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Monica Turkey Head

Thanksgiving Scenes

Thanksgiving has always been something of a mystery to me. I mean, as a Brit, I know the basics. I know it celebrates the Pilgrims sailing away from the motherland, only to name every town they founded after someplace British. I know about the turkey and the pumpkin pie, and I get the distinct impression […]

I Am Not a Nugget

A Day in the Life of a Vegan Grocery Cashier

More than just a spoof on vegans and stereotypes, this humorous essay begs a little self-questioning.

Fig and Goat Cheese Tart Recipe

Fig Tart with Goat Cheese and Pistachios

Ever find yourself in something of a frenzy for figs? Here’s how to put that lovely excess to swell and swanky use.

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  • 45 M
  • 4 H
  • 0
Salmon Banh Mi Recipe

Salmon Banh Mi

Why make banh mi at home? Uh, why not? Besides, you’ll never find this swanky salmon rendition anywhere else.

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  • 45 M
  • 2 H
  • 10
The Best Hot Dog Recipe

The Best Hot Dog

Grilling. Boiling. Microwaving. Roasting. Steaming. We’ve got the best ways to cook wieners right here, folks.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 4
Panna Cotta With Peaches Recipe

Panna Cotta with Peaches

This panna cotta has the most luscious of textures. How to explain it? Hmmm. Sorta like swooping velvet over your tongue.

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  • 20 M
  • 8 H, 40 M
  • 4
Mean Shandy Recipe

Mean Shandy

What, pray tell, is a Mean Shandy, you ask? Think of a regular shandy with a spirited streak. There you have it.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 4
North Carolina Clam Chowder Recipe

North Carolina Clam Chowder

No, not Maine clam chowder. North Carolina clam chowder. It’s a brothier, clammier, lighter chowder. No complaints here.

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  • 30 M
  • 2 H
  • 6
Campfire S'mores Brownies Recipe

S’mores Brownies

Campfire cooking’s got nothing on this savvy, sassy, retro dessert that comes together in the comfort of your own home.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 12
Ouzo Sorbet Recipe

Ouzo Sorbet

This brash and boozy sorbet is just what we crave come summer, sorta like the sorbet equivalent of an after-dinner mint. Opa!

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  • 10 M
  • 45 M
  • 2
Croque Frisee Recipe

Croque Frisée

You may be stunned at just how easy this sorta elegance can be to pull off in your own kitchen.

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  • 40 M
  • 40 M
  • 2
Eggs Florentine Recipe

Eggs Florentine

Eggs Florentine, Benedict, and Arnold. Sorta sounds more like a network of Revolutionary War spies than a brunch menu, yes?

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  • 20 M
  • 30 M
  • 8
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