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Goat's milk adds a subtle tang, but cow's milk will work, too. Cooking the bread in a skillet gives it a nice golden crust.
Chef David Kinch grills his lamb racks "low and slow" because it gives him full control of the cooking. The gentle heat keeps the meat juicy, while the rosemary-infused butter he periodically spoons over the racks adds flavor. He sprinkles the lamb with chopped herbs just before serving; the warm meat makes the herbs especially fragrant.
Make soup special.
Vanilla frosting is the ultimate topping for cakes or cupcakes. Here the classic is revved up with some malt powder, for a twist so tasty we stole a few spoonfuls of frosting to eat straight up. What to buy: Malted milk powder is a natural sweetener made from barley malt, wheat, and milk, and is the key ingredient in malted milk shakes. Look for it next to the powdered chocolate milk and other drink mixes at your local grocery store. Game plan: The frosting will last up to 1 week when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Very ripe pears make this cake ultramoist.
, how about making a lemongrass and vanilla bean syrup to spoon over juicy red grapefruit and other seasonal citrus? This bright and aromatic fruit salad is without a doubt our new favorite winter refreshment.
"While we were visiting my brother's family, my husband threw this together from what was in the kitchen. The dish was such a huge hit even our finicky teenagers were heading back for seconds." --CL Reader
Chill the bacon to make it easier to chop finely. For a special treat, top each serving with one tablespoon grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.
Cook a flavorful pot of chili in just 40 minutes for a quick weeknight meal that's sure to warm the soul. You can easily double the recipe and freeze extra for later.
This pork chop dish was one of the first my eldest son requested the recipe for when he got his own kitchen. Sometimes we replace the onion with leeks or add a sliced potato. We have deglazed the pan with beer, white wine, cider, chicken broth, and even water. Sauteed apples and onion combine with the pork for a tastiness that never disappoints. From the book "Mad Hungry," by Lucinda Scala Quinn. (c)2009, Lucinda Scala Quinn. Mikkel Vang, photographer. Used by permission of Artisan Books, artisanbooks.com.
This versatile dish is easy enough for a weeknight supper but elegant enough for company.
This pot au feu recipe is a classic French comfort dish. It takes the better part of an afternoon to prepare, but is low maintenance and makes the house smell absolutely wonderful. No doubt it’s the perfect recipe to use when entertaining guests. Cook’s note: The addition of cloves and cinnamon give this pot au feu a complex, yet very subtle, flavor.
Prep: 10 min., Chill: 30 min., Grill: 16 min.
Refried beans help hold ingredients in place. For a variation, thinly sliced turkey also works well in these portable sandwiches.
This recipe for Hungarian Beer Bread can be formed into sticks - sorkenyhenyer palca - rolls, loaves or pretzels - sorperec. I think the sticks and pretzels are the best use for this no-knead, one-rise bread that is lots of fun to make with the kids (the alcohol in the beer cooks out). Translate this into a healthier snack by using white whole-wheat flour instead of all-purpose. These have such a nice crunch, they would be great with cocktails for the big kids. Click here for a larger image. Makes 3 to 4 dozen sticks or pretzels, 12 rolls or 1 loaf of Hungarian Beer Bread
The balsamic-based marinade combines with red currant jelly for a piquant sauce.
Ground macadamia nuts enrich this spicy Singaporean-style shrimp satay. This recipe first appeared in our May 2011 issue, with the article The World of Satay.
For an easy addition to this salad, place baguette slices on the grill while you're cooking the chicken. Grill the bread slices for 2 minutes on each side; then rub the slices with the cut side of a halved garlic clove. Prep: 3 minutes; Cook: 4 minutes
Prep: 25 min., Stand: 15 min., Freeze: 30 min.
Brown-rice gives this vegetarian stir-fry a nutty flavor and hearty texture and offers up more fiber than white rice has.
Marcia Kiesel uses chestnuts to add a sophisticated flavor to a luxe chocolate mousse.
