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Kelly Vaughan

Kelly is a former associate digital food editor for MarthaStewart.com.
We'll help you choose right size chicken wings, decide whether you should bake or fry them, and teach you how to keep them warm (but never soggy!) on game day.
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Fried eggs make everything taste better. Of course, they are the perfect partner for toast—but don't limit them to just breakfast. You can enjoy fried eggs morning, noon, or night. Their runny yolks create a rich, golden sauce for everything from pasta and salad to baked potatoes and fried rice. Get cracking with these 15 fried egg recipes and explore the delicious possibilities of topping a dish with these protein-packed flavor boosters.
Forget a night on the town. There's no better way to celebrate New Year's Eve with the ones you love most than with a special dinner together. So you can enjoy the evening, too, plan your menu using our favorite easy New Year's Eve recipes. All are either quick to make, can be made ahead of time, or prepped ahead and finished right before serving.
With its endless possibilities for preparation and gorgeous aubergine hue, eggplant is one of our favorite produce items. Technically, it's a fruit, but it's generally treated like a vegetable, and it comes in a range of shapes, sizes, and colors. It's also versatile: Try it grilled, roasted whole, or as part of a vegetable stew. Eggplant makes a great sandwich filling or pasta sauce—and it can even be made into meatballs and more. Before we share our favorite eggplant recipes, it's important to know how to identify a good one at the market: The flesh should give a bit when it is gently pressed; there should be no hard spots (avoid produce with brown or soft spots). The skin should be shiny and smooth (not wrinkled or mottled) and stems should be green. A whole eggplant will keep up to a few days in a cool place, but don't store it in the refrigerator—this will damage its texture.
A new year is a reason to celebrate, and there's no better way to welcome 2023 than with a special dinner for family and friends. And your last meal of the old year should always be a showstopper. You'll find plenty of delicious New Year's Eve dinner recipes here, from easy yet elevated pasta to indulgent meaty entrées, sophisticated seafood mains, and classic roast chicken. We've included dinner options that can be prepped ahead and baked on the night of your gathering, as well as quick dishes to prepare right before you enjoy your first cocktail.
Ring in the new year with one of these drinks in hand. Sure, a glass of Champagne makes a festive toast, but we think these New Year's Eve cocktails are the ultimate libations for the last night of the year. Our collection of celebratory sips includes subtle spins on classics like the martini and the cosmo, as well as drinks that are lighter on the booze—to help you and your guests make it to midnight. There are cocktails you can batch ahead, because who wants to be shaking drinks one by one for a crowd on the biggest party night of the year? We've also snuck in some sweeter options for everyone who likes a dessert cocktail—including a not-to-be-missed recipe that pairs sparkling wine with sorbet. 
Stock up on the baking and decorating essentials you need to make batch after batch of seasonal treats.
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Do you crave soft and chewy cookies? This step makes all the difference.
There's nothing like a big batch of soup. It's warming, comforting, and filling—and who doesn't love tomato, chicken noodle, and split pea? Our collection of soup recipes that feed a crowd includes fall and winter favorites like butternut squash soup as well as options that provide bowls of comfort year round. We've even snuck in some chilled soups to serve when the weather is hot; they're refreshing and comforting in an entirely different way.  An added bonus is that many of these big-batch soup recipes can be made ahead and frozen. Pop individual portions in the freezer so that they're ready anytime you need a quick lunch or soup for several. All of the recipes in this collection serve at least six—some make enough for 12 portions—and most of the recipes can be doubled.
Stock up on the baking and decorating essentials you need to make batch after batch of seasonal treats.
Do you crave soft and chewy cookies? This step makes all the difference.
