Is the most popular dish in America lasagna?Although we will forever swear that The Daily Meal has some of the best recipes on the Web, it seems like one recipe has trumped us all: John Chandler's World's Best Lasagna.
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Funnily enough, as The Washington Post found out, John Chandler isn't a chef, or a culinary school maestro. Rather, he's a salesman and father of two, a random guy who submitted his recipe to Allrecipes at the urging of an (ex)girlfriend. Since he submitted it in 2001, it's gained a slew of five-star reviews; according to Allrecipes' numbers, about 12 million people have viewed the recipe in the past five years, there are 10,423 ratings, and it's been "pinned" more than 25,000 times. For the past decade, it's been the most popular recipe on the site.
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"It's not something I go around beating my chest about. But it makes an interesting icebreaker, you know?" Chandler told The Washington Post.
Is the most popular dish in America lasagna?Although we will forever swear that The Daily Meal has some of the best recipes on the Web, it seems like one recipe has trumped us all: John Chandler's World's Best Lasagna.Read More »from What's the Most Popular Recipe on the Internet?
Ziggy Gruber knows a thing or two about throwing a great bar mitzvah!Having had a bar mitzvah of my own some time ago and with the bar mitzvah of my deli, Kenny & Ziggy's New York Delicatessen Restaurant in Houston, coming up next month, I wanted to share mitzvah tips with you. Here it goes!Read More »from 6 Tips for Throwing a Bar or Bat Mitzvah
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What am I going to wear? You have the caterer, the cake, and the venue, the invitations are in the mail, and the DJ is booked. Now you have to start thinking about what to wear. So, start shopping! Mom needs a new dress, new shoes, and hair and nail appointments. Dad will go pull a shirt out of the closet and make sure it fits, and send his dress pants to be let out a smidge.
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Shabbat dinner. And now back to food. It's not bad enough that you have to feed a village the mitzvah itself, but it is customary to have a Shabbat dinner for your out-of-town guests on the night before the mitzvah. Now, you can go about it a couple of ways. One, you can let your favorite restaurant or
Chicken potpie is a perfect fall meal, but frozen versions are usually loaded with sodium and preservatives. Chef Fabio gives this American comfort food his signature Italian twist: a flaky Parmesan pie crust!
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FABIO'S CHICKEN POTPIE
Recipe by Fabio Viviani
Yield: 6 potpies
For the crust:
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 sticks cold butter (12 ounces), cut into small chunks
1/4 cup ice water
For the filling:
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 cup diced celery (1/3-inch dice)
1 cup diced onions (1/3-inch dice)
1 cup diced carrot (1/3-inch dice)
1 teaspoon salt plus additional if needed
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup diced potatoes (1/3-inch dice)
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size cubes
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 1/4 cups chicken broth
1 cup diced broccoli
1/2 cup peas
2 sprigs fresh parsley, chopped
2 sprigs fresh oregano, Read More »from Fabio's Perfect Chicken Potpie
- Good Housekeeping | Shine Food – Fri, Sep 13, 2013 5:07 PM EDT
Accordion PotatoesFor seriously satisfying spuds, try these vitamin-rich reds. Creamier than russets and lower in starch, all they need is a drizzle of olive oil before roasting; sprinkle with parsley and thyme and serve.Read More »from A Tastier – and Prettier! – Alternative to Baked Potatoes
Yields: 8 side-dish servings
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 37 min
Oven Temp: 450
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- 8 large (8 ounces each) red potatoes
- 2 tablespoon(s) extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
- 1/4 teaspoon(s) coarsely ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon(s) chopped fresh parsley leaves
- 1 teaspoon(s) chopped fresh thyme leaves
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1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Carefully slice each potato thinly without cutting all the way through.
2. Place potatoes on microwave-safe dish and cover with waxed paper. Cook in microwave on High 12 to 15 minutes or until easily pierced with tip of knife.
3. Transfer potatoes to metal baking pan. Carefully drizzle oil between
Could you live without eggs if you could still make cookies?Science just made being a vegan that much easier, as a new company is releasing a chicken-less egg made entirely of plants for baking.Read More »from Egg-Scuse Me? Plant-Based Eggs Now for Sale
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Whole Foods in California is now selling an artificial egg replacement, the Daily Mail reports, made from plant parts and used in baking. The item, called Beyond Eggs, is a powder of sorts made from ground-up peas, sorghum, and other ingredients, NPR reports. According to NPR, tasters couldn't tell the difference between cookies made with real eggs and cookies baked with Beyond Eggs.
