The recipe combines two classic fall quick breads: pumpkin and gingerbread. It grabs the ginger and molasses from a classic gingerbread and adds just enough pumpkin for moistness without adding too much pumpkin flavor. Think of it as a really spicy variation of your favorite pumpkin bread.
As a kid, you loved foods that really had no place in your diet. Some of us even grew up with these same cravings. Fortunately, we also grew up to realize that its just not healthy to eat all the weird, chemical laden, tasty in an odd way, foods.
Some days you just have to have a little something sweet. It's great to have a bunch of snack recipes that highlight the sweet dessert flavors we all crave. Some of these recipes are perfect for a lunchbox treat, and others are decadent - perfect for an after dinner treat.
Grab those baby potatoes - yup, the little ones you just bought and are sitting patiently amongst the onions - and let’s stuff them with some cheesy goodness. Kids and adults alike will go mad for these twice baked potatoes.
This past month, we kept sipping the refreshing drinks of summer: cherry-lime rickeys, margaritas, and crisp, thirst-quenching beers. But we also declared it time to break out the bourbon and get started with our fall drinkin'.
Before I get into the recipe, I wanted to give you a quick peek at the Daytime TV studios where I tape cooking segments at. It’s a show that’s syndicated in nearly 200 markets in the US with hosts Cyndi Edwards and the incredibly funny Jerry Penacoli (formerly of EXTRA.) My cooking segments are around 4 […]
When travelers to New York ask me where to eat, I send them to Flushing. When locals ask me about a new restaurant I'm excited about, the answer's often there. But let's say you have just one day to take a whirlwind tour of the neighborhood. What do you need to try?
Caramel apples are a fantastic fall treat, with a delicious combination of crispy, juicy apples and sticky, buttery caramel. I use the combination of the two flavors in all kinds of baked goods, including mini cakes, and even in drinks, like Salted Caramel Apple Cider. Since caramel and apples are such a good match, it’s...
A name so nice, they said it twice. In this recipe from the new Huckleberry cookbook, author Zoe Nathan layers melted and chopped dark chocolate over a foundation of cocoa powder and strong coffee to make a dark, densely delicious teatime cake. Of course, teatime can be extended to mean anytime, which is lucky for you.
Although we love them, crock pot recipes are generally the same; they either are a slow cooked meat that falls apart or something like a soup or stew. This is due to the high moisture content that develops from the way that a crock pot works. Delicious, but predictable.
Kimchi stew (or kimchi jjigae) is perhaps the most common type of hot pot-style stews in Korea.
Chili is an iconic fall meal. Whether it's because our taste buds crave a bowl filled with a hearty stew or the warm spices infused with the broth, chili and fall are a perfect duo.
Every year, I am privileged to serve as a judge of some of the culinary competitions at the Los Angeles County Fair and this year was no exception. Although I like to try to make several trips out to the fair over the course of the month that it is open, this year I was...
Maple Dijon chicken is a sweet and savory dish that's perfect for the changing of the seasons. Sauteed chicken breasts are paired with a maple sauce flavored with piquant Dijon mustard, spicy red pepper flakes and chicken broth.
Chicken is consistently on the dinner menu because it's versatile. One day you can be visiting the beaches of Baja Mexico with chicken breasts flavored with lime, garlic and chile and on the next, savoring chicken dusted with cumin, cinnamon and paprika from the deserts of Morocco.
In her new cookbook, A Boat a Whale & a Walrus, chef Renee Erickson gives us this simple, impeccable gem of a recipe that I will make every and all summer forever. It involves nothing more than a ripe summer melon blended with lime juice and zest, a few mint leaves, a bit of yogurt and olive oil, salt and an inspired pinch of cayenne pepper.
If you're anything like me, you have an obsession with pizza that can only be fed with, well, with pizza I suppose. Which means you probably make a lot of it at home, which means that you probably have at least a wooden pizza peel for launching pies and a metal peel for retrieving them. Right? Here's the best way to store them to keep your kitchen organized.
When fall abruptly rolls in, and summer's fresh produce begins to fade away, apples usually take the spotlight. But let us not forget the apple's darker, more complex cousin, the pear. Pears are lovely raw, baked, caramelized, and stewed—a myriad of options that makes it one of our favorite fall fruits. Show More Summary
This September we traveled for stellar lamb shawarma, juicy smoked meat sandwiches, and plates and plates of tacos. At work, we ate lox and bluefish and whitefish, plus a stellar assortment of favorite dishes for Italian-American week. (Tough gig, but someone's gotta take a fourth helping of baked ziti!)
Bell peppers are a favorite for home cooks. They are available at the grocery store all year round, but unless they are bought from the can be tasteless during the winter. One way to get the best flavored green peppers is to buy them when they are in season and store them yourself.