There's nothing like a big batch of soup. It's warming, comforting, and filling—and who doesn't love tomato, chicken noodle, and split pea? Our collection of soup recipes that feed a crowd includes fall and winter favorites like butternut squash soup as well as options that provide bowls of comfort year round. We've even snuck in some chilled soups to serve when the weather is hot; they're refreshing and comforting in an entirely different way.  An added bonus is that many of these big-batch soup recipes can be made ahead and frozen. Pop individual portions in the freezer so that they're ready anytime you need a quick lunch or soup for several. All of the recipes in this collection serve at least six—some make enough for 12 portions—and most of the recipes can be doubled.
This collection includes favorites old and new. We've got cut-out Christmas cookies, gluten-free sugar cookies, vanilla-bean sugar cookies, citrus sugar cookies, and more.
Eating breakfast at night has a slightly rebellious feel, which is why it's so much fun. It's also a delicious way to get dinner on the table fast. But our breakfast-for-dinner recipes offer much more than the chance to scramble some eggs and call them supper. Yes, eggs feature prominently in this collection of quick dinner ideas, but they're scrambled, fried, turned into vegetable-packed frittatas, rolled omelets, and more. Beyond egg dishes, we're also sharing breakfast and brunch-inspired favorites like chicken and waffles, breakfast burritos, shrimp and grits, and savory pancakes. Are you hungry yet? When you need an easy meal that's never boring, turn to these breakfast-for-dinner recipes for a simple and satisfying way to feed your family.
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Download, save, and stock up on these pantry, produce, and dairy staples.
Follow our expert advice for easy-to-peel eggs every time.
From pumpkin cakes and pies to muffins and tarts, we're sharing a selection of tasty pumpkin dessert recipes that will carry you through fall.
There's nothing like the slow cooker for preparing comfort food. The appliance's steady, even heat turns out succulent meat every time, tenderizing tougher cuts such as flank steak and beef chuck. It excels at making soup and chili, too—and it's the go-to appliance for home cooks looking to get a head start on dinner prep. We love its set-it-and-forget-it dependability, which is why we're sharing our favorite slow cooker meals; they include everything from classics like pot roast and corned beef and cabbage to dinner party-worthy chicken dishes, fish stew, vegetarian entrées, and even dessert.
These cured pork products bring so much flavor to the table.
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For the best jammy eggs, our expert recommends steaming.
Learning to cook is an ongoing process, but there are some basic cooking skills everyone should have. While these skills are useful on their own, they're even more helpful when you combine them: Once you know how to make stock, dice vegetables, and cut up a whole chicken, you're already well on your way to making homemade soup. Whip up a fresh batch of buttercream, then follow our guide for filling and frosting the layer cake you baked. It's important to take good care of your tools and cookware too: Keep your knives sharp and your cast-iron skillet clean. We will also teach you how to make homemade pie crust, cook both fresh and dried pasta, and season with salt. From here, you can cook anything for anyone, anytime. Ahead, we're sharing 30 of the most essential skills for home cooks to learn by the time they're 30.
It's the best frozen pomegranate margarita ever.
I scream, you scream, we all scream for these delicious homemade ice cream recipes. From classic flavors like vanilla and strawberry to more inspired combinations such as Rose-Geranium-and-Cardamom Ice Cream, these sweet ideas will inspire you to whip up something fun. Most of our recipes require an ice cream maker, but you don't need to spend a ton of money to get an efficient and effective maker. We're big fans the affordable-yet-mighty Cuisinart Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt Maker. However, if you're strapped for kitchen space or simply can't wait to start scooping, we included a few no-churn ice cream recipes, too. If you're looking for a sweet kitchen project that offers a new challenge, try your hand at these homemade ice cream recipes. 
We combed through the archives and rounded up 30 of our most popular soup recipes.
From crowd-pleasing icebox cakes and cheesecakes to no-bake bar cookies and more, these no-oven desserts are the sweet endings everyone wants.
From savory meatballs to burgers to stir-fry, ground beef is one of the most versatile—and delicious—meat products out there. Plus, it's inexpensive and family-friendly, which gives us even more reason to love it.