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I Turned Garth Brooks’ Breakfast Bowl Into a Casserole and I Would Do it Again

Some life-changing events are preserved in perfect detail, like insects trapped in amber; some weasel their way into your consciousness so thoroughly that you’ll never again know for certain what life was like before. I couldn’t tell you where I was when I first learned about Garth’s Breakfast Bowl, but I do know that…Read more… […]

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Bring Sugared Cranberries to Thanksgiving

When you’re neither cooking nor hosting Thanksgiving dinner, you often spend the day before texting the host and begging them to tell you, specifically, what you can bring. If you have a bag of cranberries, white sugar, and some water, you have everything you need for the perfect appetizer—whether or not your host…Read more… Continue […]

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How to Make the Creamiest Vegan Green Bean Casserole

It is both easy and apparently cool to hate green bean casserole. Admittedly, “canned green beans mixed with canned condensed cream of mushroom soup topped with canned fried onions” doesn’t sound great, but hating on something because it comes from a can reveals more about the hater than the dish itself. Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The key ingredient in Hong Kong spaghetti is ketchup, and it’s brilliant

Today I am going to suggest you cook a dish that puts ketchup on spaghetti. Your instincts might tell you to close this recipe’s tab immediately and wander off to another part of the internet where people aren’t putting ketchup on spaghetti, but fight those instincts! I would not be here to convince you that […]

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Apple Butter-Cheddar Better Burgers are the cable-knit sweater of fall grilling

Summer in Chicago gets all the press, but fall around here is the real ass-kicking season. It’s got all the outdoor fun of summer combined with the hibernation-prep comfort foods of early winter. Porch drinking and chili weather? Those festival-scheduling pagans knew what was up.Read more… Continue Reading at

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When Following a Recipe, Rely on Descriptions Instead of Times

When you’re following a recipe, you’ll probably notice that it provides two pieces of guiding information: how long you should cook an ingredient, and what that ingredient should look like before moving on to the next step (or plating). For the best-tasting food, you should (mostly) ignore that first bit, and focus on…Read more… Continue […]

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