Christine Gallary's Recent Articles
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Loaded Savory Breakfast Muffins
This savory muffin's got it all: eggs, sausage, cheese, spinach, and even a bit of apple to help you power through your day.
Jul 19, 2023
Smoky Sweet Potato & Black Bean Casserole
Layers of sweet potatoes and black beans amped up with smoked mozzarella and smoked paprika make for one seriously satisfying dinner.
Jul 18, 2023
10 Tasty Ways to Prepare Kohlrabi
Kohlrabi is a fantastically versatile vegetable with a taste and texture somewhere between cabbage and broccoli stems.
Jul 18, 2023
Japchae Is the Ultimate Korean Stir-Fried Noodle Dish
It's the perfect combo of sweet, savory, and toasty.
Jul 17, 2023
This Easy Marinade Makes the Best Carne Asada
Everyone will ask for your trick.
Jul 12, 2023
Easy Chicken Potstickers
A bag of coleslaw makes a batch of chicken potstickers easy and quick.
Jul 11, 2023
How To Fold Wonton Dumplings
Wontons are one of my ultimate comfort foods. A steaming bowl of broth filled with meaty wontons fits the bill every time I want a satisfying soup for dinner. Folding wontons may look complicated, but they’re actually quite easy. All you have to do is fold the filled wrapper in half to form a triangle, then bring the bottom corners together to finish the fold. You can also use this activity as a fun group gathering if you can recruit some extra hands to make the folding go faster.
Jun 20, 2023
This $7 Tool Is So Essential, I Have Two in My Kitchen at All Times
Shopping
Even my appliance repair person says I should always have two of them on hand.
Jun 20, 2023
How To Make Fresh & Easy Salsa Verde (Just 5 Ingredients!)
Whenever I go to a restaurant that has a salsa bar (always a plus in my book), I skip over the chunky pico de gallo and roasted tomato salsa and head straight to the salsa verde. This tart, slightly spicy salsa always makes whatever I’m pouring it onto so much tastier. It can be slightly harder to find at the store, but it’s actually one of the easiest salsas you can make at home! You just need five ingredients: tomatillos, garlic, cilantro, jalapeño, and salt.
Jun 19, 2023
Grilled Chicken Tenders Are the Secret to Quick Summer Meals
It comes together with an easy marinade and just a few minutes on the grill.
Jun 17, 2023
Slow Cooker Whole Chicken Soup
A whole chicken is key in the slow cooker classic chicken soup.
Jun 6, 2023
These Fluffy Zucchini Pancakes Taste Like Summer
And use up your zucchini!
Jun 3, 2023
Pecan Pie Cheesecake Is Over-the-Top in All the Right Ways
Here's what happens when classic New York-style cheesecake meets Southern pecan pie.
May 16, 2023
Easy Creamy Mustard Pork Chops
Tender, juicy pork chops bathed in a creamy mustard and apple pan sauce.
May 15, 2023
The Surprising Technique That Has Forever Changed the Way I Grill Burgers
It comes from an old issue of Bon Appétit magazine.
May 4, 2023
Breakfast Pigs in a Blanket Are Even Better than I Could’ve Imagined
All you need is crescent roll dough and breakfast sausages.
May 1, 2023
Here’s How to Make a Restaurant-Worthy Spicy Margarita at Home
The quickest, easiest method.
Apr 28, 2023
How To Make the Absolute Best Milkshake at Home
All you need is a pint of ice cream, milk, and some smart techniques to make the creamiest, dreamiest milkshakes.
Apr 6, 2023
Jalapeño Poppers Meet Grilled Cheese in This Ingenious Mash-Up
Crunchy, cheesy, spicy, and creamy.
Apr 3, 2023
This Egg-Free Cheesy Breakfast Stuffing Is the New Breakfast Casserole
Thanks to a technique from Thanksgiving stuffing.
Apr 2, 2023
I Tried This Clever Hack for Super-Moist Meatballs — Here’s What Happened
The results presented a wide array of textures and flavors.
Mar 24, 2023
Magnolia Bakery Just Launched 3 Cookies Inspired by the Bakeshop’s Famous Banana Pudding — So, of Course, I Had to Try Them
Groceries
Inspired by the bakeshop’s famous banana pudding cups!
Mar 24, 2023
This Shortcut Butter Chicken Is One of My All-Time Favorite Easy Dinners
Saucy deliciousness comes together in less than 30 minutes.
Mar 18, 2023
Classic Corned Beef Hash You’ll Want to Make All Year ‘Round
Turn leftover corned beef into this classic onion and potato hash, perfect topped with a fried egg.
Mar 10, 2023
Creamy Baked Mac and Cheese Cups Are a Snackable Twist on the Classic Dish
An easy-to-eat hit with kids and adults alike.
