Yeast donuts (also called raised donuts) should be light and airy, with a subtly elastic chew—the addition of milk, egg yolks, and butter keeps the dough tender. The finished donuts are delicious as is (preferably still warm) or cooled and tossed with powdered sugar. Use this master recipe as the basis for Glazed Donuts, Jelly […]
What am I doing over here cooking a casserole on one of the hottest days of the summer? Crazy, perhaps, but the stomach wants what the stomach wants, and mine wants King Ranch Chicken Casserole! This creamy cheesy chicken and tortilla casserole is pure comfort food heaven and I guess that’s just what I need […]
You guys. This Lemon Dill Tahini Dressing is not fooling around! This tangy, dilly dressing is a variation of my plain Lemon Tahini Dressing from my Roasted Cauliflower Salad, which I already loved with all my heart and soul. Well, I added a few more herbs in there and I CAN. NOT. STOP. I ate […]
One of the coolest things about having been blogging for over ten years is seeing how my cooking style and skills have changed through this experience. One of my first recipes to go viral was my Pepperoni Stuffed Chicken. It was a tasty recipe for sure, but way too much work for current day Beth. […]
Most cooks reserve gravy-making for their annual Thanksgiving turkey pan drippings. But delicious gravy doesn’t need the Thanksgiving holiday or a bird. Tease out flavor from sautéed shallots and marry them with a light roux and some chicken stock. Spoon it over mashed potatoes or serve as a dip with potato tots.
Finding one masa dough recipe to use for several different tamale fillings can be difficult. This basic recipe yields a light, fluffy dough that can be used for practically any tamale you can come up with. What to buy: Lard, or rendered pork fat, gives masa dough its distinct piggy flavor. You can make your […]
These seven-layer bars, a.k.a. magic bars, are the ideal gateway dessert recipe for nonbakers. They only take one pan and require no mixing of ingredients. Just melt butter in a 13-by-9-inch baking dish, sprinkle it with crushed graham crackers, and layer on the coconut, chocolate chips, and nuts. Sweetened condensed milk binds it all together […]
This simple sauce is fabulous on everything from chicken to sandwiches.
Despite wild rice’s name, the majority of it available on supermarket shelves is now actually farmed, cultivated in flooded paddies in California and culled by machine. (Technically, it’s not rice either, but a type of long-grain marsh grass.) Genuine wild rice is still harvested by hand via canoe, mostly by the Ojibwe peoples of Minnesota […]
Berry cobbler can be thrown together in minutes if you start with a store-bought pie crust. Any combination of berries, with the exception of strawberries (too watery), will work, so use what’s in season and ripe. Pair the cobbler with some vanilla ice cream, and an easy summer dessert is ready for the table. If […]
Commercial vegetable broths hijack dishes with their strangely sweet or acidic aftertaste. In this recipe, the classic mirepoix flavors of celery, onion, and carrot harmonize with earthy mushrooms and herbs. Use this rich, savory broth to accentuate soups, braises, or stews. This dish was featured as part of our Recipes for Spring Ingredients photo gallery.