• One of the beauties of chicken is that it's essentially a blank canvas.One of the beauties of chicken is that it's essentially a blank canvas.The classic Buffalo or hot wing is typically coated in a hot sauce (Frank's Red Hot if you're the real deal) after being fried. While we have nothing against this classic preparation and, in fact, have included a superb recipe below, one of the beauties of chicken is that it's essentially a blank canvas for whatever seasonings or flavor profiles you want to cook it with.

    You can go with an Asian-inspired dish using ginger and garlic or try Indonesian flavors with turmeric, coriander, and garlic, or give them an Italian flare with Parmesan and parsley - whatever you choose, they will work fantastically. Just as long as you don't mess up while cooking them.

    Tip: If you're hosting a large party, pre-bake the wings and then quickly cook them in the fryer or under the broiler to warm them and crisp them up right before serving.

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  • 10 Things You Should Bring to Thanksgiving Dinner10 Things You Should Bring to Thanksgiving DinnerAfter years of hosting Thanksgiving at your house, you are finally off the hook. Don't get us wrong, we love planning Thanksgiving dinners more than the average folk, but every now and then it is nice to be the guest and not the host. This year, someone else can stress about making the perfect turkey and the not burning the pumpkin pie - all you need to do is show up, right?

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    Well, not exactly. While you may be eager to pass the buck this holiday, if you ever received any help over the years, you know how appreciated it was. Manners dictate that no matter how much the host insists, you should never show up to a holiday empty-handed. After all, this new host is taking a huge weight off your shoulders. The least you can do is bring something useful.

    "Useful" can be an ambiguous term. Of course you can always bring a dish, but most likely since your host has been planning this meal for quite some time, they have the food covered.

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  • Portable StovePortable StoveCan you feel that?

    It's the distinct change of season, and it's in the air. The weather is getting cooler, leaves are changing colors, and the holiday season chatter is just about to begin.

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    And of course, there's the biggest hint of all that a new season has arrived - the start of football.

    For many, tailgating has become a sport in and of itself. There are competitions and practice runs, special equipment, and game plans. And when it comes to tailgating, you really can't overplay the importance of good equipment. As any good tailgating chef will tell you, the games and drinks can only get you so far, because the food at a tailgating party is really the main event.

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    Here, we've rounded up some important - if somewhat unconventional - essential tailgating equipment that the most seasoned tailgater uses to make sure their cook-athon goes off without a hitch. From

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  • Pork is an easy and inexpensive ingredient.Pork is an easy and inexpensive ingredient.Whether you are grilling a pork chop, shredding pork shoulder for tacos, or simply using bacon and all its possibilities, we can all agree that pork is a juicy and delicious ingredient. Pork is an inexpensive alternative to beef, and like chicken, it can take on bold flavors. Check out a few of these recipes and be inspired to incorporate pork into your next dish.

    This week, the Cook editors at The Daily Meal wanted to showcase pork. We put the Culinary Content Network and our staff to the test to come up with tasty pork recipes that are anything but boring. Here are some of the highlights:

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    As the weather cools down, there is nothing like coming home to an apartment filled with the aroma of meat that has been slow-cooking all day. These carnitas made my kitchen smell amazing, and they were delicious and easy to make, too.

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  • Korean Spicy Stir-Fried SquidKorean Spicy Stir-Fried SquidStir-fry is the savior of the busy weeknight cook. Once all of the meat and vegetables are chopped and the sauce is mixed together, it takes just minutes to cook everything and get dinner on the table. And it's an attractive and far tastier option than popping a frozen pizza into the oven - it takes less time, and results in a healthier and balanced meal, with fresh vegetables, lean protein, and carbohydrates. So why not give it a try?

    Before you stir-fry: It's generally a good idea to start a pot of rice or the rice cooker first thing. That way, by the time the stir-fry is done, the rice will be done, too.

    Then, prep all of your ingredients. Things happen fast while stir-frying; this isn't the time to be chopping vegetables while meat is cooking on the stove.

