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Cauliflower is one of those vegetables that go from ho-hum to stellar once roasted. The addition of soy sauce and pepper makes for a salty-peppery-sweet snack. This recipe was featured as part of our Spicy Holiday Cocktail Party menu.
Fondue is quite a retro concept but it?s easy to make and the sort of thing that you should start cooking once your guests have arrived. That way, it will be runny and gooey and perfect when everyone is ready to eat and they?ll all be interested and excited by what?s going on in the pan.
Prep: 10 min., Chill: 2 hrs.
Brushing melted ice cream into the pie plate "glues" the crust into place. Crushed chocolate wafers create the crust, while whole cookies define the edges of the pie.
I've named this beautiful cocktail after Leo Caplan?s wife, Janine (or 'Nini' as she?s known by her nearest and dearest). Leo made a really generous donation to a charity called Help a London Child, and in return I said I?d name a recipe in this book after his lovely wife!
Canned tuna and prepared pesto along with radicchio and cucumber make up this Mediterranean-style picnic sandwich made on an English muffin.
A frozen prepared piecrust saves a lot of time in this recipe.
Inspired by McDonald’s McGriddle, this breakfasty corn dog has the winning sweet-savory combination of juicy breakfast sausage links dipped in a maple syrup-cornmeal batter and deep-fried to golden brown perfection. Serve extra maple syrup on the side for dunking. Special equipment: You will need a deep-frying/candy thermometer and a tall, narrow container or drinking glass, such as a pint glass, for this recipe. Candy-apple craft sticks give these breakfast corn dogs an authentic state-fair feel. Look for them next to the apples in the produce section of the grocery store or order them online. If you can’t find them, use 6-inch wood skewers or wood coffee-stirrers instead. Game plan: The fried breakfast corn dogs can be frozen for up to 2 weeks. To reheat, place them on a baking sheet and bake in a 350°F oven for 20 minutes or until heated through. This recipe was featured... read more Inspired by McDonald’s McGriddle, this breakfasty corn dog has the winning sweet-savory combination of juicy breakfast sausage links dipped in a maple syrup-cornmeal batter and deep-fried to golden brown perfection. Serve extra maple syrup on the side for dunking. Special equipment: You will need a deep-frying/candy thermometer and a tall, narrow container or drinking glass, such as a pint glass, for this recipe. Candy-apple craft sticks give these breakfast corn dogs an authentic state-fair feel. Look for them next to the apples in the produce section of the grocery store or order them online. If you can’t find them, use 6-inch wood skewers or wood coffee-stirrers instead.
Throughout the Middle East, the usual conclusion to a family meal is fresh fruit, and dried fruit and nuts or fruit preserves are offered with coffee. This simple, fragrant dessert (pronounced kho-SHAF beel mish-Mish), with macerated--rather than cooked--dried fruit, is a Syrian speciality of the Muslim month Ramadan, when it's eaten to break the daily fast. Rose water is the distilled essence of rose petals, a distinguishing flavor of Middle Eastern puddings and pastries (as is orange blossom water).
Peaches, apricots and almonds all come from the same plant family, so pairing them together is only natural—literally. To boost the almond flavor in this recipe, Laurent Tourondel folds a handful of toasted slivered almonds into the fluffy, sweet cobbler topping. The almond ice milk is an ingenious, French-inflected replacement for the vanilla ice cream Americans more typically have with peach desserts.
Notes: Brining the chicken with soy sauce and brown sugar produces deep mahogany skin and aromatic meat. Mirin, a sweet rice wine, and hoisin are available in well-stocked supermarkets and in Asian grocery stores. Serve chicken and mushrooms with hot rice cooked with coconut milk.
This delicious brownie tart recipe makes two tarts, so plan to share one with a friend or neighbor this Christmas season.
We were out of town this week on retreat with some of our staff, and aside from all the work, we also did lots of eating.
This salad of string beans, endive, honey-baked pecans, and tart dried cranberries is a perfect side dish for any fall feast.
This casserole is easy to prepare, especially if you purchase diced ham from your supermarket. Gruyère is a type of Swiss cheese. Its sweet nuttiness enhances this dish, though you can substitute Edam, Gouda, or even cheddar cheese.
Tasty turkey cutlets are quick and easy to prepare, and they taste great! The cutlets are quickly cooked and served with a flavorful mushroom wine sauce. Serve the sauce along with the turkey cutlets, with pasta or rice and a salad or vegetable.
Vietnamese rolls stuffed with shrimp get crunch and color from yellow peppers, lettuce and carrots—which, like most orange fruits and vegetables, are high in cancer-fighting alpha carotene.
Prep: 15 min., Chill: 1 hr., Grill: 8 min.
Notes: If you prefer a very mild curry, reduce or omit the cayenne.
You don't have to worry about eating uncooked eggs with this recipe for Key Lime Pie.
Fill a small loaf of bread with "meaty" portobellos, flavorful cheeses, and olives for a hearty lunch.
These simple almond and spiced cookies can be made in less than an hour. Use cookie cutters to make fun shapes for a party or cookie swap.
