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Recipe: Carrot Halwa
Carrot halwa, also known as gajar ka halwa, is an unusual Indian dessert. It’s made with grated carrots, whole milk, dried fruit, and nuts, and it has a delicious light fudgy texture. Traditionally served at Indian festivals and in temples, this classic dessert is a favorite in Indian households during Diwali, the festival of lights, which is this week! Diwali — the festival of lights — is one of the best-known Indian festivals.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Bourbon for Apples Cocktail
Fall festivals are in full swing here in the Northeast. Weekends are full of apple picking, pumpkin patches, corn mazes and hay rides — not to mention insanely gorgeous foliage. Inspired by the season and a childhood game I once adored comes this week’s 10-Minute Happy Hour. Bobbing for apples used to be a fierce competition between me and my siblings.
May 1, 2019
We Tracked Down and Tested the 10 Best Pumpkin Goods at Trader Joe’s
This last week has been unseasonably warm in California, but you’d never know it at my neighborhood Trader Joe’s! The place is cozied up for fall with harvest-themed displays, cold weather produce, and orange packaging galore. Heat wave aside, we are officially in the midst of Pumpkin Spice Season. Here are ten of the best buys from the over three dozen pumpkin and pumpkin-spiced products on offer at TJ’s right now.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Pumpkin Spiced Peanut Butter Cups
These homemade peanut butter cups are pretty much a slam dunk. I mean, could it get any better? They’re two-bite chocolate treats with a nugget of creamy pumpkin-spiced peanut butter in the middle. This is Halloween candy for kids, grown-ups, and everyone in between. Ariel special-requested these cups for her Spooky Colorful Halloween Partythese Halloween cupcake papers These Halloween-y treats are an easy riff on my basic recipe for Homemade Peanut Butter Cups.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Pumpkin Spiced Caramel Corn
You can resist the pumpkin spice craze this time of year, or you can lean right on into it. I say lean. This crunchy, lightly-spiced caramel corn is only for those of us who truly embrace the season. It will satisfy those random cravings that arise between this morning’s pumpkin spice latte and tonight’s spice-infused dessert. I should know — I’ve had a batch in my kitchen for the past few days and can’t help but grab a handful whenever I walk by.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Pumpkin Quesadillas with Lime-Jalapeño Yogurt
We harvested so many sugar pumpkins at our farm this season that we had plenty left even after filling all of our CSA boxes, selling at farmers markets, and delivering to restaurants. I don’t mind one bit! I’ve spent my recent evenings roasting and pureeing as many pumpkins as I can. Once I got tired of pumpkin soup, these cheesy pumpkin quesadillas made a nice change of pace for using up the puree!
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Pumpkin Slab Pie
It's the answer when you're expecting an extra-large crowd this Thanksgiving.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Grilled Bread Dressing with Cranberries and Leeks
Turkey gets the talk at Thanksgiving, but many of us are all about the dressing (or stuffing, as some call it, regardless of whether it’s stuffed inside a bird). Few foods peg regional preferences and hometown traditions more accurately than the style of dressing preferred by a family. This one says California, and it’s inspired by Judy Rodgers’ legendary warm bread salad served with her perfect roast chicken at Zuni Cafe in San Francisco.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Pumpkin Pie in a Mug
If you love pumpkin pie and just can’t wait until Thanksgiving dinner to taste your first slice, then I have a dessert for you. This is a little cup of pumpkin pie, mug cake-style, with a gingersnap crust and snappy spices, and it feeds just one person: you. Make it in a mug, in the microwave, and you can be eating pumpkin pie 10 minutes from right now. Yes, this is a mug pie (not to be confused with a mudpie) but it falls somewhere between a pie and a cake in texture.
May 1, 2019
A Thanksgiving Dinner Outdoors: Our Harvest-Inspired Menu for 10
Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away, which means it’s time for us to bring you this year’s menu from all of us at The Kitchn. When planning this year’s Thanksgiving Gathering, however, we decided to try something a little different and host this party outdoors — California-style!
