The key to making your raw kale tender is a little massage

Nutrition 03/11/19, 11:50

We love the earthy flavor of uncooked kale, but the texture of raw kale can be a little tough.Many recipes call for tossing it with dressing and letting it tenderize in the fridge overnight. This method didn't deliver the tender leaves we were after, and the long sitting time wasn't ...

Pair earthy, hearty mushrooms with equally hearty farro

Nutrition 03/11/19, 11:49

We wanted to pair earthy, hearty mushrooms with equally hearty farro.To start, we used the pasta method (an abundance of water) to boil our farro, which ensured the grains cooked evenly and required only half an hour.We then moved on to the mushrooms, sauteing them with shallot and thyme until ...

Try a classic French soup celebrating seasonal vegetables

Nutrition 01/28/19, 10:26

Highlighting the fresh flavors of Provencal cuisine, soupe au pistou is a classic French soup composed of seasonal vegetables, creamy white beans and fragrant herbs.Celebrating colorful, early-summer produce, this soup needed to be chock-full of vegetables and simple to prepare. Leeks, green beans, and zucchini all made the cut; we ...

Can you make a flaky and crisp deep-dish pizza at home? Sure

Nutrition 01/22/19, 09:16

If you're from the Northeast, or if you haven't been to Chicago, you may dismiss deep-dish pizza out of regional pride. That would be a mistake.Real Chicago-style pizza is certainly thick, but its texture and flavor are something special: Instead of being bread-like, the crust offers the contrast of a ...

Pretty holiday cookies that don’t taste like cardboard

Nutrition 12/10/18, 11:47

Making holiday cookies_the rolled, cutout, and glazed butter-cookie variety_is everyone's favorite December activity. Unfortunately, these cookies either look good but taste like cardboard or have buttery, rich flavor but lack visual appeal.We wanted a simple recipe that would produce cookies sturdy enough to decorate yet tender enough to be worth ...

COOKING ON DEADLINE: Roasted Squash with Salsa Verde

Nutrition 10/29/18, 10:54

Most of the time, I end up putting my energy into the main course. You, too, right? The side dishes then have a tiered level of time and effort afforded to each of them, often ending with something exciting like "rice."But sometimes it just makes sense to flip that paradigm ...

Garlic peas can be a best supporting side

U.S. 10/29/18, 00:50

Taking a classic side dish like peas and making it a tad bit tastier is the kind of cooking I live for. A little butter, a smidge of garlic, a glug of wine and some friendly mushrooms to help soak up all those ingenious flavors make this new side dish an ...

Pumpkins, Squash At Center Of Healthy Dish With Hearty Flavor

Nutrition 10/28/18, 08:32

This isn’t your typical pumpkin flavor.Get the idea of hot lattes and sweet cupcakes and muffins out of your head, because Chris Poremba’s Spicy Pumpkin Sauce over Butternut Squash Noodles isn’t like any pumpkin you’ve ever tasted.The Dickson City resident developed this recipe while cruising the internet for different types ...

Cooks’ Exchange: Savoring autumn’s best ingredients

Nutrition 10/24/18, 22:40

By the time mid-October arrives, ideas of recipes to prepare and enjoy at any given moment have already teased my taste buds. Suddenly shopping lists change from summer ingredients to the jewels of autumn with apples, pumpkins, and whatever else can be salvaged from backyard gardens. It’s a race we’ve ...

Make Your Own Immune-Boosting Gelatin Shots

Nutrition 10/24/18, 05:28

Easy, fun and flavorful, everyone loves fruity gelatin desserts, right? Why not try this version that’s a bit healthier? These gelatin shots are made by infusing immune boosting herbs in gelatin made with fruit juice. So if you’re looking for more ideas to give your family’s immune system a boost that’s ...

Ragu Bolognese made easy

Nutrition 10/22/18, 21:59

When one thinks of staple foods, one is inadvertently drawn to packaged dry goods stored in a pantry like rice, pasta, beans or flour. When considering staple dinners of course, one would gather thoughts that perfectly include any of those "staple" items. If I lived in a perfect world, seemingly ...

COOKING ON DEADLINE: Texas Red Chili

Texas 10/22/18, 05:37

If you know anything about Texas chili, then you know for certain the one thing that is NOT in this recipe.If you have just yelled "BEANS!", then you are correct (and you knew you were correct and did not need me to tell you, thank you very much).If you did ...

Our creamy scalloped potatoes has a browned, cheesy crust

Nutrition 10/15/18, 23:01

In our experience, most recipes for scalloped potatoes take hours of work yet still produce unevenly cooked potatoes in a heavy, curdled sauce. This version is faster than most and produces layer upon layer of thinly sliced, tender potatoes, creamy sauce, and nicely browned, cheesy crust. Simmering the potatoes briefly in ...

COOKING ON DEADLINE: Spicy Brussels sprouts, kimchi dressing

Nutrition 10/15/18, 10:16

A couple of years ago a neighbor of mine noticed that I called for gochujang, a Korean hot paste, in a recipe on my blog. She was excited that an ingredient she had grown up with was making its way into recipes in more mainstream American outlets, getting its deserved ...

Red wine meets chocolate raspberry

Nutrition 10/14/18, 23:37

Since now is the time many families are planning their holiday dinner dishes, I'm thinking about my own contributions. Though I have so many ideas floating around in my head, I am testing a few ideas right now and of course, sharing them with you. There are so many options ...

This Spanish-inspired seafood dish is a simple one-pot meal

Nutrition 09/24/18, 06:13

This Spanish-inspired seafood dish is a simple one-pot meal. You can substitute halibut, sea bass, or haddock for the cod in this recipe.Other varieties of hard, cured sausage (such as linguica) can be substituted for the Spanish chorizo; we do not recommend using fresh chorizo.When shopping for saffron, look for ...

COOKING ON DEADLINE: Instant Pot Mediterranean Lamb Stew

Nutrition 09/24/18, 06:12

Beef usually hogs the spotlight when it comes to stews, but there are plenty of other meats that can star in this quintessential, cold-weather comfort food. Pork, chicken and here, lamb, a big favorite of my younger son, Charlie.This rich meat also takes well to many flavor combos, and ...

Serve chicken cutlets with tart orange sauce and olives

Nutrition 09/24/18, 06:12

Now that my kids are on their own and cooking for themselves, both have thanked me for passing on one technique in particular: how to cook a thin piece of protein and make a pan sauce from the drippings. It is indeed a quick, easy and affordable skill with endless ...

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