It's okay, it happens to all of us. Enter your e-mail address or username to recover your password.
Nom Nom Nom.
Gilroy, California is the self-proclaimed "Garlic Capitol of the World." Their annual festival features garlic being used in virtually everyway imaginable. So it's no surprise that it ended up in an ice cream recipe. What does garlic ice cream taste like? There's only two ways to find out Makes 1 quart
Balsamic vinegar is good for more than just dressing salads. Reduced over high heat, it becomes a fast sauce for meat and veggies. Roasting grape tomatoes pumps up their flavor and makes their texture silky. Polenta becomes creamy-smooth thanks to butter and Parmesan.
This is a chicken casserole reminiscent of the classic dish (just like the one Mom used to make), with a few added luxuries, like artichoke hearts and Emmentaler cheese. What to buy: While we love the fresh ones, using frozen artichoke hearts makes this dish much easier to prepare—just mix them into the dish straight from the freezer. This recipe was featured as part of our Modern Potluck story.
This carrot cake is extremely rich and moist, thanks to the coconut and pineapple in the batter. I used a wonderful carrot cake recipe from Diana Rattray, About.com's guide to Southern food, and added some dulce de leche to the batter. The cream cheese icing has a subtle coconut flavor that is delicious. To serve carrot cake as individual "petit fours" - bake the cake in a 9x13 pan, and cut it into squares before icing. Top each little cake with a marzipan carrot, if you're feeling crafty.
Time: 1 1/4 hours. This sweet potato dish strikes a perfect balance between sweet, tart, and savory.
Sweet caramelized onions and salty Parmesan cheese flavor these bite-sized appetizers. Bake the day before the party; cover and refrigerate in the baking dish. Shortly before guests arrive, reheat at 200° for 15 to 20 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature, garnished with sour cream and chives.
Most chefs have a tightly edited pantry, but Erin Eastland of Cube, a market-café in Los Angeles, is lucky: She gets to cook with the hundreds of Italian ingredients sold at the store. She and her staff have tastings to check out the goods and invent recipes to showcase them. This luxurious panna cotta is the result of one of those sessions. The key ingredient: Italian rose syrup, which provides a lovely, delicate floral flavor.
To get the most flavor from the marinade, press the sides of the bag when you turn it during the marinating process.
When it comes to healing foods, mushrooms receive high marks. Oyster and shiitake may lower cholesterol, stimulate the immune system, and prevent cancer, while cremini offer selenium and a host of B vitamins. 187 calories; 9 g protein; 8 g fat; 23 g carb; 4 g fiber
You'll find potato starch on the baking aisle at most of your local supermarkets and health-food stores. Also known as potato flour, it helps ensure the cake will have a fine crumb and moist texture.
Make this quick weeknight meal in 40 minutes using canned black beans and smoked sausage, such as Polish kielbasa.
Prep: 10 min., Cook: 22 min. You can make this a day ahead and store it in an airtight container in the fridge. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes before serving. This recipe goes with Caramelized Onion-Cranberry-Cream Cheese Bites
This method is bare-bones. For a hint more flavor, add parsley, bay leaf, lemon juice, or black peppercorns to the water before steaming. To see this recipe with illustrated steps, check out The Basics: How to Make Steamed Artichokes.
This seafood stew, an impressive crowd-pleaser, can be prepared ahead of time and finished just 15 minutes before you serve it. If you leave out the crab legs, use an additional 8 ounces of white fish to keep the stew hearty.
are other possibilities.
Serve with crackers or toasted baguette slices. This appetizer provides about a fourth of the recommended daily amount of calcium. The yogurt for the filling drains overnight. Spread any leftover yogurt on whole wheat toast for breakfast. Prepare the onions while the crust bakes.
Raw ingredients, such as cucumber, carrots, lettuce, mung bean sprouts, and fresh mint leaves, make this refreshing dish ideal for summer. You can substitute pork tenderloin, beef sirloin, or chicken for the shrimp. Simply cut the meat into cubes, marinate for 2 hours, then skewer and grill until done. The sauce, called nuoc cham, is present at every meal in Vietnam and drizzled over grilled meats, plain rice, or noodles. Homemade herbal oil and fried herbs are widely used in Asia. In Vietnam, shallot oil and fried shallots are the most popular and are used to garnish meat, seafood, rice, and noodle dishes.
