Pea and Parsley Dip

English Pea and Parsley Dip

I still remember the first time I ate fresh peas, right from the garden. I can’t tell you how old I was but I can tell you that I was young enough to run barefoot through the grass, climb trees, and play make believe; young enough that I had never stopped to consider where food […]

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Rustic Ratatouille Galette

Weekends are for comfort food. The made-from-scratch kind, steeped with the flavors of fresh, green herbs and slow-roasted garlic. The kind that makes a sinkful of dirty dishes and leaves your kitchen powdered with a delicate dusting of all-purpose flour. Savory food that’s made perfect when tucked into folds of buttery, hand-rolled pie crust. Food […]

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Zucchini Ribbon Salad

Simple Zucchini Ribbon Salad

Zoodles of zucchini, swoodles of sweet potato, toodles of turnip, and more: food-lovers everywhere are creating oodles and oodles of long, bouncy noodles — spiral-cut from colorful vegetables! And, it’s no wonder: whether you cook them gently and top them with pesto for a carb-free pasta dinner or crunch on them raw in a refreshing […]

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za'atar kale chips

How To Make Crispy Za’atar Kale Chips

We’ve created a new way to measure deliciousness in my house — I like to call it the ‘taste-test-then-face-test’ method (say that ten times fast)— and it works like this: I make something healthy to eat. I recruit an unsuspecting friend or family member. The unsuspecting friend or family member eats the healthy food. I observe […]

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Sriracha Deviled Eggs

Game Day Grub: Simple Sriracha Deviled Eggs

Ah, football season — that magical time of year when we gather on Sunday afternoons for soft, chewy potato rolls piled high with barbecue pulled pork; spicy, deep-fried wings slathered in Buffalo sauce; and a smorgasbord of flavorful chips and dips. Oh, don’t try to pretend that Sunday afternoons are for watching the football game […]

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Mango Salsa

Sweet and Spicy Mango Salsa

Here’s your quick fix for just about any summer cooking conundrum — make salsa. This sweet-and-spicy condiment has been known to bring many bland, lifeless, and/or overcooked foods back from the dead (it’s super juicy and super flavorful!) and it has bailed many of us out of that awkward “I-forgot-that-I-promised-to-bring-something-to-your-barbecue-and-now-I’m-showing-up-empty-handed” situation (salsa is so easy […]

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roast chicken in pan

How to Roast a Really Flavorful Chicken

I’ll admit it; for a long time I was really intimidated by the thought of cooking any whole animal. I didn’t want any fish eyes looking back at me, I didn’t want to hear the lobster “cry” as it was dropped into the pot of boiling water, and I sure didn’t want to reach my […]

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Compound Butter

How to Make Compound Butter

Gaining confidence in the kitchen is all about taking small steps. Making your own compound (flavored) butter, can be a great first step. You need little more than a few sticks of butter and the spark of an idea — and in just a few minutes you will have made something that’s almost too beautiful […]

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Chicken Carnitas Tacos

Carnitas-Style Chicken Tacos for Cinco de Mayo

Few words strike more fear into our gastronomic hearts than “boneless, skinless chicken breast” — notoriously dry and flavorless, it’s easy to overcook (and under-season) this lean, white meat. Fortunately, there is a really simple solution to this culinary conundrum: science. There are two main reasons that chicken breast ends up being less-than-tasty: The lack […]

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Lentils Two Ways

Intuitive Cooking and Lentils Two Ways

Cooking isn’t as difficult as we make it out to be. Nor is it as complicated as some overly detailed recipes lead us to believe. (I’ve actually seen a recipe that says, “Be sure to use a pan with a ¾-inch side height”. Really?! What happens if my pan has a 1-inch side height? Will […]

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