Nuts & Seeds

When it comes to superfoods, nuts and seeds are definitely two of the front runners. Find protein-packed recipes using nutty favorites like pine nuts, cashews, and pistachios, or mighty seeds such as sunflower, chia, and pumpkin that'll add a boost of nutrition to for your sauces, desserts, drinks, and much more!

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How to Roast and Peel Chestnuts

The sweet, comforting scent of roasting chestnuts is an instant pick-me-up on a cold evening. Want to roast them at home for the holidays? Here's how.

German Chocolate Bundt Cake

German chocolate cake is defined by its iconic coconut-pecan frosting; for this recipe, we've bucked tradition and tucked it inside of this Bundt cake instead. Here's the trick: Transfer the batter to the pan, then spoon on the gooey goodness—we used a small ice cream scoop for easy release and evenly distributed dollops. It settles into the middle while baking, so when you cut through that glossy ganache, a scrumptious surprise awaits.
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The Best Banana Bread

Rating: 3.61 stars
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The batter for this easy-to-make banana bread is enriched with sour cream, which gives it a subtle tang and super moist texture. In order to avoid this quick bread becoming tough and chewy, don't overmix the batter.

Chicken Schnitzel with Dill and Sesame

All the delicious crunch of fried chicken, with less mess—that's the elevator pitch for schnitzel. Pounding the breasts into thin cutlets helps them cook in a flash. We season the flour and the panko mixture, not just the meat, and add sesame seeds for a nuttier crunch. Serve the dish with Watercress-Apple Relish for a bright, peppery counterpoint.
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Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake

Rating: 3.32 stars
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Everyone needs a delicious coffee cake recipe in their repertoire, and this cinnamon streusel coffee cake recipe is the perfect option. Meaning "something strewn" in Old German, streusel is easy to throw together -- and then to throw on top of this sour-cream coffee cake. The sweet glaze in the recipe is the perfect coffee cake topping.

Carrot Cake

Rating: 3.37 stars
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Beneath this towering yet unpretentious appearance lies multiple layers of moist, mildly spiced cake that are flecked with carrots and pecans and enveloped by a generous coating of cream cheese frosting.

Lighter Sesame Chicken

Rating: 3.7 stars
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Say "open sesame" to a Chinese-restaurant classic that's no longer a guilty pleasure. This chicken is sauteed in a little oil instead of deep fried. The less-sweet sauce has fewer calories than a standard recipe, and, nutritionally, brown rice beats white.

Kitchen Sink Cookies

Rating: 3.66 stars
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Even though the ingredient list may seem about as long as a grocery shopping list, they're simple to make. In fact, these Kitchen Sink Cookies are so basic you can mix everything by hand; this helps to avoid over-beating, which may toughen the dough.

Basic French Macarons

Want to learn how to make macarons? We've taken the guesswork out of making these patisserie beauties, so you can prepare them at home. Our foolproof macarons recipe calls for making your own almond flour (it's so much easier than it seems), then adding just four other ingredients: powdered sugar, egg whites, white sugar, and any filling you please.

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Rating: 3.58 stars
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The combination of rich, buttery cake and caramelized pineapples in this classic dessert will transport guests to the good ol' days. It's traditionally made in a cast-iron skillet, but a 9- or 10-inch cake pan will also get the job done in a pinch.

Banana Nut Muffins

Here's how to bake banana nut bread in quick and easy individual portions. Stash some in the freezer so you always have breakfasts and snacks ready to go.

Giant Kitchen Sink Cookies

This cookie has everything but the kitchen sink in its list of ingredients. Martha made this recipe on Martha Bakes episode 607.
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Chicken Kabsa

Considered the national dish of Saudi Arabia, this spiced chicken-and-rice dinner couldn't have a more beautiful presentation—it's served with fried almonds and raisins, parsley sprigs, and a citrusy yogurt sauce.