Mexican Red Chili Sauce

Here is an authentic Mexican red chili sauce, made with dried Ancho chilies or Pasilla chilies. It's perfect making tamales and enchiladas!

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Minestrone Soup

Minestrone soup is an Italian classic! This version is made with cannellini beans, chicken stock, cabbage, potato, zucchini, carrots, plum tomatoes, and Parmesan cheese.

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Crispy Panko Fish Sticks

Hello, homemade Panko Fish Sticks! Say goodbye to soggy fish sticks from the freezer! These fish sticks are ready for the table in about 30 minutes and are sure to please the whole family.

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4 Best Mix-Ins for Banana Bread

Banana bread is a perennial favorite that you can eat any season, any time of the day. Here are four great mix-ins to take them to the next level.

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Ham and Potato Soup

This hearty Ham and Potato Soup is made with a ham shank or leftover ham bone and russet potatoes. Perfect for chilly weather!

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Nearly Half of the People Who Think They Have a Food Allergy Actually Don't — Wellness News

For those of us with food-based allergies, mealtimes can be a minefield, especially when eating food not prepared yourself. There are an astonishing 170 different types of foods that can cause allergies, including milk, fish, eggs, and wheat — all extremely common items in American food.

According to research organization Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), approximately 15 million people in the United States have food allergies, including more than 5.9 million children. Every year approximately 200,000 people require emergency or medical care for allergic reactions to food, so for those with allergies, innocent mistakes can turn into life-or-death situations.

But recent research, however, seems to indicate that a big chunk of the people who think they have food allergies might not have them at all.

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My Golden Rule for Organizing Kitchen & Pantry Cupboards — Organizing Advice from The Kitchn

I've cleared out and reorganized my kitchen many times over the years, usually in conjunction with The Kitchn Cure, and every time I've learned something new: I much prefer storing my spices upright in a pull-out drawer, rather than in a wonky rack; there's a simple solution for a flaky pepper mill; and I've yet to regret my wall-mounted pot rack.

But more than anything, I've realized the secret to creating (and maintaining!) organized cabinets and shelves comes down to just one simple rule.

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You Should Keep a Dish Brush in Your Shower — Here's Why — Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn

For as much time as we spend in the shower, it can be hard to find the time to clean them right afterwards — which you really ought to do to attack build-up before it gets really grimy. But what if we told you we'd discovered an easy, foolproof way to clean your shower on the regular; with a cleaning tool you probably already have ... in your kitchen sink.

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Everything You Need to Know About Roasting Vegetables — Tips from The Kitchn

We're not quite sure where we'd be without roasted vegetables. They're a simple weeknight side dish staple, a meal prep go-to, and generally our favorite way to load up on good-for-you produce. While it's easy to roast vegetables, a few general guidelines ensure you're set up for success. Here's everything you need to know, from temperature and cook time to seasonings and more.

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Why I'm No Longer Taking My Parents Out to My Favorite Restaurants — Family

There's no easy way to say this, so I'm just gonna say it: I'm no longer going to take my parents out to my favorite restaurants. We will still go out to eat when they come to visit (or better yet, maybe I'll just cook for us at home!), but I'm going to stop putting so much effort into picking out the cutest, most Insta-worthy places with seasonal appetizers and entrées with the ingredient sources listed on the menu.

Here's why.

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Meal Prep Plan: A Week of Winter Meals in Two Hours — Power Hour Meal Prep

If your New Year's resolution is to eat better, with less stress and bother, meal prep is probably the answer. The smart art of prepping ahead for your week on Saturday or Sunday can be life-changing, and we want to help make that so easy and straightforward with our Power Hour series. (Did you know that we're launching a newsletter to send these direct to your inbox every week?)

To start the year off right, here's a meal prep plan straight from my own kitchen. It's cozy, practical, and protein-heavy, with everything from pot roast and pulled chicken to slaw and oatmeal muffins. It's all the food a family of two to four needs for a week, and you can prep it all in about two hours.

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3 Old Food Budget Rules That No Longer Apply, According to a Pro — Healthy Budget

Raise your hand if you've ever tried to stick to a food budget and failed. You're not alone. That's because budgets (for food and in general) are often too rigid, says Jennifer Faherty, a certified financial planner and the founder of Financial Wealthbeing. Budgets are great in theory, but they don't always work in real life or allow for unplanned things to happen, she points out.

We asked Faherty to take a look at three old-fashioned budgeting rules that, really, no longer apply — and how to adjust them to work for modern times.

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The 3 Weight-Loss Proverbs That Just Didn't Work for Me — Personal Wellness

After decades of being the fat girl in every room — the girl who'd be pretty if she'd just lose a lot of weight and the woman who's never stuck to a diet long-term, always shamed for eating the bad foods and mocked for eating the good foods — I've had enough. I'm big and beautiful and way healthier and happier than I've ever been.

