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18 Apr

Pasta With Baby Artichokes, Mascarpone, And Hazelnuts

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Pasta With Baby Artichokes, Mascarpone, And Hazelnuts

The hardest part of making this recipe is trimming the artichokes, which isn’t as hard as it seems. If you can’t get your hands on baby artichokes, use the hearts of two globe artichokes.

Ingredients
4 SERVINGS

12 ounces fresh lasagna sheets (about 8x6 inches)
All-purpose flour (for surface)
1 lemon, halved
1 pound baby artichokes (about 8)
3 garlic cloves, crushed
2 bay leaves
¼ cup plus 3 tablespoons olive oil
Kosher salt
¾ cup blanched hazelnuts
2 tablespoons finely chopped marjoram or oregano
1½ teaspoons Aleppo-style pepper
1 cup mascarpone
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

Preparation Preheat oven to 350°. Place a pasta sheet on a lightly floured work surface. Using a paring knife or a pastry wheel, cut the sheet into...
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18 Apr

Goth Ice Cream Cones Are Here to Cure Your Unicorn and Rainbow Fetish

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For quite some time now, it’s been ALL about rainbows and unicorns: from hidden rainbow hair, rainbow highlighter to  unicorn cakes and desserts, the multi-colored trend seems to be EVERYWHERE these days. But what about those of us with a darker side? Don’t worry — LA ice cream shop Little Damage has you covered. Bucking the notion that technicolor is the new black, the soft serve heaven is whipping up sweet treats as dark as they come.

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And Instagram is taking note. The family-run business makes all its ice cream in house, creating unique flavor combinations daily, but it’s their charcoal-infused black waffle cone...
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17 Apr

Take Your Pie on the Road With Apple Pie Tacos

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If you weren’t aware, I love pie. I love it so much, I even named my Facebook live series after it — Pies + DIYS! Today we’re merging pie with another favorite — tacos! These apple pie tacosare the perfect twist to your traditional apple pie. Use alphabet letters to cut out extra crust and personalize each taco for your dinner guests.

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Ingredients:

six pie shells
four apples
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar
3 Tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup warm water
alphabet cookie cutters 

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Instructions: Use a soup bowl to cut out small circles from the pie crust and then decorate with punny words or phrases. Place the circles on a cookie sheet and bake for 5 minutes. Remove from oven...
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14 Apr

Inside The Kitchen At Ladurée

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While nothing quite rivals the gift of a Tiffany blue box, a light pistachio green one from Ladurée Paris, promising an assortment of divine pastel pastries, comes pretty close. Desperate to discover how one of our favorite patisseries makes the macaron based treats we cannot get enough of, we visited the shop's NYC flagship for a behind-the-scenes look at how their sugary sensations take shape. Their iconic macarons are flown in fresh every day from Paris, so you won't see them made here, but their best-known, irresistible pastries and tarts all come together in-house—and are almost too pretty to eat. Here, watch how they make their famed Saint Honoré Rose, Tarte Citron and Ispahan, that taste just as perfect (and...
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14 Apr

Celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day With a Sweet Donut Grilled Cheese Recipe

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Often, simply sweet is best, and that is definitely the case with this decadent, donut grilled cheese recipe. In honor of National Grilled Cheese Day (one of the best holidays ever), we’re whipping up this super easy, sinfully delicious donut grilled cheese with Brie, strawberries, and chocolate. Let’s get meltin’!

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Ingredients:

4 donuts of your choice (if deciding between cake or glazed, go with a more dense donut, as it’ll be easier to grill)
4 medium strawberries, thinly sliced
1 large wedge of extra creamy Brie
chocolate syrup (optional)

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Instructions: 1. Cut the donuts in half, hamburger style. 2. Spread about 1 ounce of Brie on one half of the donut. 3. Top the cheese off with sliced strawberry (about 1 medium strawberry). 4....
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13 Apr

How Puffy Tacos Became The Unofficial Food Mascot Of San Antonio

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If you haven’t been to San Antonio, you may not be familiar with the puffy taco. I’m from Dallas—a mere five-hour car ride away—and had never heard even the name until someone informed me that it was the unofficial food mascot of San Antonio. I hopped in my car to investigate. At first, I was skeptical. The puffy taco, for the uninitiated, is a member of the filled tortilla family that’s distinguished by its bubbly, fried shell. It’s not the same thing as a crispy taco, whose exterior is more like a tortilla chip; nor is it as pliable as a regular soft taco. The puffy taco occupies an ideal middle ground between the two. The outside is delicate and crispy,...
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12 Apr

6 Healthy Recipes For Passover

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This week, the ritual feast marking the Jewish holiday of Passover also doubles as a time for seder plates using seasonal spring ingredients. Below, we asked a few notable chefs—including Alon Shaya and Melia Marden—to share recipes that put a healthy, modern spin on what to eat this holiday. Charoset Alon Shaya of Shaya in New Orleans “Charoset is served at Passover seders all over the world. I like to take a Piemontese approach based on my deep love for the cuisine of that region. I combine figs, dates, hazelnuts, pistachios and Moscato d’Asti with apples and onions. All of the nuts and apples really keep it healthy; it’s not overly sweet, either, which keeps the sugar levels down.” Yields about 4 cups Ingredients 10 Medjool...
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12 Apr

A recipe for immunity

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Bone broth has been used as an immunity booster for centuries. Thanks to amino acids such as glycine and collagen, consuming bone broth helps with our metabolic function including the building and repair of muscle tissue, bone density and boosting nutrient absorption, not to mention glowing skin. And with its medicinal qualities, chicken broth in particular is often prescribed for mitigating infection. Once the cartilage of the bones has been boiled down, an abundance of valuable compounds are extracted, including glucosamine (which helps to reduce joint inflammation), collagen, gelatin and trace minerals that also improve digestion. The following is an immune-boosting, joint loving broth recipe you can easily make at home. “What are nowadays sold as expensive supplements can all be found and...
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11 Apr

Chocolate Macaroon Cake Is The Ultimate Passover Dessert

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This is not your average flourless cake. It's also not the chocolate-dipped coconut macaroons that have historically graced Passover seders. It's a gluten-free and dairy-free hybrid of the two. Which tastes insanely good.
Senior food editor Claire Saffitz tested a lot of different versions of this cake to get it just right. Here's everything that makes this Passover-pleasing beauty so damn good. This is the chocolate macaroon cake.

Photo by Alex Lau
Photo by Alex Lau
The Coconut OilUsing coconut oil instead of butter is a win-win. It’s not only dairy-free and pareve, but it also makes the cake incredibly moist. In fact, this dessert gets better the longer it sits, so make it a day ahead and watch the flavors meld and grow. The ChocolateThis cake...
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11 Apr

McDonald’s Just Launched Spring’s Most Instagram-Worthy Drink

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Cherry blossoms signal the true arrival of spring around the world, and their blooms are a beautiful reminder that summer fun is just around the corner. They also inspire some of the most beautiful seasonal beverages, like last year’s Sakura Frappuccino from Starbucks. This year, McDonald’s Japan is heeding our call for sakura-inspired bevvies with the cutest, pinkest drink yet.

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To coincide with Japan’s national Sakura festival, McDonald’s has launched the “Sakura McFloat,” a sparkling pink cherry-flavored soda topped with their soft serve. If ice cream isn’t your thing, you can order it without, called a McFizz. The Instagram-worthy drinks are available on the menu at select restaurants along with Sakura-inspired burgers and pink fries!

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