Red beans and rice is a true Creole classic! Like many of the best Louisiana dishes, it is made up of humble ingredients that, after a long simmer, are transformed into a bowl of rich, creamy comfort food. It is truly Southern cooking at its core, and perfect for an upcoming Mardi Gras celebration (or even just to ease the early-February chill).
I'm hesitant to admit this, but during my first year of college, I survived almost solely on ham and cheddar hot pockets, with the occasional pepperoni pizza thrown in for good measure. There was a vending machine in my dorm lobby, hot pockets being only one of its many choice selections. (If my parents only really knew where my "meal plan" money was going!) I still love a good ham and cheddar combination, only now I can enjoy it in a much more delicious way.
If there was ever such a thing as legal crack, I think brown sugar-glazed bacon would be it. Not that I have much of a reference point, but I could.not.stop shoveling these sweet, savory strips of heaven into my mouth. Truth be told, I had to hide it from myself, which left me thinking about it, dreaming about it, until I had some more.
On Tuesday a new study from Consumer Reports on raw pork chops and ground pork found that 69 percent of the samples tested were contaminated with Yersinia enterocolitica, a lesser-known yet no less serious foodborne pathogen.
Oh my goodness, I am only going to say this once. I am so freakin' glad Thanksgiving is over. Why might you ask? Because five days in San Francisco, Marin County, and beyond have really done a number on my waistline me.
Whether you're planning a low-key holiday meal or sneaking in a midweek dinner date amid other holiday plans, put these tender pork chops glazed with brown sugar on your list. It's one of those dishes that is so easy and so simple, and yet feels like a special feast all its own.
Oh, meatballs. The ultimate comfort food. The food that reminds you of home, that satisfies after a hard day, that while slowly simmering away makes the house smell irresistible They make a fine appetizer, a winning supper with pasta, and a satisfying lunch on sandwiches. So what are our favorite recipes?
We've said it before, and we'll say it again: bacon really does make everything taste better. Just a little bit of that salty, savory flavor is enough to heighten an otherwise ordinary dish into new stratospheres of enjoyment. And bacon is remarkably versatile, too, adding dimension to everything from winter stews to apple turnovers! Here are 10 recipes we're currently craving:
Fancy a little pork on your dinner table this week? How does pork stir-fry sound? Perhaps a rich, warming plate of pork ragu with semolina dumplings is more your taste, or spicy pork cabbage rolls. If all else fails, a simple pork tenderloin or a big platter of slow-cooked pork carnitas is bound to satisfy. Whatever your particular pork craving, these 15 recipes are worth trying: