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at our local grocery. We ate a few for afternoon snacks, but then our thoughts quickly turned to dessert. Wouldn't this sweet citrus make a great jam curd? Why, yes it would!
Time: 1 hour, plus chilling time. Liliko'i (as the Hawaiians call passion fruit) is extremely tart. It tastes wonderful with sweet, rich brownies—decadent but surprisingly refreshing.
No brunch is complete with out this famous champagne cocktail. Fresh orange juice and ice-cold champagne combine to form the perfect celebratory concoction. Makes 8 Mimosas
This creamy pumpkin soup will warm you up and fill you up. Chorizo and onion adds texture and the subtle pumpkin flavor melds with the broth to provide you with an unforgettable taste.
Notes: Purchased dulce de leche may be too thick to pour onto the cake; warm briefly in a microwave oven to soften. If baking cake up to 2 days ahead, let cool, wrap airtight, and store at room temperature. Freeze to store longer; thaw to room temperature to serve.
No TV dinner or other midcentury American meal would be complete without the addition of peas and carrots. Made sweet with shallots and butter, and livened up with a bit of parsley, this is a side dish worth reviving. This recipe was featured as part of our DIY TV
Food that's both savory and sweet is just fine, but being a firm believer that candied yams or sweet potatoes suffer from a severe identity crisis in this department— we're just not huge fans. To help them out a little we pushed the recipe a little further into the sweet category and came out with the most glorious of Thanksgiving sweets!
This moist, nutty bread is a terrific way to use up late-summer zucchini. The walnuts in the bread are super-heart-healthy, and the yogurt adds moisture without any fat.
The recipe for this fruit-swirled quick bread comes from a reader, Debbie Cascio-van Hees, from the Netherlands. It calls for fresh strawberries, but you can substitute thawed frozen berries. Softened cream cheese is a delicious spread.
Browning meat enhances its flavor and seals in juices. Let meat cook until it releases easily from the pan before turning; do not tear it loose. When other ingredients are to be added, brown meat first, and then remove from pan to prevent overcooking.
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Fresh tart cherries can be hard to find, which is why we add some dried ones to boost the flavor of this crisp. If you have access to fresh tart cherries, use 3 pounds and omit the dried fruit. Serve with vanilla low-fat ice cream, if desired; a small (1/4-cup) scoop will add 55 calories and 0.5 grams of saturated fat to each serving.
This is a simple sauce that goes very well with rich meats like goose and duck. You can make it well in advance, so you don?t have to worry about it while you?re cooking lunch. Pop some in a sterilised jar as a lovely home-made Christmas gift that?s sure to impress.
I love this dish ? the rice is cooked so simply that the flavors come out beautifully, and then you get these amazing crispy breadcrumbs on top which are a real shake-up of the senses with their crunch against the incredibly soft rice.
Turn basic ice cream sandwiches into an impressive frozen dessert in no time with only four ingredients.
Bottled Thai peanut sauce is a handy standby. Here we use it to jazz up an otherwise simple combination of tofu and vegetables. Complete the meal with a platter of red and green bell pepper strips, sliced cucumbers, and carrot sticks.
This classic peppermint bark candy makes a great homemade gift for the holidays.
Apples in an omelet? Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it. Apples bring a touch of texture and sweetness to these savory morning eggs, made smoky and pungent with blue cheese and bacon. Serve with Home Fries on the side. What to buy: If blue cheese isn’t your thing, this omelet is equally delicious with shredded sharp cheddar cheese. Special equipment: You will need an 8-inch nonstick frying pan. See more easy omelet recipes.
A take on Chicken Chile Verde, these poppers are stuffed with tomatillo salsa, chicken, and fresh cilantro. This recipe was featured as part of our Jalapeño Popper Recipes photo gallery.
Looking for a simple fish dinner? Try this easy recipe for baked fish fillets. You can use any firm white fish: cod, haddock, or grouper work well.
