Working with smaller cuts of meat is an easy way to get supper on the table in a flash.
While doing research recently, I came across a recipe for ice-cream bread on the Taste of Home website. It had a four-out-of-five star rating.
What's ideal about the eggplant is that it has so many uses other than being fried and drenched in a red sauce topped with cheese.
This recipe, from the December issue of "Vegetarian Times," caught my eye. It's a vegan version of the classic linguine with clam sauce, minus the clams.
What if you could get a good amount of nutrition and feel satisfied all from a tiny seed?
Edamame (eh-dah-MAH-meh) are young, sweet, green soybeans harvested while still tender. Sometimes you will see them referred to as Japanese soybeans because "eda" means branch or twig and "mame" is bean in Japanese.
Things are looking bright and sunny in local grocery stores, thanks to the sweet citrus selection this time of year.
It's the time of the year for quick, easy and warmly satisfying meals.
For a spur-of-the-moment semifancy meal, you can't beat scallops. Scallops are ideal to have tucked away in your freezer because they defrost and cook quickly. When planning a meal with scallops, figure two to three of the larger sea scallops (about 2 inches in diameter) per serving with a s…
Knowing how to make a variety of vinaigrettes is a kitchen skill every cook should have. Why?
Spicy raspberry enlightenment meatballs are a step up from the '60s standard party meatballs coated with grape jelly mixed with chile sauce.
Meatballs are the ideal appetizer. They can serve a lot of people and are super convenient if you buy the premade ones. Grocery stores and warehouse-type stores sell 4-pound bags (or larger) of fully cooked meatballs.
Nutritional yeast is an ingredient used in many vegetarian recipes because it's a source of protein and B vitamins. It adds a nutty, cheesy flavor to many dishes such as casseroles and gratins. Another common use is to sprinkle the yeast on popcorn and cooked vegetables.
Once cool temperatures hit, many of us crave soup. And when it comes to making soup, I always think of my late father's chicken soup: Take a big pot, add some onions, carrots and celery. Add one big chicken and water to cover. Bring to a simmer and let it simmer for hours.
A lot of people eschew leftovers. Savvy cooks embrace them. Today's recipe is one that came about because I had a cooked pork loin roast tucked away in the freezer as well as ingredients typically used in Mexican cooking: cilantro, corn tortillas, white onions and jalapeño.
If you haven't given much thought to what to toss on the grill, try a simple, marinated flat iron steak.
Football season is almost here. Party time. But: Is it possible to set out great snacks and trim back fat and calories?
Today, instead of the traditional July 4 barbecue, try a bit of smoke. Toss a few wood chips on the heat or into the smoker box, watch and smell. Those wisps of smoke are bringing new flavor dimensions from woods like apple, hickory and mesquite.
Meaty tasting and low in calories, portabella mushrooms are a great alternative to a beef burger.
Interest in the Titanic sails on as the 100th anniversary of its April 15, 1912, sinking draws near.
Passover, which begins at sundown Friday, will bring Jewish families and friends together to commemorate the freeing of Jews from slavery in ancient Egypt.
Chicken Thighs with Apples and Cider Sauce
French onion is one of my favorite soups, especially in the
fall. The hearty beef broth flavor, the silky melted cheese and the
baguette slices toasted just right make it pure comfort food on a
Slow-cooker cooking is a rite of fall. As the cooler weather
hits, folks are less inclined to use the grill and more inclined to
turn to that versatile vessel that saves time and effort.
When it's just too darn hot to cook, a cool summer gazpacho is
easy and refreshing.
It's rare that I don't give a recipe that lists brie as an
ingredient a second look.
What's a good way to cook bone-in chicken breasts? How long
should they cook?
Shrimp can be a lean source of protein, depending how you
While perusing the July issue of Cook's Country magazine, the
recipe for grilled salmon steaks caught my eye. The salmon steaks
Shake the salt habit, especially in processed foods. Eat more
seafood, fruits and vegetables, and choose fat-free or low-fat
Wondering if you can substitute rice flour for all-purpose
March and April wouldn't be the same without the Lenten fish
fries served up at churches, clubs and organizations.
Dips are tailgate mainstays. And there's good reason: They can
be made ahead of time and require little effort.
There is berry good news on the berry front. Fall raspberry
season is in full swing, with raspberries at or near peak.
The American Heart Association recommends eating at least two
servings of fish - particularly fatty kinds - per week. A serving
size is about 3 1/2 ounces of cooked fish - the size of a deck of
Salad - be it noodle salad or potato salad or salad made with
fruit or vegetables - is a mainstay for picnics, potlucks and
all-around summer entertaining.
No barbecue bash would be complete without ribs, but trying to
serve up the perfect rib can leave grillers reeling.
When it's too hot to cook an entire meal - or you don't have the
urge - opt for something that takes just a little time to prepare
and only a few seconds to heat.
Mussels may boost your mood as well as your heart.
Pity the poor avocado. It's often misunderstood. It's not the typical fruit that you eat fresh out of hand. Once an avocado is ripe, it goes bad quickly. And avocados have a reputation of getting smashed, mixed with other ingredients, and presto - you have guacamole.
If you don't want to wrestle with a big turkey for Christmas,
Cornish hens are a good alternative.
It's not too early to start testing recipes for Thanksgiving,
the biggest food holiday of the year.
Salmon is quick to prepare, it works well with many flavors, and
it's good for you. The fish ranks high in omega-3 fatty acids, the
good fats that nutritionists say we should eat more of. It's
filling, too: A 4-ounce portion — which is about the size of a deck
of cards — will satisfy most ap…
Pork and apples are a perfect pair, and today's dish, Pork Chops
with Sage-Apple Stuffing, is a great example. And the timing
couldn't be better.
Wondering what to do with that abundance of garden-fresh herbs
you've carefully tended all summer long?
You've had a summer of grilling burgers and hot dogs.
When schedules are hectic, a successful quick dish in my kitchen
is one that doesn't make a huge mess, uses minimal cookware and has
Saturday marked the start of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of
reflection, prayer and fasting from sunrise to sunset. During
daylight hours, many Muslims are refraining from eating, drinking
(including water), smoking and sex.
Icebox cakes really are as easy as pie.
A recent Time magazine article caught my eye. "Lidia Bastianich
Saves Our Dough" featured ways to use bread.