Sep 23, 2016 11:54 AM
When you cook onions for a long time, they turn translucent and trade their bite for a sweet-savory flavor that’s so good you want to dive into it. Well, you can dive your chips and crackers and crudités in this recipe. Slow-cooking onions for 7 to 9 hours is taking caramelizing to the next level.
We suggest that you double the recipe and freeze half of the onion mixture for the next time you make French onion dip.
Gameplan: If you don’t own a slow cooker like a Crock-Pot, you can caramelize the onions in a large sauté pan or Dutch oven pan over low heat for 1 hour. Make your own chips with our Taro Chips recipe or our Carrot Chips recipe.
Sep 16, 2016 07:19 AM
A cheesy, potato, bacon casserole is what you crave when you crave comfort food. While bacon is the best, you can use other types of meat, such as sausage or ground beef, if you have those on hand. No worries. This can part of dinner, or even better, a great breakfast or brunch.
Game Plan: Assemble the night before, store in the fridge, and then bake off in the morning.
Sep 12, 2016 12:52 PM
Strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate: These three colors are nostalgic for many of us, reminding us of the hot summers and ice cream parties of childhood. This cake is easy to make and shows off your creativity in the kitchen with the three different layers — cereal, ice cream, and whipped cream. You don’t even have to turn on the oven. The combination of soft ice cream and crunchy puffed rice will offer a great textual contrast. Plus, it’s just fun.
Before cake time, consider this Curried Carrot Soup recipe or this Cedar Planked Salmon with Herbed Yogurt Sauce recipe. Pair your meal with our Peach Bellini recipe or a classic Champagne Cocktail recipe.
Don’t forget to leave room for this creative dessert!
Sep 8, 2016 03:34 PM
Angel Food Cake doesn’t have to be made in a bundt cake pan, ring mold, or fluted pan like you usually see. Here, you make one of the fluffiest, heavenly layer cakes you’ll ever experience.
Cream of tartar is a byproduct of wine, that sediment left over in barrels. It’s gathered, cleaned and powdered. It’s stabilizes whipped egg whites used in meringue, angel food cake, and soufflé. It allows the whipped eggs to maintain their texture when whipped into stiff peaks, but it also increases their tolerance to heat, which is handy when you baking it.
Sep 1, 2016 12:14 PM
That light, ethereal texture you love in angel food cake can be made even prettier when done in cupcake size. Keeping those nine egg whites frothy and not letting them deflate is key in this recipe.
Keep it airy and sparkly with a bubbly cocktail, such as our Elderflower Royale recipe, and start with something savory but not too heavy either, like this Cucumber, Hummus, and Lemon Tea Sandwiches recipe.
Aug 29, 2016 08:22 AM
A panini is like a sandwich but so much better. It’s compressed to intensify and meld the insides of the sandwich and warmed until that cheese oozes and threatens to melt. This recipe takes a shortcut with pre-cooked Italian sausage, but nothing that affects the flavor. Just ask your local Italian butcher for the best ready-to-eat sausage, and you’ll keep the quality top-notch.
Special Equipment: You’ll need a panini press … or an iron that you don’t mind getting cheesy.
Aug 19, 2016 02:06 PM
Sausage makes any dish so much more flavorful than just plain ground meat. In this simple recipe for Bolognese sauce, we replace the ground beef with Italian sausage. Serve it with our Caesar Salad recipe, and finish off your Italian-themed dinner with a fluffy, rich dessert like our Ricotta Cheesecake with Passionfruit recipe.
Game plan: Be sure to cook your pasta ahead of time, so it’s ready to mix with the sauce here. Pro tip: Double the recipe and freeze half of the Bolognese sauce for later.
Aug 31, 2016 04:31 PM
Usually seen with tuna, poke (poh-keh) is the California craze that’s slowly infusing the rest of the U.S., first in metropolitan cities. It’s a raw, sushi-grade fish salad popular for decades in Hawaii, kinda like ceviche or tartare in other cuisines. The protein is usually marinated in soy sauce and sesame oil, then combined with other ingredients that can vary widely. The name comes from the Hawaiian, “to cut or slice.” The traditional version is just the cubed, high-quality raw fish, seasoned and placed cold atop a bowl of hot sushi-grade rice.
Aug 8, 2016 09:03 AM
You want the easiest way to cook chicken breasts? This is it. No muss, no fuss. Bam. Protein is ready. Fans of chicken breast love the cut for its all-white meat and low fat content, but that can also mean the meat dries out easily. Here, you sear the outside for an almost toasty exterior, and then roast it just until done to retain the moisture inside. A meat thermometer is a great way to get used to what the breast looks and feels like when done, so you can learn to not over-cook it. Another reason chicken breast rules the roost? It gives you such huge hunks of meat undisturbed by bone and ligaments. Finicky bird eaters especially love this aspect.
For your side dishes, you could continue with simple dish thing, and do our Sautéed Broccoli Rabe recipe, and our Baked Sweet Potato with Molasses-Clove Butter recipe.
