• Danielle Walsh

    Everything CookiesEverything Cookies

    There's a reason people love everything bagels: you don't have to choose which delicious, crunchy topping will adorn your daily weekend carb splurge. The same principle of "more is more" can be applied to cookies, too. Why not pack everything you possibly can into your few glorious bites? Right? These Everything Cookies mash almost every type of cookie you know and love into one supercookie. Oats, peanut butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, chocolate chips, walnuts, raisins, and pretzel bits satisfy every possible dessert craving in the book. Seriously, this treat has everything. It's like one of Stefon's clubs, in cookie form.

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    recipe by Marissa Lippert
    servings: makes about 48


    3 cups old-fashioned oats
    1 cup all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
    1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
    1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room

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  • Strike While the Oven Is Hot

    Throw in an extra baking sheet of vegetables and aromatics when you're cooking tonight's roast and you'll have building blocks for tomorrow's dinner and beyond.

    Beyond Big-Batch Cooking

    Making a big batch of chili and freezing some for another day is all well and good, but it requires a few hours of dedicated time -- and does nothing to use up the odds and ends in the refrigerator. That's why roasting vegetables while you're cooking dinner is so brilliant. The oven is already fired up, so you save time and energy, and when it comes to ingredients, you can improvise.

    Roasting Notes

    Roasting vegetables and fruits intensifies their natural sweetness. Toss with just enough extra-virgin olive oil to coat, season as desired, and spread in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Don't crowd them, or they'll steam rather than brown, and you won't get that concentrated flavor.

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  • There's no better way to make the summer last just a little bit longer.There's no better way to make the summer last just a little bit longer.Even though summer might be almost over, that doesn't mean that our sweet tooth has been satisfied. And even though dessert trucks might be synonymous with ice cream trucks for some, there's a whole world of trucks out there selling everything from sweet waffles to cupcakes to cookies. And even if it's chilly out, who's to say that we're not allowed to eat ice cream? There's no better way to make the summer last just a little bit longer.

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    Long before kimchi tacos, years before anybody thought to make burgers and banh mi curbside, or wear costumes and serve Indian food, in 1956, brothers Jim and Bill Conway rigged an old truck with an ice cream machine, mixed in green food coloring, and set out in West Philly to sell soft-serve and celebrate Saint Patrick's Day. It was late winter, and the story goes, they sold out. So it was Mister Softee was born.

    Whichever modern pioneer you attribute the current food truck craze to, and whether your

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  • Research says we shouldn't be eating oysters in the warm summer months.Research says we shouldn't be eating oysters in the warm summer months.Ugh, well this just about ruins the waning days of summer (it's still summer! Right?). Instead of going out and getting a French 75 cocktail with some oysters on the half-shell, we'll have to stick with something more plebian like shrimp cocktail, as health officials warn against eating oysters in the summer.

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    The Huffington Post reports that in the past few weeks, officials in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Washington state have reported twice as many cases of vibriosis after eating raw oysters, compared to previous summers.

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    According to the report, 113 illnesses had been reported in the three states by the middle of August; previous years, there were only 55 cases of vibriosis. The illnesses, which refers to two different foodborne illnesses caused by bacterial infection, is usually very rare. Past reports note that an average American is 100 times more likely to find a pearl in an oyster than

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  • Different ways to use zucchini About this time of year-among gardeners and others who love seasonal vegetables-jokes abound about the invasion of the zucchini, as if it were some creature from a sci-fi movie, endlessly propagating. Even fans of this summer squash can get a little bored during its abundant growing season. But there are plenty of fun, out-of-the-ordinary ways to enjoy your zucchini bonanza. Here are some of our favorites:

    1. Quick pickles
    My coworker Sherry wrote about pickling carrots and other sturdy veggies, and you can do the same with zucchini as well. I used her pickling liquid proportions (1 c. white vinegar, 1/3 c. sugar, 3 Tbsp. salt) and added a few sprigs of fresh dill and a quarter of a red onion, thinly sliced, for one medium zucchini. If you're using a mason jar, make sure to pack in the veggies as tightly as possible (you might be able to fit more than one zucchini)-they float once the liquid is added. After 6 hours they were crunchy with a bit of zip; after 3 days, they were

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  • Fiesta Nacho CasseroleIn these no-guilt Tex-Mex nachos, white-meat chicken replaces beef so you can snag all the collagen-building benefits of protein without the artery-clogging fat. Also beautifying in this dish: a cup of carrots, brimming with beta carotene, which give your complexion a glow.

