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Jane's Lemon Poppy Seed Drizzle Cake on The Great British Baking Show

Lemon Poppy Seed Drizzle Cake from 'The Great British Baking Show'

The Great British Baking Show returns with its final season this Friday. Celebrate with a bright lemon poppy seed drizzle cake recipe from last season of the show – it would be the perfect thing to serve while you watch the premiere.
Martha Stewart's Coconut, Chocolate, and Chocolate-Chunk Macaroons. Photo: Bryan Gardner

Martha Stewart's Macaroons

May 31 is Macaroon Day, the perfect time to try baking this simple but delectable treat that requires only five ingredients. Try Martha Stewart's recipe for a basic coconut kind, or sweeten it up with a chocolate-chunk or chocolate variation.
Spring risotto with asparagus, spinach, and spring onions

Spring Risotto

Spring may be here, but there's still a chill in the air. Take advantage of the fresh green produce of early spring – asparagus, spring onions, spinach – and warm yourself against the cool damp with this bright and warming spring risotto
Lidia Bastianich's Broccoli Rabe with Olive Oil and Garlic

Lidia's Broccoli di Rabe all' Aglio E Olio

Here's hoping you don't have to get close enough to smell anyone's breath today – it might be stinky, because it's National Garlic Day! What better way to celebrate that wonderful ingredient than in a light simple recipe that lets its flavor shine through, like Lidia Bastianich's Broccoli Rabe with Olive Oil and Garlic, or "Broccoli di Rabe all' Aglio e Olio," for you true Italians. Broccoli rabe has been eaten by Italians for centuries, but has only recently found its way into the trendy American kitchen.

Martha Stewart's Grown-up Grilled Cheese. Photo: Bryan Gardner

Happy Grilled Cheese Day!

Not only is April 12 Grilled Cheese Day, the entire month of April is National Grilled Cheese Month. And why not – who doesn't like this humblest, simplest of sandwiches? Find some tips from Martha Stewart to gussy up your grilled cheese in celebration.
Naturally dyed deviled eggs for Easter

Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

Dying eggs for Easter is a time-honored and beloved tradition, and it's fun and easy to make natural coloring. Once you've dyed them, why not spice your hard-boiled eggs up by deviling them, using greek yogurt instead of mayo for something a bit healthier?
Martha Stewart's soda bread

Martha Stewart's Irish Soda Bread

As you down Guinness and green-dyed beer this weekend in celebration of St. Patrick's Day on Saturday, you'll want a little something in your stomach to soak up all that liquid. Try Martha Stewart's recipe for traditional Irish Soda Bread.
Rick Bayless accepting the award for Outstanding Restaurant at the James Beard Awards in 2017. Photo: James Beard Foundation

Chicago's 2018 James Beard Finalists

Finalists for the James Beard Awards, often called the Oscars of the food world, have been announced, and Chicago has ten nominees up for prizes. Watch interviews and Check, Please! reviews, get recipes, and learn a bit about them here.
Key Lime Pie from Morton's The Steakhouse of Chicago

Morton's Key Lime Pie

Pi Day may be about the mathematical constant, but it's also the perfect excuse to enjoy some pie. Not that you need an excuse when you can whip up a key lime pie as easy and delicious as this one from the legendary Morton's of Chicago.
Martha Stewart's Scalloped Potatoes. Photo: Adrian Mueller

Martha Stewart's Scalloped Potatoes

It may be inching towards spring, but there's a still enough of a chill in the air to make you crave a warm, hearty dish like scalloped potatoes. Try Martha Stewart's delicious version here, courtesy of PBS Food.

Scalloped Potatoes

Makes 10 servings

Scones from The Great British Baking Show

Simple Scones from 'The Great British Baking Show'

It's the ideal afternoon treat, light breakfast, or not-too-sweet dessert: the humble English scone. Simple as they may be, they're often made badly, too dry or gummy to be enjoyable. Try this recipe from The Great British Baking Show instead.
Martha Stewart's Chocolate Ganache Tart

Martha Stewart's Chocolate Ganache Tart

Looking for a treat for Valentine's Day? Try this elegant and understated chocolate ganache tart from Martha Stewart. Today is Fat Tuesday, after all, so it's time to indulge.
Kopanisti red pepper dip

Simple, Wholesome New Year's Hors D'Oeuvres

Looking for some simple, healthier snacks for your New Year's Eve gathering? Try these three appetizers from Gaby Dalkin, courtesy of PBS Food. 

James Beard Winner Sarah Grueneberg of Monteverde restaurant, host of Dishalicious. Photo: Galdones Photography

Dishalicious: A Live Cooking Show with Chicago's Top Chefs

Dishalicious is a fast-paced, live demonstration cooking show and event featuring some of Chicago's top chefs that will be filmed live at WTTW. Meet the outstanding chefs taking part in three episodes, including the James Beard winning host Sarah Grueneberg.
An oxonian cocktail for the holidays. Photo: 12BottleBar.com

Three Wintry Holiday Cocktails That Aren't Eggnog

While everyone drinks eggnog, spiked or not, at the holidays, there are a lot of other festive beverages out there. Try recipes for three unique options: a coffee-flavored one, a tropical drink, and a nutty, minty Christmas shot. 
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