the sphere of accepted adult activity, weed-related food products are increasingly becoming a subject of legitimate epicurean exploration. Just ask Chef Oscar Toro, executive chef and partner at Jue Lan Club in Manhattan. He doesn’t smoke...

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 7:13pm

17 bubbly cocktails to ring in 2017

For this festive night, nothing beats that familiarpop! fizz! clink! Unless of course, you're taking that Champagne and adding a splash of grapefruit juice and rosewater.Ringing in the new year is synonymous with a glass of bubbly, but the tradition's roots aren't as clear as that crystal Champagne...

Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 11:20am

Red wine + chocolate = a merry match made for your mouth

Forget chicken soup. Red wine is what you want to warm your bones and soothe your soul this winter. And what pairs better with wine than (yes, more wine, but also) chocolate.Whether you’re cooking sweets for one on a Friday night in or bringing a decadent dish to a pot luck, these red wine recipes...

Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 7:17am

7 cozy recipes you'll want to eat all winter long

Woah, that was quick! I'm always surprised at how short autumn seems to last. And just like that, I'm shivering under six layers and fuzzy socks, complaining about snow, shoveling snow, how ugly snow gets in the city and, of course, the cold.It's not all bad —especially if you get to thaw out in...

Monday, November 28, 2016 - 3:00am

Dorie Greenspan is your fairy godmother this holiday season

Holiday cookies are a cherished family tradition for some — but for the novice baker they could be the second coming of sugarcoated hell. Don’t fret. We went to the cookie master of all cookie masters — Dorie Greenspan, hailed “culinary guru” by the New York Times and a James Beard Who’s Who of...

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 3:04am

Happy National Nacho Day! Here's 14 recipes to make you drool

Election Day will, sadly, overlap our weekly video series highlighting helpful kitchen tips. In lieu of that video, we're doubling up our recipe recommendations. And in honor of National Nacho Day and the emotional eating I anticipate doing this week after Tuesday, Metro give you 14 chips-n-cheese...

Monday, November 7, 2016 - 1:50am

How to cook with fruit and veggie scraps

Turns out eating on a budget isn’t an oxymoron – in fact, you’ve probably been throwing out one of the solutions for years. What do we mean? Fruit and veggie scraps! That’s right. You can save money – and load up on good-for-you nutrients – by eating food parts you might think are destined to be...

Friday, November 4, 2016 - 8:30pm

7 delicious dinners to try this week

I cook dinner at least five nights a week, and while there's no shortage of food blogs or cookbooks in our house (or phone calls to my mom for any one of her famous recipes), I still find myself struggling keep the weekly menu mix interesting, ethnic and easy.Now, I'll share my hours of labor,...

Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 11:16pm

Here’s the secret to making sweet potato pie

Every year Chef Kevin Conner bakes 1,000 of the 20,000 pies sold on behalf of Community Servings’ Pie in the Sky fundraiser. Of that number, his team plans on 700 pies to be made of locally sourced sweet potatoes. The chef, an alum of No. 9 Park, Radius and Union Bar Grill, says there are a few...

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 3:06am

Damn Delicious creates simple, luscious meals you won't be able to resist

Los Angeles-based blogger Chungah Rhee's mouth-watering food photos are everywhere.You'd probably seen her Damn Delicious recipes and photos on Buzzfeed — or the Huffington Post — or the Kitchn. Her simple, but fulfilling meals that are both obtainable and Pinnable, so it wasn't much a surprise...

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 2:51am

This chef wants to make vegetables your kids' main course

Nikki Dinki didn’t always eat her vegetables. After two decades of subsisting on mostly cereal, bagels and instant ramen, “Picky Nikki” decided it was time for a transformation. Now, the co-host of Cooking Channel’s "Junk Food Flip" has done a complete 180, advocating for delicious fare that...

Friday, July 15, 2016 - 11:33am