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Cranberry & Brie Grilled Cheese
I look forward to Thanksgiving all year long, so it feels totally wrong to only enjoy that wonderful food, the great company, and those festive cocktails for just one afternoon. I like to keep the party going all weekend long by using the Thanksgiving leftovers in as many different ways as I can. This simple grilled cheese sandwich is a great way to use up any leftover cranberry sauce and cheese from your Thanksgiving spread.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Hasselback Sweet Potatoes
I am not a holiday food purist. When my family switched our eating habits, we carried our love of vegetables and whole grains into the holidays as well. At first, the other members of my extended family were hesitant, but after a few years, they realized that while the food was heavily loaded with vegetables, it was still delicious. These simple sweet potatoes would easily grace our table during the holidays. Now, however, these potatoes are a treat only for me.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Nutella Hot Chocolate
Complete with toasty marshmallows, of course.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Roasted Rutabaga with Brown Butter
I’ve not been shy in writing about my love for the humble rutabaga. Sweeter than turnips, easier to peel than butternut squash, and with half the calories of potatoes (if you note such details), rutabaga is a vegetable in heavy rotation in my kitchen. But what do you do with a rutabaga, you ask. So many things, but let’s stay simple today: Roast it with a gilding of brown butter.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Gnocchi Skillet with Sweet Potatoes, Greens & Goat Cheese
Put your cast iron skillet to work tonight — make this quick dinner, with its hearty mix of soft gnocchi, roasted sweet potatoes, earthy kale, and goat cheese. Late in winter, it’s easy to fall into a midweek pasta rut. Gnocchi, those pillowy potato dumplings, take less than half the time to prepare and are the ideal alternative for your comfort food fix.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Mixed Mushroom Egg Bakes
Despite the fact we are entering one of my favorite, easy, and effortless breakfast seasons (fresh berries and yogurt, anyone?), I love any chance to work protein into my mornings, so I’ve been doing a version of these egg bakes for some time now. They’re perfect for a weekday meal because they hold up in the refrigerator for a good five days. When baked ahead of time, you can have a brunch-worthy breakfast on an average Wednesday, and it will feel like a pretty big treat.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Peanut Butter & Graham Cracker Pudding Pops
You know why pudding pops are so great? Because you get all of the flavor and creaminess and deliciousness of pudding, but you don’t ever have to worry about that gross skin that forms on top of them. That skin! Will my nightmares about George’s Pudding Skin Singles ever end? Probably not for a while, since I’ve spent the last two weeks making pudding, but trust me — it’s worth it in the name of these popsicles.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Chocolate Yogurt Ombré Popsicles
In the social circle of patterns, I am pretty sure ombré is Queen Bee — the Regina George, the Blair Waldorf, the Khaleesi. It is almost too cool for school. And I’m just a little polka dot hanging out with my striped and plaid farmer friends, because my heavens, I could never pull off ombré hair or an ombré garment. Ombré is reserved for the cool, edgy people that can get away with other edgy things. But ombré cake! Ooh, that I could do. Ombré carrots!
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Spicy Panzanella Salad
A thrifty and very old-school salad, panzanella transforms slightly stale, too-hard-to-eat bread into a sponge for flavor that even picky kids tend to enjoy. I make this with a spicy dressing, but you can just make it with a classic vinaigrette if you prefer. If you have room in the budget, try adding some fruit, like peaches or plums, to this salad for a sweet layer of flavor. If you are really swimming in zucchini, try it raw and finely chopped in this salad.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Sausage and Zucchini Soup
My mantra for weeknight meals is keep it simple. This may seem obvious, but if you’re a Kitchn reader, you probably share the love of food that can easily send you down a culinary rabbit hole. What we often need — at the end of a work day, and as the countdown to the kids’ bedtime has begun — is nourishment that is straightforward but really good.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Weeknight Roasted Chicken with Lemon and Sage
There are few foods I enjoy more than a classic roasted chicken — except for, possibly, potatoes cooked until crispy in the fat from that roasting chicken. With this classic one-skillet dish, the bird and the spuds cook in sync and turn richly golden in the extra-hot oven — the chicken fat trickling down to amp up the already-rich flavor of Yukon Golds. This, my friends, is true kitchen synergy.
