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Easy Recipe for New Cooks: Creamy Tomato and Rice Basil Soup

Easy Recipe for New Cooks: Creamy Tomato and Rice Basil Soup

This easy recipe for creamy tomato soup with rice and basil was developed by a special education teacher and is featured in her cookbook, "Special Day Cooking: A Life Skills Cookbook," which is geared for those with developmental challenges as well as young people learning to cook.

Three Birthday Cakes That Look Like Other Treats

Three Birthday Cakes That Look Like Other Treats

Looking for a unique birthday cake to make for your child's celebration this year? We've got three recipes for cakes that look like other sweet treats, including a giant cupcake, a giant donut, and ice cream cones.

Carve A Watermelon For Halloween This Year

Carve A Watermelon For Halloween This Year

This Halloween, why not put a fun twist on pumpkin carving by making some Jack O’Melons? Watermelons carve up boo-tifully, and you can eat the fruit right away, making it easy to scare up some delicious Halloween fun.

Get Crafty with Halloween Ghosts

Get Crafty with Halloween Ghosts

These simple Halloween decorations will haunt your holiday table. Kids can help make the classic ghost motif with tissue paper, white chocolate, marshmallows, or eggs.

Stuff We Like: Martha Stewart's Blackberries and Oregano Pie
Recipes and Creative Ideas for Summer Picnics, BBQs, and Parties

Recipes and Creative Ideas for Summer Picnics, BBQs, and Parties

One of the best things about summer is eating outside, whether it's at a picnic, BBQ, street festival, or even a restaurant. Here are more than a dozen creative and fun ways to eat outside this season, including tons of summer-inspired recipes.

Homemade Snack: Sunflower Oat Bars

Homemade Snack: Sunflower Oat Bars

When you're on the go, a granola or energy bar is a great way to fuel up without slowing down, but many store-bought brands contain tons of sugar and hard-to-pronounce ingredients. Take the healthy route and make your own sunflower oat bars with this recipe from Ella's Kitchen.

5 BBQ Recipes with Watermelon

5 BBQ Recipes with Watermelon

This summer, try some refreshing recipes starring watermelon, such as a watermelon crunch salsa, two salads featuring the fruit, watermelon rind coleslaw, and a BBQ sauce made with watermelon. All are sure to be a hit at your next barbeque or get-together.

Tacos and Quesadillas: 2 Kid-Friendly Recipes by Chef George Duran

Tacos and Quesadillas: 2 Kid-Friendly Recipes by Chef George Duran

George Duran, a Food Network chef and dad, shares two of his favorite recipes to cook with his young son: polenta-crusted fish tacos with spicy mango slaw and prosciutto, tomato, and basil quesadillas.

Vegan BBQ Recipes

Vegan BBQ Recipes

A vegan chef shares 4 vegan barbeque recipes for the grill, including an Asian sesame burger made with tofu, quinoa salad, stuffed roasted bell peppers with lentils and butternut squash, and veggie shish kebabs with basil dip and spicy salsa.

Mother's Day Menu: Asparagus Soup, Grilled Lamb Chops, and Blackberry Peach Cobbler

Mother's Day Menu: Asparagus Soup, Grilled Lamb Chops, and Blackberry Peach Cobbler

Chef Michael William Batt of Greenwich, CT, offers these seasonal recipes for a memorable Mother's Day dinner, including a spring asparagus soup, grilled lamb chops with roasted potatoes, and a blackberry peach cobbler for dessert.

7 Recipes for a Delicious Easter Brunch

7 Recipes for a Delicious Easter Brunch

Hosting a brunch or lunch for Easter? Try these delicious recipes for glazed pineapple ham bites, cheesy bacon and egg brunch casserole, individual cheese and herb stratas, apple butter breakfast cake, and ham, apple, and cheddar crepes.

Lion Birthday Cake

Lion Birthday Cake

Celebrate a first birthday with this adorable cake featuring a friendly face and enough yummy frosting to smush all over baby's face, making for the sweetest before-and-after photos ever!

