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12 Hearty Main Dish Salads to Ring in the New Year

The New Year naturally ushers in new resolutions for a 'new you.' Out go the Christmas cookies and heavy holiday dinners, and in come fresh smoothies and hearty soups. Now we're by no means suggesting you eschew anything delicious, but for those of you looking for something just a bit lighter to start the year, we have a list of 12 tasty main dish salads to keep you satisfied in the coming months. More

Dinner Tonight: Mario Batali's Chicken Thighs with Garlicky Crumbs and Snap Peas

Chicken breasts are an extremely popular cut of meat, and that's because they're easy to work with. But I've lately taken to buying boneless, skinless chicken thighs instead. They're just as easy (no prep whatsoever), but they lay flat and cook more evenly, especially on a grill or grill pan. They also taste better—and a coating of "garlicky crumbs," as in this Mario Batali recipe, doesn't hurt at all. More

Mario Batali's Chicken Thighs with Garlicky Crumbs and Snap Peas

Chicken breasts are an extremely popular cut of meat, and that's because they're easy to work with. But I've lately taken to buying boneless, skinless chicken thighs instead. They're just as easy (no prep whatsoever), but they lay flat and cook more evenly, especially on a grill or grill pan. They also taste better—and a coating of "garlicky crumbs," as in this Mario Batali recipe, doesn't hurt at all. More

Pork Adobo

Adobo is more a cooking style than a recipe. Pork, chicken, fish, beef, or pretty much any protein you want can be adobo'd. Some cooks swear by coconut milk, others consider it verboten. You can add coriander, cumin, and chiles (smoked or fresh), or just stick to classic bay leaf, as I've done here. Even the inclusion of soy sauce is negotiable. There are few rules with adobo, and fewer agreements about what constitutes it. More

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