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Just six ingredients go into this easy sweet-and-sour side dish. Use a mix of red and golden beets, if you like.
This year I seem to have been working around lots of builders, and every time they put a request in for some grub it?s been ?sausage this? or ?sausage that.? A foreman called Dusty, who was working next door, kept on talking about a sausage casserole. So I made this one up very quickly, basing it on a French cassoulet-type thing. It?s nice and easy to cook for a group as it?s all done in one dish. While I was going sausage-mad, I realized that we?re fan- tastically lucky these days to have great sausages available in the supermarkets, farmers? markets and good local butchers. In this dish feel free to use any sausages you like.
Pastry chef Koa Duncan of Los Angeles's Water Grill is incredibly creative. She's also remarkably persistent: Working as a pastry chef in a town that loves to diet is an uphill battle. Her fantastic passion fruit and creamy coconut parfait, layered with crunchy bits of cashew praline, is good enough for Angelenos to forgive themselves the indulgence.
There are few better ways to dress grilled corn than slathering it with mayonnaise loaded with cayenne pepper, then rolling it in Cotija cheese and squeezing lime juice over it. After grilling the corn, simply pull back the husk for a built-in handle. What to buy: Cotija is a crumbly Mexican cheese that can be found in Latin markets and many grocery stores. Read more about grilling. This dish was featured as part of our Recipes for Summer Ingredients photo gallery.
Penuche boldly proffers its characteristic butterscotch and maple overtones and its comforting fudgy texture. Get the packaging how-to for the Penuche Fudge.
Add Mediterranean flavor with kalamata olives, feta cheese, parsley and rosemary. Once you've served this as a side dish, you can toss the leftovers with pasta for a main-dish pasta salad.
Fred Bernstein shared with me this recipe from his mother, Mildred Bernstein, who was a much-loved caterer in Charleston, South Carolina. She and her partner, Minnie Weinberg, were famous for their babkas and other baked goods. This rich yeast dough is rolled around a filling of cinnamon-scented sugar, pecans and currants to create a pastry that looks like a snail, thus the name, schnecken, the German word for snail. Plan ahead because this dough has to be prepared the night before and refrigerated. Note: Recipes in Marcie Cohen Ferris’s book Matzoh Ball Gumbo were compiled from a diverse mix of Jewish Southerners who have blended religion and region through home cooking.
This is a great go-to tomato sauce and can be doused over any kind of pasta. If you have it on hand, toss in some fresh basil for a great aroma, and when the sauce is finished, add a little butter to make it more luxurious. From the book "Mad Hungry," by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Artisan Books).
This Italian white bean soup is a hearty mix of cannellini beans, garlic, kale and carrots. What makes it spectacular is salty little bits of salami, which get quickly pan-fried until crisp, then stirred into the soup before serving.
Pfeffernüsse are one of the oldest of German cookies and an excellent addition to any Christmas cookie plate. Dunk them in coffee, tea, mulled cider, or hot chocolate. Or don’t dunk, just eat. Game plan: You can bake the cookies ahead of time and freeze them for up to 2 months. When ready to serve, bring them to room temperature and roll in the spiced sugar. This recipe was featured as part of our Holiday Cookies photo gallery.
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Lemon Meringue Pie is a famous traditional British dish. Sadly the Lemon Meringue Pie fell out of fashion in recent years but I am glad to see it is once again back on the menu. This Lemon Meringue Pie recipe is quick and easy to make. If you are in a hurry then use a shop bought tart case, but for the best results, nothing beats home made pastry. This is my recipe and it is very lemony as I like a strong tang. If you like less of a lemon flavour then reduce the lemon juice slightly and replace with water.
Cassoulet serves a large gathering, and leftovers reheat well. Spicy precooked Italian sausage or Polish kielbasa are a close match to the lively garlic sausage from southwestern France traditionally used in this dish. Cassoulet can be prepared two days ahead and refrigerated. Top with breadcrumbs and finish in the oven before serving.
Instead of deep-frying chicken in a vat of oil, Angie Mosier prefers pan-frying, which creates delightfully crunchy and moist chicken without requiring quite so much oil. "For a covered-dish dinner, there's nothing better than a tray of drumsticks, which are easy to eat standing up," she says.
Mara des Bois are small, wildly aromatic strawberries. Pastry sous-chef Michael Brock of Los Angeles's Boule layers them in a stellar napoleon with crisp puff pastry and pillowy lemon verbena cream.
The chips can be made up to one day ahead. Store them in an airtight container at room temperature.
Added sodium and sugar tame seasoned rice vinegar's tartness, making a nice counterpoint to sesame oil, sweet orange juice, and aromatic orange rind. Drizzle the tofu with the flavorful pan sauce to serve; the sauce bolsters plain rice noodles tossed with snow peas, carrots, and bell pepper for a smart entrée.
This jewel-toned dip makes the most of seasonal fruit. If you can't find clementines, substitute tangerines. Bake the chips up to a day ahead, and store at room temperature in a zip-top plastic bag. You can also prepare the salsa, minus the avocado mixture, a day ahead. Stir in the mixture shortly before serving to keep the avocado green.
I love this old-school English dish because it?s good value, simple to make and tastes absolutely delicious. All you have to do is spend 5 minutes getting everything prepared and then you can let your oven or hob do the work for you! If you can get your gammon with the bone in it, your broth will be tastier.
