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7 Essential Rules for Crafting the Ultimate Sandwich

Back in college, I had a part-time job making sandwiches at the campus deli. It was a responsibility I took pretty seriously, at least more so than studying for some of my exams. READ MORE

Rise ‘n Shine to These 10 Breakfast Recipes from Around the Globe

Surprising breakfasts are one of the joys of foreign travel, even if you’re just armchair traveling. Here are 10 recipes that, though they skew a wee bit (or a lot) American, still offer up a taste of the world. READ MORE

Salute Summer with Our 9 Favorite, Simple Frozen Dessert Recipes

Ice cream is everywhere in the summer, but there are so many sweeter ways to chill out. We like to get creative with our frozen desserts. READ MORE

9 Tuna Salad Recipes Perfect for Your Lunch Box

Warm days, cool lunches. We love tuna salad every way we can get it, from the classic mayo-based sandwich filling to a sophisticated seared tuna bowl with lettuce. READ MORE

8 Recipes All About That Cream of Mushroom Richness

In the early 20th century, the Campbell Soup Company produced a line of condensed soups that changed American cooking. It’s cream of mushroom, when it wasn’t being diluted to serve as soup, showed up in an almost endless array of casseroles and sauces. These 8 recipes (3 for actual soup) extrapolate the rich flavor and unctuous texture of cream of mushroom soup and put them to use in a handful of great dishes. READ MORE

The Do’s and Don’ts of Making Perfect Lobster Rolls Every Time

The ideal place to enjoy a lobster roll, without question, is at a seafood shack down by the New England shore. I’m talking about the sort of place where you might just rub elbows with the lobstermen who caught the crustaceans you’re eating that same morning. READ MORE

9 Curry Recipes You Need to Add to Your Repertoire

Curry is a dish with global reach and almost endless variation. When it comes to the meals we like to fix, though, curry has a pretty specific meaning: a comforting, soothing, one-pot dish that only needs steamed white or brown rice to make up a meal. Here are 9 recipes we keep in our curry collection. READ MORE

A Guide to Cooking for Two

If you follow cooking websites and magazines with any regularity, you’ll know that there is only one time of year when a spotlight is put on making meals for two: Valentine’s Day. READ MORE

Why Chili Oil Should Be Your Go-To Spicy Condiment

I love a good hot sauce and the way it can make otherwise humdrum dishes sing. And I can empathize with the obsessives who bring their own personal bottle of Tabasco everywhere, or the zealots who insist that sriracha makes everything better. READ MORE

9 Healthy Recipes for Back to School

Summer’s easy, but also kind of hard. Easy because you don’t have to think about packing up school lunches, hard because—well—you have to think about keeping the kids busy all day. Tradeoffs. Fortunately, you won’t have to trade off nutrition or flavor in these 9 school-lunch faves. READ MORE