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Most French-style macaroons are made with almonds, but these chocolate ganache sandwich cookies shine with peanuts.
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.
This is perfect summer food when you?ve got a few mates round ? just pile it all on a board in the middle of the table and dig in! It?s good fun food and your mates will be blown away by the combination of lemony hummus, spicy harissa and crunchy nuts. This really is summer eating at its best ? just don?t forget to serve up a few ice-cold beers on the side!
Try this fresh and flavorful Avocado Salsa as a side dish, a tasty topping to your tacos, or simply scoop it up with some tortilla chips for a delicious snack. This recipe goes with Black Bean Tacos
This recipe goes with Warm Kabocha Squash Salad
Sweet carrot balances the bitter notes from radicchio and Belgian endive. If you want to slightly reduce the bitterness of radicchio, soak the torn leaves for 10 minutes; drain well.
Pair these spuds with a green salad. We tested this recipe with hot-smoked salmon fillets, but the canned variety will work fine.
Falafel is very popular in the Middle East as a fast food. Vendors sell it on the street corners in Cairo. As a main dish, it is served as a sandwich, stuffed in pita bread with lettuce, tomatoes, and tahini. As an appetizer, it is served on a salad, or with hummus and tahini. Falafel is a favorite among vegetarians. In Egypt, McDonald's has their version of a falafel sandwich. Can you guess the name? McFalafel, of course. No time to make your own falafel? Check out our favorite falafel mixes.
When you're looking for a hearty, satisfying soup that's packed with flavorful ingredients, this is the soup for you. It's loaded with chicken, corn, and rice, and it gets a burst of great flavor from salsa, cilantro and lime.
Prep: 30 min., Cook: 10 min. per batch. Combining butter and oil for frying yields great flavor and browning. We love the large size and consistent heat of an electric skillet, but a nonstick skillet will work. (Use two skillets to cook more at one time.)
This fresh first-course cucumber soup features the addition of avocado, which lends the soup a creamy touch as well as gorgeous color.
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Serve this dip with pita chips or carrot sticks. Making the recipe a day ahead allows the flavors to meld.
The spicy-sweet sauce also goes well with grilled pork and chicken.
Barley, a whole grain, makes this salad satisfying; chicken is a great source of lean protein. If you like, try quick-cooking barley, which will be ready in 15 minutes.
Jessamyn Waldman makes her excellent focaccia rolls from a dough she learned while baking at New York City's Restaurant Daniel. When she sells the rolls at farmers' markets, she varies the toppings by season; she uses potato and rosemary in the winter and tomatoes and feta in the summer.
Pasta is the perfect weeknight meal. Your family will love the comforting flavors, and you'll love that it's surprisingly low in calories.
Use frozen, thawed green peas if fresh are unavailable. Linguine can substitute for bucatini, which is a thick, spaghetti-like pasta with a hollow center.
While at my daughter's church choir Christmas party, I was talking to the other mothers about homemade gifts. One mother said she always gives her neighbors Dark Chocolate Chess Pies. Of course, my initial thought was "I want to be her neighbor." My next one naturally was to get her recipe. Many thanks again to Josie for sharing her recipe for this exquisitely delicious pie. All About Chess Pies Chess Pie Recipes How to Make a Chess Pie with Photo Instructions
An orange-tinged cheesecake topped with vodka-marmalade glaze turns the childhood Creamsicle treat into a sophisticated dessert. What to buy: Making homemade pecan shortbread cookies would be the icing on this cheesecake, but we used Keebler Pecan Shortbread Sandies with much success.
"When the first of the tomatoes come in, I have to have a BLT," chef Bart Hosmer says. "It is the quintessential tomato dish." Prep Time: 15 minutes.
Although best served immediately, this dish can be covered and chilled for a couple of hours. Try it with roast chicken. Pomegranate juice stains, so be careful when extracting the seeds. Here's our favorite way to seed a pomegranate: Carefully cut the fruit in half, submerge in a large bowl of water, and slowly turn the shell inside out to dislodge the seeds.
Trussing the turkey ensures even cooking; lining the cavity with cheesecloth before adding the stuffing means easy removal later (simply transfer the stuffing to a baking pan, and return it to the oven to finish cooking while the turkey rests). To check for doneness, insert a meat thermometer in several different places; don't disregard the resting time, which allows the juices to redistribute.
This is a fantastic dessert that I love to make for friends as they can?t get enough of it. The combination of toffee and apples is a fairground classic but feel free to try it with pears, bananas, even strawberries.
Like a bacon version of huevos rancheros: Try it for an easy weeknight meal or a hearty breakfast.
This is a very basic beef stew. It’s easy, delicious and inexpensive to make. While there are hundreds of variations of this traditional recipe, it’s hard to improve on this version’s savory and comforting goodness. Serves: 12
Prep: 20 min.; Bake: 1 hr., 35 min. The bourbon gives this pound cake a wonderful aroma and flavor, but you may substitute an equal amount of milk, if desired.
As they cook, the lentils and linguine slurp up much of the vegetable-flavored broth, leaving a thick and hearty soup. Of course, if the soup is too thick for your taste, just stir in a little extra water.
This fiery soup originated in the central and southern regions of Thailand. The key to the recipe is the flavorful broth, made by combining canned chicken broth, shrimp shells, chiles, and seasonings. After the mixture cooks for 30 minutes, it's strained and the seasonings are discarded. Look for dried japones chiles in your supermarket or through produce companies such as Melissa's (800-588-0151 or www.melissas.com).
This spin on Caesar is based on a recipe in Ludo Lefebvre's book Crave: The Feast of the Five Senses. Freezing the bacon for 20 minutes will make it easier to cut thinly.
Silky with egg and melted cheese, freshened with parsley, and spiked with black pepper, spaghetti carbonara brings intense flavors into balance. We also love this dish for its short cooking time. The ingredients are things we tend to have always on hand, making it the ultimate weeknight-dinner solution. Just add a green salad or seasonal vegetable and the meal is complete. Also, we left out the cream that's often used in this dish in the United States, so it's both lighter and truer to the Italian original. And we've included some variations to keep the recipe interesting in case you find yourself making it over and over again.
This deeply flavored brown mushroom sauce is reminiscent of the classic bordelaise sauce but made in a fraction of the time. It's virtually fat-free--another plus. This sauce garnered our highest rating in the Test Kitchens. Try it with beef, lamb, venison, or pork. This recipe goes with Pepper Steak with Port-Wine Mushroom Sauce
Picnic-friendly grilled potato salad is a fun, tasty twist on this traditional summer side. Grilling the potatoes gives the dish a smoky flavor while the simple 3-ingredient dressing adds a tangy note. Serve warm with barbecued pork, grilled chicken, or juicy steaks.
Let your toddler help by: Pouring the measured ingredients into the food processor with your guidance. Placing the pepperoni slices on the pizza. Sprinkling the cheese on the pizza.
To achieve the most volume, whisk egg whites in a metal bowl set over a pot of simmering water until just warm to the touch.
For this light, healthy dish, Jean-Georges Vongerichten steams snapper fillets in foil packets with a piquant mix of ginger, lemongrass, green Thai chiles, miso, fish sauce, tarragon, scallions and orange zest. The blend can be made ahead of time and used to flavor other meats like chicken and pork.
The British holiday Boxing Day is linked to ideas of charity and also to the tradition of boxing up Christmas leftovers. This savory bread pudding is the answer to holiday dinner leftovers, making use of extra turkey and bread.
You can also try farfalle or another short, wavy pasta in place of the egg noodles.
A delicious chicken dish, marinated with Thai flavors and crisped up on the barbecue.