It's okay, it happens to all of us. Enter your e-mail address or username to recover your password.
Nom Nom Nom.
You can serve this herby, fruity side at room temperature or chilled.
Use chicken broth in place of the sake for a nonalcoholic version. Toasted sesame seeds sprinkled over the finished dish make a flavorful garnish.
This classic recipe will be well received at all of your holiday gatherings; try it with any flavor of fruit preserves you enjoy. Adorn the platter with fresh blackberries, apple slices, oregano, and flat-leaf parsley.
If you don't have a tart pan, use a 9-inch pie plate. You'll need about half the dough for the crust. Bake the tart for about 40 minutes in step 5.
This recipe for Czech Cocoa Ball Cookies or kakaove dulkove kolacky is adapted from Joza Brizova's " The Czechoslovak Cookbook " (Crown Publishers Inc., 1965). Czech cocoa ball cookies are popular at Christmas time when they become part of vanocni cukrovi (vah-NAWTCH-nee koo-KRAW-vee) or Christmas sweets. Compare this recipe with Czech Jam-Filled Cookies. Freeze leftover egg whites and save for leftover egg white recipes.
Prep: 10 minutes; Cook: 8 minutes; Total time: 18 minutes.
Keep the kitchen cool and grill your entire main dish tonight. Grilling the mango brings out the sweetness, which perfectly balance the flavor of the fish. Serve with orange-scented couscous.
Find more recipes for bruschetta in our how-to.
You can double the recipe for the meringues and save some for a later date; they freeze beautifully for up to 2 months. Just remove them from the freezer and top them with the strawberry mixture--no thawing required. You can also substitute raspberries for the strawberries, if you prefer.
The meat-and-potatoes combo is perhaps the ultimate in comfort food, but it can get boring quickly. Switch things up with this creamy noodle-sausage bake—it’s easy enough for a weeknight meal but refined enough to serve to company. What to buy: Bockwurst is a mild, fresh veal-and-pork sausage flavored with herbs. It is widely available at grocery stores and butcher shops. If you can’t find it, just use your favorite fresh sausage. Celery root, also known as celeriac, is a knobby-looking root that can be found in gourmet grocery stores and at farmers’ markets. It imparts a sweet, vanilla-like flavor to this dish. If you can’t find it, go ahead and use regular celery. This recipe was featured as part of our Oktoberfest Food photo gallery.
Deep, rich, and luxurious, this mousse, inspired by a recipe from Isabel Allende, is a grand finale to a great meal. Use good-quality chocolate for the best flavor.
This simple dish uses lemony vinaigrette in two smart ways: as a quick marinade for chicken and as a dressing for crispy slices of zucchini and squash.
This recipe from our Cubicle Cuisine feature makes two to four servings, so you’ve got enough to share with your cubemate or some extra for a late-night snack. What to buy: Udon noodles are Japanese wheat noodles and soba noodles are Japanese buckwheat noodles. They can be found in gourmet grocery stores or in Asian markets. If you are having a hard time finding them, you can substitute whole-wheat linguine or spaghetti.
This Middle Eastern vegetarian sandwich is typically stuffed in a pita, but our version offers a more eye-catching presentation. Garnish with parsley.
Here, bell peppers are cooked down until they become quite soft and sweet. Prep and Cook Time: 35 minutes.
The combination of hard, caramelized sugar atop velvety-smooth, chilled custard is the undeniable draw to this traditional crème brulee recipe. It is a wonderful make-ahead dessert for dinner parties, and guests will love cracking the brittle sugar tops with their spoons. This crème brulee recipe is for purists, as it contains only a touch of vanilla, and no novelty flavorings.
, we still have beets galore at the farmers' market and are always pleased to discover new ways to eat them. Here's a vibrant, crunchy, no-oven-required and ridiculously quick preparation we picked up from one of our beet sellers.
This easy recipe for pizza dough is courtesy of "The Martha Stewart Show" and should be used when making Broccoli, Tomato, and Mozzarella Stromboli.
Reposado, one of four categories of tequila, is aged in wood barrels that lend a mellow character to the liquor. Some versions contain added flavorings and colorings.
Old Bay is a wonderful seasoning that is often used in southern cooking, particularly Cajun cooking. It gives deviled eggs an extra zing! This recipe is for four people, with 2 deviled egg halves per person. Increase the recipe if you would like more than this amount.
This cocktail is based on one in The Joy of Mixology (Clarkson Potter, 2003) by Gary Regan.