May 1, 2019
What Should I Serve at My Housewarming Party?
Q: I’m hosting an open house-style housewarming party in the early fall, and I’m totally stumped on what to serve. Help! I’m thinking about doing a combination of catered and homemade food since 75+ people will be coming and going. The party will be right after a local college football game that many guests will be attending, so I’m thinking about going with a tailgate-inspired theme.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Cheesy BBQ Chicken Calzone
For those of you who don’t know me well, I am a full-fledged pizza junkie. I’m no snob, either — I don’t care whether it’s Pizzeria Mozza in Los Angeles or Papa John’s down the street. I’ll eat a slice from a truck stop, no problem, and I keep a secret stash of pepperoni bagel bites in my freezer. It’s okay, I’ve got no shame! But my favorite pies and calzones are always the ones straight from my own oven.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Chicken Chile Enchiladas
Sometimes I feel a little guilty. Because I work from home, I can have nachos for dinner every night if I want, while I send my husband off to work with something a little more sensible and microwaveable. (Note: This doesn’t happen.) We save our nacho-fests for nights when we’re together (preferably also in the company of some good beers and a good baseball game); for regular weeknight meals, Dan gets his Tex-Mex fix with these chicken enchiladas.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Minestrone
When it’s time to clean out the fridge, it’s minestrone day. Minestrone is a soup of scraps, and because the recipe is infinitely changeable depending on what you have, it’s also a soup of the moment. This recipe is a lot like one of those choose-your-own-adventure books. Choose chicken stock for your liquid and the soup will have a rich, deep taste. Use vegetable stock or even water, and the soup will become light and scented with the herbs you choose to add.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Pear Gingerbread
I dreamed of this cake before I ever figured out how to make it. I could taste it and see it in my mind, and I was sure there must be a recipe out there somewhere. It was, after all, just gingerbread and pears. For an entire fall, I made every pear gingerbread, pear-ginger upside-down cake, and classic gingerbread with pears. I’d never loved gingerbread before, and yet, I loved the idea of the cake I craved.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Stovetop Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Maple Pecan Drizzle
Mashed sweet potato recipes generally start with roasting your sweet potatoes, but this can be a tricky proposition when oven space is limited. For a stovetop adaptation, simmer those sweet potatoes in a rich cooking liquid that gets blended right in at the end. This keeps things more flavorful and less waterlogged than if you’d just boiled the sweet potatoes in water.
May 1, 2019
How To Make Caramel Apples
Caramel apples are one of my favorite fall treats. They’re ooey, gooey, a little messy (okay, sometimes a lot messy), and downright fun to eat. Crisp apples covered with a thick layer of rich, sweet, homemade caramel — let’s face it, fall and Halloween just aren’t complete without them. Step away from the bag of soft caramel candies: The very best caramel apples involve homemade caramel. Now, if you’ve never made homemade caramel, it can feel a little intimidating.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Halloween Party Mix
My days of trick-or-treating may be far behind me, but that doesn’t mean I’ll be spending Halloween without a sweet treat or two. I’ve got something far better than mini candy bars: a sweet and salty party mix that includes all the high points of this sugared-up holiday.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Pumpkin Bread with Cream Cheese Swirl
Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always liked my quick breads — be it pumpkin or banana — toasted and slathered with butter and a dollop of cream cheese. This recipe is the best of both worlds, with the cream cheese hiding neatly inside! Autumn is all about hearty baked goods, whether you’re selling cookies at a school bake sale or offering muffins to weekend guests arriving after a long drive.