"I lightened this fruit dip recipe, and it received rave reviews. It looks lovely and tastes great." Serve with fresh fruit such as strawberries, pineapple, or apple. -CL Reader
When you roast the chicken parts first, you end up with a rich broth with extra layers of flavor and a beautiful brown color. Reducing it makes it even richer. Do try to find chicken feet for this; they really add body and depth to the final result. Game plan: Be sure to make the broth at least two to three days before the big dinner. This may look like a lot of work, but you can make the broth well in advance and freeze it. And it’s really not active work; you’ll just need to be around for the long simmering, checking in now and then to skim it. The final dish is no work at all. Simply pour boiling, seasoned broth over the sliced scallops, which will be perfectly cooked by the time you bring the bowls to the table. This recipe was featured as part of our 2006 Neo-Classic Holiday Dinner menu.
To adorn her intensely chocolate cookies, Maria Helm Sinskey uses a fork to make fur for reindeer and candy pearls or red hots for eyes; or, more simply, she'll just dust them with confectioners' sugar.
The mustard dressing served over this salad is made with pure maple syrup for a spicy-sweet flavor.
These make a wonderful addition to any summer salad or antipasto. They can also be served as a side dish for roasted or grilled lamb.
This salad contains sweet, spicy, nutty, and salty notes. Walnut oil adds the depth; you can substitute extravirgin olive oil--albeit with milder results.
This classic, crowd-pleasing party snack is the perfect way to start a casual evening.
To save time, use cubed peeled sweet potato from the produce department of your supermarket.
This is our all-purpose “go-to” vegan frosting. It’s great for piping into lush, swirling mountains of frostiness, and just as good for spreading onto a cupcake like rolling hills of heaven. This recipe makes a lot, so you can halve it if you are going to be spreading the frosting rather than piping it. It’s especially delicious adorned with some chocolate sandwich cookies and put atop our tender Basic (Vegan) Chocolate Cupcake.
Make the garlic butter ahead and refrigerate it for up to 3 days.
This is a quick fix pud that you can knock together in just 45 seconds. It?s a nice little recipe to have up your sleeve if you need to rustle something up with no notice. It?s also a fantastic way of bringing back to life any leftover puds you?ve got sitting in the fridge.
Using almond butter is a great shortcut for making this delicious spicy dish. Or try hazelnut butter for an earthier pesto.
For such a simple food, the making of this millas recipe has been a meticulous process for many centuries. Cornmeal must be sprinkled across the surface of boiling water and stirred continuously while it cooked. The process isn't hard, but one mustn't stop stirring the mixture. Even a short break can result in unevenly cooked lumps in the fine cornmeal paste. Serve the fried millas as a savory, salted side dish or dusted with sugar for a rustic dessert.
With flavors more Mediterranean than Mexican, this luscious recipe gives a crowd-pleasing twist to a Latin favorite.
If you can't find halibut, substitute cod or other flaky white fish. Serve with bread.
Not only is it Extremely Easy Fudge, but it only has 4 ingredients too.
This classic Beef Stroganoff recipe uses ingredients commonly kept on hand for an easy and delicious family meal. Garnish with fresh dill, if desired.
Chicken larb lettuce wraps make a fun and delicious appetizer. Stir-fried ground chicken is infused lime juice, cilantro, mint, garlic and chili and then served in crisp lettuce wraps.
Creamy comfort food at its best, with some kick from the chiles to keep you on your toes. Prep and Cook Time: 1 hour.
Time: 20 minutes. This one-pan dinner is a fast way to satisfy a hungry family on a chilly day. Feel free to substitute any type of sausage you prefer.
Hard to believe that our sorbet helps prevent age-related memory loss and cell damage. That's thanks to the antioxidant-rich blueberries. And with about 4 grams of fiber per cup (and jsut 83 calories), they help you reach your goal of 25 grams per day. Prep: 7 minutes; Freeze: 30 minutes
With a savory flavor that borders on sweet, basil has a natural affinity for peaches. The two ingredients meet in a simple crumble topped with an almond mixture.
This recipe for Parisian Apple Tartlet is reprinted with permission from Dorie Greenspan's cookbook - Baking From My Home to Yours, Houghton Mifflin 2006.