Croutons add a welcome, toasty crunch to any salad or soup that may be falling a little flat. This easy recipe can be made with any crusty bread, like pain au levain or sourdough. Try the croutons on top of gazpacho or a Caesar salad. To see this recipe with illustrated steps, check out The […]
This method is a bare-bones way to cook this mysterious vegetable. For a hint more flavor, add parsley, a bay leaf, lemon juice, or black peppercorns to the water before steaming. Game plan: Make your own mayonnaise, dipping sauce, and aioli for serving.
There’s something homey and relaxing about a pitcher of freshly squeezed lemonade that sugary store-bought versions can’t quite deliver. Whether it conjures visions of a summer lemonade stand or rocking on a porch swing, grab some lemons and squeeze up a batch yourself. For more, see our Pink Lemonade recipe.
A simple seared salmon fillet can jazz up a lettuce or grain salad, be added to herbed scrambled eggs, or be served with vegetable sides or legumes. Just season the fish with salt and pepper and sear both sides in a hot pan with oil until just done in the center.
Ranch salad dressing has gone astray from its original tangy buttermilk-herb recipe first created for guests at a real place called the Hidden Valley Ranch near Santa Barbara, California. Hidden Valley sold out for the big bucks, turning its recipe into a bottled, mass-produced, sludgy mess that Americans love. But just because lots of people […]
Ethereal chiffon cake gets its pillowy texture from baking powder and whipped egg whites. It’s a blank slate for layer cakes filled with strawberry sauce and covered with cream cheese frosting, or try it covered with chocolate frosting or vanilla buttercream. For a special warm-weather occasion, use it in a Boston Ice Cream Pie Cake. […]
Butter, sugar, eggs, salt, and flour—that’s the short ingredient list for these versatile sandy-textured sugar cookies. For simple round cookies, form the dough into a log, then slice it into rounds. For shaping with cookie cutters, roll out the dough to 1/8 inch thick and cut it into cool designs. Game plan: The dough can […]
A good pizza doesn’t need fancy ingredients so long as the sauce is full of flavor. Our thick sauce has straightforward tomato flavor and is a snap to prepare. Game plan: This sauce can be stored in an airtight container and refrigerated for up to 4 days or frozen for up to 1 month.
In their earliest versions, cobblers and fixes were wine-based drinks shaken with ice. Over time, they have come to include any number of spirits and mixers served over crushed or cracked ice. The only real distinction is that a cobbler is 12 ounces and a fix, which appeared later in the twentieth century, is 8 […]
Everyday Asian ingredients like soy sauce, rice vinegar, and sesame oil transform simple tofu and carrots into a flavorful and healthy vegetarian meal. Game plan: You’ll need to make the steamed white rice or brown rice before you begin.
I talk about “refrigerator salads” a lot because they’re my favorite way to make sure I’m eating healthy even when I’m like, SUPER busy. I know I’ve turned a lot of you into refrigerator salad fans too, so I thought I’d round up my favorite refrigerator salads in one place to make them easy to […]