Aug 3, 2016 12:24 PM
When you hear the words “strawberry shortcake,” you used to think of either a pretty summertime dessert of fresh strawberries, fluffy cake, and whipped cream … or that children’s character with the red hair that smells like strawberries (or Jolly Ranchers). But after you slurp up this milkshake, that’s all going to change. The classic combination makes an irresistible and memorable milkshake. Here, we use crisp vanilla wafer cookies (another childhood mainstay?) in place of the cake for added texture and crunch.
This recipe was featured as part of our Milk Shakes photo gallery.
Aug 3, 2016 11:21 AM
It’s sloppy, and the onions take some time, but man is it worth it when you have this traditional fast-food-but-better In-N-Out style burger with that crazy animal sauce in your hands.
— Adapted from a Food Network recipe.
Aug 2, 2016 06:29 PM
Let’s not overcomplicate things, shall we? Sometimes you want a classic, no-fuss grilled cheese. Forget the fancy bread, caramelized onions, pears, or whatever else you can do to multiply the steps in creating this simple tradition. Here’s something to cook when you don’t feel like cooking.
And if you do want to complicate this meal, you can keep tradition and add this Classic Tomato Soup recipe or mix it up just a tiny bit with this very simple Mixed Greens salad recipe, which includes our Classic Vinaigrette recipe.
Jul 27, 2016 11:25 AM
This is not your standard prepared pimento cheese at the grocery store. This is so much better. It’s fresh and has more complexity than those less ready-made versions. Also called pimiento, pimentos are red cherry peppers, about 3 to 4 inches long and are more succulent, sweet, and aromatic than red bell peppers. Serve this pimento cheese dip with crackers, peppers, carrots, and celery sticks — or even make a grilled cheese sandwich with it.
Aug 5, 2016 12:19 PM
Banana pancakes are the answer to your spotty, browning bananas on the kitchen counter. In fact, the riper they are, the sweeter they taste. Make these on a Saturday or Sunday morning and your family will cheer. Or at least grin while their mouths are full.
Jul 28, 2016 10:23 AM
Move over Mike’s Hot Honey and Bees Knees Spicy Honey, you can make your own chile-infused honey. It’s only the hottest new condiment, that’s all. Drizzle it over pizza, ribs, chicken, fruit, and even vanilla ice cream.
Your chile-infused honey would be great on this Roasted Pepper and Spicy Sausage Grilled Pizza recipe.
Jul 21, 2016 08:16 AM
Bundt cakes became popular in the 1950s, after Nordic Ware created the aluminum cake mold in the distinctive ring shape inspired by a European-style cake. Back in the ‘50s and ’60s, molds of all kinds were the rage. There’s not often a thick and creamy frosting on these cakes. Usually it’s a sugary glaze or a chocolate drizzle. Here, we go with a glaze.
Start off with this Marinated Fennel and Apple Tea Sandwiches recipe, and a simple salad such as our Cucumber and Bibb Lettuce Salad with Creamy Horseradish Vinaigrette recipe.
Jul 18, 2016 03:59 PM
Many of us love chicken breast for its low-fat cut and the ease it provides. But we can get tired of the same old ways we cook it. Combine an all-time fave — pizza! — with our standard poultry for a fun meal that’s easy enough to cook on a busy weeknight.
Jul 16, 2016 10:42 AM
This is one of the simplest ways to cook potato gnocchi. Butter infused with sage plus a sprinkle of grated Parmesan is all you need when you don’t want to lose sight of the main delight: potato-based pasta pillows that, when done right, are light and rich at the same time.
Jul 13, 2016 04:21 PM
Gnocchi combines the best of potatoes and pasta. and these pillowy Italian dumplings are slathered in a rich, creamy pungent cheese sauce. Make sure to rice the potatoes while they’re hot to ensure the lightness of the gnocchi.
Jul 13, 2016 01:32 PM
Channel your inner Italian chef as you tackle this Gnocchi with Pork Ragu recipe. These little dumplings that are made from fresh ingredients will encourage you to make this dish more than this one time.
Gnocchi (little Italian dumplings traditionally made with potato, flour and egg) are a delicious alternative to pasta, with origins stemming from ancient Rome. It is traditionally created in Italian households from a unique mixture of flour, egg, and sometimes potato.
This particular recipe focuses on creating some very flavorful pork pieces that are covered in a rich savory sauce with a great serving of vegetables. Gnocchi, like most pasta, is a fairly neutral type of carbohydrate so it is paired well with the well-seasoned meat as one (the meat and the gnocchi) doesn’t overwhelm the other. Instead, the flavors harmonize together, similar to a neutral bowl of white rice drizzled with a rich and flavorful savory sauce.
Savor the authentically soft pillows with this decadent pork ragu sauce. This is the perfect dish for serving your family or friends a comforting dinner or a flavorful weekend lunch meal. If you’re looking to have an Italian meal, we’ve suggested some other recipes that would pair exceptionally well with these lovely dumplings.
Start your Italian meal off with a Panzanella Tuscan Bread Salad recipe or a Chicken and Wild Rice Soup recipe, paired with either this White Spritz Cocktail or this bubbly and slightly sweet Lo Scintillante. Finish off with some uplifting Tiramisu recipe or this sweet and chocolatey dessert called the Dulce De Leche Chocolate Dipped Cannoli.