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Chicken tortilla soup

How to make incredible chicken tortilla soup in less than 15 minutes

Chicken tortilla soup is an easy weeknight dinner, and with this tasty recipe, it'll get even easier.
Warm orange cardamom bread

How to make bread using a KitchenAid mixer

Are you on a homemade bread kick? This is how to make bread using your stand mixer. There's nothing better.
Frozen grapes on a vine

What is ice wine and why is it so special?

No, not iced wine — ice wine is a sweet desert varietal that's made with an unconventional twist.
Eggnog French toast

This eggnog French toast recipe may be your new holiday breakfast favorite (it’s definitely ours)

A french toast recipe perfect for the holidays! Grab your eggnog and get ready for some incredible french toast.
Apollo lotus mixing bowls

The best food gifts for an amateur chef: Cookbooks, Caraway cookware, and more

Foodies can be a handful and really hard to shop for. Here are the best gifts guaranteed to please them.
Estelle champagne coups

10 amazing gifts for the wine enthusiast in your life

Looking for the perfect gift for a wine enthusiast? From gadgets to wine gift baskets, these wine gifts will be a hit.
Thermapen

All-Clad kitchenware, GIR spatulas and more: The best kitchen gifts for anyone who lives at Williams Sonoma

Give the gift of cooking and baking with some of the best kitchenware presents for those who love to spend their time in the kitchen.
Glass of white wine

Wine 101: Everything you ever wanted to know about Riesling

Learn the secrets of a great Riesling wine. A wine that is typically a light-bodied beverage and very easy (sometimes too easy) to drink.
Beef stroganoff in a bowl

The perfect comfort food: Make this beef stroganoff recipe in just 30 minutes

For the ultimate comfort food that only takes 30 minutes to prepare, look no further than this recipe for easy beef stroganoff that tastes like it took all day.
Omni Grove Park Inn Gingerbread competition

This is what an award-winning gingerbread house looks like

Tis the season for gingerbread house decorating. Check out these award-winning designs to inspire your next holiday activity.
White wine glass tip

Wine 101: Everything you ever wanted to know about chardonnay

Everything you ever wanted to know about Chardonnay - where it's from, why it's great, and more
Ravioli

This ravioli recipe hack is 100% inauthentic but makes homemade ravioli 100% easier

Homemade ravioli is incredible, but difficult. Most people won't follow an authentic ravioli recipe, but this hack makes it much simpler.
Chocolate rum truffles

11 easy-to-make Christmas cookies and treats for the baking inept

Holiday baking is a beloved tradition, but sometimes we need a little help. These delicious recipes will make your Christmas season much easier.
Challah

This challah recipe is surprisingly simple and will be a hit on Hanukkah

Challah, a yeast bread, braided into a stunningly beautiful loaf, is a traditional staple.
A large roasted ham on a wooden chopping board with assorted plates of food

Ham is a holiday staple: Where to buy the star of your Christmas dinner

To help you get started planning the perfect holiday dinner, we’ve rounded up our picks for the best ham brands you can buy online.
Close-up of a glass of beer

Why you should stock up on this Costco fan-favorite beer

This is our favorite beer for the season. And to make life even merrier, you can stock up on enough from Costco to get you through the holidays.
Pasta carbonara

Our pasta carbonara recipe makes it easy to get great results every time (without scrambling your eggs!)

Carbonara is a great weeknight dinner or a late-night snack, and our pasta carbonara recipe guarantees great results.
Liquor bottles on a bar shelf

The surprising ways vodka can actually be good for you

You surely are familiar with vodka as part of a cocktail. But do you know anything about the health benefits of vodka? Read on to find out.
Bib Tucker Double Char Bourbon Brisket by Chef Steven Raichlen

This bourbon-soaked brisket recipe is absolutely incredible

Chef Raichlen shared this incredible recipe with The Manual, and we can't get enough of its warm bourbon spice.
Friends eating around table

This is the perfect 4 course apres ski dinner menu

After a long day on the hill, apres ski is where it's at. This four-course dinner menu might be the best way to finish your day.
Fried chicken

A chef gives us the secret key ingredient to make perfect fried chicken (and the one step most people get wrong!)

The key to this southern favorite is something you may already have in your refrigerator.
Scooping ice cream

Ice cream bread is the lifehack your internal fat kid needs

Ice cream bread is a sweet treat and it's super easy to make.
Cincinnati chili

Slow cooker recipes: Cincinnati chili is easier than you think

Looking for great slow cooker recipes? Our cincinnati chili recipe is incredibly simple and wonderfully flavorful
Healthy sandwich on sweet potato for breakfast or snack

Forget avocado toast – why sweet potato toast is the best fall breakfast

Sweet potato toast: A slice of sweet potato is baked to perfection, crisp on the outside, pillowy on the inside, then topped with whatever strikes your fancy.
Fish fillets, chicken meat, and red meat on top of distressed white cutting boards along with nuts, cheese, dairy, and eggs.

