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How to Cook Plantains

How to Cook Plantains: Two Simple and Delicious Ways

By Jessie Oleson Moore

Explore the cooked specialty: plantains! Here, you'll find two simple and extremely useful recipes which will teach you how to cook delicious plantains. The first recipe is for fried plantains, which are a popular side dish in Caribbean cuisine. The second recipe is for baked plantains, making for a fantastic dessert.

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Craftsy Welcomes its 2,000,000th Member

By Kari
Backstage Shot of Class Filming at CraftsyJosh Scott, Founder and COO at Craftsy, shares a personal message to the members of our passionate community. This week, Craftsy welcomed its 2.000.000th member! On behalf of all of us here on the Craftsy team, we'd like to thank each and every one of our members! Read more »

Sweet Sunday: How to Make Classic Apple Pie

By Ashley Rodriguez
Apple PieI’m not ready to say goodbye to summer but when those first apples hit the market - the ones that are made for pie - I can not resist filling my basket with their firm, tart flesh. Suddenly the kitchen is cinnamon scented and the idea of sweaters and cold evenings doesn’t seem so bad. Enjoy my prized recipe for making a classic apple pie! Read more »

Food Lover Friday: How to Make Flavorful Homemade Bagels

By Jessie Oleson Moore
Homemade BagelsThis recipe will not only reveal how to make homemade bagels, but will yield a wonderful result. The finished bagels are wonderful in their simplicity: chewy but not tough, flavorful owing to a bread starter which adds a well-rounded flavor, and assertively but not overpoweringly dense. Plus, when they're your own bagels, you can top them with whatever you'd like! Read more »

13 Delicious Apple Recipes

By Jessie Oleson Moore
Apple RecipesWhen it comes to cooking, apples are most commonly used as an ingredient in pies or applesauce. But there are many more sublime flavor experiences to be found with apples, in recipes both sweet and savory. From morning breads to bright salads to filling meals to cake and yes, some pie too, you’ll find plenty of culinary inspiration with this collection of thirteen recipes starring apples. Read more »

13 Tasty Peanut Recipes: Feeling Nutty?

By Jessie Oleson Moore
Peanut Pudding PiePopularized in the United States by George Washington Carver, the peanut has become most popular in the United states as the key ingredient in peanut butter. Yet it's worth taking a few moments to explore recipes that celebrate the peanut itself. Enjoy a collection of 13 fantastic peanut recipes, some sweet, some savory, all delicious. Read more »

Travel Tuesday: How to Make Chapati at Home

By Jessie Oleson Moore
ChapatiWhat in the world is chapati? Translated as "flattened round", this griddled flatbread is part of a family of breads in India which include roti and paratha. Made simply of flour, water, and ghee (a type of clarified butter), chapati is defined by its use of whole wheat flour, which gives it a lightly nutty flavor. With only four ingredients and minimal equipment, this is a delicious homemade bread that is accessible for just about any home cook. What follows is a simple recipe for making chapati at home! Read more »

Works of Tart: 10 Tart Recipes, Sweet & Savory

By Jessie Oleson Moore
Tart RecipesFirst things first: let's not confuse tarts with pies! While the pastries are certainly related, and often share flavors, they are not the same thing. Here, I'll provide you with a better understanding of tarts, and ten amazing recipes to inspire you to start your own baking adventure: five sweet, and five savory. Read more »