Blog Posts by Everyday Food

  • Say Goodbye to Wimpy Squash Soup (and Hello to Your New Go-To Recipe)

    Bright butternut squash gives beta-carotene, vitamin C, and fiber to this satisfying soup.

    Roasted Chicken and Butternut Soup

    Related: Quick, One-Pot Meal Ideas To Feed the Whole Family

    4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
    1 medium butternut squash (about 2 1/2 pounds), peeled, seeded, and diced medium
    1 small yellow onion, diced medium
    2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    Coarse salt and ground pepper
    4 cups low-sodium chicken broth or water
    1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
    1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
    1 to 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    Fresh cilantro (optional)

    Cook's Note

    Transfer cooled soup to freezer bag or airtight container and freeze, up to 3 months. Thaw, and then reheat. Add garnishes just before serving.

    Related: 35 Beyond Delicious No-Bake Dessert Recipes

    1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a roasting pan or rimmed baking sheet, toss together chicken, squash, onion, and oil; season with salt and pepper. Arrange in a single layer and

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  • Low-Mess, High-Flavor Techniques to Make Bacon Even Better

    The smell of bacon frying will get any sleepyhead out of bed in the morning. But its crisp, smoky flavor turns any meal into one that's simply irresistible.

    Bacon 3 Ways

    Sliced

    Most sliced bacon in the United States comes from the pork belly. It's cured with salt, sugar, and sodium nitrate or nitrite (to preserve the pink color), then smoked. Uncured bacon, which is becoming more readily available, does not contain the added preservatives. Both types are available sliced thin or thick.

    Slab

    Slab bacon is simply bacon that has not been sliced, so you can cut it into cubes or thicker slices. It still has the rind, which is very tough and must be removed before using. Try roasting thick slices of slab bacon in the oven, or dice it small to season braised greens or to use as a soup garnish. Double-smoked slab bacon will give you more smoky flavor.

    Canadian

    Canadian bacon, cut from the eye of the pork loin, is tender, lean, and more similar to ham than bacon.

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  • Use Your Extra Hour to Make These Addictive Bite-Size Buns

    A leisurely Sunday breakfast with the family...that's the dream, isn't it? With an extra hour to make your dough and let it rise, you can make this holy grail of modern weekending a reality.

    Cinnamon-Bun Bites

    Related: No-Mess One-Bowl Desserts: 12 Recipes for Lazy Bakers

    1/2 cup warm water
    1 tablespoon active dry yeast (from two 1/4-ounce envelopes)
    4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more if needed
    4 large eggs
    1 1/4 cups sugar
    2 teaspoons coarse salt
    1 stick unsalted butter, softened, plus 1/2 stick, melted, and more for dish
    2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
    Vanilla Glaze (recipe below)

    1. Pour water into the bowl of a stand mixer. Sprinkle yeast evenly over water, and let stand until foamy, 5 to 7 minutes. Whisk until smooth, then whisk in 1/2 cup flour to form a loose paste. Let rise in a warm place until yeast mixture has risen and fallen, about 30 minutes.

    2. Add eggs, 1/4 cup sugar, salt, and remaining flour to yeast mixture. Knead dough,

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  • Nothing Says "Weekend" like a Chocolate Chip Cookie the Size of Your Face

    Baking, simplified: One pan and two steps create this soft, gooey, giant cookie.

    Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

    Related: 24 Easy, Fun Halloween Treats You've Never Thought Of

    6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
    1/3 cup packed dark-brown sugar
    1/2 cup granulated sugar
    1 large egg
    1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    1 cup all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
    1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

    See More: 35 Beyond Delicious No-Bake Dessert Recipes

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine butter and sugars with a wooden spoon. Stir in egg and vanilla. Stir in flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir in chips. Transfer to a 10-inch cast-iron skillet; smooth top.

    2. Bake until cookie is golden brown and just set in the center, 18 to 20 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes.

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    Quick, One-Pot Meal Ideas To Feed the Whole Family
    15 Kitchen Shortcuts That Will Change the Way You Cook
    36 Dinners You Can

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  • Are You Ready for a New Gluten-Free Dessert?

    "Today, I'm joined in the kitchen by Aran Goyoaga, the blogger and photographer behind Cannelle et Vanille. Aran specializes in gluten-free cooking, so she's sharing her own recipe for tender and tart cranberry-quinoa scones. These lovely little bites are delicious on their own but even better when enjoyed with a warm cup of tea. Enjoy them as a healthy breakfast this weekend!"

    -Everyday Food's Sarah Carey

    Gluten-Free Cranberry Quinoa Scones

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    10 tablespoons unsalted butter, frozen
    1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk, chilled
    1 teaspoon lemon juice
    1 cup fresh cranberries
    1 cup superfine brown rice flour
    1 cup quinoa flakes, plus more for topping
    1/3 cup quinoa flour
    1/3 cup tapioca starch
    1/3 cup natural cane sugar, plus more for topping
    1 tablespoon baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
    Zest of 1 orange
    2 large eggs


    Related: 15 Kitchen Shortcuts That Will Change the Way You Cook

    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a

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  • Make Pork Lo Mein Tonight (It's Better Than Delivery!)

