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Quirky, cute, sometimes controversial, always delicious recipes from Jessie Oleson.

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Cakespy: Pop-Hearts

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In this toothsome homemade take on a commercial classic, a tender, flaky heart-shaped crust is filled with Nutella, then baked to crispy-on-the edges, soft-on-the-inside perfection. More

Reality Check: We Try Wendy's New Spicy Chipotle Sandwiches

Fast Food Lee Movic 11 comments

We're warming up to Wendy's new Spicy Chipotle Sandwiches. More

A Sandwich A Day: A Featherweight Pork Loin at Kitty's Cafe in Kansas City

A Sandwich a Day Jonathan Bender 3 comments

I have only disappointed my wife a handful of times in the 15 years we have known each other. And I can admit that I still regret that it took me a year to introduce her to the pork loin sandwich ($5.20) at Kitty's Cafe in Kansas City. More

5 Coffee-and-Milk Drinks You Should Try

Drinks Meister 2 comments

Ready to branch out from your usual lattes and cappuccinos? Try these other international coffee-and-milk drinks for a caffeinated change. More

A Sandwich a Day: Cold Roast Beef at Cochon Butcher, New Orleans

A Sandwich a Day Josh Wigler 3 comments

Cochon Butcher is a wonderland for meat-lovers, the Willy Wonka Factory of delicious deli-meats, and for my money, the Cold Roast Beef is the golden-ticket. More

Italian Easy: Squid Ink Pasta With Shrimp and Scallops

Italian Easy Deborah Mele 1 comment

Black squid ink pasta is paired with shrimp and scallops in a light white wine sauce in this Halloween-inspired pasta dish. More

Squid Ink Pasta With Shrimp and Scallops

Serious Eats Deborah Mele Post a comment

Black squid ink pasta is paired with shrimp and scallops in a light white wine sauce in this Halloween-inspired pasta dish. More

Italian Easy: Creamy Roasted Red Pepper and Cauliflower Soup

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The combination of cauliflower and roasted peppers create a vibrantly colored, creamy soup perfect for those cooler fall days. More

Italian Easy: Pasta With Figs and Prosciutto

Italian Easy Deborah Mele Post a comment

A unique fall pasta dish that combines the luscious sweetness of ripe, fresh figs with the saltiness of thinly sliced prosciutto. More

Can We Be Objective About Quality in Coffee?

Drinks Meister 1 comment

When we like a coffee, does that mean it's objectively good? How can we differentiate between quality and preference in the café (or elsewhere), and why should we have to? More

Chain Reaction: McDonald's Mighty Wings, Revisited

Fast Food Lee Movic 25 comments

McDonald's debuts Mighty Wings nationwide, and they are mighty good indeed. More

Italian Easy: Breaded Chicken Cutlets With Tomatoes and Arugula

Italian Easy Deborah Mele 1 comment

Crispy, golden chicken cutlets are topped with peppery arugula and sweet cherry tomatoes in this quick and easy recipe. More

Find Maple Cotton Candy at the Union Square Greenmarket

New York Niko Triantafillou 3 comments

This cotton candy has a mild but distinct maple flavor and is fun to eat. Absent from this treat are the fluorescent colors one usually associates with cotton candy. Instead, the candy puffs had a slight natural beige tint—the signature color of real maple candy products. More

Italian Easy: Grilled Octopus

Italian Easy Deborah Mele 9 comments

Octopus is first tenderized, then lightly grilled and dressed with lemon and olive oil. More

A Sandwich a Day: Deep Fried Duck Leg at Serpico in Philadelphia

A Sandwich a Day Collin Keefe 3 comments

There's more than meets in the eye in Chef Peter Serpico's playful Peking duck send-up, but that's completely aside from the point. It's delicious. More

Italian Easy: Farro Salad with Lentils, Beans and Oven Roasted Vegetables

Italian Easy Deborah Mele Post a comment

Farro has a slightly nutty taste and a tender al dente texture that makes it ideal for salads. More

Reality Check: We Try the New Premium McWrap from McDonald's

Fast Food Lee Movic 23 comments

A modern marvel of packaging innovation contains an otherwise average sandwich. More

Strawberries, Scapes, Snap Peas, and More at the Union Square Greenmarket

New York Ben Fishner 1 comment

This week at the Greenmarket, we're still awaiting the deluge of fresh summer fruit, but there are certainly plenty of strawberries all around the market. We're also seeing some of the first garlic scapes of the season, plenty of sugar snap peas, and other goodies. Click through the slideshow for a closer look. More

Market Tours: Dual Specialty Store, an Indian Spice Haven on Curry Row

New York Clara Inés Schuhmacher 6 comments

Tucked into the chili-pepper-lit neighborhood known to most as Curry Row is a serious Indian market with spices, rare fresh herbs, and a beer selection vast enough to make even jaded East Village shoppers pay attention. More

Why You Should Compost Your Coffee Grounds

Drinks Meister 9 comments

Don't throw out those used coffee grounds: Your plants need 'em. Used coffee grounds are rich in nitrogen, which is one of the three main nutrient components in any successful fertilizer. More

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