It’s easy to understand why sloppy Joes are a beloved family favorite. The filling couldn’t be easier to make, and it goes from skillet to table in less than 30 minutes. But there’s also room for improvement — such as the often dry meat, too-sweet sauce and the filling that falls off the bun — that if perfected, would make it more ...Read more
The COVID-19 Lockdown Blues have inspired many a hobbyist in recent months. I've noticed scores of friends have taken up baking to cope. The run on all-purpose flour in my neighborhood market was real.
Not everyone's a baker, however. It's time-consuming, and the measurements have to be precise.
If baking's not your thing, perhaps you should...Read more
In this healthy mocha chocolate ice cream pie recipe, crumbled chocolate cookies make an easy and tasty crust for the chocolate-coffee filling made with nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt topped with chocolate-covered espresso beans.
Mocha Ice Cream Pie
Active Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 5 hours 40 minutes
For the crust:
2 cups...Read more
Residues of at least one antibiotic were found in most of the conventional or non-organic milk samples (60%) collected from retail stores across the U.S., while none were detected in any of the organic samples, according to a study published in Public Health Nutrition 2019. Residues of several currently used pesticides were also detected in ...Read more
Flan is a traditional Latin dessert. Unlike its French cousin, crème caramel, flan blends evaporated milk with sweetened condensed milk instead using half and half. This blend creates its velvety texture. And this flan recipe will surprise you with its cream cheese addition. Something about the cream cheese elevates the dessert into a divine ...Read more
Eggplant seems to be my latest infatuation. Whether it’s grilled, roasted or deep-fried, I can’t get enough. Pair eggplant with onions, peppers and tomatoes, and you can’t go wrong.
Serve this vegetable stew with a warm, crusty fresh baguette. Or, try it with steamed basmati rice or couscous to turn this into a satisfying meal. The fresh ...Read more
Has there ever been a better time for an icebox cake? It’s pretty much the only thing I want to eat when it’s scorching hot outside. The retro summertime dessert requires absolutely no cooking or baking, meaning both you and your kitchen stay cool as a cucumber.
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The other evening, my husband opened a bottle of red wine. He decanted it and then poured himself a glass. Then he promptly announced that he was going to pour it down the drain.
“What’s wrong?” I asked.
“It smells bad. Like rotten.”
So down it went. Glug. Glug. It was corked...
The garden gods have been good to me so far this summer, even if the weather has been something of a nightmare for those of us without central air.
Despite a long string of 90-degree days and not enough rain, my basil is thriving. Thanks to soft and tasty leaves at the ready, pesto is making regular appearances on my table. Being stuck at home ...Read more
The countdown has begun for when we can begin our daily diet of local garden-fresh tomatoes in salads, pies, tarts and sauces. But if you're lucky, or can't wait for the fruit to ripen into the luscious red (or yellow, orange or purple) orbs that make summer cooking and eating such a delight, you might happen upon unripe green tomatoes in your ...Read more
CHICAGO -- Fudge the Police -- not just a family friendly wordplay on the 1988 N.W.A. rap hit, but a vegan ice cream flavor to benefit Black Lives Matter Chicago. The blend of mint cookies and cream, fudge and CBD was created by JUSTice Cream, a nonprofit ice cream shop focused not just on the flavors, but benefiting grassroots organizations ...Read more
Outdoor spaces hastily fancified for low-risk dining are keeping thousands of U.S. restaurants from closing permanently. But crashing the dinner party are tropical storms, rats -- and the occasional out-of-control vehicle.
On July 5, five people were injured when a sport-utility vehicle crashed into sidewalk seating outside 12 Corazones ...Read more
I admit, I'm a sucker for a basic brownie treat. No nuts. No sprinkles. Just plain old processed chocolate. This brownie is no different -- the chocolate melts and sits in your mouth as you eat. It doesn't try to combine a variety of flavors that don't fit. Instead, it's just chocolate on chocolate on chocolate -- perfect for me.
Size: 5.34 ...Read more
Everyone sort of assumes it is the chicken. Everyone thinks that the process of pickling was invented as a way of preserving food in a time long before refrigeration, and that people who tried it decided that it tasted great, too.
But what if it were the egg? What if someone in that long-ago time dropped a cucumber in a vat of vinegar and salt ...Read more
Outdoor entertaining takes on new meaning during a pandemic. The summer of 2020 finds us on decks, patios and porches sitting 6 feet apart with our own personal coolers and individual containers of food. Some neighbors even tote their own chairs. We agree: We'd rather be super cautious then not see each other at all.
I don't bring my own chair,...Read more
ST. LOUIS -- The clock is ticking.
If you want the freshest broccoli, kale, carrots and more this fall, the time to plant it is now. It might even taste better than the same veggies you plant in the spring.
I'll admit, this is news to me. I am not a gardener. I thought that people wrap up all of their gardening around this time of year, throw ...Read more
When we decided to make a homemade version of ice cream sandwiches, we thought it would be as easy as smooshing some ice cream between two chocolate chip cookies. But all that gave us were rock-solid cookies that we struggled to bite through while we squished the ice cream out the sides. The takeaway: Cookies that are best eaten with a glass of ...Read more
While summer in the "before times" may have meant swimsuits and beach days to most people, to me it only ever meant it was time to eat all the stone fruit NOW! As anyone who counts fruit as their true love can attest, now is the season of lustful infatuation. Berries are great, but have you ever bitten into a peak-season peach and had its juice ...Read more
Here's a taste of Thai cuisine. Peanut-flavored sauce with a slight spicy edge coats chicken for this quick meal. Skewers are filled with the chicken and vegetables. All that's needed to complete this easy meal is to boil some noodles for a minute.
Leave about 1/4 inch between ingredients on the skewers. This helps the heat reach all sides of ...Read more