I have long contended that potatoes, like eggs, are one of the most perfect foods. But for different reasons, of course.My professed love for potatoes means I am always trying to find ways to prep them and cook them as quickly as possible. (It also means I often order good quality French fries with a great salad for dinner, but I digress…)What if there were a way to achieve crispy-on-the-outside, soft-on-the-inside French fries in less than a half an hour?
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Christmas Crack! Saltine crackers coated with caramel and chocolate. What& 39;s not to love?Photography Credit:Irvin Lin and I don’t know if this is called “crack” because of the way it breaks into big, wonderful pieces, because it’s made with crackers, or because it’s so darn addictive.
Citrus Pork with Egg Noodles is quick and easy, perfect for a midweek dinner! With strips of pork loin sautéed with cumin and garlic, served in a citrusy sauce with carrots and egg noodles.Photography Credit:Elise BauerFeatured in 13 Quick & Easy Weeknight Meals with Chicken BrothUnder the headings of quick, easy, and a good way to stretch a half pound of pork, I present this Citrus Pork with Egg Noodles.
Featured in 12 Recipes to Use Up Buttermilk and 16 Recipes Kids Can Make for Mother’s DayAuthentically “Classic” Buttermilk Waffle RecipeWaffles are a serious business in my breakfast-loving household, and I recently set my sights on the mother of all maple-drenched ambitions: The Classic Buttermilk Waffle.
EASY Halloween treat! Crispy cinnamon sugar cookie crisps made with flour tortillas, cinnamon, sugar, and butterPhotography Credit:Elise BauerOne of my mother’s favorite treats is to heat up a flour tortilla, rub a little butter over it, sprinkle it with sugar and cinnamon, roll it up, and eat. One of my favorite indulgences is cinnamon toast.
Please welcome Hank Shaw as he serves up some Alaskan king crab! ~EliseOne of my early memories as a kid was eating piles of Alaskan king crab legs in restaurants. Dipped in lots of melted butter and served with a lemon wedge I rarely used, it was tons of fun pulling big chunks of rich, luscious crab meat from those enormous legs.
The Margarita is a classic for a reason! Just three ingredients—tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice. Salted rim optional.Photography Credit:Elise BauerThe classic margarita has a nobility that’s expressed by its simplicity—tequila, orange liqueur for sweetness, and tart lime juice.Just three ingredients, harmoniously combined and perfectly balanced.
Akin to fish cakes, but made with the sweet meat of crab, crab cakes are associated with Maryland, where blue crabs are abundant in the Chesapeake Bay. Their popularity has spread so you no longer need to go to Maryland’s Eastern Shore to enjoy them.Traditionally, they are made with crabmeat, cracker crumbs, mayonnaise, and a few spices.
Angel hair pasta with a butter, cream, Parmesan sauce, and plenty of fresh vegetables - broccoli, zucchini, asparagus, snow peas, tomatoes, garlic and basil.Photography Credit:Elise BauerRemember the 70s? Please welcome Hank Shaw as he shares one of his favorite restaurant pasta dishes from that era, pasta primavera.
Our “Cooking for Two” series is all about those of us who love good food but need smaller batches. Maybe you’re single or coupled but with no kids (no kids, before kids, after kids). Whatever the reason, you don’t necessarily want a lot of leftovers hanging around. We had you in mind when we developed these recipes.
Do you know how to make a Classic Vodka Martini? Here& 39;s a clue: it takes just three ingredients—vodka, vermouth, and lemon peel—and you should definitely NOT shake it.Photography Credit:Nancy MitchellDrinking a martini feels like a very grown-up thing to do: sophisticated, classy, in-the-know.While we can’t promise you’ll feel all those things every time you drink one, you’ll definitely feel something after having one or two, because a martini has a ton of alcohol in it.
Coconut Banana Cream Pie! Two great pies, combined in one. Graham cracker crust, creamy coconut custard, ripe bananas, and whipped cream topping.Photography Credit:Cindy RaheFeatured in 12 Desserts for Your Easter TableWhen it comes to big holiday meals like Thanksgiving and Christmas, I am a big believer in multiple desserts.
Mexican cochinita pibil, or pulled pork shoulder marinated and braised in achiote paste, orange juice, and lime. Great for taco meat.Photography Credit:Elise BauerCelebrate Cinco de Mayo with Our Site contributor Hank Shaw‘s Cochinita Pibil, or pulled pork braised in citrus and achiote. ~EliseCochinita pibil (ko-chin-ee-ta pee-beel) is an easy braised pork dish that originally comes from the Yucatan in Mexico.
Cod poached in water infused with bay leaves, garlic, salt, and olive oil.Photography Credit:Elise BauerCourt Bouillon. Sounds so sophisticated, doesn’t it? According to my 1961 edition of Larousse Gastronomique, court bouillon is “an aromatic liquid in which meat, fish, and various vegetables are cooked,” in other words, fancy salted water!
This Vegan White Russian cocktail is made with vodka, coffee liqueur, and coconut milk. It& 39;s dairy-free so that all your guests can have a glass. Cheers!Photography Credit:Garrett McCordFun fact: The White Russian isn’t Russian at all, but rather an American invention!The cocktail first appeared in The Savoy Cocktail Book, by Harry Craddock back in 1930, and it consisted of gin, vodka, and crème de cacao.
Easy 30-min dinner! Shrimp sautéed in olive oil with ginger, garlic, and colorful red and green bell pepper, tossed with angel hair pasta.Photography Credit:Elise BauerHere’s a fun way to prepare shrimp that’s also quick and easy.The shrimp are sautéed in olive oil with finely diced red and green bell pepper, along with garlic and grated ginger, and then tossed with angel hair pasta.
Learn how to make corn salsa better than Chipotle! It& 39;s easy to make and totally addictive.Photography Credit:Elise BauerMust-Have Corn Salsa RecipeDuring the summer when corn is in season, I look for any excuse to buy it, it’s so wonderfully sweet! We’ll have it in chowder, salad, grilled, and of course, simply on the cob.
This meal-in-one little package highlights the method of oven-steaming fish and is outrageously easy.Layer potatoes, snap peas, and tomatoes in a foil packet, top with salmon fillets, and slather it with spicy harissa mayonnaise. The flavors of the harissa mayonnaise combined with the salmon and vegetables infuse the whole dish with bold, spicy flavors.
What’s for dinner? Well, we’ve got an idea or two! Take a look below for everything for 30-minute meals you can pull together from the pantry to slow cooked favorites that simmer on the back burner while you go about your day.Best Summer DinnersHow to Grill the Best BurgersWe tested all sorts of methods for mixing, shaping, and grilling backyard burgers, and even talked with grilling expert Steven Raichlen!
Cold tomato vegetable soup, made with fresh, uncooked tomatoes, zucchini, cucumber, red bell pepper, celery, sweet onion, and garlic. Perfect for a hot summer day.Photography Credit:Elise BauerMy father made this cold tomato and zucchini soup the other day.“Don’t call it gazpacho.”“Why not? It looks like gazpacho, but with some zucchini.
Fried potato patties made from leftover colcannon, a combination of mashed potatoes, kale or other greens, and scallions or green onions.Photography Credit:Elise BauerHave you ever made colcannon?It’s a traditional Irish mashed potato dish with lots of greens. If there’s a heaven for kale, it’s this, mixed in with mashed potatoes and butter.