There are two kinds of people in this world. Those who like pasta and those who like pasta. This year we had a little something for everyone with lighter dishes, fresh tastes and even no boil pasta bakes to save you time!
We are always looking for ways to keep our kitchens well-organized and clutter-free, and for many of us it's especially important because we live and cook in small spaces. Here are 20 of our favorite organization and storage ideas from the past year – some from our writers' kitchens, some from the web, and many from you, our readers.
The year 2011 brought cakes, cookies, quick breads and pies. It brought cupcakes, turnovers, biscuits and scones. Some were more challenging recipes and others were perfect for the young baker eager to break out the butter and sugar and get crackin.'
It's been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and judging by the meals our favorite food writers have shared with us this year, we'd have to agree. There's something for everyone no matter what time of day you've got a craving for the breakfast grub! Read on and look back with us at lovely breakfast recipes from bloggers such as David Lebovitz, Joy of Oh Joy!, Jean Aw of NOTCOT, and Deb of Smitten Kitchen.
The time in between Thanksgiving and the New Year can involve some pretty heavy meals. It's as if your casserole pans and cookie sheets are in constant rotation. And then there comes a moment where everyone's ready for a breath of fresh air, craving something a bit lighter.
From summer berries to winter citrus, fresh fruits inspire all manner of sweet treats in our kitchens. Fruit desserts can be simple (grilled figs), classic (strawberry shortcake), and elegant (blood orange parfait), and they're nearly always infused with beautiful color. Here are 15 of our favorite seasonal fruit recipes from the past year.
We have had such fun reviewing and sharing recipes from the avalanche of cookbooks published this year. These were some of our favorite recipes, including dishes from authors like Melissa Clark, Yotam Ottolenghi, and Jeni Britton Bauer of Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams – all of whom appeared on our readers' top five cookbooks of 2011 list, too!