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Patacones (Crispy Fried Plantains)

Patacones (Crispy Fried Plantains)

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Patacones (Crispy Fried Plantains)
Fried food lovers who haven’t tried patacones (or tostones, or platanos, which are some other variations on fried green plantains)—you are seriously missing out. These golden, crispy, fried plantain fritters are delicious and easy to make at home too. A dip in garlic salt water and a gentle smash before their second fry is the […]
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Easy Chili Oil

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Easy Chili Oil
If you’ve tried chili oil, you probably already use it on everything; if you’ve never tasted it, prepare to get hooked. This easy chili oil recipe can be made with common pantry staples (or at least easy-to-obtain ingredients) like smoked paprika, red pepper flakes, vegetable oil, ginger, and garlic (copious amounts of it, in fact). […]
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Buttermilk Glazed Chocolate Doughnut Holes

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Buttermilk Glazed Chocolate Doughnut Holes
Yeasted doughnuts are always delicious, but they’re also a lot of work—not so these easy chocolate doughnut holes, which are baked instead of being fried, then dipped in a crackly, not-too-sweet glaze that goes perfectly with their deep cocoa flavor. They’re also a great example of pantry-friendly baking: They use oil instead of butter, and […]
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Pizza Pasta Salad

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Pizza Pasta Salad
This is kind of just like a basic Italian pasta salad, but I’m calling it “Pizza Pasta Salad” because this is how I use my leftover pizza toppings. Haha! When you buy a jar of peppers, olives, or any other pizza toppings, it’s always way too much for one pizza, so I repurpose all the […]
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Fettuccine with Tomato Butter Sauce and Feta

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Fettuccine with Tomato Butter Sauce and Feta
If you’re looking for a quick and easy yet elegant (and, of course, delicious) pasta dish, this fettuccine with tomato butter sauce is a powerhouse of pantry ingredients. Canned tomatoes and butter transform into a luscious sauce with onions, garlic, and chili flakes. The fresh feta cheese showered on top is the only thing you’ll […]
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Colombian White Corn Cheese Arepas

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Colombian White Corn Cheese Arepas
If you’ve never had arepas, you’re in for a treat—these soft Colombian corn cakes come in many varieties, but the ones stuffed with cheese are obviously popular (and if you already love grilled cheese, then you’ll adore these). Our senior video producer Guillermo Riveros concocted this particular version while pining for the flavors of home; […]
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Fluffy Japanese Souffle Pancakes

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Fluffy Japanese Souffle Pancakes
Before dalgona coffee swept the internet, Japanese souffle pancakes were the fluffy culinary darling of Instagram—and their jiggly, puffy thickness still enchants. They’re much easier to make at home than you might think, too; it’s basically just a standard pancake recipe with the addition of whipped egg whites, ring molds, and steam during the cooking […]
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Vegan Cinnamon Rolls

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Vegan Cinnamon Rolls
These vegan cinnamon rolls live up to the title of the book they come from: “Epic Vegan” is full of deliciously over-the-top treats that are totally free of animal products. This recipe for ooey-gooey cinnamon buns with vegan cream cheese frosting is like the best Cinnabon you’ve ever had, but completely plant-based. Tips: You can […]
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Skillet Pizzas

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Skillet Pizzas
This recipe is one of those things I wish I’d learned as a kid, because it makes the best homemade pizza I’ve ever had. The reason this method works so well is that it allows you to blast the pizza dough with the most heat possible from a home oven, in a really controlled way, […]
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Easy Soba Noodles with Peanut Sauce

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Easy Soba Noodles with Peanut Sauce
Looking for an ultra easy dinner that also happens to be vegan? These 15-minute peanut soba noodles are the perfect answer. With a sauce quickly whisked together from pantry staples and a garnish of fresh green things (cucumber, cilantro, and scallions), it’s a flavorful and texture-rich bowl of noodles you can feel great about eating—and […]
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Lemony Millet Pudding with Caramelized Grapes

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Lemony Millet Pudding with Caramelized Grapes
Creamy desserts are a perfect foil to showcase millet—they provide enough cover to hide the small grain from plain view yet plenty of appeal to highlight its delicate, toothsome texture. This nimble lemon-infused dessert, similar to rice pudding, is a case in point. Aromatic white wine syrup caramelizes the grapes and ties the ingredients together, […]
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