Tahitian Vanilla Cake with Fudgy Chocolate Ganache

Tahitian Vanilla Cake with Fudgy Chocolate Ganache

Try your hand at this rich, slightly nostalgic vanilla sponge cake with fudgy chocolate ganache, courtesy of an executive pastry chef. It's a sophisticated birthday cake option that's sure to impress.

Essential Yellow Birthday Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Essential Yellow Birthday Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Celeb chef Kelsey Nixon shares her recipe for a deliciously simple yellow birthday cake with vanilla buttercream frosting, plus fun variations on the recipe and tips to make your decorations stand out.

Recipes for Basil Pineapple Fried Rice and Granola Banana Bran Muffins

Recipes for Basil Pineapple Fried Rice and Granola Banana Bran Muffins

Stuff We Like: Food. And we're sure you do too. That's why we featured four products in our March issues, including spicy pickles, a wok, granola, and good-for-you cookies. Here are two recipes, Basil Pineapple Fried Rice and Granola Banana Bran Muffins, to make using the IMUSA wok and Mona's Granola.

Miriam Chu's Famous Pork Rib Recipe

Miriam Chu's Famous Pork Rib Recipe

Miriam Chu knows how to fuel a successful athlete like her daughter, U.S. women's hockey player and four-time Olympian Julie Chu. This delicious pork rib recipe is great for busy families who need an easy and nutritious dinner. Go for your own gold in the kitchen with this recipe!

8 Super Snacks for a Family Football Party

8 Super Snacks for a Family Football Party

Try these healthy and fun snack recipes by a celebrity caterer for your next family football party or Super Bowl watching party at home. Kids and adults alike will enjoy mac and cheese muffins, beef "lollipops," mini guacamole parfaits, turkey tacos with virgin margaritas, and more.

Recipe: The Elvis Sandwich from Peanut Butter & Co.

Recipe: The Elvis Sandwich from Peanut Butter & Co.

Gooey, sweet, and delicious, this recipe for The Elvis peanut butter and banana sandwich comes straight from the Peanut Butter & Co. Cookbook by Lee Zalben.

Recipes from the Pinkalicious Cupcake Cookbook

Recipes from the Pinkalicious Cupcake Cookbook

Victoria Kann, co-creator of the Pinkalicious series, shares several recipes from her new Pinkalicious Cupcake Cookbook, including how to make Pinkalicious cupcakes with buttercream frosting and star wands with royal icing.

2 Foolproof Pie Recipes from Jennie's Kitchen

2 Foolproof Pie Recipes from Jennie's Kitchen

Brooklyn mom Jennifer Perillo, cookbook author and the celebrated blogger behind InJenniesKitchen.com, shares her recipes for chocolate chess pie and brown butter apple pie, including a recipe for foolproof pie crust that you'll want to hang on to.

7 Creative Pumpkin Recipes from a Celebrity Caterer

7 Creative Pumpkin Recipes from a Celebrity Caterer

Celebrity caterer Andrea Correale presents recipes for 7 creative pumpkin dishes, including dinner recipes for pumpkin lasagna, pumpkin seafood chowder, and pumpkin ravioli, and dessert recipes for pumpkin pie trifle and pumpkin ice cream sandwiches.

Gingerbread Cookies for Hanukkah

Gingerbread Cookies for Hanukkah

Get the recipe for these Hanukkah cookies, a delicious nut-free parve dessert for your holiday table, taken from "The Holiday Kosher Baker" by Paula Shoyer. The gingerbread cookies are glazed and cut into festive aleph-bet shapes.

Enter to Win a $25,000 College Fund from Jif

Enter to Win a $25,000 College Fund from Jif

Jif's 12th annual Most Creative Sandwich Contest offers culinary kids a chance to win a $25,000 college fund. Enter your child chef's sandwich recipe featuring Jif Peanut Butter or any other Jif products through Nov. 8.

Little Green Monster Cupcakes

Little Green Monster Cupcakes

Make your favorite cupcakes and decorate them with smiling green monsters for a not-so-spooky but oh-so-festive Halloween treat. The little monsters are mostly marshmallow, but a few simple tricks turn them into mini Frankensteins!




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