First prize in the amateur division went to Mary Knoblock, a self-taught cook who lives in Omaha, Arizona.
Chocolate and peanut butter is a classic combination, but coating a buttery cookie in it takes it to the next level. Here’s our take on a Girl Scout Tagalong. Special equipment: We’re assuming that you have basic tools like a rubber spatula, bowls, and measuring cups. The other items you’ll need are a kitchen scale and a chocolate thermometer such as CDN ’s. What to buy: Professional pastry chefs use a type of chocolate known as couverture, which sets up nicely because it contains more cocoa butter than regular chocolate. The only trick is, you need to temper it. For this recipe, we used El Rey 41 percent milk chocolate Discos; they can be found at many specialty grocery stores or online. Game plan: The cookies can be baked up to 24 hours in advance and stored in an airtight container until ready to coat. In our experience, it’s best to avoid tempering chocolate on a hot day or to work in an air-conditioned space. Chocolate behaves best at a... read more Chocolate and peanut butter is a classic combination, but coating a buttery cookie in it takes it to the next level. Here’s our take on a Girl Scout Tagalong. Special equipment: We’re assuming that you have basic tools like a rubber spatula, bowls, and measuring cups. The other items you’ll need are a kitchen scale and a chocolate thermometer such as CDN ’s. What to buy: Professional pastry chefs use a type of chocolate known as couverture, which sets up nicely because it contains more cocoa butter than regular chocolate. The only trick is, you need to temper it. For this recipe, we used El Rey 41 percent milk chocolate Discos; they can be found at many specialty grocery stores or online.
Acorn squash rings get the sweet treatment in this buttery recipe from "Fast, Fresh & Green," by Susie Middleton. Also try: Roasted Turnips and Pears with Rosemary-Honey Drizzle, Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Orange-Butter Sauce
Buttered pita makes this a deliciously crispy version of a Philly cheesesteak.
The weekend is coming, and boy, I'm ready for it. I am spending time with family over the long weekend, and I've been putting together some make-ahead breakfast and dinners. Here's one favorite breakfast goodie: a warm, tender, simple oatmeal raisin muffin.
The chicken stock and sour cream both serve a dual purpose here: They moisten the biscuits and enrich the thick, luscious sauce.
We discovered this colorful and unusual “tapa” while “tapeando” during the Fiesta de San Pedro in Burgos. Salty, Sweet and Sour - the salty flavor of the cod combines with the sweet and sour flavor of the caramelized leek with vinegar to create a unique and tasty appetizer. Like so many “tapas,” it is easy to make, but you must soak the salt cod (‘bacalao’ in Spanish) for 24 hours in advance.
If fresh is unavailable, look for packages of pre-washed baby spinach. Blood oranges are named for their vivid red-streaked flesh.
Notes: Serve with thick slices of crusty bread to sop up the juices.
Served hot or cold, Fried Pies are a favorite at most fairs and carnivals. They are the perfect finger food or go-food. Here's a recipe so you can make them at home.
We skipped the cream on top to let the tropical custard filling be the star.
A large collapsible metal vegetable steamer set inside a Dutch oven works best for this recipe, as that setup can accommodate a large volume of shellfish. Littleneck clams are more tender and succulent than larger varieties. The steaming liquid is discarded, so it adds fragrance but no sodium. You can serve just one of the sauces, but we enjoy the variety of two. For the cocktail sauce, use the chili sauce sold alongside ketchup at the grocery store, not fiery Asian chili/chile sauce.
Prep: 15 min., Chill: 1 hr. Wasabi paste can be purchased in the Asian section of most supermarkets. If you prefer a creamy coleslaw, double the amount of dressing.
Scroll down to see more hard cooked egg recipes and deviled egg recipes.
A dusting of unsweetened cocoa adds an appealing bitterness to this simple one-bite dessert.
Earthy and sweet, these pancakes are always the first to go. Sweet potatoes are less starchy than russets or Yukon Golds, so there's no need to rinse or squeeze the grated potatoes. Prep and Cook Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes. Notes: See "Tips for Terrific Latkes," below.
The influence of the Mediterranean on Balkan cuisine can be seen in this recipe for fennel and green beans. Don't throw away the feathery fronds of the fennel bulb. When chopped, they can be used to enhance the flavor of your fennel dish. You can turn this into a main course by adding grilled chicken, fish, beef or cubed ham. Here's a larger photo of Balkan fennel and green beans. Makes 6 servings of Balkan Fennel and Green Beans