May 1, 2019
The Simplest, Best Way to Enjoy Persimmon Season
I don’t know about you, but I suddenly seem to be awash in persimmons. The farmers markets out here in California have had them for a few weeks already, but I’ve been gifted with even more recently from friends and family who have trees. Turns out that persimmon trees yield a lot and people are desperate to unload their bountiful harvests! I liken this surfeit to the annual summer bumper zucchini crop. Last night I discovered the absolute best way to enjoy them.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Slow-Cooker Apple Butter
‘Tis the season of gift giving, celebrating, and feasting! Your social calendar is probably filling up with family gatherings, friendly get-togethers, and holiday parties, while the number of shopping days left are disappearing before our eyes. Afraid to face the mall crowds or can’t seem to find enough hours in the day, but hate showing up empty-handed?
May 1, 2019
Slow-Cooker Apple Crisp
At the top of the must-cook list is apple crisp, the fuss-free cousin to apple pie. With the help of the slow cooker, we're making this easy fall classic even easier.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Maple-Ginger Pork with Caramelized Sweet Potatoes
This is the kind of dinner that’s meant for cool fall evenings. Sweet, spicy pork chops are nestled in caramelized sweet potatoes and red onion, making for a complete meal worthy of a casual dinner party or a cozy Sunday night dinner at home. If you want better pork chops — meaning meat that’s extra tender and extra juicy — brining alone with help you get there. This quick version takes just 30 minutes.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Five-Spice Sweet Oatmeal
Without disrespecting cinnamon, I believe it gets the morning spotlight all too often. Go beyond the usual suspect and suddenly that bowl of oatmeal is the key to a spicier start to the day. Let’s get sweet and spicy with Chinese five-spice powder, a unique blend that’s sweet and savory — and finds itself right at home when stirred into your oatmeal. If you’re new to Chinese five-spice powder, this is an ideal introduction.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Spicy Tomato and Shrimp Soup
While this soup tastes like the balmy days of August, it has the power to instantly warm you up. It’s brothy and light, but a spicy kick from red pepper flakes gives you the heat you need on these cold winter nights. This brothy soup has the power to bring you back to summer — with all the tomato and basil goodness you know you and love — yet it’s fit for cooler days, thanks to tomato paste and a healthy dose of red pepper flakes.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Caramel Apple Monkey Bread
If you already know and love monkey bread, here's a fun fall twist: Tuck a small nugget of apple into each dough ball and bake up a towering caramel apple monkey bread.
May 1, 2019
10 Tips for Organizing an Apple-Picking Outing with Kids
The changing seasons are always magical, but something about the transition from blistering-hot summer afternoons to cooler fall days triggers a boost of energy in our family. Suddenly we’re itching to get out into nature and run wild. Along with pickle-making and our chicken harvest, apple picking is pretty much the only thing on our Fall Family Bucket List that we follow through with every year.
May 1, 2019
Is There Any Snack More Mysterious Than the Whoopie Pie?
It’s debate season! And because we try to stay out of politics, we bring you instead the great debate surrounding the origin of the whoopie pie. Did it begin with the Amish in the heart of Pennsylvania’s Dutch Country? Does Maine earn the bragging rights for this decadent treat?
May 1, 2019
Why Does the Pumpkin Spice Latte Endure? An Investigative Report
It’s officially fall, which means boots crunching on leaves, scarves pulled tight, and pumpkin everything (lattes, in particular). Starbucks’ beloved Pumpkin Spice Latte, or PSL for short, is known for causing quite a fuss. Although the coffee conglomerate doesn’t share their sales figures, a spokesperson said that the PSL is their best-selling holiday beverage (no surprise there). The drink even has its own Twitter account. So, what makes it so good?
May 1, 2019
Make Marshmallows into Spooky Eyeball Hot Chocolate
Stare your hot chocolate right in the eyes — spooky, no? Well, not really. It actually is pretty cute. This easy finish to a steaming mug of the good stuff involves ingredients you already have in your pantry, but dresses it up for the holiday and makes it a lot more fun to sip. Start by simmering a pot of your favorite hot chocolate and gathering the mugs. Meanwhile grab large marshmallows.
May 1, 2019
10 Easy Ways to Turn Marshmallows into Halloween Treats
The best part about Halloween isn't dressing up or watching scary movies — it's eating the treats.
