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This spicy beer cocktail will give you the strength to execute the high-flying moves and pile drives of the greatest luchadores (Mexican wrestlers), or at least the strength to watch them on TV. What to buy: Clamato is a spicy tomato drink spiked with clam juice. Look for it in the juice aisle of the grocery store or in Latin markets. Game plan: Keep a beer mug nice and frosty in your freezer for when you get the urge for an ice-cold Luchador. This recipe was featured as part of both our Cinco de Mayo cocktail menu and our Tailgating Recipes photo gallery.
In this easy chicken pot pie, chicken and vegetables are paired in a creamy sauce made with Campbell's® Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup and topped with a golden biscuit crust.
The Champagne Cocktail was a favorite of the ’30s, and now it’s starting to come back. Adding a little elderflower liqueur brings it into the 21st century. What to buy: St-Germain is an elderflower liqueur that has won over bartenders. It can be found at high-end liquor stores and online.
This classic coffee drink from Turkey is very strong but is sweetened with sugar while it brews.
This mustard herb roasted potatoes recipe is an easy, year-round dish made with readily available, affordable ingredients. Serve them hot and fresh out of the oven, or chill them in the refrigerator for a day and serve them cold as a healthy potato salad.
Make this vegetarian by substituting 2 tablespoons olive oil for the bacon.
Our version of this classic mix features pretzels and wholesome cereals, plus the grown-up flavors of olive oil and Parmesan.
This boldly flavored dish is enticing, especially to those with a taste for heat.
Whereas boiled dumplings have crinkly skins that are tender from having been immersed in hot water, and panfried dumplings have skins that are a combination of crisp bottom and chewy top, steamed dumplings are texturally in between—the skins are slightly chewy and soft. Gentle steam heat also protects the filling flavor and you taste it more, a bonus for delicate combinations such as this one. Unlike many other Chinese dumpling fillings, this vegetarian filling is cooked first to allow the cornstarch to work its cohesive magic, binding the vegetables and pressed tofu together so that they are easier to control when you are assembling the dumplings. I like to use some of the liquid from soaking the mushrooms to season the filling with an earthy savor; if you do too, remember to strain the heady liquid through cheesecloth or paper towel to remove any bits of grit. Watch Andrea Nguyen demonstrate how to wrap a dumpling in this CHOW
Long, slow, braised Lamb Shanks are perfect comfort food, so welcome on a chilly autumn or cold winters day. There are many recipes for Braised Lamb Shanks but this is one of my favourites. The Lamb Shank is cooked very slowly in a good red wine (I emphasise good, never cook with wine you wouldn't drink), which tenderises the meat until, when it is cooked, the meat will quite literally fall from the bone.
This cornbread -- made slightly sweet with the addition of dark-brown sugar -- mixes very easily. Just whisk together the dry ingredients, melt the butter and sugar, and whisk in cold milk to cool the liquid. Whisk in the eggs, then stir the brown-sugar mixture into the cornmeal, scrape the batter into the pan, and bake.
Keeps you asking for more until closing time.
Barbara Lynch simmers baby artichokes in an aromatic white wine broth, then stuffs them with a juicy crab salad for a light starter that honors her husband Charlie's family tradition: "His mother made artichokes for every festive occasion. She's no longer around, so I always try to make one dish with artichokes in it for him."
The honey-citrus notes of dried apricots enhance the frozen peaches in this baked version of the classic fried pie.
To make the cucumber ribbons shown in the photo, use a Y-shaped vegetable peeler to cut thin slices of cucumber lengthwise. If you're in a hurry, cut the cucumber into thin, round slices.
Whether you eat your waffles for breakfast or dessert, this tangy, nutty-flavored version is sure to please. Browning the butter adds fantastic depth of flavor. Special equipment: We used this Belgian waffle maker, but any kind will do. Just be sure to follow the operating instructions that came with yours.
Orange juice and zest, cinnamon, and ginger add verve and depth to this sumptuous cake.
In this recipe, raw nuts are cooked in honey, making them truly honey roasted. Special equipment: A reliable candy/fat thermometer is crucial for getting an accurate read on the honey. This recipe was featured as part of our Supercharge with Superfoods photo gallery.
Southern boiled peanuts are easily made in your slow cooker. They typically take all day on the stovetop, but with this recipe you can start them before bed and have them ready for tailgating the next afternoon. Prep: 3 minutes, Cook: 18 hours Slow-Cooker Size: 5- or 6-quart
Notes: Prepare Sunset's Favorite Pie Pastry or the Sunglow Pie Pastry,or use 1 refrigerated pastry (half of a 15-oz. package) and follow steps 5 and 6 of the Sunset recipe to line pie pan.
