After nine amazing years, How I Met Your Mother is finally coming to an end, and we're savoring every moment of the final season. That includes making our version of "sumbitch cookies," crispy, chocolatey, caramel and peanut butter cookies that are naughty in all the right ways. Bake up a batch of these to keep your mouth happy all the way through the series finale. Watch the video, and then get the recipe.
A homemade edible gift is always a thoughtful gesture, whether it's destined for a spot under the Christmas tree or to be toted along to a party as a hostess gift, but it's no secret that most take a fair amount of time and foresight to prepare. Still, that's no reason to abandon the idea entirely. If you're pressed for time, turn to this fast yet festive fix: za'atar spiced nuts. Not only are they a nice reprieve from the onslaught of holiday sweets and decadent treats, but they also can be made (cooling included) in only about an hour, so you can get on with the festivities at hand. Get the easy recipe.
If you grew up with McDonald's deep-fried apple pies, you know that their current baked iteration, while still tasty, barely holds a candle to their crisp, flaky-crusted progenitors. But don't fret; while they're no longer available in most restaurant locations, we've come up with our own take on this irresistible treat. Or, see if you can track one down at one of a handful of franchises that still make the good stuff. Watch the video to see how they're made, then print out the recipe.
We all love classic bread pudding; it's cozy, comforting, and ideal for holiday dinners and brunches. Add to that the season's most beloved ingredient (pumpkin) and it only gets better. But wait, we're not done yet! We're paying homage to Thanksgivukkah by adding rich, eggy challah and tart cranberries to the mix. All in all, it's a great way to use up leftover challah from the holiday feast. Watch the video to see how it's made, then print out the recipe.
Sure, you can mash them and throw some marshmallows on top for a traditional preparation, but here's a slightly different preparation of this root vegetable for Fall. Sweet potatoes are boiled, peeled, cut into two-inch rounds, browned in butter, and topped with sautéed onions. For the recipe, keep reading.
Growing up in Texas, almost every mom-and-pop restaurant has a fridge full of take-away casseroles, and king ranch chicken is one of the most popular. It's a hearty meal for cold, dark Winter nights, especially during the crazy holiday season. Plus, it's always good to have a casserole in the freezer for a homemade yet simple dinner option.
For those unfamiliar with king ranch chicken, it's essentially a Mexican-flavored casserole, filled with cheese, chicken, aromatic vegetables, and corn tortillas.
Here's the greatest part about this casserole: it's easy to double — or even triple! — this recipe to stock up your freezer.
Serve this with a crunchy green salad, collard greens, or other favorite vegetable. Keep reading for my favorite king ranch chicken casserole recipe.
No Thanksgiving is complete without pumpkin and cranberry, and no Hanukkah is complete without sufganiyot, so here's a beautiful hybrid for you: pumpkin sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts) with a cranberry jam filling.
I won't lie to you; this recipe isn't easy or fast. But this is a labor of love that your family will definitely appreciate.
Don't deep-fry often? Most don't! But that's what makes it a special-occasion treat. As you fry, your house will smell like a doughnut factory.
I'm all for good kitchen hacks. I used the mouth of a mason jar to cut out the dough. And instead of using toothpicks to poke holes into the sides of the doughnuts, I found a handy plastic straw.
The doughnuts are rolled in granulated sugar and taste incredible even without the cranberry jam filling.
As for another hack, rather than use a pastry bag with a fancy pastry tip, fill a clear squeeze bottle with the jam. I find this method less messy and easier to clean up.
The sufganiyot are bound to go fast at the table; they have the seasonal pumpkin flavor along with a tart tanginess from the cranberry jam filling. What are you waiting for? Get frying!
Move over, Ramen Burger; there's a new kid on the block, and it packs the delicious decadence of warm melted cheese and savory truffle into every bite. Meet the truffle mac 'n' cheese bun burger. Macaroni and cheese in a bun? Why yes, it can (and should) be done! Watch the video to learn how to make it, then print out the recipe and impress your friends with this loaded burger.
During the Fall season, football fans from the South are often eating Frito pie on game day. The name is actually a misnomer as Frito pie isn't a pie at all, but rather a bowl of Fritos chips, generously topped with chili and a sprinkle of shredded cheddar cheese. However, we developed an actual Frito pie, with a crumbled Fritos crust. Watch the video to see it for yourself, and then print out the recipe.