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"Eggs are functionally incredible, they do everything from hold oil and water in mayo to making the muffin rise and holding scrambled eggs together," Josh Tetrick, the company's founder, told Daily Mail. So far, they've created "eggs" for baking, an eggless mayonnaise, and salad dressing.
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The Nobel Peace Prize will be announced on October 11, and I have a name to submit to the list of nominees: Frederic Bau.
Bau is a pastry chef and director of the Ecole du Grand Chocolat, the Valrhona Chocolate School (why oh why didn't I go there for undegrad?). He's stumbled upon a discovery that, if distributed widely and, say, air-dropped in conflict zones, could send people of all creeds, religions and ages into such a state of extreme well-being that peace would undoubtedly ensue.
One day in the kitchen at the École, Bau put some white chocolate to melt on the stove in a bain marie (a French double-boiler). He got distracted and only after 10 hours-600 minutes!-elapsed did he remember to check the pan. The first thing he noticed was the aroma: like "roasted Breton shortbread." When he tasted the result, he realized he'd struck chocolate gold.
The result is Dulcey, which has recently gone on sale in the U.S. The tasters at DuJour used these words to describe it:Read More »from Chocoholics, Rejoice: Blonde Chocolate is Here!
From How to Cook Everything: The Basics.The vegetables make a perfect "steamer" and create a built-in side dish. Read More »from Mark Bittman: Steamed Fish with Ratatouille
Time 1 hour
Makes 4 servings
1 large or 2 medium zucchini
1 medium or 2 small eggplants
1 medium red bell pepper, cored
2 medium or 3 small tomatoes, cored
3 tablespoons olive oil, or more as needed
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 large onion, chopped
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
1/2 cup Niçoise or kalamata olives, pitted, optional
4 thick fish fillets or steaks (about 1 1/2 pounds)
1/2 cup roughly chopped fresh basil leaves
1. Trim and cut the eggplant and zucchini into 1-inch chunks. Cut the pepper into strips. Roughly chop the tomatoes, reserving their juice.
2. Put 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and immediately add the garlic. When it begins to sizzle, add the onion and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion begins to soften, 3 to 5 minutes.
3. Add the eggplant, zucchini, bell
- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food – Fri, Sep 13, 2013 2:51 PM EDT
Everything is better with bacon! Believe it or not, the Brussels sprout is a beloved little veggie in my house. My daughter's favorite way to eat them is simply roasted with olive oil and a pinch of salt - no steamy mushy sprouts going on here! When we want to jazz this tiny green cabbage up for a twist on the classic, I simply add just a touch of brown sugar and a sprinkling of bacon. It's in the way the sugar is added to the dish with a splash of water to create a glaze that delivers a slight sweetness. No need for a sugar bomb to spice these up! Slightly sweet with a bite of savory bacon makes this Brussels sprout dish a favorite twist on the classic!
3 slices of bacon
1 pound Brussels sprouts, halved
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 1/2 tablespoons light brown sugar
2 tablespoons water
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1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over
(Newser) - A Michigan vegan and Starbucks lover is facing what the Los Angeles Times calls a "first world food problem": It's getting to be autumn, and Pumpkin Spice Lattes are in the air-but they don't come in animal-product-free form. Now, Brent Caldwell-and more than 3,000 supporters-are taking action at Change.org. At Starbucks, "so many drinks can be made with vegan and dairy-free ingredients, which generally just means using soy milk instead of cows' milk," Caldwell writes in the petition. "Sadly, in the case of the seasonal Pumpkin Spice Latte, this does not hold true," and it's "a total bummer."
A Starbucks rep says the "Pumpkin Spice sauce mix" does contain condensed milk, but that the company "really welcome(s) customer feedback like this." For vegans who don't want to wait to see if the petition works, the rep suggests trying VIA Pumpkin Spice coffee, or "we also have our Pumpkin Spice Topping that you can finish the beverage with if a customer wanted to add that hint ofRead More »from Vegans to Starbucks: Give Us Our Pumpkin Spice
- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food – Fri, Sep 13, 2013 2:35 PM EDT
Perfect for a fall snack or dinner!Some people think the football game secondary to the tailgate party. I'm one of those people. Don't get me wrong, I love a good football game but the fun had with others on a crisp fall day sharing our favorite hearty fall foods just can't be beat.Read More »from Add Some Autumn to Your Dinner with Maple and Beer Covered Kielbasa
1 pound kielbasa, cut into 1" chunks
1 cup beer, (any type)
1/2 cup maple syrup
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1. Combine everything in a heavy pot and simmer until sauce thickens and kielbasa starts to brown (about 30 minutes).
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