Toast, bagels, oatmeal, and cold cereal. That's the high-carb stuff of the typical American breakfast. Yet the latest research shows that including more protein at the morning meal might provide many health benefits, including weight loss and preserving muscle tissue. ...Read more
There is nothing like a Fourth of July barbecue. Kids and adults love the patriotic fanfare as well as the smoky-sweet barbecue aroma in the air on this special day.
I think I have made the gamut of dishes that somehow have come to signify Fourth of July. From southern pulled pork to ribs of every kind and grilled ...Read more
The nutty flavor of cornmeal adds depth and a sunny golden hue in this sweet shortcake recipe. Here, the healthier biscuits hold fresh blueberries and a honey-scented whipped cream, but they're delightful with peaches and raspberries, roasted plums or cherry compote as well.
Cornmeal-Blueberry Shortcakes with Honey Whipped Cream
Chances are, if you've had Philippine food at one time or another, you've probably had adobo: It's a dish common in the Philippines that usually features some sort of meat, poultry, seafood, fruit or vegetable cooked in a mixture of vinegar, bay leaves, garlic, black pepper and a combination...Read more
One of my favorite annual traditions is making this super-simple flag cake with my daughter. Yes, turning a cake into an American flag is somewhat cliche, but if you consider this the best way to dress up berry shortcake then it's as fun to make as it is to share.
This charming, whipped ...Read more
Sunday mornings, Dad and I got bagels from the deli. Once, the lady behind the case handed over a chocolate log. Provoking panic: I hadn't asked for it. I couldn't pay for it. I thought my thoughts were private. Dad said it was OK -- I didn't even have to share. That eclair was a gift, a find, a lagniappe.
Not that I knew lagniappe -- it ...Read more
Wine may be fine and gin may be in, but the drink that's getting the big buzz this summer? Capriccio Bubbly Sangria.
On social media, it's generated warnings from drinkers who compare it to Four Loko, even though Capriccio is only 13.9 percent alcohol.
The makers have been quick to capitalize on going viral, posting on Twitter that people ...Read more
My worst kitchen disaster came when I had been cooking for just a few years, but long enough to know better.
I put a baking sheet of oatmeal cookies into the oven and baked them for the appropriate time. When I took the sheet out, it was nothing but hot, sweet, oatmeal soup. With raisins.
I called the woman I was dating at the time and asked ...Read more
Q: Do you need to remove the seeds from shishito peppers before using?
-- George Austin, Teanack, N.J.
A: It's not necessary. While the seeds of chili peppers may contain some heat, it's the inner ribs of peppers that contain the fiery spice. The beauty of shishito peppers, which seem to be gaining popularity in recent years, is they are ...Read more
You want to make a dad happy on Father's Day? Give him a few gift options, but not too many, and make them easy for him to enjoy. Keep bringing them to him, steadily, reliably. Don't ask him what he wants -- just deliver the things you think he will love, the wines you think he will love, and deliver them with a steady flow of dad jokes.
You ...Read more
Though the official start of summer is a few weeks off, the signs of the season already abound: Air so thick you can slice it with a knife, oppressive sun beating down our heads, arms slick with sunscreen. Ah, yes, summer is here, all right, and what's the best antidote to sweating out the minutes until cool autumn? An ice-cold drink in hand.
WICHITA, Kan. -- Everything is better with cheddar, right?
You know, like burgers, grilled cheeses and nachos.
But how is cheddar with a good ol' slice of American apple pie?
Apparently, that's how some Midwesteners enjoy their pie -- because why top it with vanilla ice cream when you can have cheese?
Last week, Wichita country radio station...Read more
Virginia Willis has several cookbooks to her credit, but something about her newest collection of essays and recipes is connecting with people in a way she only dreamed it might.
Since "Secrets of the Southern Table: A Food Lover's Tour of the Global South" was released last month, the Atlanta chef has been featured in places where Southern ...Read more
Morocco travelogues of the 1940s and 1950s were inevitably titled "Morocco: Land of Mystery" or "The Riddle of Morocco."
But surely you can learn all you need to know about any country just by cooking and eating its food.
Much Moroccan food is cooked slowly, methodically -- even thoughtfully. The flavors have a long time to build and meld and ...Read more
CHICAGO -- Tickets are still on sale for a taco festival scheduled for June 9 in Chicago, though anyone interested might want to bring their own tortillas.
Only a few days before Taco Fest Chicago is supposed to occur, no exact location has been revealed (just "Randolph Street Chicago," according to the event's Facebook page), and no vendors ...Read more
Endive is a relative newcomer to the leafy greens family, though it's grown from the root of chicory, one of the oldest known plants. A happy accident in 1830, a farmer in Belgium stored chicory roots in his cellar and left them several months while he was away. He ...Read more
A pudding cake is a mashup of a souffle and a cake, and it conveniently comes out just as it sounds: cake on top with pudding on the bottom. Pudding cakes have been popular for decades. There is even a recipe in "The Original Boston Cooking-School Cook Book," first published in 1896, for a lemon souffle sponge. It's still delicious enough to ...Read more
Think of this as a Japanese steakhouse experience in salad form: The creamy dipping sauce for the steak is transformed into a salad dressing, and there are plenty of added vegetables
Hibachi Steak Salad
Serving Size: about 3 cups
Active Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Equipment: Grill basket
1 to 1 1/4 pounds boneless ...Read more
Three cheers for a brightly flavored breakfast smoothie that will energize those little ones right out the door! The silly name says it all -- the Coco Loco smoothie has a coconut base, a handful of cauliflower (trust us on this one!), and a silky-smooth texture from frozen mango. It's a ...Read more
Mornings are made for cinnamon rolls. Tender dough swirled with a fragrant cinnamon filling and smeared with sweet icing -- what's not to like? I love smelling the yeast as it perks up in a warm bath of milk and sugar; feeling the dough come together between my hands; sprinkling sweetened ...Read more