Sooner or later, every dedicated cook learns that a recipe is simply a launching point for cooking, a guideline.If you really want to learn to cook well you need to understand what gives a dish balance in taste, how the weather and the season affects the dishes you would want to make, which ingredients work well together and which don’t.
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It’s the time of year when the kitchen seems to have a permanent dusting of flour on all surfaces. I sort of give up on deep cleaning until the cookie season has ended.Sound familiar?!If you love to bake and are constantly in the kitchen with the oven on, then I think you deserve a few tools that make all those batches of cookies, bars, and candies a little easier.
If you want to make your week as easy as possible, spend some time on Sunday making a few batches of simple weeknight staples that can serve as building blocks for meals in the coming days.You’ll spend the rest of the week looking back and thanking yourself for these well-spent couple of hours.Think of the following foods as the edible version of wardrobe basics—it’s like having a great pair of jeans, a classic black skirt, the perfect white button down shirt .
Have you tried our recipe for Christmas Crack yet?If not, head on over to our original recipe for this chocolate-covered saltine toffee and check it out! If this holiday treat is already a regular on your cookie tray, then maybe you’re looking for new ways to gussy it up!Any of these five ideas below would make a decadent twist on the classic: pretzel-topped, coconut-dusted, pecan-topped, rocky road, and slivered almonds with dried cherries.
Valentine’s Day is a big deal in my family. While growing up, we didn’t have a lot of holiday traditions because of various circumstances, but when Valentine’s Day rolled around, we stopped everything to spend a fun night at home.My mom would always cook an all-red meal, we’d eat by candlelight, and she’d play fancy music.
All Use It Up!Use it Up: Heavy CreamDon’t let that precious heavy cream go to waste! If you find yourself on the verge of throwing it out, don’t! You can use it on both sweet and savory dishes and in everything from soups to pudding.Claudia Cash15 Ways to Use Up Stale BreadDon’t let that bread go to waste!
Got a few minutes? Kick back and watch a few of our videos! Each of the recipes below includes a video for how that recipe is made, from homemade apple pie to the best nachos ever. Enjoy!All Video RecipesHerbed Turkey BurgerThese easy, flavorful turkey burgers can be cooked on the grill or stovetop. Keep them juicy using turkey leg and thigh meat and a little olive oil.
A slice of cheese, a slice of tomato, some ketchup, and a little mustard — that’s about all you need for a good burger. But what about for a great burger? One for the ages? One to make your family swoon and beg for more?For that kind of burger, you’re going to want to sauce it up, my friend. And lucky for you, we’ve got plenty of sauces and spreads for you to choose from.
Oh winter! The bad weather, the cold, and the general hibernation that it encourages in all of us—it’s enough to make you want to stock up, cook big batches of food, and stay indoors.Or at the very least it’s enough to make you not want to make a trip to the supermarket for just one missing ingredient so you can make dinner.
Potlucks really are the best, aren’t they? It seriously boggles my mind that you only have to make one dish and then end up tasting a fantastic variety of other dishes. Minimal effort with maximum rewards!I’m going to let you in on a little secret . I love bringing new dishes to potlucks! There’s just something so satisfying about having people come up to you after they’ve enjoyed every last bite of your side dish and ask you for the recipe.
So many of us have fallen in love with our Instant Pots recently and our appetite for pressure cooker recipes isn’t going to let up any time soon! Are you ready for a few more?Pressure cooking makes such short work out of recipes that would often take longer or require more hands-on attention. This means dinner can happen more quickly, and we have time for other things besides standing at the stove.
St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday in which many celebrate being Irish, often regardless of one’s actual heritage!It’s understandable though — it’s easy to get into the spirit of the day with dishes that involve ingredients such as potatoes, bread, and beer.All of these dishes here have some elemental tie to the Emerald Isle, whether it’s an ingredient, a traditional dish, or simply the color green itself.
Pasta has so much going for it: it’s inexpensive, it’s easy to cook, and it’s a blank canvas for the continuous parade of fresh veggies that appear from May through September.I’m pretty certain I make pasta more in the summer than in the winter — and if that’s not the case, I’m definitely more creative and less inclined toward red sauces in the summertime!
There’s never a wrong time to consider the products we use in the kitchen, but some times feel especially right: in the spring, for example, when our urge to clean and declutter dovetails with Earth Day (April 22), reminding us to be mindful about how we take care of our home; or now, in the midst of a pandemic (!
Buttermilk is known for its tangy goodness and it always seems to add a creamy richness to sweet and savory dishes. Recipes generally don’t call for a ton of buttermilk so there’s almost always a portion leftover you’re trying to figure out how to use.Well, you’ve come to the right place for all your leftover buttermilk problems!
Summer is when berries get their spotlight, and oh, do they shine bright! Living in Oregon has really taught me to appreciate berry season in all its glory, but when it comes down to it, I absolutely adore fresh, sweet, juicy strawberries.I’ve passed that love on down to my five girls because we can’t keep strawberries in the house for more than a couple of seconds.
Apple picking is an annual ritual in my family. I take the boys picking every year and thankfully, since apples are a cold storage crop, they keep well in the fridge if I store them properly.That means you’ve got apples for pie, cake, crisp, sauce, tarts, and so forth. For days and days.WHICH APPLES SHOULD YOU BUY FOR YOUR RECIPE?
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and the last minute hustle to find a thoughtful, considered gift can be tough.So this year, we put our heads together to come up with our favorite gifts for the food-lover in your life.From deluxe hot chocolate to our favorite Dutch oven, we’ve got something here for even the most discerning Valentine.
During high school, my mom tried to get me to cook dinner and to learn about recipes. As a know-it-all teenager, I just rolled my eyes because I knew it all! I was seventeen and ready to conquer the world! Fast forward to moving out and living on my own for the first time, and I quickly realized that in fact, I didn’t know everything.
On days busy days where I need to squeeze dinner between work and evening sports activities for my children or my triathlete husband, the slow cooker is my saving grace.Slow cookers make life a little easier because dinner is checked off of my mental “to do” list first thing in the morning. I can still feed my family a home cooked meal before we scoot back out the door for basketball practice, volleyball practice or swim lessons, and nighttime cleanup is a snap.
Ah, canned tomatoes! They’re so versatile, budget-friendly, and can really save you when you’re crunched for time, energy, and resources. (Wondering about all the different kinds of canned tomatoes you can buy? Check out our guide to the 7 types of canned tomatoes and how to use them!)Today we share 14 recipes that make the most of a can of tomatoes, from soups and pasta to skillet dinners and slow-cooker wonders!