Cinco de Mayo commemorates Mexico's victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. In other words, it's a day for celebrating Mexican heritage and independence. And here in the US, it's also a day for eating awesome Mexican-style food and drinking delicious Mexican-inspired cocktails. From nachos, guac, and salsa to enchiladas and chile verde, we've got all the recipes you need to complete your Cinco de Mayo feast.
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If you've spent any time at a cocktail bar lately, it's likely you've seen jiggers of mezcal going into the drinks. Long past are the days when the US only had access to cheap, rough versions of this agave spirit. What you can find now is fascinating stuff: herbal and savory, sometimes smoky, and definitely worthy of tasting straight up. We love it in cocktails too, and recommend grabbing a bottle for this year's Cinco de Mayo celebrations. Here are nine recipes to get you started.
Tequila is much more than just the stuff you throw back in a shot or whiz up with ice and fluorescent green margarita mix. (And if you've only gulped it those two ways, let us tell you: you're missing out.) This Cinco de Mayo, why not try a new tequila drink? Here are 17 cocktail recipes that bring together the bright, herbal spirit with fresh fruit, amaro, and more.
The best thing about quick breads is right there in the name: they're quick. With no yeast to coax into rising and no long waits or kneading, they're bread's carefree cousin. We've got 17 recipes to get you well-acquainted.
Tender, grassy, and sweet, asparagus is a true marker of the triumphant arrival of spring. The stalks are at their best when freshly picked, in-season, and as local as possible since transportation and time are hard on the vegetable. We've got lots of tips to help you select the right bunch; once you've found one to your liking, the options are vast. You can braise or broil it, throw it on the grill, turn it into soups or shave it into a light and refreshing salad. Here are 20 recipes to get you started!
We're not pointing any fingers, but it's quite possible you may or may not be looking for some serious junk food today. But whether you're observing a special occasion or just in the mood for some guilty pleasure foods, making them at home opens up a whole new world of options. We've got 21 over-the-top options to get you started.
This four-course meal looks fancy and tastes delicious, but that's just part of the good news: each of these dishes can be made in under an hour from start to finish, and all of them can be made simultaneously. In other words, with a little planning and prep work, you can have a full guest-worthy spread on the table without breaking a sweat.
Ramps can be a bit mysterious. With a short spring harvest, they're not quite a scallion or a leek; neither garlic nor onion. But ramps are fresher, more pungently scented, but sweeter and more mildly flavored than their fellow alliums. They get along especially well with butter, and pair nicely with pork, eggs, toast, and all sorts of other stuff; and we've got 15 recipes to prove it.
Just because your "home bar" is actually just one lone bottle of vodka doesn't mean you can't enjoy some standout cocktails. We've got nine great drink recipes that require nothing more than vodka and a quick trip to the grocery store.
We all have our go-to quick and easy weeknight meals, the dinners we'd never serve company but are happy to scarf down by ourselves. Cooking a "real" dinner just doesn't always seem worth it after a long day of work. But sitting down to a satisfying meal in an hour or less doesn't have to look like yet another stir-fry or a wan, dry chicken breast. In fact, it doesn't have to look like any one thing at all. From curried noodle soups to flavor-packed curries, we've got 24 easy chicken recipes to shake things up.
Versatile and inexpensive, carrots are one of my go-to kitchen staples. They keep well and taste great raw or cooked; you can juice them, blend them into a soup, roast, grill, or sauté them, and even make them into a dessert. But while carrots of some kind or another are available year-round, fresh spring carrots are especially worth seeking out. From bright, crunchy salads to sweet, slow-cooked sides, we've got 15 recipes to make the most of the season.
Cooking seafood can seem like a big production, and dealing with skin-on, bone-in fish or scrubbing shells can be kind of daunting. But cooking seafood can also be quick and easy, with rewarding, flavorful results. From grilled squid to miso-marinated black cod to silky pasta topped with scallops and shrimp, we've got 30 recipes to get you started.
Lent is over, the anniversary of the resurrection is upon us, and it's finally spring! In other words, it's time to celebrate. Whether your family does an Easter lunch, brunch, or dinner, we've got a four-course seasonal menu expressly engineered for maximum satisfaction. I'm talking fresh new spring greens, a choice between some mighty fine looking lamb and ham, and the cheesiest, creamiest potato gratin you ever did see.
Lamb is one of the most under-appreciated animal proteins out there. Rich, savory, and just a little funky, it becomes meltingly tender when roasted to a pink medium-rare. Done right, it can also make a show-stopping centerpiece on your Easter table. From casual burgers to crown roasts and delicate chops, we've got 18 recipes to get you started.
There's something truly special about starting your day with the wafting smell of freshly baked muffins. Plus your breakfast comes individually packaged, and just sweet enough to give you energy in the early hours. From chocolate chip-oatmeal to pineapple coconut, here are 11 of our favorite recipes.
Potato, poh-tah-to. However you pronounce it, the humble potato is the perfect blank canvas for savory breakfasts. They're hearty and filling and come in handy when battling a hangover. We've got a list of 10 of our favorite recipes for breakfast potatoes from Roasted Potato and Sausage Quiche to Sweet Potato, Sage, and Fried Egg Tacos.
Kimchi's distinctive funky kick pairs well with all sorts of ingredients, so we like to mix it into chicken salad, ramen, fried rice, and even use it as a burger topping. Not sure how to make the most of the jar bubbling away in your fridge? These 13 recipes will get you started.
Smoked salmon belongs on so much more than just bagels. Smoky, salty, and a little briny, its flavor isn't as overpowering as other smoked fish, meaning that it works well in a million different preparations. From potato salad to deviled eggs, we've got nine smoked salmon recipes to shake things up.
Everyone knows what to do with green beer: you drink it and carry on with your St. Patrick's Day shenanigans. But many people are at a loss when it comes to Irish whiskey—not that there's anything wrong with a shot, but there are lots of deliciously different ways to sip it. If you're looking for inspiration, you've come to the right place: here are eight of our favorite Irish whiskey cocktails to mix at home this St. Patrick's Day.
Making Indian food at home doesn't have to be intimidating. It also doesn't have to be limited to simple curries and tikka masala. There's an entire world of crispy cilantro fritters, rich and soothing coconut soups, and bright, refreshing mango drinks to try. We've got 37 recipes to get you started.