May 1, 2019
5 Tips to Help You Make a Better Pot of Lentils
Lentils are a hearty addition to any dish, yet they are often an underused ingredient. They cook quickly, especially when compared to other legumes or beans, and are just as versatile (they work in burgers, soups, and salads). So if you aren’t in the habit yet, making a big batch on Sunday means a week of delicious meals at your fingertips. Whether you’re new to lentils or just want a refresher on cooking them, here are five tips to help you make a pot to be proud of.
May 1, 2019
10 Things to Buy at the Salad Bar for Your Soup
If you’re anything like me, with the cool weather creeping in, soup is back to being a part of your weekly dinner rotation. Whether you’re simmering up a pot or reaching for the boxed or prepared quarts at the store, there’s an unexpected place to pick up soup enhancements. Yep, that salad bar can do more than just outfit your salad — it’s a treasure trove of ingredients that can bulk up and flavor your bowl.
May 1, 2019
10 Monkey Breads That Will Make You Go Bananas
Gooey, sticky, and sweet, monkey bread is indulgence at its best. Although there’s all kinds of savory varieties now, I can’t help but fall back to the sweeter side. Luckily there’s a recipe for every kind of sweet tooth, including these 10 we found on Pinterest. Caramel sauce gives this bread an extra-gooey factor, while the shower of sea salt at the end adds just enough intrigue to keep you coming back for more. Many people forget that winter is prime time for citrus.
May 1, 2019
5 Reasons Fall Is Actually the Best Time to Grill
Summer may be over, but that’s not a good reason to put the grill away for the year. Sure, there might be a slight chill in the air, but that’s even more reason to warm up by the cooking fire. Even with a grill pan on the stove, it’s hard to replicate the grill lines and flavor that comes from an outdoor grill. Here are five reasons you should make the grill your go-to in fall. Tailgating without some kind of food is unheard of, and even more so without the grill.
May 1, 2019
5 Tips for Turning Your Rotisserie Chicken into Soup
A rotisserie chicken just may be the best grocery store shortcut on the planet. Pick one up and you’re looking at multiple stress-free dinners and lunches. When it comes to making a quick pot of soup, it’s a no brainer — having the meat already cooked means that you can have a slow-simmered taste in no time. Here are five tips to utilize rotisserie chicken in your weeknight soup routine.
May 1, 2019
5 Tips for Better Brussels Sprouts
Brussels sprouts can be so much more than the boiled, bitter side dish that some of us may have had in our childhood. A tasty dish of Brussels sprouts starts with the Brussels sprouts that you buy and how you prepare them for cooking. So the next time you buy and cook Brussels sprouts, use these five tips for even tastier results. When you’re shopping for Brussels sprouts, look for balls with tight, compact leaves. They should be bright green, without any browned spots or yellowing leaves.
May 1, 2019
Why Roasted Vegetables Are Better at Room Temperature
Just like there are people who don’t like their food touching and people who want it all tossed together in a bowl (me!), there are people who like their food hot and people who don’t mind eating it at room temperature (me, again!). Now of course we’re talking about these things in terms of black and white, so while you might waffle one way or the other, truth is, we all have our preferences.
May 1, 2019
What’s the Difference Between Applesauce and Apple Butter?
When apples are in season, it’s practically our duty to eat them in every form: out of hand; in pie, crisp, or cake; and in the form of applesauce and apple butter. The latter two may look similar on the surface — soft and spoonable — but they are pretty different characters. Here’s how.
May 1, 2019
The Best Tool for Peeling Winter Squash
Peeling firm winter squash (I’m looking at you, butternut) can go one of two ways: It can be so seamless and easy that you never give it a second thought, or you regard it as one of the most frustrating tasks of the season. As for which camp you’re in, I’d argue it all depends on the tool you use for peeling. As you welcome winter squash season to your kitchen, this is the tool you’ll want to keep by your side.
May 1, 2019
7 Ways to Use Leftover Apple Peels
You're going to want to hold on to that mountain of apple peels!
