- Everyday Food | In The Pantry | Mon, Sep 30, 2013 1:16 PM EDT | Comments"Crisp air and shorter days can only mean one thing: It's time for comfort food! And I can't think of a dish I'd rather cozy up to than this rich and velvety bacon macaroni and cheese. Not only can this recipe feed your entire family, but all of the ingredients are cooked in a single pot -- that's right, even the pasta -- making cleanup a cinch. And if you love this recipe, download the October issue of "Everyday Food" for four other variations on this classic dish."
-- Everyday Food's Sarah Carey
Skillet Bacon Macaroni and Cheese
8 slices bacon
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup fresh breadcrumbs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
6 cups 2% milk
3/4 pound elbow macaroni
3 cups grated gouda
1 cup grated Gruyere
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Salt and pepper
1. Cook bacon until crisp. Remove from skillet and crumble (discard bacon fat).
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Grace Parisi brings the beloved combination of coffee and chocolate together by using a pleasantly crumbly espresso-flavored shortbread as a crust for fudgy brownies. More Great Brownie Recipes
1 stick plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon finely ground espresso beans
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 stick plus 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
3 large eggs
1. Preheat the oven to 350°. In a food processor, combine the butter with the flour, sugar, ground espresso and salt; pulse until coarse crumbs form. Press the crumbs into a 9-by-13-inch metal baking pan to form a crust; prick all over with a fork. Freeze for 5 minutes, until firm. Bake in the lower thir...Read More »
- In The Pantry | In The Pantry | Fri, Sep 27, 2013 3:21 PM EDT | Comments
Marinades may seem like a mystery, but they're made with a basic formula. Once you learn the secret to creating an easy marinade, you'll never buy a bottle of it at the store again. On this week's episode of "In the Pantry," Aida Mollenkamp shares three basic marinades you can make in a pinch....Read More »
"You need a tenderizer, which is an alcohol or an acid mixed together with an oil because that will carry the flavor throughout the marinade," explains Mollenkamp. "And then [add] any seasonings you want. At the very least you want something that has a little bit of salt, like salt or soy. You could even add in things all the way from chilies to herbs."
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As a guideline, Mollenkamp recommends marinating seafood and fish for an hour. Red meat, poultry, and pork can marinate for four to eight hours.
If you want to take this marinade up a notch, Mollenkamp says you can add some sliced garlic or herbs.
2 teaspoons brown
- Woman S Day | In The Pantry | Wed, Aug 21, 2013 1:28 PM EDT | CommentsBy Tracy Saelinger
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If you've ever wondered why cucumbers are shrink-wrapped or why Swiss cheese has holes, indulge your inner food scientist and read on. Photo by Getty Images
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- Martha Stewart | In The Pantry | Fri, Sep 6, 2013 10:46 AM EDT | CommentsSound nutrition, as we all know by now, is key to good health. So we strive for diets rich in the good stuff (like vegetables, fruits, and whole grains) and low in the not-so-good stuff (like bacon and heavy cream). But a growing body of evidence shows that what's on your plate isn't the only factor in good nutrition. How you prepare it matters, too.
During the past several decades, food scientists have uncovered the effects of various cooking methods on our health. In general, the longer and hotter you cook, the more carcinogenic compounds you create -- particularly with meat. Overcooking fats and oils can also produce toxins. "Any type of cooking that really turns up the heat changes the food's structure, which ultimately changes the effects on your body," explains Kathie Swift, R.D., nutrition director of the UltraWellness Center in Lenox, Massachusetts.
That's hardly appetizing news. Fortunately, there are plenty of cooking methods that benefit your taste buds along with the rest...Read More »
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