Even the most efficient kitchen appliances can be flawed, regardless of whether they do their intended job. From box graters to food mills to the ubiquitous food processor, some appliances are infuriatingly difficult to clean. But with just a sheet of plastic wrap, you can say good-bye to dirty food processor lids for good. Here's how.
A classic beef barley soup is a wintertime staple, but it takes a while to cook...unless you use a pressure cooker. This recipe takes advantage of the higher temperatures of a pressure cooker to get a deeply flavorful beef barley soup on the table in about an hour from start to finish.
Baked oatmeal is one of my signature breakfast and brunch moves, for all the typical reasons. Make ahead, check. Adaptable, check. Many five year olds love it, and most forty year olds too. Check, check. There are versions of it in my...Show More Summary
Spiked coffee goes bittersweet in this deliciously rich hot cocktail, made with crème de cacao, Amaro Averna, Gran Classico, and bourbon.
Got a jar of blackstrap in the pantry? For the love of all that is sweet and delicious, please don't use it as a substitute for true molasses.
Puff pastry is a handy thing to keep in your freezer and I always have a package or two on hand. I like to keep it around because it is so versatile and can be turned into a variety of sweet and savory treats very easily. Palmiers are probably my favorite easy, sweet things to...
For a long time, gluten free baked goods consisted primarily of dense, nutty breads that bore little resemblance to their “regular” counterparts. Thanks to the increasing popularity of gluten free goodies, the last few years have seen a steady increase in the quality and availability of gluten free breads and desserts that are much more...
This earthy, smoky classic pasta dish has all the flavors of the forest and a campfire packed into it. Loaded with mushrooms, bacon, tomatoes, and a touch of cream, it'll momentarily transport you from wherever you are to a cabin in a wintertime woodland.
Spicy beef stir fry with toasted peanuts – If you’re in a hurry or are too exhausted after a hard day’s work you might not have the nerves to cook an intricate meal. In cases like this, which basically applies to five days a week, stir-fries...Show More Summary
You probably reach for olive oil when cooking savory dishes, but it can be a wonderful ingredient to bake with when it comes time for dessert, as well. Olive oil has a subtle, bright acidity to it that pairs well with citrus fruit and berries in particular. This Olive Oil Lemon Berry Loaf Cake is...
Loaf cakes don’t usually get the spotlight on the dessert table the way that layer cakes and bundt cakes do. They can be delicious, but sometimes their relatively plain appearance leads to the assumption that the loaf is a bit boring, as well. You can dress up a loaf cake by adding a drizzle of...
When I buy bananas, I buy more than I need. In other words, if I think that I’m going to eat three bananas in a given week, I buy five or six. The leftover bananas will ripen to the point of being overripe, with dark brown mottled peels that make them look a bit unappetizing...
When I have a bunch of ripe bananas, I’m usually going to turn them into banana bread or some kind of banana cake. But one banana isn’t usually enough for one of those recipes, so I turn from cakes to cookies and bake up a batch of Big Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies instead. These...
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I am a sucker for a good meatball. Something happens when you mix otherwise one-dimensional ground meats up with fresh breadcrumbs, herbs, seasonings and make a great sauce to go with it and that is that I will swat your fork away to get at them first. Show More Summary
This recipe uses a number of my favorite techniques: mashing, slathering, and drizzling. Imagine a Shepherd's pie meeting the flavors of an Indian samosa. That's where we're headed. Shepherd's pies are typically lamb or meat based, but this is a veg-friendly version. Show More Summary
Easy and immediate access to salt is one of the keys to a good kitchen setup. Your best bet: a salt pig or other dedicated large salt cellar. Maybe even more than one. Here's why.
17 chicken soup recipes that'll hit the spot, whether you're sick or you're just cold and hungry.
This quick video will show you how to properly mince sage for recipes.
Baking or any type of cooking is not possible without a good mixing bowl. When it comes to baking cakes or cookies mixing bowls are a must. It sometimes requires more than one bowl so it’s always better to go for the best mixing bowls that come in a set. Show More Summary