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A Definitive Ranking of the Best Mofongo in NYC
A Definitive Ranking of the Best Mofongo in NYC

Caribbean restaurants in New York City are easy enough to come across but authentic Puerto Rican mofongo, with its subtly sweet fried plantains and crunchy pieces of pork, is an art form. So in the name of research, we've scoured the city for the best, most authentic, and most delicious mofongo in New York City.

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These Kitchen Tools & Appliances Are Worth the Splurge
These Kitchen Tools & Appliances Are Worth the Splurge

When you eventually start stocking a kitchen, it’s hard to know where to spend your money. Is it copper pots? Japanese ceramic knives? That very shiny, very expensive KitchenAid stand mixer? The answer is: yes. Here’s why.

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Will Sleep For Food: 6 Overnight Breakfast Recipes
Will Sleep For Food: 6 Easy Overnight Breakfast Recipes

Want to sleep in but still wake up to a homemad breakfast? We have the answer: overnight dishes!

These recipes are hearty, healthy, and fresh and they require no more than a few minutes in the oven. They're perfect for when you're hosting guests, large parties, or just lazy mornings when you want to hit the snooze button a few more times. Just mix and prep the night before and then wake up and pop these dishes in the oven. They'll be ready before you finish your first cup of coffee (or mimosa). 


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Hot, Hot, Hot: 5 Essential Spices for Mexican Cooking
Hot, Hot, Hot: 5 Essential Spices for Mexican Cooking

Sold in cellophane bags fit to burst with fiery red peppers, the large selection of dried chiles available at markets catering to Mexican and Central American cooks can be daunting. When taking on a new mole recipe with a long list of ingredients, it’s hard to know which ones to use — though they’ll keep for several months sealed in airtight containers and stored in a cool dry place while you figure it out.


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8 Extraordinary Back to School Lunch Ideas
8 Extraordinary Back to School Lunch Ideas

It's time to go back to school, so why not send your kids back with a fresh, new lunch menu? Ditch those tired ham and cheese sandwiches and pacakged snack mixes and get your kids excited about opening up their lunchbox! Here, registered dietitian and cookbook author Lourdes Castro offers up fun options that are not only healthier for kids; they're packed with bold flavors as well. Trust us, your kids won’t be trading these lunches in the cafeteria.  


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6 Waffle Recipes That Will Amp Up Your Brunch Game
6 Waffle Recipes That Will Amp Up Your Brunch Game

Waffles... not just for breakfast anymore. Waffles are a wonderful food, crisp on the outside, tender on the inside. They're quick to whip up, easy on the wallet, and they're a great base for any meal, breakfast to dessert. Sweet or savory, there's a waffle for everyone. And they're fun! From toppings to fillings, your only limitation is your own imagination. So make it a week of waffles friends. We sure will, starting with these recipes. 


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10 Recipes to Whip Up When Dining Solo
10 Recipes to Whip Up When Dining Solo

Dining alone tonight? Good! These recipes require little-to-no maintenance or clean-up, but still pack all the flavor you're looking for.

Ahead, see the best recipes when cooking or baking - just for one! 

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How to Pair Your Favorite Brew with Dinner for National Beer Lover's Day
How to Pair Your Favorite Brew with Dinner

It’s time to up your BBQ game, people. Stop putting out those same, weak, flavorless beers and offer up some smashing flavor combinations! There’s nothing better than sipping on a witbier as you dive into some freshly grilled shrimp skewers, trust us! Go on and discover how to perfectly compliment your favorite BBQ fare.

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How to Transform Labor Day Leftovers Into New Weeknight Meals
How to Transform Labor Day Leftovers Into New Weeknight Meals

In our minds, Labor Day marks the end of summer and beginning of the autumn and back to school (sorry kids!) season. We all enjoy munching on the quintessential American summer foods like hamburgers, hotdogs, and potato salad, but what to do with all the leftovers? Chef and cookbook author Joanne Weir, and chef and journalist Denisse Oller, have joined together to share their tips and tricks to transforming those pesky leftovers into a completely new dish.


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10 Cauliflower Recipes to Get You on the Trendy Veggie Bandwagon
10 Cauliflower Recipes to Get You on the Trendy Veggie Bandwagon

There's something you've been ignoring. It's in the produce section, where you usually go for the old reliables: Brussels sprouts, broccoli, and beets. Yeah, it's cauliflower. Unlike the other veggies, cauliflower has yet to get its day in the sun. And that's too bad! Cauliflower is incredibly versatile, hearty, and delicious. Especially made in the following ways... So pick some up next time you hit the market, you might be trendsetter. 


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