For many, pudding is a comfort food. It's a dish, which, in function (if not taste), is filed along with chicken noodle soup as a soothing restorative. But pudding can be enjoyable even during times of health and happiness. This collection of 11 recipes, including both cooked and baked versions, proves that pudding can prove quite the gourmet dessert when prepared with creativity and care. Read more »
Alfredo doesn't have to be a restaurant-only meal! I've found that it's actually one of the quickest and easiest sauces to make at home and it always satisfies. Here's a simple recipe to make at home and some creative variations.
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Craftsy instructor and cookbook author Mary Karlin discusses her new book, "Mastering Fermentation," which covers any traditional and contemporary techniques for making numerous fermented foods at home, along with recipes for cooking with them. She also shares a recipe for sweet and salty pickled vegetables and a chance for readers to win a FREE copy of her book! Read more »
With the school year underway, we all need healthy snack ideas in our arsenal. Here are two healthy recipes for quick and easy snacks that freeze well and kids love.
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The house was quiet while the sun glared through the windows warming me as I worked at the table. Alone with little more than a loaf of bread, ricotta, heavy, deep-red tomatoes and peaches that smelled of candy as they sat ripening in a brown paper bag on the counter, it was all I needed. Come along on my adventures with tartines! Read more »
Did you know that today is National Cherries Jubilee Day? For some, the idea of making a flaming dessert is daunting. Luckily, there's a way to have cherries jubilee sans flame, and eat some cake and buttercream, too: cherries jubilee cupcakes. Read more »
Fall is officially here, and there's no better way to enjoy the season than with a delicious salad starring fall's freshest ingredients: maple roasted squash on top of a bed of spinach and lentils that have been tossed in a thyme-laced dressing. There’s nutty Gruyère and toasted hazelnuts that bring a warmth just when the days have gotten a bit chilled. Read more »
If you've made doughnuts at home before, then you know how easy and fun they are to make. These doughnuts follow many of the same methods, but are artfully scented with spice and brimming with apple cider flavor both in the dough and in the glaze. Oh, are they ever good. Read more »
Making sprinkles at home is a highly rewarding practice: extremely easy to do, and yielding a terrific-tasting result that will add panache and taste to whatever treat is lucky enough to call them garnish. Here's a tutorial on how to do it. Read more »
You might be tempted to think of goat cheese as an ingredient which has gained popularity only recently as an ingredient in fancy salads and pasta dishes. But it's actually been made for thousands of years, and is likely one of the earliest dairy products ever made. As a service to the uninitiated -- or gourmands just looking for a refresher to enhance their food and cooking savvy -- here's a primer all about goat cheese. Read more »