May 1, 2019
5 New Apples to Try This Fall
The first chilly days of fall carry a whole lot of excitement around apples — whether you’re picking your own or gathering them at the farmers market — yet after you’ve snacked on and baked with your first bushel, fruit fatigue can set in. You reach a point later in the season when you just can’t look at another McIntosh or Honeycrisp. Luckily you don’t have to, since there are well over a hundred varieties of commercially grown apples to try.
May 1, 2019
3 Ways to Use Those Pumpkin Guts
If you picked up a few pumpkins at your local farm stand or farmers markets to carve for Halloween, you know that soon enough you’ll be elbow-deep in stringy, slimy pumpkin guts. Make this the year you use them for your next kitchen adventure. Guts from a pie or sugar pumpkins are ideal — they are sweeter and have more flavor than those extra-large jack-o’-lantern pumpkins you can pick up at the grocery store. Those pumpkins are grown to be carved and not really eaten.
May 1, 2019
25 of Our Favorite Quick-Cooking Soups
One of the best things about fall is the return of soup season. There are few things more comforting on a chilly evening than a warm bowl of soup (and preferably some crusty bread to go along with it). And soups are the ultimate weeknight meal. Why? Some are ultra-quick for post-work cooking; others simmer all day and wait for you in the slow cooker. But regardless of how long they take to cook, nearly every soup is wonderful made ahead.
May 1, 2019
Here’s What Every Kid’s Fall Birthday Party Should Look Like
I don’t have any children, but as my friends start having babies, I begin to (sort of) understand the pains of parenthood — sleepless nights, spit-up all over your clothes, and, perhaps the worst of all, the pressure of planning birthday parties. If any of you are in this predicament, I suggest you lean on this cute fall picnic party that Camille Styles put together for Oh Happy Day. I’m all about a picnic (have to enjoy the nice weather when you can!
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Orecchiette with Caramelized Fennel and Spicy Sausage
This earthy winter pasta isn’t complicated, and that’s exactly what makes it perfect. The ingredient list is short — just five if you don’t count salt and pepper — and it has a delicious combination of flavors to brag about. The caramelized fennel lends a not-too-sweet complexity that balances the richness of sausage. These flavors pool in the wells of the orecchiette, so you get a tangle of all these in every bite. Even in its simplicity, this pasta tastes special.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Candied Sweet Potatoes
Candied sweet potatoes are not the side dish you spoon onto your plate for a wholesome dose of veggies. In fact, with a dollop of whipped cream, these could be billed as dessert. But we’re serving these next to the turkey and roasted Brussels sprouts for that mix of flavors that makes the Thanksgiving plate so colorful and varied. To further amp up the sweetness of roasted sweet potatoes, these spuds are bathed in a buttery brown sugar glaze that leaves them with a glossy sheen.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Ina Garten’s Cider-Roasted Pork Tenderloins with Roasted Plum Chutney
If you’re planning a date night in, there’s no better person to turn to for reliably delicious, easy-to-follow recipes than Ina Garten. This month the star of Food Network’s Barefoot Contessa will debut her tenth cookbook, Cooking for Jeffrey, an ode to her husband and the many memories they’ve shared over the course of their life together.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Thanksgiving on a Stick
If there was ever a surefire way to win Friendsgiving (or make your Thanksgiving leftovers feel more exciting), threading your Thanksgiving dinner onto a stick is the way to do it. It’s quirky, it’s fun, and it’s a total crowd-pleaser.
May 1, 2019
Put All Your U-Pick Apples to Good Use
Picture this — you’ve just come home from your annual apple-picking trip, with baskets and baskets of apples and a smile ear to ear. You’re all set to bake your special apple pie, which calls for five or so apples, and then you realize you have 35 more and not a single thing to do with them! Why not make a few extra pies to share with friends and family — and set the table to match!
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Honey-Mustard Brussels Sprouts
While a big roast turkey might be the centerpiece of Thanksgiving, vegetables are just as important, as they bring balance to the meal and color to your plate. Roasted Brussels sprouts are just the ticket; there’s little chopping to do and they retain their cute shape even after cooking. We’re taking them one step further by adding a drizzle of a sweet and tangy honey-mustard glaze, making them a breakout star on the Thanksgiving table.
