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Metropolitan Bakery co-owner James Barrett developed this recipe as a way to pack more of the company’s killer granola into your diet. Game plan: When creaming butter and sugar, use a stand mixer on medium speed. Butter should be soft but never melted. Stop after one minute and scrape down the bowl with a plastic paddle. Repeat a couple of times until the sugar is completely dissolved. If you don’t have a mixer, leave the butter out the night before (to prevent a sore arm!).
Second only to turkey, a glazed ham is an iconic holiday centerpiece. This easy recipe yields a crunchy, sweet crust and juicy interior, so all you need to worry about is getting a good-quality ham. What to buy: You can order a smoked, bone-in ham from your butcher or at the butcher counter of high-end grocery stores. There aren’t many ingredients here, so be sure to buy a good ham for the best results. Game plan: Leaving just enough fat on the ham is important for the perfect crunchy crust-to-juicy meat ratio—too much fat and your caramelized crust becomes a flabby mess; too little and your ham has dry spots. So take care when trimming. This recipe was featured as part of our Festivus menu.
Prep: 5 min., Grill: 20 min. To keep costs down, we opted to buy thick-cut New York strips steaks and cut them in half to mimic the look of the more expensive filet mignons (which run about $17 per pound). Expect to pay about $10 per pound for the strip steaks, or about $40 for 8 (8-ounce) servings.
Dungeness crab is a Pacific coast favorite. This peppery recipe gets an Asian twist with cilantro, green onions, and soy sauce. Serve with steamed white rice.
Instead of spending time shredding cabbage and carrots, Grace Parisi uses prepackaged coleslaw mix. She tosses it with noodles and shrimp, then adds a spicy, gingery dressing prepared with other easy-to-find supermarket ingredients, like bottled teriyaki sauce and chile-garlic sauce.
Try packing this soup warm or cold in an insulated container. The soup will retain its temperature (up to 4 hours hot; 6 hours cold), making it easy to store at your desk. The container's lid can double as a serving dish.
This recipe goes with Beef Tenderloin Cocktail Sandwiches With Flavored Butters
This simple yet elegant aperitif is garnished with icy blackberries. Purchase fresh berries, and freeze them in a single layer on a baking sheet so they'll hold their shape.
If you are a garlic lover, Alioli potatoes are made for you! Lightly fried potatoes covered in a warm garlicky mayonaise sauce is a perfect appetizer.
These sweet potato tamales get a spicy kick with chiles.
These nuts, with their balance of salty and sweet, are the perfect accompaniment to your next cocktail. Game plan: The cashews will last 1 week stored in an airtight container at room temperature. This recipe was featured as part of our Bring Happy Hour Home menu, our Bar Snacks photo gallery, and our New Year’s Eve Speakeasy Party.
The vegetables can be assembled in advance and refrigerated overnight in the zip-top plastic bag. Preheat the broiler for the cheese toasts while you sauté the vegetables, and you'll save even more time.
We used blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries for mixed fresh berries.
Cooking these slightly sharp-flavored onions agrodolce style (in a sweet-and-sour sauce) turns them into meltingly sweet little morsels. They’re substantial enough to work on their own as a side to your next roast, and the leftovers are tasty when rewarmed, chopped coarsely, and tossed with mixed salad greens for something akin to a warm bacon vinaigrette. What to buy: Cipollini are small, flat red or yellow onions, commonly seen in markets from late fall through winter. Game plan: To make cutting the bacon easier, chill it in the freezer about 20 to 25 minutes until it firms up. This recipe was featured as part of our Cooking with Winter Ingredients story.
A different mix of lettuces can be used in this easy salad.
Kheema or mince can be made with any meat you prefer. It is extremely versatile and just changing the masala can result in a great new taste each time. Masala Kheema tastes delicious with Chapatis (Indian flatbread) or Parathas (pan fried Indian flatbread).
Soaking the carrot strips in ice water makes them curly and especially crunchy.
This recipe comes from Kelly Liken of Restaurant Kelly Liken in Vail, CO. Don't forget to pack a heatproof brush for basting the chicken.
Instant pudding mix and cherry pie filling make this a quick and easy dessert.
Peanut Butter Cookies are some of the first cookies I ever baked, and this is the recipe I used. How to Make Icebox Cookies with Photo Instructions All About Icebox Cookies More Recipes Made with Peanut Butter
Hard-cooked eggs get dolled up with the classic combination of smoked salmon and cream cheese. If you're buying smoked salmon for a special occasion, set aside some for this hors d'oeuvre. Prep: 18 min.; Cook: 8 min.; Other: 15 min.
Chunks of crisp potato, bits of bacon, and tender morsels of crab are held together with melting cream cheese for a spectacular sort of Southern-accented comfort food.
Leeks can be extremely dirty and are best cleaned after they've been trimmed and cut. Soak cut leeks in a bowl of cool water; lift them out, replace water, and repeat until no grit remains at the bottom of bowl.
Sugar, spice, and everything nice, that's what these classic cookies are made of! If you're not already sold, these cookies are low in calories and easy to make.
Quick homemade rye croutons give an unexpected hit of flavor and crunch to the familiar combination of spinach and mushrooms.
This zesty harira recipe was taught to me by my mother-in-law, who was renowned among family and friends for her superb cooking. It yields a delicious, hearty soup which can be served as a light supper. It is particularly popular in Ramadan, when it is served to break the fast. The recipe below will serve 6 to 8 people, and follows the pressure cooker method. To adapt cooking times for traditional simmering in a stockpot, read the Tips at the bottom of the page.
Here's a quick, fresh appetizer from chef Christopher Hernandez of Poggio in Sausalito, California
A touch of coconut lends this haroset exotic flavor, and its chunky texture makes it a good accompaniment to roast chicken and carrots. Toast the coconut in a 350° oven for 10 minutes, stirring once; store any extra toasted coconut in a zip-top bag.
If you love Mexican Hot Chocolate, this brownie is for you.
Prep: 5 min., Bake: 20 min., Cool: 10 min. Get the enjoyment of a cream cheese Danish the easy way in this clever confection.
If blue cheese seems too strongly flavored, try Havarti or Muenster cheese. Wrap these sandwiches tightly in plastic wrap, and store in the refrigerator for up to a day.
A hint of toasted sesame oil lends depth to this velvety soup. Use real baby carrots, not the whittled-down packaged ones, which are lacking in flavor. Garnish with sautéed carrot strips.
Although it's hard to define what 'proper' American cooking is, I've been inspired by the food from the Deep South, where there is an incredible amount of smoking, salting, barbecuing and spit-roasting going on - really intelligent cooking. This is a recipe inspired by the kinds of flavors I tasted when I was in Texas.
This weekend we were treated to a special dirty martini from our favorite pickle joint in town, Rick's Picks. Just in time. In an effort to get you ready for summer, we're going to kick off a week of original cocktail recipes, and we begin with a bang: it's Pickletini time.
Ground almonds thicken this lively herb sauce. The pesto is also good as a spread for burgers and sandwiches, or as a pizza sauce. Most of the fat here is monounsaturated.
Chef Ana Lorena Ascencio
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