Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014

Chopping steak tips keeps beef from being overworked

Chopped steak tips in the food processor will give burgers a big beefy, tender steaklike texture.
By J.M. HIRSCH

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014

Meal is perfect for busy weeknights

This week's recipe for Slow Cooker Sausage and Peppers makes a perfect family meal for nights when everyone is going in different directions.
By Karin Calloway

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014

Keep Labor Day healthy with grilled chicken salad

The standard routine to mark Labor Day amounts to the summer version of Thanksgiving, except that after the meal everyone collapses onto the lawn rather than a couch.
By Sara Moulton

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Go beyond a slice of watermelon

One really can eat only so much straight up watermelon. So I thought I'd share a few of my favorite alternative uses for watermelon. This isn't rocket science, but it is delicious.
By J.M. HIRSCH

Recipes keep tomatoes tasty

Summer tends to bring an abundance of tomatoes, and after a while we find ourselves hankering for something with a little more oomph. And a salad just isn't cutting it.
By Alison Ladman

Monday, July 28, 2014

Switch up hummus for Baba Ganoush

If you're perusing the farmer's market and come across some beautiful, purple eggplant - or if you've got a bumper crop of it in your garden - you'll want to whip up some of this week's Baba Ganoush.
By Karin Calloway

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Learn how to get the perfect backyard ribs

You rarely get great barbecued ribs from a restaurant. They have to come from backyards.
By Elizabeth Karmel

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Summer brings another chance to try new vegetables

Farmers markets are back. And that means a whole new chance to make friends with strange and unusual vegetables. Or to rehabilitate some old familiars.
By Michele Kayal

Lightening up vegetable salad adds nutrition

Back in my restaurants days, we made a delicious summer salad of white rice with peas, shredded carrots and radishes with a dill mayonnaise. I figured there had to be a way to make it lighter.
By Sara Moulton

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Dessert is perfect for Mother's Day treat

The secret to this simple Mother's Day dessert is frozen puff pastry. It is easy to work with and bakes up into a deliciously flaky pastry.
By Alison Ladman

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Egg whites work magic in omelet

A souffled omelet made with three whole eggs – plus two whites – makes the traditional omelet more than enough for two people. 
By Sara Moulton

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Potatoes sure to bring on St. Patrick's Day feeling

I've created various recipes for getting in the mood for St. Patrick's Day. This year, I decided to focus on a staple of the Irish diet, the potato.
By Elizabeth Karmel

Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014

A taste of home for Mardi Gras

While there are several basic approaches to jambalaya - Creole and Cajun among them - there really are endless variations on this dish of rice, meat and seafood.
By Alison Ladman

Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013

Cookie is enriched with browned butter flavors

For this cookie, we created a hybrid of two of our favorite treats - fig bars and jam-filled thumbprint cookies.
By Alison Ladman

Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013

Macaroons should bring equatorial mood

Face it: The dark days of winter might bring the holidays, but they also bring a longing for warmer, sunnier weather. So we decided to give a tropical makeover to a classic cookie: the macaroon.
By Alison Ladman

Kitchen sink cookies earn name

This is the cookie to make when you're looking to clean out the cupboards. They're packed with all manner of treats - and oddities - from rolled oats, chocolate chips and even coffee grounds ...
By Alison Ladman

Friday, Dec. 20, 2013

Raisins pair peanut butter, 'jelly' in holiday classic

Peanut butter cookies can be spiked with a "jelly" of finely chopped golden raisins.
By Alison Ladman

Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013

Apple-orange spice drops full of holiday flavor

These drop cookies are fast and easy to make, but they deliver big, bold flavor just right for the holidays.
By Alison Ladman

Fruity inspirations: ice cream cone date bars

Combine crushed ice cream sugar cones, toasted pecans and jammy cooked dates for a delicious cookie bar.
By Alison Ladman

Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013

Fruity inspirations: mango marshmallow bars

This bar cookie has all the makings of classic summer s'mores - graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallow - but with a decidedly more festive sensibility.
By Alison Ladman

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