Eventually, I found a way to my own idea of wellness. After going on an elimination diet and, in tandem, examining all the reasons I was so big for so long, I lost enough weight (70+ pounds) to make a big difference in my mind and my body. I was finally ready to love all my imperfect, messy, complicated parts and, ultimately, myself. Now, I'm sharing what I've learned about all those so-very-typical weight-loss recommendations the world has been telling me (and probably you) since nearly birth.

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I've Tested Nearly Every Air Fryer on the Market. These Are the 4 Best for Most Home Cooks. — The Kitchn Best List

If eating better is one of your goals for the new year, an air fryer can help — especially if it's your love for fried foods that always seems to be sabotaging your resolution to change your eating habits. These countertop gizmos will take up a bit of space in your kitchen, but really can give you the crisp and crunch that you find irresistible in a piece of Southern fried chicken or even a simple onion ring. However, not all air fryers are created equal. Here are the ones that will satisfy your craving for fries.

Why You Should Trust Our Gear Pro

For more than 30 years, I was in charge of testing and reporting on everything from wooden spoons to connected refrigerators at the Good Housekeeping Institute. I've walked the floors of every trade show and read every new product release for longer than most digital publications have existed!

My street cred? I also worked as a chef in New York City restaurants for seven years.

I've tested, used, and played with nearly every piece of kitchen gear (including air fryers) to come on the market for years. When it comes to gear, it takes a lot to...

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I Spent an Entire Year Cooking Chrissy Teigen Recipes — Tried It!

Last fall, I was standing in line to meet one of my idols, Chrissy Teigen, at the Los Angeles launch of her latest cookbook, Hungry for More. I'd spent the past year cooking her first cookbook from cover to cover — and I was finally going to get to meet her in person to tell her about it.

But let me start at the beginning.

A few years ago, I set a New Year's resolution to cook my way through Chrissy Teigen's first cookbook, Cravings. She was one of my idols — and this was going to be my version of Julie & Julia. Except instead of Julie Powell and Julia Child, it'd be me and Chrissy. And instead of learning how to master beef bourguignon, I'd master homemade Buffalo wings.

So I got to work. I outlined what I'd hoped to do: Cook every single recipe in her book, take photos of each meal, and (because I have no shame in social media), tweet Chrissy every single time. I gave myself a year to do it all.

Fast forward to now, and I'm proud to report that I DID IT. The whole thing started out as just a fun personal challenge, but I actually ended up taking a ton away from the experience. So whether you're a beginner...

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9 Brilliant (Decorating and Storage!) Lessons to Learn from These Tiny House Kitchens — Small Space Living

Few homes are as impressive as tiny houses in terms of use of space. Necessity is the mother of invention, after all. Even if you aren't living in super tight quarters, there are plenty of notes you can take from the creative storage solutions often found in these compact spaces, particularly in the kitchen.

Here, we scoured the littlest abodes and found nine really good, smart lessons, which you can steal for your own dwelling to maximize your square footage and style.

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How To Make the Easiest Eggs Benedict — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

I have friends that will triple-check brunch menus before we head out to make sure they serve eggs Benedict. It's not that they're that obsessed with eggs Benedict that they won't eat anything else (at least, I'm guessing), but more that they're sure they're never going to make the dish at home — and so going out to eat is the only way to enjoy it.

Wouldn't it be great if you could serve those friends Eggs Benedict from the comfort of your own kitchen — or better yet, show them how easy it is for them to make themselves? This foolproof recipe is designed for Benedict beginners, and I encourage you to give it a go this weekend. It'll sharpen your egg poaching skills, teach you a snazzy new way to make hollandaise sauce, and reward you with a bountiful plate of picture-perfect Eggs Benny.

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This 5-Minute Million-Dollar Dip Is a Party Favorite — Delicious Links

Kitchn's Delicious Links column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our favorites.

Dip is a get-together classic, and it's often the most-appreciated dish at any big party or potluck. It's just the thing if you want only a little taste of something. Forget the pigs in a blanket and the mini cupcakes — gimme the dip! But be warned: Once people try this "million-dollar dip" they're not going to stop at just one bite.

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I Tried 6 of Trader Joe’s Trendiest New Groceries for 2019 — Here's What I Thought — Shopping

The thing that sets Trader Joe's apart in a sea of other grocers is their willingness to chase down food trends, create demand for buzzy new products, and introduce shoppers to new ingredients and flavor combos in super-approachable (and affordable!) ways. And considering the frequency with which I shop at Trader Joes, I am bestowing upon myself the official title of Trend Spotter.

With my new Trend Spotting title on my resume, I made a trip to my local TJ's in search of the trendiest new items on shelves in 2019. Here's what I found so far.

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Introducing Kitchn's New YouTube Series: Power Hour Meal Prep (with Grace!) — Power Hour Meal Prep

New year, new meal prep goals! What is more invigorating than seeing a week's worth of meals lined up in your fridge after a Power Hour prep session? We're here for it!