A fresh and refreshing salad for the summer, Spanish tomato salad is simple to make. Toss sliced tomatoes, green pepper and onions on a platter and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and vinegar. Sprinkle with salt and you have a delicious salad. If you want to spice it up, chop a bit of fresh basil and or oregano and sprinkle over the top.
Freeze leftover fruit to use in shakes, smoothies, or any blended treat.
Finalist: Sides and Salads "I love to experiment, so I'm always creating recipes. The dressing in this salad is one I've been making a long time for fruit salad, but it also works well on leafy greens. Bagged salad mixes are a great time-saver, and you can throw a meal together in no time by adding a protein such as grilled chicken or shrimp." —Debra Keil, Owasso, Okla.
Michelle Bernstein is a big fan of pound cake. She makes hers with lots of butter, then sometimes slathers slices with more butter and sautés them in a heavy skillet. Here, she tops slices of warm grilled cake with a fantastic Mexican-inspired chocolate sauce flavored with cocoa, cinnamon and chile powder.
This recipe goes with Cheesy Vegetable Pasta
You'll find gigante beans in Mediterranean stores or at specialty food markets. If they aren't available, substitute a white bean such as Great Northern or flageolets. Beans are a good source of fiber and protein. Get more healthy holiday recipes.
Combining Two Portuguese favorites—kale-and-sausage soup and a bean, sausage, and tomato stew—makes a simple, sensational one-pot meal. To keep the focus on the vegetables, we've used just a tiny amount of fresh sausage; you can add more, if you like, or substitute dried chorizo or pepperoni.
Light and tasty, this kebab recipe will give you a taste of summer even if it isn?t quite warm enough to get the barbie out. The salsa works well with all kinds of chargrilled or barbecued meat.
This Southern favorite is always a hit at family dinners and great for bringing to parties. Enjoy the combination of flavors and textures in this Banana Pudding recipe.
Rely on rotisserie chicken, smoked spicy sausage, and frozen okra from the store to stack up flavors in our quick rendition of a classic Cajun stew.
Gluten-free cookies can have strange flavors and a texture that never seems quite right, but these chocolate chip cookies pass with flying colors. The recipe uses a mix of milk and semisweet chocolate chips, but if you love dark chocolate feel free to use bittersweet chips. What to buy: Sweet rice flour, also known as glutinous rice flour or mochiko, is produced from sticky rice grains and is gluten-free. It’s available at Asian markets in the starch section. Regular rice flour, which is produced from long-grain rice, will not yield the same results. Sorghum flour is made from the sorghum grain and has a texture similar to whole-wheat pastry flour. Guar gum is made from the seeds of the guar plant and is used in small amounts as a thickener and stabilizer. This recipe was featured as part of our gluten-free photo gallery.
Try these popovers for a delicious breakfast or tasty snack any time of day.
Latkes are a classic Hanukkah dish. The patties are cooked in oil, symbolizing the small amount of oil in a temple lamp that burned for eight days, the miracle the holiday commemorates. Garnish with extra green onions.
Try one of our other thumbprint variations: Raspberry Thumbprints Ganache Thumbprints Apricot Thumbprints Dried-Fruit Thumbprints
This recipe for sweet cheese strudel filling is made with regular creamed cottage cheese and cream cheese. Sweet Cheese Strudel Filling Recipe #1 uses farmers cheese and sour cream. Every cook has his or her favorite. I like this recipe and if you omit the sugar, you can turn it into what Serbs and Croatians call salty (savory) cheese filling. Here's a great strudel dough recipe. Makes enough for 2 Sweet Cheese Strudels
Many Bundt cakes are heavy and buttery, but this one is surprisingly light and incredibly moist under its silky chocolate glaze. Strong-brewed coffee in the batter intensifies the chocolate flavor while cutting the sweetness.
We’ve updated classic onion dip by swapping the pack of dehydrated Lipton soup mix for real caramelized onions and goat cheese—but the sweet, salty, tangy flavors that you remember are all there. Reminisce with a bag of potato chips. Game plan: The dip can be made up to 2 days in advance and refrigerated in a covered container; stir briefly before serving. This recipe was featured as part of our story on summer dips, as well as our Family-Friendly Party Done Right and Tailgating Recipes photo galleries.
Chicken-fried steak is a homestyle favorite featuring cubed steak that's coated in a crispy crumb mixuture, cooked in a skillet, and topped with creamy gravy.
This parfait is the perfect way to start the morning. The slow-roasted grapes are soft and sweet and pair well with honey and Greek yogurt. Yogurt is full of calcium and protein to give your immune system a boost. As if this beautiful breakfast dish didn’t have enough redeeming qualities, the chopped walnuts on top add crunch, protein, and a dose of healthy fat.
This gaufrettes recipe makes delicately crisp waffles that can be served fresh from the iron, like cookies, or shaped into delicious little cones while the waffle is still warm and pliable. Lightly touched with traditional vanilla, gaufrettes can be made into creative accompaniments to ice cream or sandwiched together with a bit of thick caramel and served with cafe au lait or tea.
Meatloaf is up there with the world’s greatest sandwich fillings: The tender texture is devastatingly good between two chewy pieces of bread. Combine it with spicy mayo and sweet tomatoes and you’ll be making meatloaf for tomorrow’s sandwiches instead of tonight’s dinner. This recipe was featured as part of our Most Delicious Sandwiches photo gallery.
Risotto must be served immediately so you can best savor its rich creaminess. With this version containing seafood, there's just enough for two healthful portions. Complete the meal with a salad, bread, and crisp white wine.