May 1, 2019
Our Best Lessons for Cooking Cauliflower, Cabbage, Broccoli, and Brussels Sprouts
Right now brassicas like cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts are the stars of the market, and there is no better time to bring them into your kitchen. Beyond our arsenal of recipes for cooking up these beautiful vegetables, here are our best cooking lessons and tips that will help you seamlessly work more brassicas into your meal plan.
May 1, 2019
5 Things Everyone Should Know About Mac & Cheese
In my house, every season is mac and cheese season. Stovetop mac and cheese feeds our craving in the spring and summer, tossed with fresh peas or ripe tomatoes. Come fall and winter, baked mac and cheese reigns supreme. Mac and cheese can be a quick weeknight dinner or a hearty side dish for holidays and get-togethers. So whether you need a single serving or you are baking a big ol’ casserole, here are five things everyone needs to know about mac and cheese.
May 1, 2019
7 Ways to Upgrade Store-Bought Pumpkin Pie
So, you bought your pumpkin pie instead of making one this year — that’s totally okay. What’s more important is what you do with it on the big day. Go beyond the standard whipped cream for a fast-and-fancy upgrade that really brings that wow-factor to your pumpkin pie. Piled high with ultra-fluffy, sweet meringue, this is the upgrade that gives your store-bought pie instant pizzazz.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Savory Hazelnut and Cauliflower Nut Loaf with Mushroom Sauce
The vegetarian nut loaf gets dressed up for Thanksgiving.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Apple Pie Stuffed French Toast
It's a little over the top, yes, but isn't this the season of giving?
May 1, 2019
Do You Know This Tip for Taking Out Pomegranate Seeds?
I love the pop of sweet, tart juice you get from biting into a handful of pomegranate seeds, but I rarely get the pleasure since de-seeding the red orbs can be a bit of a chore. Luckily, there are a handful of tips and tricks to accomplish it with ease. I’ve tried almost all of them, but I’ve found this one to be the best. First, you’ll want to cut a 1/4-inch off the top stem so the fruit stands flat.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Cheesy Ravioli Pasta Bake
Perhaps this really should be called lazy lasagna. When cheese ravioli is tossed in an abundance of marinara sauce, piled in a casserole dish, layered with even more cheese, and baked, it takes on all the good qualities of the classic layered pasta dish. Why haven’t we always been baking our ravioli? Sure, it’s lovely tossed in a sauce and served in a bowl, but it’s even better when you pile each raviolo on top of one another, tucking extra cheese in between for good measure.
May 1, 2019
The Secrets of the Best Irish Coffee, According to My Uncle Eddie
My uncle’s a pretty easy-going, good-humored man, but when it comes to Irish coffee, he’s nothing but serious. You see, he has his own kit — really just an old cardboard box with the words “Eddie’s Irish Coffee Kit” scribbled on the outside in a Sharpie — but it’s filled with his secrets. It’s a traveling box, this kit.
May 1, 2019
Our Smartest Tips, Tricks, and Hacks for a Better Bowl of Oatmeal
It’s so easy to whip up a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast. You can customize it to your liking, which means everyone has their own way of making it. Whether you’re a devotee of steel-cut oats or you always err on the side of savory, oatmeal style is a very personal thing. So in the spirit of personal preference, I present to you seven things I never do to my oatmeal. Maybe it’s just me, or maybe you too will find some extra oatmeal love in avoiding these things.
May 1, 2019
7 Grocery Shortcuts from the Freezer Aisle for Fast and Hearty Stews
Time to bring your winter stew into weeknight territory with a few freezer shortcuts. Start off by spending a little time in the freezer aisle of your grocery store and you’ll find a multitude of smart shortcuts that make for hearty stews with minimal prep. These little gems bulk up the vegetable content of a stew while adding rich, aromatic flavor — plus, they fancy it up without even trying.
May 1, 2019