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Dress up humble green beans with a little garlic, butter, salt, pepper, and olive oil for a simple side dish that's sure to draw rave reviews.
Any type of noodle—thin chow mein noodles to broad rice noodles to the thicker Shanghai wheat noodles—is a must at Chinese New Year's. However, long noodles represent a long unbroken life (so cutting them into shorter strands would symbolically shorten your life). Pull out your largest skillet or wok because this recipe creates a full pan.
Chicken Curry is one of the most popular items in Indian cuisine, and this quick version has a prep time of only 25 minutes. Serve over rice and top with peanuts and bell pepper strips. Another bonus for this recipe is that you can make the chicken mixture ahead and freeze it for up to 3 months. This recipe goes with Curried Chicken Salad with Grapes
Dulce de leche has a rich caramel flavor and a creamy texture. When dulce de leche is stirred into this batter, the resulting brownies taste even more intensely chocolate and have a great moist texture. As an extra treat, dulce de leche, pecans, and a drizzle of fudge top these brownies.
Doubled and served with steamed rice, this Vietnamese side dish becomes a great main course.
Prepare this simple supper recipe in stages using one pan: first, fry the bacon; then, cook the collards; finally, saute the shrimp. Combine the shrimp and greens, serve atop cooked white rice, and garnish with bacon. In place of collard greens, you can use Swiss chard, kale, or green cabbage.
These mini sandwiches are a great beef tenderloin appetizer. Serving beef tenderloin as an appetizer is an elegant, yet budget-friendly way to enjoy a pricey cut of meat.
You can also cook the potatoes in the microwave by piercing them with a fork and arranging them on paper towels. Microwave at HIGH 16 minutes or until done, turning and rearranging potatoes after 8 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes.
Use this chocolate whipped cream to top a cake or pie or use it as a dessert filling.
Served for dessert or afternoon tea, this deliciously spiced pear tartlets recipe is a quick and easy treat to make when you're in a rush. These spiced pear tartlets taste best when eaten within a few hours of being made. For the coziest indulgence, take a warm-from-the-oven pastry, dust it with a bit of powdered sugar, and serve it with a petite scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Thanks to Laura C. Martin for sharing this recipe for Spring Carrot Teacakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting from her 2011 cookbook the Green Market Baking Book, published 2011 by Sterling Publishing. About this recipe - "A beautiful version of an old favorite, these carrot teacakes make a great little morsel to serve at a spring party-or just as an after-dinner delight for the family. The spelt flour offers a nutty, wholesome flavor without being heavy. These are great even without the Maple Cream Cheese Frosting (but even more delicious with it)! - GMB (Green Market Baking)"
There's enough moisture in the zucchini to braise this simple side dish. Although it needs to be cooked at the last minute, you can chop the leek and zucchini up to a day ahead; refrigerate the vegetables in separate zip-top plastic bags.
This is a recipe inspired by my having a shoulder of lamb, butternut squash and some red onions all waiting to be used! No quaint story to tell but it did taste bloomin' lovely.
From the Italian phrase bagno caldo (hot bath), bagna cauda is a warm sauce made with olive oil, anchovies, and garlic, and served with bread and raw vegetables, such as bell peppers and zucchini, for dipping. If you have a fondue pot handy, use it to keep this dip warm while guests help themselves.
This easy recipe for flour tortilla chips comes from "Martha Stewart's Hors d'Oeuvres Handbook."
Sweet, spicy, and savory all at once, these Indian-influenced popcorn balls are a shoo-in for adventurous eaters. Special equipment: You’ll need a reliable candy/fat thermometer for this recipe. We like this one by CDN
Bacon brings a welcome smokiness to this fish chowder. Serve with oyster crackers on a cold night and you will warm up in no time.
I just love the speed with which you can turn some sole fillets, tossed in flour, salt and pepper and fried in butter and olive oil, into a lovely little dinner with some nice greens and a squeeze of lemon juice. Put a few other side dishes with it if you feel a bit greedy ? new potatoes, asparagus, broccoli ? the ultimate fast food. Brilliant!
