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You'll hardly believe that this elegant and flavorful dish is so easy to prepare. The initial step of searing the racks in a skillet is key to locking in flavor. To save time, be sure to ask your butcher to french the lamb racks for you. Prep: 10 min.; Cook: 33 min.; Other: 10 min.
"I was raised in a Jewish family in Los Angeles, so I didn't celebrate a white Christmas," Elizabeth Colling says. But there was always eggnog. "I just love that flavor." She worked the holiday drink into cheesecake bars, dense on the bottom, silken on top. She spikes them with brandy for a grown-up taste and dusts them with fresh nutmeg.
Chocolate mousse is all about ingredients and prep. There are only three ingredients, so they should be fresh and high-quality. Have your bowl and whisk for the egg whites immaculately clean and your cream very cold. If you’ve done these things, you’ll end up with a rich and perfectly whipped mousse that can kick the ass of any chocolate pudding. To see this recipe with illustrated steps, check out The Basics: How to Make Chocolate Mousse.
Mint tea and cranberry syrup combine in these glowing aperitifs. Notes: Limoncello is an intense, fragrant lemon liqueur from southern Italy. Find it in the liquor section of well-stocked supermarkets or at liquor stores.
Grilled onions, a fried egg, and canned beet slices are key ingredients in the sky-high Aussie burger.
Breakfast-time in Germany often includes these enriched rolls fresh from the oven. Americans often bake similar rolls that they call crescent rolls. Serve them for breakfast or dinner, but get rave reviews either way. Makes 18 rolls.
This chilled tofu salad, brimming with crunchy cucumbers and green beans and tossed in a tangy Miso-Ginger Vinaigrette, is a gratifying, filling, healthy meal. This recipe was featured as part of our Make Your Own Tofu project.
"Arroz con pollo" or Chicken and Rice is a standard main course in homes across Spain and Latin America. It is popular because it is so tasty! There are many different versions, so this recipe is a basic version to start with.
Prep: 15 min., Cook: 10 min. Salmon is packed with heart-healthy omega-3 fats, but any fish fillet may be substituted for the salmon.
Claimed by some to be the ultimate hangover cure, borscht is warming and satisfying. In this version, a rich beef broth is used as the base, making for a full-flavored yet light soup. Special equipment: If you mind your hands turning red from beet juice, you may want to don plastic gloves before handling the veggies.
Coarse kosher salt sprinkled on focaccia both tastes and looks great. Mascarpone melts into the dough to create a rich, buttery crust that won our Test Kitchen's highest rating.
To keep the shrimp from spinning when flipped, thread them on 2 parallel skewers instead of one.
A simple but elegant dessert featuring the sweet yet tart flavor of the quince. This relatively unknown fruit holds up especially well to cooking and takes on a lovely rose hue when it is cooked. Note: If you decide to substitute apples or pears for the quince, you will need to monitor your cooking time because those fruits cook more quickly. The desired consistency should be tender but not mushy.
Crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside, and rich and delicious all the way around is how readers rate these brownie-like cookies. Need we say more?
This flavorful chilled fish dish from Blue Ribbon restaurant co-owners Bruce and Eric Bromberg is a favorite of both their mother and grandmother. Serve for a simple but sophisticated spring or summer lunch.
This scallops with asparagus recipe is a simple and elegant dish. It’s only has a few ingredients, and it’s fast and easy to prepare. Scallops and asparagus are a terrific combination and the white wine butter sauce really brings them together. Makes 2 small or 4 large portions of Scallops with Asparagus
Try one of our layered icebox-cookie variations. Chocolate-Pecan Apricot-Pistachio
We replaced the usual rice with pan-roasted sweet potatoes, onions, and poblano chiles, giving this burrito a healthy dose of fiber as well as heart-protecting micronutrients such as carotenoids (in the sweet potatoes), flavonoids (onions), folic acid (cabbage), and omega-3 fatty acids (salmon). Prep and Cook Time: about 45 minutes.
Oven-frying grouper fillets in a cornmeal batter gives the fish its crispy exterior. For a little extra crunch, try adding slaw on the sandwich.
Serve this juicy double-crust peach pie with vanilla ice cream sprinkled with candied or toasted pecans. The brown sugar and the cinnamon complement the natural sweetness of the fresh peaches.
Slice tops from 16 (1-oz.) hearty round dinner rolls, and then let guests hollow out centers and spoon chili into them.
This bright, zesty vinaigrette is great on any tossed salad. It's also a good marinade for fish, seafood, or chicken, and it makes a tasty sauce for roast veal. This recipe goes with Spicy Grilled Jumbo Shrimp, Grilled New Potato Salad
A hint of nutmeg in the sauce reflects the French influence in Vietnamese cooking. Combining mint with cilantro adds a refreshing element to the mojo, a Caribbean condiment consisting of garlic, citrus juice, and oil. It would also be good with grilled or roasted lamb. Steamed green beans make a colorful side on the plate.
Bake a batch of these cute fruit-filled buttons to add a little variety to your cookie tray.
These crisp-charred chicken wings are bathed in a spiced butter sauce. This recipe first appeared in our June/July 2011 BBQ issue along with Brooke Kroeger's story Ribs and Ritual.
This delicious recipe for Oven-Roasted Ribs is from Martha Stewart Living, May 2005.
This recipe for Polish mazurka, or mazurek in Polish, is topped with almond paste and meringue. The dough base uses hard-cooked sieved eggs and is called a "crumbly dough" in Polish or kruche ciasto Polskie. Read More About Mazurek. Here's a larger photo of Polish Meringue-Topped Almond Mazurka.
. Ice cream is certainly on the brain. On those night when you want that home-made feeling and all you have is a pint of vanilla in the freezer, you can cook a little fruit as a topping and still feel proud. Simmering stone fruits is one of my favorite ways to accessorize ice cream in the summer. These peaches are simmered in some Marsala (any wine on the sweet side will do), a little brown sugar and kissed with a pat of butter. Now is your moment. Seize a peach.
Our chocolate fudge recipe is so creamy and decadent. The bite-size candies are perfect for company, gift giving, or indulgent snacking.
, and this is what we came up with — a sweet, nutty combination full of thick oats and lots of seeds, too...
These bite-sized appetizers are steeped in a mixture of garlic, soy sauce, ginger, citrus, and honey. The marinade is then reduced and used to glaze the chicken.
Gazpacho is a great warm weather soup! This gazpacho recipe is fairly traditional and really shows off the vine-ripened goodness of tomatoes. You can make this gazpacho as mild or spicy as you like by adjusting the amount of hot peppers. Makes 6-8 Portions of Gazpacho TIP: For a colorful presentation, dice some extra vegetables to top this delicious cold soup before serving.
It is as simple to make your own flavored gelatin as it is to use a packaged mix, and you need only a few ingredients. Thickening the gelatin first makes it easy to arrange the oranges exactly as you want them. Don't let the gelatin mixture become hot -- it should be just warm to the touch. To segment citrus, cut off the orange peel with a sharp paring knife, removing all the bitter white pith; hold peeled fruit in the palm of your hand over a bowl to catch the juices. Slice between membranes to remove whole segments. Squeeze membranes over bowl to extract juice, and discard membranes.
Prep: 10 min., Cook: 35 min., Stand: 10 min.
You'll find squash blossoms, which have a subtle squash flavor, from late spring to early fall at gourmet grocery stores, farmers' markets, or Latin food markets. They perish quickly and should be kept in the refrigerator for no longer than one day. Though the stuffed flowers are served here as an appetizer atop grilled bread, they would also make a good side dish without the bread, or you could arrange a couple of stuffed blossoms over a green salad.