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    Serves: 4
    Total Time: 40 min
    Prep Time: 20 min
    Oven Temp: 400

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    - 3 cup(s) rotisserie chicken breast meat, shredded
    - 2 large tomatoes, chopped
    - 1 cup(s) carrots, shredded
    - 1 cup(s) corn kernels
    - 1/2 cup(s) salsa verde
    - 2 clove(s) garlic, crushed with press
    - 1 teaspoon(s) chili powder
    - 3 ounce(s) (about 28 ) baked whole-grain tortilla chips
    - 1/2 cup(s) crumbled feta cheese
    - Cilantro leaves
    - Hot pepper sauce

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    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray 2-quart baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

    2. In large

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  • Watch more videos from "Chow Ciao!"

    A little effort goes a long way when it comes to flavorful slow-cooker recipes! With a knockout dry rub and a simple braising liquid, Chef Fabio builds a decadent, tender pulled pork that cooks while you sleep. Finish it off with a poached egg for the ultimate comfort food sandwich.

    Cooking Tips:
    --Slow cookers are ideal for cheaper cuts of meat! Save your money and splurge on flavor.
    --The dry rub is important. Not only does it tenderize the pork, but it also infuses the meat with flavor.
    --Cutting a large piece of meat into smaller pieces creates additional surface area for the spices to penetrate and ensures faster, even cooking.
    --A bed of onions in the slow-cooker prevents the meat from sticking to the bottom and flavors the braising liquid.
    --Batch cooking: This recipe makes a lot of pulled pork, so freeze in small portions what you aren't using immediately, and you'll be able to make another meal in minutes.
    Fabio's Ultimate Pulled Pork makes the perfect sandwich with minimal effort!

    Recipe by Fabio Viviani

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  • Make Your Own 3-Step Popcorn Chicken at HomeMake Your Own 3-Step Popcorn Chicken at HomeBy Wendy Ruopp, Managing Editor of EatingWell

    Parenting involves compromises-anyone who's ever had a 3-year-old pass through their lives can attest to that. Of course we hate to compromise when it comes to getting the light of our lives to eat things that are good for them-but when you want to feed them in a restaurant without a fuss, you're grateful to the inventor of popcorn chicken.

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    Learning how to turn chicken breast into a fun-sounding meal can save your sanity at home, too, and for less money and more nutrition. And with EatingWell's recipe for Popcorn Chicken, it's so easy you won't even consider using frozen tenders. A fan who commented on our recipe for Spicy Pecan Popcorn Chicken on eatingwell.com said: "My whole family loves this meal. My husband asks me to make it at least once a week. My two-year-old is a very picky eater, but, when I make this he eats it all and wants more. It's so easy and quick."

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  • Add a touch of chocolate to your next football viewing party!Add a touch of chocolate to your next football viewing party!Gearing up for the big game? How about a sweet treat? Chocolate-covered strawberries decorated to look like footballs are fun and delicious! They're simple to make, too!

    12 large Fresh Strawberries
    4 ounces Chocolate Candy Melts
    1/3 cup White Candy Melts

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    1. Wash the strawberries and make sure they are dry.

    2. Next, melt the chocolate candy coating in a double boiler or the microwave. Stir the chocolate about every 30 seconds until completely melted.

    3. Holding the strawberry by the stem, dip them in the melted chocolate candy melts. Make sure they are almost entirely covered. Let any extra chocolate drip off and then set the berry on a baking sheet covered in wax paper.

    4. Continue to coat all the berries in chocolate and then refrigerate them until the chocolate has hardened, about 10 minutes.

    5. While the strawberries are hardening up, you can melt the white candy

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  • Warm, cheesy pizza is the perfect back to school dinner! Warm, cheesy pizza is the perfect back to school dinner! Happy National Cheese Pizza Day! A weekly tradition in our house, especially during cooler months, this pizza is a great way to please both the kids and the adults in the family. Because the recipe makes four personal-sized or two large pizzas, many palates can be accommodated and different toppings can be used. Kids love to help stretch out the dough and sprinkle on the toppings. If you don't have time to make dough from scratch, most pizza restaurants and many grocers who make fresh pizza will sell it to you for a couple of dollars. It is really simple to prepare, and you should try it at least once. Don't be intimidated by the length of this recipe. Each step is easier than the next.

    2 tablespoons olive oil
    Drizzle olive oil (for topping)
    3 1/2 cups All-purpose flour, unbleached
    2 teaspoons Kosher salt
    2 1/4 teaspoons Yeast
    1 1/4 cup water, warm
    2 teaspoons Sugar

    1 tablespoon Olive oil
    1 tablespoon Fresh basil, slivered (can

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