Moist, rich, and lightly spiced, this carrot cake received our Test Kitchens' highest rating. We call for a metal baking pan for the cake; if you use a glass baking dish, which conducts heat better than metal, decrease the baking temperature to 325°, and begin checking for doneness after 25 minutes. For the best frosting consistency, use softened butter and cold cream cheese, and add the powdered sugar in batches.
These chocolate chip cookies get a cool and refreshing twist from a touch of peppermint extract.
Inspired by the French classic potatoes dauphinoise, this dish is rich, gooey, and comforting.
Ceviche, a popular dish originally from Latin America, is made by "cooking" (actually, firming) small pieces of seafood with the acid in citrus juice, most often lime. Be sure to use only very fresh seafood.
Try It With: Smoked turkey, pulled pork, fried green tomatoes, or warm baked brie.
Regular breadcrumbs can be used in place of the panko. If the broccoli florets are very large, cut them into bite-sized pieces.
A tangle of rice noodles wraps up juicy ground chicken, tender pieces of egg, and sweet bell peppers. Add an Asian-inspired sauce and fiery jalapeños, and you have a quick, easy take on a popular Thai dish that’s great for a weeknight dinner. What to buy: Wide rice noodles, oyster sauce, and fish sauce can be found at Asian markets and in the Asian foods section of the supermarket. Thai basil is a variety of basil that has purple stems and releases a slightly peppery flavor when cooked. It can be found in Asian markets. If you can’t find it, go ahead and substitute regular basil. This recipe was featured as part of both our Easy Weeknight Dinners photo gallery and our Chile Pepper Recipes photo gallery.
Fast and healthful, poached fish pairs beautifully with simple vegetables.
Give your baked salmon some color and zest by spreading a mixture of green onions, low-fat mayonnaise, and plain fat-free yogurt on top.
Stuffed with smoked mozzarella cheese and then coated with crisp bread crumbs, these pleasingly rich, creamy textured rice cakes make a big flavor impact with little effort. Inside each crisp, golden brown cake is a smoky, oozy surprise for your guests.
, saw 3 pounds of bacon on a griddle and knew that no matter what, no matter what bland horror would greet us in the pick-up line, at the very least there was always bacon. Bacon is our breakfast stopgap.
These spicy pumpkin muffins are good for a quick breakfast on the run or to include in bag lunches. A combination of brown sugar and granulated sugar in the recipe creates a crunchy topping that contrasts with the moist, tender muffins.
Prep: 25 min., Chill: 8 hrs. Make this recipe up to 3 days before the party.
Use multicolored tomatoes for a prettier plate.
These bar cookies are also known as seven-layer bars. They take less than 30 minutes to make and call for just 8 ingredients, making Hello Dolly Bars the perfect dessert for taking along, well, just about anywhere!
Use your pounding tool to crush spices to a coarse consistency. Serve with rice and steamed green beans.
Eccles cakes aren't cakes, but as you can see in this Eccles Cake recipe, they are a small flat pastry filled with dried fruits and spices. The popularity of the small cakes has not waned in centuries. Perhap because they are not only delicious, they are extremely quick and easy to make. The village of Eccles once stood on its own, with the Eccles Cake Shop at its heart. In 1793 James Birch’s shop on the corner of Vicarage Road in Eccles began selling the small, flat,cakes. The once village is now a part of Salford, Manchester and no trace of the original shop remains. Read more on the history of the cakes here.
Tossing the blueberries with a bit of flour keeps them from sinking during baking. When making streusel, squeeze the mixture into large crumbs so it forms a crisp topping as it bakes instead of melting into the batter.
These cheese sticks are made with a little cayenne and sour cream. Chill for 2 hours before baking. Large Photo of Cheese Sticks
Prep: 25 min., Bake: 7 min., Cook: 12 min., Chill: 3 hr. If you're a broccoli salad fan, you'll love the combination of these colorful ingredients. Cook the pasta al dente, so it's firm enough to hold its own when tossed with the tangy-sweet salad dressing.