Mar 8, 2023
Potato Chip Cookies Are the Best Sweet-Savory Snack
Chewy sugar cookies with crunchy potato chips are an irresistible sweet-savory combination.

Mar 8, 2023
I Tried Cookie-Stuffed Brownies and I Can’t Get Over How Good They Are
Impressive and dead-simple to make.
Mar 6, 2023
A Complete Guide to Buying Ham
A succulent ham is one of the reigning centerpieces of holiday feasts, and rightly so. It’s an easy main dish with virtually no cooking required, and it serves a crowd. But since there is nearly no cooking (depending on the type you buy), all the work of a ham lies in the choosing. How do you decide what kind of ham to get? Where do you buy it from, and what should you look for? Read on — we have the answers! Ham comes from the back leg of the animal.
Mar 1, 2023
Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos Are Perfectly Crispy
(And they barely require any oil.)
Feb 23, 2023
The Brown Butter Furikake Chex Mix I Can’t Stop Making
I’ve had other furikake Chex mixes before, but this version is my favorite.
Feb 19, 2023
Banana Bars Are the Ultra-Luxe Cousin to Banana Bread
Cream cheese frosting is the secret weapon.
Feb 14, 2023
Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff Is a Fast Twist on a Cozy Classic
It's equal parts savory and creamy.
Feb 2, 2023
Crab Rangoon Dip Is a Party-Approved Twist on the Chinese Takeout Favorite
The recipe comes straight from my favorite local restaurant.
Jan 27, 2023
Bao Boards Will Make Your Lunar New Year Celebration Extra Fun and Delicious
It's the most epic party platter.
Jan 19, 2023
30 Delicious Recipes to Make for Lunar New Year
Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with dumplings, noodles, and more.
Jan 17, 2023
Chinese Steamed Buns Are Pillowy-Soft, Slightly Sweet, and Best Eaten Warm
Fill them however your heart desires.
Jan 14, 2023
Chocolate-Covered Pretzels Are the Easiest No-Bake Treat
You just need two ingredients.
Jan 10, 2023
Milk Bread Buns Are Pillowy, Fluffy Clouds of Perfection
They make the best sliders.
Jan 10, 2023
3 Types of Rice to Use for Making Risotto (and Which to Skip)
These varieties make the creamiest and most comforting risotto.
Jan 6, 2023
Spicy Shrimp Creole Is the Ultimate Comfort Food
The magic is in the easy homemade shrimp stock.
Dec 20, 2022
Instant Pot Vegetable Soup Cooks in Less than 5 Minutes
The easiest, most delicious way to get your daily dose of veggies.
Dec 19, 2022
Instant Pot Pork Shoulder Is the Fastest Way to Make Delicious Pulled Pork
Use it as the base for many great meals.
Dec 18, 2022
What’s the Difference Between Flank Steak and Skirt Steak?
Flank steak and skirt steak are both long, odd-looking cuts of steak. Wonder if you’ve ever eaten either of them? If you’ve ever had fajitas, then chances are it was skirt steak. In most recipes, they can be used interchangeably, so how are these cuts actually different from each other? The flank is located at the cow’s bottom abdominal area, while the skirt is a thin, flavorful cut located in the diaphragm area.
Dec 15, 2022
10 Foods to Keep in Your Freezer to Make a Quick Meal
A full freezer is only useful if it’s stocked with foods that can help you put dinner on the table quickly on a busy weeknight — unfortunately, ice cream doesn’t fit the bill. Over the years, I’ve learned through trial and error what to always keep in my freezer so that I can, with the help of a few pantry and fridge staples, throw a variety of dishes together quickly with little effort. Here’s a list of my top 10!
Dec 8, 2022
5 Nut-Free Alternatives to Peanut Butter
Nut-free? These tasty alternatives will make you forget all about peanut butter.
Dec 6, 2022
Why Dried Shiitake Mushrooms Should Be in Your Pantry
Flavorful shiitake mushrooms are such a foundation of Asian cooking. They have an intense flavor that always reminds me of my Chinese grandmother’s cooking, where she used shiitake mushrooms in soups, braises, and steamed dishes. My grandmother always had a big glass jar of dried shiitake mushrooms in her pantry, and I’ve picked up this habit too!
Dec 4, 2022
A Guide to Food Coloring Types and How to Use Them
Food coloring comes out in full force around the holidays when it’s time to make colorful icings, candies, and other sweet confections. While liquid food coloring used to be the only option available for tinting foods, there are now many other choices, from gels to pastes to even powdered food coloring. Here’s a guide to the different types, how they can be used, and the pros and cons of each one! What it’s made out of: Synthetic colorings with a water base.
Dec 4, 2022