These tender, old-fashioned biscuits are low in fat and flavored with buttermilk, butter, and a bit of honey.
In pandowdy, a spiced fruit filling is topped with mounds of biscuit dough and then baked, similar to cobblers. Traditionally made with apples, this version of the dessert features pears; dried cranberries add a tart note. The name is believed to refer to its rather old-fashioned appearance.
Use peaches that aren't superripe for this recipe so they'll hold their shape when cooked. The baking dish will be brimming with fruit and topping, so it's a good idea to place it on a foil-lined baking sheet before putting it in the oven.
Nick Nairn likes using finely cut oats in this crumble topping, but you can also grind rolled oats in the food processor to achieve the same texture. A generous amount of butter mixed into the oats makes the crumble especially light and crisp.
We left the soup chunky with a clear broth, but you could easily purée it to create a smooth soup. Just don't skip the avocado mixture, as it makes a refreshing contrast to the beans and spice.
I reckon gravy has the power to transform, or even save, a meal. What I want you to do this year is open your mind to a slightly radical idea: making it a few days, or even weeks before Christmas. If you do this, you?ll have it on standby, so you can finish it on Christmas Day. I use chicken wings to give the gravy that roasted bird flavor base. Not only are they dead cheap, they?re also the most flavourful part of the bird.
Similar to an Arnold Palmer, this refreshing drink combines two summer favorites—lemonade and iced tea. Turn this into a cocktail by adding bourbon or spiced dark rum.
Tandoori cooking is traditionally done using a tandoor, a barrel-shaped clay oven. But you'll get great results with a very hot conventional oven. In Indian cooking, poultry is always skinned, as in this recipe, to allow the flavorings to penetrate the meat. The author also likes to use Cornish hens because they're similar to Indian chickens, which tend to weigh no more than 2 pounds. Bread, raita, and salad or roasted vegetables are always served alongside tandoori dishes.
Here is a from-scratch cake recipe for Kumquat Bundt Cake topped with Kumquat Glaze.
For a fitting end to a hearty autumn meal, serve this free-form tart featuring pears, cheddar, and caramel. You can make the galette a day ahead, but drizzle the caramel over it just an hour or 2 before you serve it.
These much-loved dumplings, made from ground unleavened matzo cracker, are a favorite during Passover. Chicken thighs and drumsticks flavor the broth but aren't included in the soup. Use them to make chicken salad later.
Thin and buttery, these cookies were likened to chocolate chip tuiles by one of our testers. This recipe makes a lot of cookies, but the sand-dollar-size treats disappear quickly, so you might as well make a full batch! What to buy: We used Ghirardelli Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, but you can use any chocolate chips you like. This recipe was featured as part of our Chocolate Desserts photo gallery.
Not only is this cake easy to make, as it's made with a cake mix, but it's lowfat, too. Be sure to look below for more Bundt Cake recipes.
Hungarian nokedli dumplings are similar to German spaetzle and are made by passing the dough through a noodle grater into boiling water. If you don't have a noodle grater, a colander will work or you can scrape small portions of dough with a spoon or knife into the water. Nokedli are delicious on their own with butter, but are usually served with goulash, goulash soup or chicken paprikash. Here are step-by-step instructions for making nokedli. This recipe is from Zsolt Vegh of Northwest Indiana. Makes 8 servings of Hungarian Dumplings or Nokedli
Ginger gives this sweet beverage a refreshing bite.
The beauty of this recipe is that you can use whatever locally grown berries are ripe for the picking.
Frank Brigtsen, Brigtsen's. After learning Cajun cooking from Paul Prudhomme, Frank struck out on his own and opened a restaurant that has been a New Orleans favorite for more than 20 years. This dish combines sweet, savory, and spicy flavors for a delicious experience.