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The search for healthier snacks is pretty much ongoing in my house. I periodically whip out my mandoline, slice up some sweet potatoes and toss them in a hot oven, hoping for crispy chips yet always disappointed. Soggy or burned seem to be the only options. Until now.
I ordered some beets in my weekly grocery delivery, intending to roast them for dinner. But the ones I got were so huge
Summer corn has been on repeat in my house lately. That natural sweetness, paired up with butter and seasoning is hard to resist this time of year. And since I have so many ears of corn in my kitchen, there was also plenty to make something more creative.
Instead of a more traditional sweet corn casserole, I went the savory route with smoked cheddar cheese. If you love cheddar but haven't
This summer has barely gotten started but I'm already obsessed with all the sweet summer melons. I can't seem to walk past them in the market without buying at least one type and it's often all the varieties I find.
Apart from random melon snacking and melon cocktail making, I'm starting to add them to salads. After all, I add apples, pears and grapes to vegetable salads all the time so
Have you ever tried cape gooseberries? Some of you might be saying you've never even seen them and, that's possible. They're definitely a specialty fruit so more likely to be found at a gourmet store or large farmer's market. But you also might have seen them and just walked past.
They're covered in a papery skin that hides the bright golden yellow fruit. So much so that they could be
One of my favorite meatless meals is a great falafel sandwich. Those little balls of chickpeas and spices are seriously so delicious and they make me feel like I'm not missing anything without meat in my meatballs. And I never tire of making variations.
I was planning to make my standard falafel recipe and serve it alongside some cauliflower rice for dinner. But then I wondered what would
When I was growing up in New York, biscuits and gravy was not a dish I encountered. My mother didn't make them at home and none of the local restaurants served them. So it wasn't until my early 20's, having lunch with some co-workers in a new southern cuisine restaurant, that I had my first taste.
We sat at the table and our waitress brought out dishes of biscuits and gravy instead of the
Mint juleps might be the official drink of the Kentucky Derby but they're also just a great summer drink. With simple ingredients like good bourbon, fresh mint, a little sugar and plenty of ice, it's a cool drink for warm weather. Naturally I had to tinker with it.
Really, my only complaint about the traditional julep is that it's a strong drink in the heat and I prefer something that's
Have you all seen those mile-high, extra fluffy, souffle type Japanese pancakes that are taking over the internet? I resisted for a long time until a video of them, bouncing around in paper sleeves on the griddle, finally made them too tempting not to try.
So, a friend and I spent the afternoon cracking the recipe code for them. We failed. Not in the sense that we didn't eventually figure
Usually, when I eat something really great at a restaurant or on vacation, I come home and am immediately inspired to recreate it. But every once in a while, a tasty treat falls through the cracks and gets shelved for a while. In this case, it got shelved for about 10 years.
We were staying at a bed and breakfast in the Hamptons during the week between Christmas and New Year and, one rainy
The weather this past Saturday was so gorgeous that it absolutely called for my first farmer's market haul of the season. I came home with spring asparagus, peas, yellow squash and some beautiful crisp baby arugula. Now to turn them all into dinner!
I haven't made quiche in a while so I thought it would be a good way to gather all the vegetables into one dish. But I also wanted something