Our Silkiest, Creamiest, Absolute Best Risotto Recipes

Have you ever met someone who wasn’t absolutely head over heels for risotto? No? Same here. There’s something about this cheesy, creamy dish that will instantly transport your taste buds to a hole-in-the-wall trattoria in Milan, no matter where in the …

Have you ever met someone who wasn't absolutely head over heels for risotto? No? Same here. There’s something about this cheesy, creamy dish that will instantly transport your taste buds to a hole-in-the-wall trattoria in Milan, no matter where in the world you’re dining. Since most people can’t fly to Italy on a moment’s notice, we’re bringing a taste of Nonna’s cooking to your own kitchen with these 22 risotto recipes.

Here, you’ll find traditional methods for cooking risotto in a large skillet or saucier, as well as a modern-day technique, which calls for cooking risotto in an Instant Pot. Whether you're looking for an excellent vegan version or want to cook an extra-special saffron-infused dish—for a crowd or just for one—our best risotto recipes will make you say, “That’s amore!”

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Our 10 Most Popular New Recipes in November

Our editors started talking about Thanksgiving this year as soon as Thanksgiving last year was over. We started publishing holiday recipes long before November kicked off. All of which means—no, there is not a single roast turkey on this list. You’re w…

Our editors started talking about Thanksgiving this year as soon as Thanksgiving last year was over. We started publishing holiday recipes long before November kicked off. All of which means—no, there is not a single roast turkey on this list. You’re welcome! Instead, we’ve got a savory pie that just happens to be vegan, a feel-good farro bowl with broccoli and olives, and a few-ingredient apple dessert that couldn’t be prettier if it tried.

10. Vegan Mushroom Pie With Melted Leeks & Herbs

Don’t take my word for it—according to one reviewer, this savory pie is: “Truly one of the best and most beautiful things I've ever made.”

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15 Ultra-Creamy Macaroni & Cheese Recipes

My definition of a perfect bowl of macaroni and cheese consists of corkscrew-shaped pasta, a sharp cheese sauce (perhaps with some combination of Swiss, cheddar, and Gruyere), a touch of nutmeg and black pepper, and a buttery topping of crispy breadcru…

My definition of a perfect bowl of macaroni and cheese consists of corkscrew-shaped pasta, a sharp cheese sauce (perhaps with some combination of Swiss, cheddar, and Gruyere), a touch of nutmeg and black pepper, and a buttery topping of crispy breadcrumbs. Preferably, I would eat it as is, but I’m not above adding pulled pork or lobster meat either.

There are so many things to love about macaroni and cheese, but one of the biggest perks is that it’s completely customizable. You can swap out the pasta shape (say medium sized shells instead of elbow macaroni), change around the cheeses, or add more heat if you’re feeling spicy in the form of diced jalapeños, cracked black pepper, or dry mustard.

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These 15 Goat Cheese Recipes Are the G.O.A.T.

We’ve teamed up with Vermont Creamery to share our all-time best recipes starring goat cheese. Our top pick for cooking, baking, crumbling, spreading, and more: Vermont Creamery’s award-winning Classic Goat Cheese—with a mild flavor and fresh milk tast…

We've teamed up with Vermont Creamery to share our all-time best recipes starring goat cheese. Our top pick for cooking, baking, crumbling, spreading, and more: Vermont Creamery's award-winning Classic Goat Cheese—with a mild flavor and fresh milk taste, this smooth, gently tangy goat cheese is a must-have for all sorts of dishes, from savory to sweet and everything in between.


Goat cheese isn't one of those wallflower ingredients, to be whisked into a subtle sauce or used as a base for building flavor. With its signature tang, goat cheese makes its presence known at the very first bite—and that's exactly why we love it. Especially one that's fresh and mild, like Vermont Creamery's Classic Goat Cheese, which is versatile enough for both savory dishes and baked goods on the sweeter side.

