Whether or not you observe Lent, Mardi Gras is a great excuse for an indulgent feast of classic New Orleans-inspired food. From a rich and spicy Crawfish Étouffée to sugar-sprinkled King Cake, we've got plenty of ways to celebrate.
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With Valentine's Day falling on a Tuesday this year, you might not have time for breakfast in bed — but who doesn't love breakfast for dinner? Stay in this Valentine's Day and serve your sweetheart an intimate dinner — no reservation (or even getting out of bed) required.
Valentine's Day is the perfect excuse to gather together your friends for a playfully themed fête: everything's red and pink and over-the-top, no romantic dates required.
On a cold, gloomy evening, there's nothing we crave more than exotic spices and rich full flavors. With richly-sauced butter chicken, long-cooked carrot kari, homemade chapati bread, and more, this Indian-inspired menu (which feeds 4 to 6) is sure to warm away any winter chills.
Like any other food-oriented holiday, there are certain Super Bowl Sunday traditions that demand to be observed. Wings, pizza, and beer are must-haves, but instead of ordering in, we've got recipes that will take you through all four quarters of snacking and cheering.
Few dishes are as satisfying, inviting, and uncomplicated as a beautifully roasted chicken. Redolent of sage and garlic and paired with simply prepared winter vegetables, it's a casual and cozy meal for four, a menu that's easy enough to serve on a weeknight or a busy weekend evening.
To celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year, gather friends in your kitchen and teach them how to wrap dumplings for a grand dumpling feast.
A make-your-own pizza party for grownups, with sophisticated, savory toppings.
Cool salsas and bright, refreshing flavors make Mexican food a warm-weather staple, but when the weather is cool, we look to the country's homey stews, braised meats, and fresh hot tortillas. This menu of hearty Mexican comfort food will warm you against the January chill. Feast on spicy, soupy pinto beans, tomato-hued Mexican rice, and asado de bodas, a spiced pork stew that's perfect mopped up with fresh corn tortillas. Finish off the meal with "impossible" chocolate flan, a cup of milky warm horchata blanca, and dreams of sunny Mexico.
After a long night of New Years revelry, brunch becomes something of an afternoon affair. And once we're at the table, we want rejuvenating, comforting flavors: simple and salty country ham biscuits, sweet crumby coffee cake with yogurt and strawberries, a cheesy asparagus frittata and a bright orange and radish salad.