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You can dress up a plain omelet in a mind-boggling number of ways. Every set of filling ingredients gives it a different personality. Some seem natural for breakfast or brunch, others for lunch. And there's nothing like a gooey cheese-filled omelet for a late-night supper. Here are some of our favorite simple combos. This recipe goes with Folded Cheese Omelet
This is the fantasy Sunday supper dish, the big oval platter of a succulent roast something— leg of lamb, turkey, snapper in a salt crust, or even lobster—surrounded by seasonal vegetables. It’s said that the great test of a home cook is the ability to pull off a perfectly roasted chicken, with crispy skin and tender, juicy meat, and we admit that it does take practice. What to buy: For this recipe, use two small birds, called fryers, each around 2 pounds; they can be ordered from your butcher. Serve one chicken for two people; each serving contains both dark and white meat.
Look for seitan—also called wheat gluten—in Asian markets or the refrigerated sections of health food or specialty stores. Black bean garlic sauce is sold in the international section of some supermarkets and at Asian markets.
Crabmeat and asparagus is a match made in heaven. This recipe is also fantastic, however, without any crab at all. Leave it out and serve the risotto as a side dish or as a first course at a springtime dinner party.
With bright yellow-green clusters that look like bunches of large Muscat grapes, Green Grape tomatoes have a sweet flavor and bright acidity that call for creamy cheeses and rich fillings. A chef's favorite.
In the June 2009 issue of Food & Wine, Nate Appleman (of A16 and SPQR restaurants in San Francisco) recommends using mayonnaise-based marinades for grilling. Just a few pages later, Melissa Rubel gives a recipe for a mayonnaise-based Caesar style salad dressing. Why not combine the two, and make some Caesar-dressed veggies?
This is one of those recipes that, apart from being damn tasty, is kind of slapdash but so easy to make and consistently good. You can really get some mileage out of it. The key things are to get yourself some best-quality plum tomatoes and buy some cheap balsamic vinegar, as you?ll be using a lot of it.
A sprinkling of bright, sweet mint complements the smoky grilled vegetables in this dish.
To freeze wontons, place them uncooked on a baking sheet. Freeze, then store in a zip-top plastic bag for up to 2 weeks. Add them, still frozen, to the simmering broth. To add a little spice, sprinkle with crushed red pepper.
Tart tomatillos keep this dip a bright green and prevent the avocado from discoloring, even after a day or two in the refrigerator. Look for tomatillos in the produce section of most large supermarkets.
Lemon complements just about everything beautifully, making it the logical flavor choice for a celebratory Champagne and vodka punch.
This Czech recipe for bear paw cookies or medvedi tlapicky is adapted from Joza Brizova's " The Czechoslovak Cookbook " (Crown Publishers Inc., 1965). Bear paws cookies are popular at Christmas time when they become part of vanocni cukrovi (vah-NAWTCH-nee koo-KRAW-vee) or Christmas sweets. Some people roll these in vanilla sugar or confectioners' sugar, but I like to dip the ends in melted chocolate and use blanched slivered almonds for claws. And don't worry if you don't have a bear paw pan, a madeleine pan will work just fine. Makes about 3 dozen Czech Bear Paws or Medvedi Tlapicky
If you keep kosher and would like to make dairy-free versions of these recipes, substitute margarine for the butter and soy milk for the regular milk. The cake can be made (without the pears) one day ahead, and stored in plastic wrap at room temperature. Note: The glistening topping of red Anjou pears lends color and flavor, and the sweet fruit holds its shape well when cooked. The taste of honey comes through in both the topping and cake, and a touch of lemon zest adds little zing to the latter.
This turkey is a pleasure to offer on your table. It's incredibly moist and flavorful, and it received our highest Test Kitchens rating. Brining is an overnight process, so if you're using a frozen turkey, be sure to thaw it well in advance. Choose turkey-sized plastic oven bags for brining the turkey. Use two bags to prevent brine from leaking, and place the turkey in a large stockpot as another precaution. This recipes goes with Savory Herb Gravy.
These Chocolate Victory Bars triumph over mass-market nut-and-chocolate energy bars. I started toying with this recipe when news of salmonella-tainted peanut butter broke in October 2009 and my favorite energy bars, Luna Nutz Over Chocolate, were pulled from grocery store shelves. Think of these fairly nutritious peanut-chocolate bars as less of a diet food and more like a healthy candy bar. What to buy: Crispy brown rice cereal, flax seed meal, wheat germ, and brown rice syrup are available at many health food and grocery stores. Nutritional information: Serving Size 1 Bar (1.8oz/52g), Calories 218, Total Fat 8.5g, Saturated Fat 2.4g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0.8mg, Sodium 122mg, Total Carb 37.7g, Fiber 3.9g, Sugars 13.7g, Protein 4.8g. (Nutritional information was calculated via SparkRecipes’ Recipe Calculator.) This recipe was featured as part of our Superpower Energy Bars for School Days and Work Days project.
A lively, colorful dish for a warm weeknight. Prep and Cook Time: about 1 hour. Notes: Grill the steak at least 30 minutes and up to a day ahead (cover and chill). Dressing ingredients can also be blended up to a day ahead and chilled (stir well before using). Find salted fermented black beans in Asian markets.