    Why you should stir-fry: Keeping a carbon steel wok seasoned requires regular use. Otherwise, the wok will lose its patina, the natural nonstick coating that forms over time on the cooking surface. Click here to see How to

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  • Lebron James Wedding WeekendLebron James Wedding WeekendBasketball living legend LeBron James married his high school sweetheart over the weekend in lavish style and perfect privacy. While the NBA star had a strict no phone policy, he sure didn't restrict much when it came to the weekend's food or entertainment.

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    The weekend wedding at The Grand Del Mar was reportedly kicked off with a "welcome barbecue" and ended with a "farewell brunch." The details surrounding the festivities are scant, due to the couple holding guests to a very strict privacy policy, but The Village Mill Bread Company, a local vendor near the wedding site, reportedly told Fox affiliate KSWB that someone ordered 500 loaves of brioche from them to be delivered Saturday, but didn't confirm it was for the wedding.

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    The actual reception reportedly featured a five-course meal with many appetizers, but in the interest of privacy, the director of catering at The Grand Del Mar declined to comment on

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  • Monk'sMonk'sWhen it comes to food, people are funny. No matter how willing you are to try a new restaurant, eat the strangest street food, or travel for a delicacy, we guarantee you have a favorite place. You may not eat dinner there every day, or heck, maybe not even every month, but you still have that one fail-safe spot where you know you can get the best version of your favorite dish.

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    On TV there is no shortage of favorite hangout spots on and off the air. But there is something about classic characters and their classic spots that make us feel like we hung our hat there every week with them. For this round of voting, we pitted classic restaurants from all forms of TV shows against each other to see who would reign as a place so great that we wished it were real.

    From spots like Sam's Butcher Shop on The Brady Bunch to Goodburger on All That, we collected results and narrowed it down to the top 21 for a tripdown memory lane that will make you

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  • Tailgating TablescapeTailgating TablescapeAs summer winds down, football season begins to ramp up. College football rivalries are particularly intense - so why not take the pregame party just as seriously? Impress the opposing team with a tailgating tablescape that hardly looks as though it was meant for the stadium parking lot.

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    Because tailgating requires traveling to the stadium, it's important to keep your party portable. These tablescape props are easy to carry and fit into your car, and many of them do double duty: for example, a woolen blanket makes a both festive tablecloth and a warm wrap for the game itself.

    All you need to get started are a card table or the flat trunk of a car or truck. Transform the space by adding a covering - that woolen blanket or a big piece of brown butcher paper. Then, treat the space as you would a party buffet. Add decorations like pennant flags or seasonal flowers (or both) in your team's colors.

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  • These are easy appetizers perfect for a casual get-togetherThese are easy appetizers perfect for a casual get-togetherAt last, the weekend is here. And chances are that for many, the weekend means dinner parties with friends and family. Sure, the main course is probably already planned out - perhaps you have your heart set on pot roast, roast chicken, barbecue ribs, grilled fish, or a wonderful stew, should the weather stay cool. And sides are usually a snap. But what about appetizers? The first course sets the tone for the meal, so it's important to get it right. Here are some great, easy appetizer recipes for you to try.

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    Avocado Deviled Eggs

    I recently remembered how amazing and under appreciated deviled eggs were. I've started to see them show up more frequently as appetizers and even as bar-food options. I've been ordering them and eating them and loving them and it got me thinking... How I can make this even better? The answer to that (and the answer to many similar questions)? Add avocado. Whether or not this is an "easy" appetizer or not is

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  • Bacon may not be the most substantial piece of meat, but it makes almost everything taste better, including other cuts of pork. Chef Fabio takes ultralean pork tenderloin, rubs it with fresh herbs and garlic, rolls it in applewood-smoked bacon, and gives it a little glaze for a quick and easy recipe destined to become a family favorite.

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    Recipe by Fabio Viviani
    Yield: 4 servings

    1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
    2 tablespoons honey
    2 tablespoons minced-to-a-paste garlic
    2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
    2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
    1 pork tenderloin (2 to 4 pounds)
    Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    10 to 12 slices thick-cut bacon
    Olive oil, as needed

    Preheat oven to 350°F.
    Place a sheet or two of plastic wrap on a work surface.
    Stir together the vinegar and honey for the glaze; set aside.
    Stir together the garlic, oregano, and thyme.
    Rub the tenderloin with the

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