A quick spritz of cooking spray on the cutlets before they hit the hot oven enhances the crispness and color of the crust. Serve with baked sweet potatoes and broccoli spears.
You can turn this into a pan sauce for steak by removing the cooked steak from the pan, adding the stock to the pan and scraping to loosen browned bits, then proceeding with the recipe as follows. The deglazed bits add wonderful depth of flavor to the sauce.
Pork, apples, and rosemary come together to make juicy burgers that taste somewhat like sausage. Serve them on slider buns, dinner rolls, or, for a hearty breakfast, with eggs. Darina Allen cooks these burger in a frying pan, but we like them grilled too. What to buy: A juicy, crisp apple like a Fuji or Pink Lady will give the burgers a blast of sweet and some added caramelization. This recipe was part of our Featured Cookbook series.
The Girl Scout Cookie is one of the numerous liquid confections that attempt to simulate a favorite foodstuff. When the Black Russian entered the bar scene, some stalwart traditionalists protested, “They’ve gone about as far as they can go!” The Girl Scout Cookie and the dozens of other cookie, cake, and candy variants would have them spinning in their graves. The Girl Scout Cookie affirms that there is a new generation of bar-hopping adventurers who want to have it their way. If only Troop 42 could get a cut of the bar profits!
These tender vegetable patties are meant to be soft. Prepare through step two the day before since the mixture is easier to work with once its has been refrigerated overnight and the flavors have had time to marry. Amchur (or amchoor) powder is a tart green mango-based seasoning. Omit if you can't find it. Serve with Fiery Tomato Chutney.
Prepare this simple, but outstanding seared beef tenderloin recipe for guests.
This salad combines the best flavors of fall for an elegant dish you’ll wish you could re-create all year. What to buy: We tested this recipe with mesclun mix, and though it would suffice in a pinch, we preferred mixed chicory. Whole heads of chicory are ideal for this salad; choose a variety of textures and colors for a stunning presentation. Game plan: The shallots can be pickled and the vinaigrette can be made up to 3 days in advance. This recipe was featured as part of both our Neoslacker Interactive Thanksgiving menu and our Fall Ingredients photo gallery.
For a bolder flavor, use a dark beer. Serve in 16-oz. mason jars for fun.
CATEGORY WINNER Sides and Salads "I am continually looking for ways to incorporate more omega-3s and whole wheat into my diet. Making yeast breads has always been an important tradition in my family, and I enjoy working with more nutrient-rich ingredients for this part of our meal." —Melissa Hinrichs, Omaha, Nebraska
Hungarian palascinta are paper-thin pancakes served rolled or folded into triangles with fruit fillings, ground nuts or whipped cream. When they are stacked to form a cake, it is called rakott palacsinta. Palacsinta are similar to French crepes, Polish nalesniki and Croatian / Serbian palachinke, among others. This recipe is for sweet fillings. See this palacsinta recipe for a savory pancake. Makes 16 Hungarian Sweet Crepes
Instead of using Arborio rice to make risotto, use high-fiber pearl barley instead. The Thai flavor comes from cilantro, lemongrass, ginger, and red curry paste, and the protein comes from the lean chicken in this satisfying one-dish meal.
Brandy adds a spirited punch to this coffee-flavored hot chocolate. Prep: 2 minutes, Cook: 5 hours Slow-Cooker Size: 4-quart
If you can’t make it to the beach, bring the beach to you with this tropical margarita from Miami’s Karu&Y. What to buy: Frida Kahlo Tequila Blanco is used in this drink, but you could substitute any 100 percent agave blanco tequila. Agave nectar, also known as agave syrup, is available at health food stores and online at Wild Organics. If you can’t find it, just substitute simple syrup.
Create your own heart-warming version of tomato soup that costs less than the can you'd buy at the store. In this recipe, crushed tomatoes are mixed with sautéed onion and garlic, pureed, then turned into a velvety concoction by stirring in heavy cream.
This sweet yet tart dressing goes with many different salads, and it's quick to make in the blender. Try it with a strawberry spinach salad, or with a pear and blue cheese salad.
This easy ham and rice bake uses leftover baked ham, cooked rice, and mixed vegetables, baked with a buttered bread crumb topping.
I love Maine lobster - in butter, in bisque, but most especially in rolls. I’ve never thought twice about cooking one myself… but then again, I’ve never chased one around my living room before.
These shrimp empanadas are stuffed with a delicious combination of shrimp, cheese, and Spanish style tomato sauce. You can change up this recipe with different flavored tomato sauces, Italian for instance, and using different cheese blends, such as Mexican four cheese blend. Empanadas are ideal for appetizers, finger foods, lunches and meals on the go.