    "Happy Halloween! Whether or not you're spending tonight celebrating this sweet holiday, you'll definitely want to make this super-fast recipe for pork lo mein. Earlier this week, I broiled pork tenderloin and reserved half of it to use today (a little strategy goes a long way when it comes to weeknight dinners). Since my protein is already cooked, the rest of the meal is a cinch. Just cook lo mein noodles, stir-fry them with some vegetables, and you're ready to eat. There's nothing scary about this meal -- it's simply delicious."


    - Everyday Food's Sarah Carey

    Lo Mein with Pork

    Related: Quick, One-Pot Meal Ideas To Feed the Whole Family


    3/4 pound lo mein noodles or spaghetti
    4 teaspoons vegetable oil
    9 garlic cloves, minced
    2 tablespoons minced peeled fresh ginger (from a 3-inch piece)
    1/2 pound cremini or button mushrooms, trimmed and thinly sliced (5 cups)
    1 bell pepper (not green), stemmed, seeded, and thinly sliced
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  • Soup Season is Back!

    "I can't believe that October is nearly over. It went by so quickly! But with Halloween on the horizon, I wanted to prepare a simple and satisfying vegetarian dinner (because vegetables are nature's candy, right?). This mushroom and lentil soup is super hearty and brimming with the flavors of fall. The meal is so easy; just saute your vegetables for a few minutes before adding your lentils and some water. And remember to add a dash of soy sauce at the end of cooking -- it really amplifies the flavor. Enjoy!"


    -Everyday Food's Sarah Carey


    Mushroom and Lentil Soup

    Related: 24 Easy, Fun Halloween Treats You've Never Thought Of

    2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 5 small carrots, diced small 1 medium red onion, diced small 4 garlic cloves, minced 3/4 pound cremini or button mushrooms, trimmed and coarsely chopped (4 cups) Coarse salt and ground pepper 9 sprigs thyme 3/4 pound brown lentils (1 3/4 cups) 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2/3 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt, for serving

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  • How Do You Make an Apple Pie Even More Irresistible? (Nope, Not Bacon)

    Cheese often makes an appearance in the dessert course, but we've taken it one step further. This crave-worthy crust will put your standard pate brisee to shame -- and you in your happy place.

    Apple Pie with Cheddar Crust

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    Cheddar Crust
    1 1/2 pounds (about 3) Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/4-inch-thick wedges
    2 pounds (about 5) Cortland apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/4-inch thick wedges
    1 cup sugar
    1/2 cup all-purpose flour
    2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
    3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
    2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
    1 large egg, beaten

    Related: No-Mess One-Bowl Desserts: 12 Recipes for Lazy Bakers

    1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Divide dough into two pieces. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out each to a 13-inch circle.

    2. Fit one circle into a 10-inch pie plate; transfer plate to a baking

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  • Meet Your New Favorite Chicken

    "Even though it's fall, I still enjoy eating bright, fresh (and dead simple) meals. Today's recipe for Greek chicken with quick pickles, tomatoes, and tzatziki takes just 35 minutes from start to finish and is filled with flavors that seem like they took hours to create -- what's better than that? While this dinner is delicious with rice, I also love serving it over a warm pita or flatbread. And remember to hold on to your leftovers for a tasty room-temperature lunch!"


    - Everyday Food's Sarah Carey

    Greek-Style Chicken with Pickled Onions, Tomatoes, and Tzatziki

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    1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
    2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
    Coarse salt and ground pepper
    3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (1 1/2 pounds total), cut into 1-inch pieces
    2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest, plus 4 teaspoons lemon juice (from 2 lemons)
    2 teaspoons dried oregano
    1/2 English cucumber, halved crosswise and thinly

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  • You Should Be Making Pork Tenderloin Tonight!

    width="At the beginning of the week, I opt for unfussy meals with clean flavors and simple recipes. And if, when I'm done cooking, I happen to have leftovers, then I know I've found a meal I'll be making again. Today's recipe for broiled pork tenderloin offers just that -- an easy recipe, delicious results, and enough leftovers to create an entirely different dish later in the week. Since the oven will already be on, I'm also roasting up some Brussels sprouts, parsnips, and onions to serve alongside. This rustic dinner is the perfect way to bring a bit of color to your fall table. Make it for your family tonight!"


    -Everyday Food's Sarah Carey

    Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Fall Vegetables

    Related: Quick, One-Pot Meal Ideas To Feed the Whole Family

    Coarse salt and ground pepper
    4 garlic cloves, minced
    2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
    2 pork tenderloins (about 2 pounds total), excess fat and silver skin removed
    1 pound brussels sprouts, trimmed

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