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12 Sweet, Savory & Delightful Diwali Dishes

Everyone loves a good Diwali meal. It’s a coming together of rich colors, textures, and flavors—a celebration of light. To help you plan for your own feast this season, we’ve put together this handy guide outlining some of our favorite refreshing salad…

Everyone loves a good Diwali meal. It’s a coming together of rich colors, textures, and flavors—a celebration of light. To help you plan for your own feast this season, we've put together this handy guide outlining some of our favorite refreshing salads, hearty mains, and clever sweets and drinks, all perfect for Diwali (or anytime!).


1. Lentil & Basmati Salad With Tamarind, Coconut & Cilantro

No Indian festival is complete without a rich, rice-based dish on the dining table. Biryani can sometimes be too labor-intensive to cook for a small crowd, and this rice salad offers a light yet festive alternative. With add-ons like unsweetened coconut, Le Puy lentils for protein, and a tangy tamarind dressing to toss everything in, this south Indian dish is a winner.

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Our Favorite Pies to Eat for Breakfast

In a season when there’s too much good produce for our arms to carry, when our refrigerators and counters and all available places in our kitchens are overflowing with plums and cherries and peaches and berries, why does pie—pie, with its endless…

In a season when there's too much good produce for our arms to carry, when our refrigerators and counters and all available places in our kitchens are overflowing with plums and cherries and peaches and berries, why does pie—pie, with its endless variations, its willingness to be filled with anything delicious—need to be relegated to dessert? Here are 13 reasons to have pie for breakfast. (Not like you really needed any.) 

 

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8 Great Daiquiri Recipes

Here are all the best daiquiri recipes to try, from classic to frozen! Try all the fruity variations on this…

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Here are all the best daiquiri recipes to try, from classic to frozen! Try all the fruity variations on this classic cocktail.

Frozen Daiquiri

If there’s one great rum drink, it’s the daiquiri. This classic combination of lime, sweetener and white rum was born in Cuba in the 1800’s, and it’s just as popular today! While today’s daiquiri drinkers often assume a frozen puree, the classic version of this drink is shaken and strained, served straight up in a cocktail glass. Add ice and blend it together for endless variations of frozen daiquiris, which rose to popularity in the US in the 1990’s.

Here are all the best daiquiri recipes to enjoy rum paired with all sorts of fruity flavors! Try the Classic Daiquiri and Hemingway Daiquiri for historical classics. Then blend with ice and frozen fruit for strawberry, mango, pineapple and more.

And now…the top daiquiri recipes to try!

More cocktail recipes

There are so many cocktails to try outside of these daiquiri recipes! Here are 300+ cocktail recipes for every occasion:

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Frozen Daiquiri

Best Daiquiri Recipe (Classic or Frozen)


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink (classic) or 2 drinks (frozen)
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Here are all the best daiquiri recipes to try, from classic to frozen! Try all the fruity variations on this classic cocktail.


Ingredients

For the classic daiquiri

  • 1 ½ ounces (3 tablespoons) best quality light or white rum
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) lime juice
  • ½ ounce (1 tablespoon) simple syrup
  • Lime slice, for garnish

For the frozen daiquiri

  • 4 ounces (½ cup) best quality light or white rum
  • 3 ounces (6 tablespoons) lime juice
  • 2 ounces (¼ cup) simple syrup
  • 2 ½ cups ice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • Lime slice, for garnish

Instructions

  1. For the classic daiquiri: Add the rum, lime juice, and syrup to a cocktail shaker. Fill it with ice and shake until cold. Strain into a cocktail glass. Serve garnished with a lime slice.
  2. For the frozen daiquiri: Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately, garnished with a lime wheel if desired.
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Shaken or Blender
  • Cuisine: Cocktails

Keywords: Daiquiri recipe

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14 Flavor-Packed Recipes for the Best Korean Barbecue

There’s no barbecue quite like Korean barbecue. The glorious feast, often reserved for restaurants that specialize in the technique, is defined by air saturated with smoke and tables that quite literally sizzle, due to the grills installed smack-dab in…

There’s no barbecue quite like Korean barbecue. The glorious feast, often reserved for restaurants that specialize in the technique, is defined by air saturated with smoke and tables that quite literally sizzle, due to the grills installed smack-dab in the middle. It’s a meal that seems to never end—in addition to the food you order, such as kalbi and kimchi tofu stew, there’s a smorgasbord of complimentary banchan, or side dishes, that get constantly (and generously) refilled.