Cardamom has been used in Christmas baking in Germany since the middle ages. It was an important medicinal herb and was used to help the stomach and was often chewed to hide alcohol breath after drinking. These cardamom cookies have a distinct floral-perfume and are a bit salty, which pairs well with the chocolate couverture decoration. Makes about 6 dozen cookies.
Combining Two Portuguese favorites—kale-and-sausage soup and a bean, sausage, and tomato stew—makes a simple, sensational one-pot meal. To keep the focus on the vegetables, we've used just a tiny amount of fresh sausage; you can add more, if you like, or substitute dried chorizo or pepperoni.
Savory cheese filling goes well with savory Polish nalesniki, also known as Polish blintzes or filled crepes. Once filled and rolled, they can be baked or pan fried, or dipped in beaten egg and bread crumbs and fried. Naleski fillings are ideal for any type of filled Polish dumpling, like pierogi, uszka, koldunai and kulebiak. These nalesniki are a good option for a vegetarian meal. Makes about 1 1/2 cups Nalesniki Savory Cheese Filling
Steam beer, created in California in the 1800s, is made with lager yeast and fermented without refrigeration at ale fermentation temperatures. The result is a beer that is full-bodied and more bubbly than ale, but still clear and crisp. San Francisco bartender Joel Teitelbaum uses the unique qualities of this style of beer in a cocktail sweetened with cherry and elderflower liqueurs. What to buy: Cherry Heering is a Danish cherry liqueur invented by Peter Heering in the early 1800s. It is viscous and sweet with an intense dark-cherry flavor. A little goes a long way, so use it sparingly in cocktails. St-Germain is an elderflower liqueur that is sweet and floral. It can be found at high-end liquor stores and online. This drink was featured as part of our Beer Cocktail Recipes photo gallery.
Make a Mediterranean-inspired side salad for dinner tonight. Pair with a lamb pita for a filling Greek feast.
Rori Trovato of Rori's Artisanal Creamery in Santa Barbara, California, creates all kinds of ice creams. Ironically, her son, Roman, has become lactose-intolerant. "Poor guy," Trovato says. "His mom opens an ice cream shop and he can't have any!" That's why she created this dairy-free flavor.
Escarole--a yellowish green variety of chicory--is ideal for a buffet because the broad, hearty leaves don't wilt when dressed (the salad is even crunchy the next day). Prep Time: 30 minutes.
With a scrumptious, crunchy nut topping, this casserole can be a side dish or even a sweet ending to a holiday meal. We reworked this traditional Southern recipe for the Rx for Recipes column, reducing calories by 42 percent and saturated fat by 60 percent.
Start the stock 30 minutes into the turkey's cooking time so everything will be ready at the same time. This recipe goes with Roast Turkey with Classic Pan Gravy
Shepherd's pie meets the classic stuffed pepper. This recipe can also be made with red, yellow, or orange bell peppers.
Bake the corn bread up to three days in advance, and keep in a zip-top plastic bag. Combine the sauce ingredients and assemble the crab cakes the night before; refrigerate separately. Any leftover crab cakes are terrific with a green salad. This recipes goes with Buttermilk Corn Bread.
As a person of Irish heritage, I always feel a little treacherous admitting this, but honestly I don’t really like to drink Guinness. Still, once a year I do consume a bit of Guinness to celebrate St. Patrick's Day—not in a pint glass, but in Nigella Lawson’s dark, moist Chocolate Guinness Cake.
This delicious red velvet cake was shared on our forum. Use a cream cheese frosting or your favorite vanilla frosting on this popular cake. Bake it in 2 or 3 layers.
Some little rituals, like baking on Sunday for the week, provide cookbook author Eugenia Bone a kind of stress-free reprieve, and at the same time let her stock up on fuel for the family, like these muffins.
If you do not use the exact sizes of the pans called for in this recipe, just be sure that they are close to these sizes and that the pastry shell you make is slightly larger than the custard.
This simple recipe for grilled salmon is easy to make and tastes truly heavenly. The special Thai marinade is a perfect match for the richness of salmon, enhancing and bringing out all of its naturally succulent taste. This recipe will show you how to cook salmon easily and quickly, and includes lots of cooking tips to help you get your salmon just right. For best results, look for wild fillets of salmon, or salmon steaks. Finish this dish with a no-cook coconut sauce, and you have the perfect salmon recipe for your barbecue or cookout!
Choose this lime-basil-infused salad—with chunks of beta-carotene-laced sweet potatoes and tender, high-fiber, protein-rich black soybeans—for a healthy meatless main dish you can have on the table in 15 minutes. Prep: 5 minutes; Cook: 5 minutes; Other: 5 minutes
Browning the meat before slow cooking enhances both the appearance and flavor of the meat. Serves 6
Pomegranates are a superfruit – high in antioxidants, Vitamin C and fiber. This easy Moroccan recipe combines the juice from naturally sweet pomegranate seeds with lemon juice and orange flower water. Serves 2. Also try Pomegranate Seeds Moroccan Style.