This recipe for Polish kotlety ziemniaczane na sos pieczarkowy, literally "potato cutlets with meadow mushroom gravy," is from Walt Gach of Ohio. I found his version on the Eastern European Food forums and adapted it slightly. This recipe is a good candidate for leftover mashed potatoes as long as no milk was added when mashing, or you can start from square one. These potato cakes or cutlets make a great meatless main course, side dish or appetizer. Here's a larger picture of Polish potato cutlets. Makes about 12 Polish Potato Cutlets with Mushroom Sauce
Hot-chocolate mix is a wintertime staple. Start the season by preparing a batch that will last until spring. A homemade version is delicious and natural-containing only cocoa, sugar, and salt-and especially economical, compared with store-bought mixes. A dollop of fresh whipped cream is a perfect complement to a mug of cocoa, but you can also add a pinch of cinnamon for Mexican hot chocolate or a candy cane for a taste of mint.
Bake a batch of these cute fruit-filled buttons to add a little variety to your cookie tray.
The Rob Roy is a blend of Scotch and vermouth sharpened by a dash of angostura bitters. Experts everywhere would agree that a martini is to a vodka martini as a Manhattan is to a Rob Roy. A Manhattan is a blend of rye or bourbon and sweet vermouth, and the Rob Roy is a mixture of Scotch and sweet vermouth; the difference is as sharp as that between a yam and a Yukon Gold. Anyone familiar with the 1995 film Rob Roy knows the source for the name of this cocktail—Robert MacGregor, the Scottish Robin Hood. Of course, unless you’re a Scottish history buff, if you heard someone order a Rob Roy before 1995 you may have been a bit puzzled. Although we do not know who christened the Rob Roy for that feisty Scottish hero, according to William Grimes in Straight Up or On the Rocks, the drink was named for a Broadway play based on Sir Walter Scott’s 1817 novel Rob Roy. Just as feisty, the Rob Roy gives you a wealth of enjoyment; the only thing it may rob you of is your memory after one too many. Follow your instincts on whether to stir or shake, but as with the Manhattan, a Rob Roy doesn’t lose much by not being served glacially cold. The classic Rob Roy is served with a maraschino cherry, but some shudder at this and substitute a twist of lemon peel.
Prepare 3 cups cooked brown rice by using 1 large bag of boil-in-bag brown rice.
Chateaubriand is a juicy-on-the-inside, seared and roasted beef tenderloin with wine sauce frequently ordered for a table of two at French restaurants. This chateaubriand recipe is the traditional version of the restaurant favorite, seasoned very simply, roasted to perfection, and then sliced on the diagonal. Be sure to make the quick shallot and wine sauce and serve the meal with chateau potatoes for authenticity.
Prepare and refrigerate the dressing up to one hour before serving. The dressing also works as a delicious dip for grilled shrimp or cut-up vegetables.
This one-skillet dish from Utah's Amangiri Resort has more flavor than its short ingredient list suggests, especially if made with fresh-caught fish.
Cavatappi, spiral-shaped pasta, adds an element of whimsy to this budget-friendly dish. If you can't find it, substitute fusilli.
Look for dried figs that are soft and moist.
This New York cheesecake recipe is surprisingly simple to make, and the results are always creamy and delicious. New York-style cheesecake is America's most popular version, with very good reason. If you've always wanted to taste an authentic New York cheesecake give this simple recipe a try. Makes One 9-inch New York Cheesecake
Time: 30 minutes, plus chilling time. Make this addictive dip at least an hour ahead of time to let the flavors develop—and serve with enough potato chips to scoop up every last bit.
On Sundays, when the bakeries were closed, we had to make do. These rolls are just the ticket for a German Sunday brunch; crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. Also good for lunch with smoked fish, cheese or sliced eggs in the middle.
This spiced fruit can be chopped and stirred into couscous or served with ham. For optimum texture and flavor, refrigerate the kumquats for two weeks before they're used.
The delicate, subtle flavors of roasted pistachios and lavender honey transform this baked grouper into an easy, yet refined meal that family and friends will remember. Serve with sautéed spinach. Prep: 12 minutes; Cook: 12 minutes
The classic slaw. This tangle of cabbage and carrot is dressed with a balance of tangy mustard, mayonnaise, and sour cream.
Cook the fruit quickly so that a layer of brittle caramel encases the soft interior. This recipe works just as well with peaches.
we bought at the farmers' market this week? While perusing our cookbooks for recipe inspiration, we came across this wonderfully sweet, tart, and fragrant Middle Eastern salad.
This Mexican entrée was invented to use up leftovers, earning it the reputation of a working person's dish. This version gets its name by being served with both red and green chile sauces.
These Greek-inspired spinach- and feta cheese-stuffed pork chops have earned rave reviews from our users.
Lentil soup is a traditional first course in Spain. It is easy, tasty and full of nutrients, too. Lentils and cooked with carrots, potatoes and garlic, among other vegetables and combine to make a delicious and filling soup. It is typical to eat this soup throughout the winter and into the season of Lent, however this version includes pork, which would be omitted during Lent.