Want to know how to build muscle? A doctor says you should eat these foods

Muscle building requires proteins, carbs, and healthy fats. Combined with a good strength-building routine, these foods will work for optimal muscle growth.
Food dinner meal on table for christmas and thanksgiving celebration

5 simple tips for doing Thanksgiving wine the right way

Selecting the perfect varietal for such a high-pressure dinner such as Thanksgiving can be quite intimidating. We're here to answer all of your questions.
Mashed potatoes

Our mashed potato recipe is the only one you’ll ever need (and it’s easy to memorize, too!)

Everyone's mashed potatoes are different, but ours is incredibly simple and gives you the best results ever, we promise
keto diet thanksgiving recipes rustic thankgiving dinner

We love these Keto diet Thanksgiving recipes from a professional chef

On the keto diet and worried about Thanksgiving? Celebrity chef Darryl Taylor's recipes are sure to please
Crowd of people toasting with cocktails

Forget the wine this Thanksgiving: 5 batch cocktails that just might be better for your group dinner

Tired of drinking wine at Thanksgiving dinner? These 5 batch cocktails are just as easy to pour, and a lot more fun to drink
dry aged duck dish

A chef’s tips for making a dry-aged roast duck recipe that beats your dried-out Thanksgiving turkey any day

Ditch the dry turkey this Thanksgiving and make dry-aged roast duck that's sure to please
Spaghetti Bolognese

How to thicken sauce for just about every dish

You don't have to be an expert to put together the perfect sauce for your pasta or steak. Learn how to make your sauce thick and luscious with this guide.
Mashed sweet potatoes

Give your mashed potatoes a unique twist this Thanksgiving

Each one of these mashed potato alternatives is very simple to make and absolutely delicious.
Cranberry brie crostini

This easy cranberry crostini recipe makes the perfect holiday appetizer

This year, we're thankful for recipes like this one. Recipes that come together quickly and simply, and will impress everyone at your holiday party.
Roasted chicken and vegetables

5 Thanksgiving dinner hacks to make your life a whole lot easier

Any tips or tricks for alleviating some of that turkey day stress are always tremendously helpful. These are our favorites.
Thanksgiving table

This secret pantry staple is the key to delicious Thanksgiving side dishes

These are a few delicious turkey day favorites, made even better with Better Than Bouillon. 
Pumpkin pie

This Costco pumpkin pie hack turns 2 whole pies into 60+ mini desserts for Thanksgiving

Costco pumpkin pies are one of the most popular desserts
Braised tripe

It’s time to stop being intimidated by beef tripe – here’s how to clean and cook it

If you've ever wondered how to clean and cook beef tripe, these tips from Chef Michael Simmons outline how to do it at home.
Homemade cranberry sauce

This cranberry sauce recipe is as easy as opening a can (but tastes much better)

If Thanksgiving cranberry sauce has always meant opening and dumping out canned jellied goo, this recipe will change your life.
Twice baked sweet potatoes

Twice baked sweet potato recipe: The perfect fall side that’s super easy to make

The sweet potato is the perfect fall food, and this is the perfect fall dish.
man baking

The 6 baking ratios everyone should know for delicious baked goods every time

Don't be intimidated by holiday baking. Understanding the science behind it and some foolproof ratios can help you master the art of holiday baking.
Pumpkin risotto on the plate - a traditional Italian recipe

This pumpkin risotto is the fall comfort food you need in your life

This pumpkin risotto recipe is one of our favorites of the season. It highlights the subtly sweet flavor of pumpkin with fall spices and savory cheese.
Hot brown organic turkey gravy in a boat

Make rich, savory Thanksgiving gravy with this easy trick

With a few tips and tricks, you can master the art of Thanksgiving turkey gravy. Learn how to flavor this favorite condiment and create a delicious result.
Salsa macha

Salsa macha keeps indefinitely in your cupboard, tastes great on everything, and is dead-simple to make

Made from dried chilis, crushed peanuts, garlic, and oil, salsa macha is perfect atop any number of dishes, from seafood to steak and everything in between. 
Sweet potato casserole recipe

This sweet potato casserole recipe will steal the show at Thanksgiving

This sweet potato casserole will blow you away with its combination of all the original flavors we love, paired with a less-than-traditional, nutty accent.
Tomato soup

Our tomato soup recipe has one important step most recipes skip, but it really amps up the flavor

Our tomato soup recipe is a fall classic, and for one very good reason: We don't skip one crucial step
Blowtorch on creme brulee

Cooking tips: Fire up the blowtorch to perfect these 10 delicious foods

Have you ever sat around and thought, "Man, what can I cook with this blowtorch of mine?" Well, here's your answer.
Rows of joint pliers

These tools from Home Depot will help you kill it in the kitchen

If you're serious about cooking and need high-quality, long-lasting kitchen tools, look no further than your local hardware store.
Croutons

Once you’ve made homemade croutons, you’ll kick yourself for ever buying the grocery store version

How to make homemade croutons, a surprisingly simple thing
Honey jar

Why you should stock up on honey, sugar, salt, and white rice

Most pantry ingredients are cheaper in bulk, so you should stock up on white rice, salt, honey, and sugar.
Jicama

How to lose belly fat: Eating these 10 foods more often will help a lot

Have stubborn belly fat? This is how to lose belly fat with a few tweaks to your diet.