Milk chocolate maple bacon cookies are decadent (and can be frozen, too).
Stuffed jalapeños work perfectly as a precursor to a grilled entree or on a platter of other munchies.
Have a kid show you how to play around with textures and flavor contrasts.
Grilled corn, tomatoes and baguettes round out the salad.
Got rice? You've got a meal. Shrimp fried rice with pickled radishes is flavorful version of the crunchy, satisfying dish.
A tapas-style meal made up of a variety of small appetizer-like bites lends itself to a Mother's Day brunch.
Stuffed baby bell peppers blend sweet and savory flavors an appetizer-size bite.
Cheese, strawberries and croissant piece make an attractive, unique Mother's Day brunch item.
The recipe makes 12 cupcakes, spiked with a confetti of finely chopped jelly beans.
Herb-brined, walnut-crusted chicken thighs are crispy on the outside, moist inside.
Blending hearty winter pasta, potato gnocchi, with a light vegetable, asparagus, and a not-too-heavy protein, shrimp, reflect spring's in-between feel.
Pork tenderloin medallions with rhubarb-orange sauce might make new fans of the veggie and of mixing savory and sweet.
With store-bought phyllo cups, these creamy lemon-berry tartlets served on a platter make for a colorful, tasty dessert after the main Easter meal.
Mini-quiche appetizers, made with phyllo cups, are simple to prepare and can be filled with meats,cooked vegetables or cheeses.
This Easter lamb dish is stuffed with a mint pesto so that its flavor is infused with the mint. You can serve even more mint as an accompaniment, if you like.
Almond-crusted, bake-fried asparagus is a remarkably easy way to entice veggie phobes in the family.
Clockwise from top, try an emerald Mary, an herbal remedy or an Irish grasshopper for St. Paddy's.
Take a building-block approach to Oscar party canapes: Select from a buffet of ingredients - bases, spreads, toppings and garnishes - to design snacks of your choice.
A shrimp and shitake noodle stir-fry is a fun, approachable alternative for a busy weeknight or to celebrate Chinese New Year.
Use thighs to make this quick and light chicken curry. Thighs have a richer flavor and don't get tough the way breasts can.
Make Valentine's Day bark with good-quality chocolate and contrasting flavors - something crunchy, something tangy, something salty. Top the chocolate with whatever your love loves.
Four variations of Valentine's Day chocolate bark are shown. Create your own favorites by switching toppings and the types of chocolate.
Add some pancetta to onion soup, and top it with a poached egg instead of the usual croutons and Gruyere cheese, and you'll have a healthier but still-rich dish.
Spring pea guacamole has a festive color and a dash of spice.
Feta cheese and honey blends sweet and savory flavors.
Brie with bourbon-balsamic glaze is simple to make and adds culinary sophistication to the hors d'oeuvre table.
A physics, chemistry and biology lesson can help cooks understand how to avoid common flubs such as lumpy gravy, gummy mashed potatoes.
Cheeseburger casserole in paradise (apologies to Jimmy Buffett).
This coffee cake not only accompanies a cup o' joe well, it is spiked with java.
Marcona almonds add a protein-rich crunch and a savory flavor to baked chicken breasts.
No neon-colored chemicals are required to whip up these Coconut-Lemonade, Orange-Banana-Cinnamon and Strawberry-Ginger-Limeade slushies.
Arthur Potts Dawson's Cucumber, Watermelon and Mango Salad.
Shaved ice - not snow cones - is the hot "new" old way to stay cool this summer.
Cocoa powder and instant coffee are blended into a mocha shaved ice.
Peanut butter s'mores bars are an easy and portable summer or afterschool snack.
Agave syrup is sweeter than white sugar. You can use less of it without sacrificing flavor in recipes, such as agave-barbecue roasted chicken.
The healthy version of creamy potato salad includes artichokes, pimentos and herbs.
Roasted chickpeas in a thick pomegranate molasses top a salad.
Bourbon and Chambord liqueur make a purple velvet milkshake a decidedly adult treat.
After decades of being known for clay critters, chia seeds are ready for their closeup in the kitchen.
Basil Mango Lime Smoothie with Chia
Banana Colada Cake is layered with caramelized pineapple.
Elizabeth Karmel's classic Classic Sour Cream Coffee Cake has a pecan filling.
Rosemary-cider brined Easter pork loin is an alternative to the traditional ham. The brining process adds a bit of salt, the flavor of the brine and a whole lot of moisture to the meat.
A frittata is a healthy alternative to quiche.