While Korean barbecue makes for an extraordinary dining out experience, it shouldn’t strictly be considered restaurant cuisine. Though it’s a multicourse meal, it’s not tough to successfully execute at home if you think beyond the humble backyard franks and patties. Korean barbecue is so customizable, fun, and easy to assemble that you can actually whip it up in your own kitchen—hybrid grilling tables not required.

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19 Pulled Pork Recipes That Go Beyond Sandwiches

Pulled pork is a staple at summer cookouts, game day parties, and hole-in-the-wall barbecue joints. It’s a year-round crowd-pleaser that’s a comfort food in the winter and an essential part of summer holiday celebrations, too. There are a few different…

Pulled pork is a staple at summer cookouts, game day parties, and hole-in-the-wall barbecue joints. It’s a year-round crowd-pleaser that’s a comfort food in the winter and an essential part of summer holiday celebrations, too. There are a few different ways to cook pulled pork, but our favorite (and the three most common!) methods are in an Instant Pot, slow-cooker, or Dutch oven. As the pork butt or shoulder cooks low and slow, the meat becomes fork-tender and super shreddable. After several hours, it will pull apart into thin strands of juicy meat. Toss with your favorite barbecue sauce and pile it high atop a potato bun.

If you have leftovers, make pulled pork pizza, enchiladas, egg rolls, burritos, or tacos. After all, pulled pork tastes better after it has had time to really marinate in barbecue sauce for a day or two. Ahead, we’re sharing some of our favorite ways to make use of leftover pulled pork before diving in to our best pulled pork recipes.

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50 Summer Recipes to Try This Season

Here are all the best summer recipes for your table! Load up on seasonal fresh tomatoes, zucchini, corn, and berries,…

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Here are all the best summer recipes for your table! Load up on seasonal fresh tomatoes, zucchini, corn, and berries, and let’s get cooking.

Watermelon salad

Summer is the most exciting season for eating! With fresh seasonal produce and outdoor cooking on the grill, there are endless possibilities. To us, summer recipes utilize the best fresh produce, leverage the grill, and no-cook or minimal cook if at all possible. The recipes below highlight the best summer produce, including:

Looking for something specific? Browse by Summer Dinners, Summer Side Dishes, Summer Salads, Summer Desserts, or Summer Cocktails. Otherwise…let’s get started.

And now…the best summer recipes to try this season!

More summer inspiration

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Burrata

50 Best Summer Recipes: Summer Salad & More!


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This summer salad recipe is the best way to enjoy the season! Pair burrata or fresh mozzarella with summer fruit and fresh tomatoes.


Ingredients

  • 1 to 2 4-ounce balls burrata cheese or fresh mozzarella cheese
    Summer fruit: heirloom tomatoes, ripe peaches, watermelon, cantaloupe or honeydew, berries, etc (we used 2 peaches and 1 handful cherry tomatoes)
  • 1 handful fresh basil leaves and thyme sprigs
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Chunky sea salt

Instructions

  1. Place 1 ball of cheese on the plate.
  2. Surround it with the summer fruit (sliced tomatoes or peaches, or berries).
  3. Top with torn basil leaves and other herbs. If desired, add torn pieces of another ball of cheese to add texture and visual appeal.
  4. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with chunky sea salt. Serve immediately.
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Fresh
  • Cuisine: Summer

Keywords: Summer recipes

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