To inspire you and get you going with your eating and meal prep goals, we are launching not only a meal prep email newsletter (have you signed up yet?) but also — drumroll! — our very first Kitchn YouTube series with Grace Elkus, our senior food editor. Every Thursday Grace will show you how to take an hour and a pile of groceries and chop, boil, and roll your way to meal prep stardom.

Watch the first episode below and subscribe to our YouTube channel to see a fresh Power Hour meal prep video every week.

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Does This Chicken Look, Um, Under-Seasoned to You? — Food News

Humans have been seasoning their food as far back as six millennia ago. A piece of pottery found in Germany from 5,900 years ago contained evidence that prehistoric hunter-gatherers flavored fish and deer stews with garlic mustard seed. The difficulty of gathering that seed simply to add a dash to food proves the impetus to spice up meals is ingrained in the very fabric of humans and cooking.

And that's why when we come across a person who doesn't use a dash of anything when they cook, we have a lot to say about it.

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3 Great Pieces to Snag for Your Kitchen from World Market's Huge Furniture Sale

World Market is having a site-wide furniture sale, and we've found a few stylish picks to help you achieve (and maintain) order in your kitchen. While none of these items were traditionally designed for the kitchen, we think they're a big upgrade to a lot of the more purpose-built storages solutions out there that too often lack style. They all serve the same purpose: to free up valuable storage and counter space so you can put your creativity to work when cooking and entertaining.

The sale also includes great dining room sets, tables, and chairs. See those here, and our picks below.

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Recipe: Cheesy Garlic & Herb Smashed Sweet Potatoes — Recipes from The Kitchn

With their crispy, crunchy edges and creamy, tender centers, crash hot potatoes were quite possibly the best thing I ate in 2018. So to kick off the new year, I was eager to play around with a shiny new version. These smashed sweet potatoes (not to be confused with mashed sweet potatoes) are just as delightful. As they roast, the naturally sweet vegetable — slicked with olive oil and tossed in garlic, dried herbs, and plenty of salt and pepper — begins to caramelize and brown. And the sprinkling of Parmesan cheese creates a crunchy topper on every round, almost like a little frico to go along with every bite.

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Oooh, yes! This Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread is the best of all possible worlds! This riff on classic Banana Bread is so good, the whole loaf will be gone before you know it.

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Pressure Cooker Pot Roast with Balsamic and Rosemary

Pressure Cooker Pot Roast shaves some time off oven-cooked and slow cooker methods. You can also cook the veggies right in the pot, making it an easy one-pot meal.

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Cincinnati Chili

Authentic Cincinnati Chili is a meaty, rich, and uniquely spiced chili from (you guessed it!) Cincinnati, Ohio. It's served over hot spaghetti with your choice of toppings. Don’t forget the cheese and oyster crackers!

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Simply Recipes 2019 Meal Plan: January Week 2

Here's your meal plan for the second week of January! Here's what we have lined up this week: Sheet Pan Harissa Chicken, Hungarian Goulash, Mediterranean Chickpea Bowls, and more great recipes!

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Quick and Easy Artichoke Dip

Quick and EASY hot artichoke dip! It only takes 15 minutes to make, and it's such a crowd-pleaser. Make it with artichoke hearts, Parmesan cheese, and mayo!

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Foodierama, surprisingly enough, is a food blog. As a culinary fan since childhood, I decided to share my culinary experiments, recipes, foos stalls and restaurants I go to, interesting markets I come across when I travel, and strange ingredients I like to buy and then chanllenge myself with them in the kitchen.

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19 January 2019

  • 5 Ways to Cook Vegetables

    Preparing vegetables will always demand some extra time and care. However, these days we’re all trying to get more vegetables into our daily lives. Knowing more general ways to cook them only works in our favor. The transformation from raw to cooked never ceases to inspire and once you learn the overall cooking processes, you...

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  • Broccoli Pesto Pasta with Chickpea Casarecce

    Post sponsored by Barilla. See below for more details. There is nothing quite as delicious as a simple bowl of pasta tossed with a bit of pesto. This take with an easy broccoli pesto pasta is one of the ways I keep the pasta/pesto combination alive during the colder months when basil isn’t as abundant....

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  • Chili Chickpea Smothered Toast

    I like every recipe I post on this site. There are countless recipes that never see the light of day. They are probably good, I just don’t like them. On the opposite side of the spectrum, there are recipes I love. Like, I could eat this everyday kind of love. These chili chickpeas get that...

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  • Saving the season: Lemons

    There’s nothing quite like having an abundance of citrus. I think it accounts for about 50% of all joy during the winter months. The pucker-inducing flavor, the vibrant color, the bright fragrance: there’s nothing quite like it. And, if you’re like me, you like to have some of these flavors year-round. I use lime/lemons in...

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  • Sunchoke Hash with Tarragon and Chickpeas

    I’ve made mention that if I were to ever open a cafe, it would serve breakfast and lunch. These are the meals I enjoy most and the meals I feel I could endlessly create. I also love updating classic breakfast recipes to fit within a seasonal mold. During the winter months, I’m drawn to sunchokes....

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