Chili con carne is one of those dishes with as many variations as there are minutes in the day. Our slightly spicy, subtly smoky version keeps it simple but is still full of flavor and packed with enough meat to make Dr. Atkins proud. What to buy: Ancho chiles are commonly used in Tex-Mex cooking; ancho chile powder can be found in most gourmet grocery stores and Latin markets. If you’re having a hard time finding it, you can substitute regular chili powder, but check the ingredients, because many brands have salt and garlic added and will therefore change the flavor of the dish. Chipotles are dried, smoked jalapeño peppers. We call for the canned variety, chipotles en adobo, packed in a spiced tomato sauce. Look for them in the Latin section of your supermarket. Game plan: Like all stews, the flavors develop as this dish sits, so go ahead and make it up to 2 days ahead of time and rewarm it to serve. This recipe was featured as part of our Super Bowl for a Crowd menu, as well as our 2009 Presidential Inauguration Menu.
Use only two ingredients, frozen limeade concentrate and tofu, plus water for this easy and refreshing frozen dessert.
Rolled oats add heartiness to the filling of this classic Thanksgiving dessert. Make the pie up to a day ahead, but store it in the refrigerator if you do.
You won't believe how simple this barbecue is to prepare. These sandwiches are perfect for a football Saturday, an outdoor get-together, or a weeknight dinner.
Make this pudding in a two-quart lidded metal pudding mold. Coat the mold with caramel before you add the caramelized apples and dense batter. When unmolded, the caramelized apples become a glistening topping.
Easy quick chicken pot pie! This is the perfect thing to whip up in the winter!
This easy-to-make drink is based on the bar specialty at the Fish Trap restaurant in Cruz Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands.
This rich Latin American butter cake gets its moist texture from soaking in milk. Serve it chilled and with whipped cream, melted chocolate, or dulce de leche. Cecilia Velasco, from Mexico City and a former chef at Tres Meridas restaurant in Frisco, Texas, shares her recipe. We've simplified the recipe by adapting it to a single sheet instead of a layered cake. Prep: 10 minutes, Bake: 30 minutes, Chill: 4 hours.
Hot, crunchy pancakes on top of cool, crisp greens, with a sour-cream dressing thrown in for good measure—this is a heavenly combination. A food processor makes quick work of grating the potatoes, apples, and onion for the pancakes.
This Korean kimchi soft tofu stew has a fiery broth that infuses custardy tofu with deep flavors and spices. Traditionally served at the table boiling hot in its cooking vessel with an egg cracked in the middle, this healthy dish full of vegetables and protein warms the belly and satiates the palate. What to buy: While you can find kimchi at many grocery stores (and it’s fine to use store-bought here), try your hand at making your own. Korean chile paste, also known as kochujang or hot pepper paste, is a fermented mixture of glutinous rice, soybeans, and red pepper powder. It is found in jars or plastic tubs in Korean markets and will last indefinitely refrigerated in a covered container. Add spoonfuls to soups, marinades, and salad dressings for a spicy kick. More kimchi recipes.
Some trends catch on for good reason, and while we love spending an afternoon up to our elbows in homemade icing, sometimes you just want melty treats in no time. These over-the-top brownies start with devil's food cake mix and a few common pantry items and still make your home smell amazing while they bake.
Asiago [ah-SYAH-goh] has a sweeter flavor than Parmesan and Romano.
This typical Basque dessert uses both fresh and dried fruit. Serve it with fresh cheese or spooned over pound cake.
This recipe for potato casserole is common throughout Eastern Europe. What varies is the use of sour cream or plain yogurt to create the egg custard. This easy recipe makes a great potluck dish or brunch dish. Here's a larger photo of potato casserole. Makes 6 servings Potato Casserole
Use this recipe as a crust for our Apple-Blackberry Pie.
Grilling chicken is an easy way to transform this humble food. You'll get the best results if you let the chicken stand out at room temperature before grilling.
A supermarket rotisserie bird right off the spit is wonderful in this Middle Eastern-inspired warm chicken dish. It's a delicious and healthy alternative to a typical mayonnaise-based chicken salad, especially in a sandwich.
Chinese five-spice powder is used in both sweet and savory dishes; it adds a subtle hint of spice to the whipped cream.
More adventurous greens, such as napa cabbage and watercress, add crunch. Shrimp boosts levels of lean, low-saturated-fat protein and omega-3s, while sesame seeds offer the minerals iron, magnesium, and zinc.