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.
Tried, tested, and true, heirloom recipes hold a certain appeal that is infrequently captured in cookbooks, magazines, or blogs. The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Dessert Cookbook may not be a box filled with recipe cards passed down from one generation to the next, but it aims to capture — and we'd argue, succeeds in evoking — a similar feeling by revolving around recipes from the families of Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell, also known as the Beekman Boys.
In the book, Josh praises these granola-based cowboy cookies as his favorite. "They basically combine every one of my favorite things about every other good cookie into one giant cookie heaven," he writes. We'd have to agree, with one caveat: make sure to use a top-notch granola (homemade or otherwise) in these cookies, as it'll greatly dictate their flavor.
Still full from an indulgent Thanksgiving feast? After a recent run of rich dishes, a little cleanse may be in order. Here are seven healthy and humble dinner ideas — one for each day this week — that are light on the waistline but still packed with flavor.
For many, Thanksgiving is a monthlong production that involves plenty of planning ahead when it comes to oven space, refrigerator space, and day-of preparation. But even if you're not much of a planner — or you've suddenly been put on the spot to pull off a Turkey Day feast! — I promise that you can still host a meal worth boasting about afterwards.
The key to a successful last-minute feast is to choose snappy dishes with only a few ingredients, many of which you'll already have on hand. Rest assured, however, that the menu will be anything but mundane:
- Gin and it cocktail
- Antipasto skewers
- Mushroom and brie bruschetta
- Shredded brussels sprouts and kale salad
- Prosciutto-wrapped turkey roulade
- Butternut squash soup
- Roasted sweet potatoes
- Cranberry salsa
- Herbed rice salad
- Honey whiskey bundt cake
More on the menu, and every recipe to go with it, when you keep clicking.
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.
Dread cooking when it's cold outside? We've got a recipe for chicken pot pie that's sure to warm your house (not to mention your soul). This version — which comes courtesy of POPSUGAR Food host Brandi Milloy's grandma herself! — is ready to eat in under an hour. Watch the video to learn how to make everything, from the creamy chicken filling down to that perfectly golden, flaky pie crust.
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.
If you're never tried monkey bread, then you're in for a real treat. Also known as puzzle bread, pull-apart bread, or, as we like to think of it, "get in my mouth" bread, this retro '50s recipe is sweet, gooey, decadent, and, best of all, easy to make. Watch the video to see how it's made, and then print out the recipe.
Do not flip the brussels sprouts — that way they achieve that beautiful charred color — but feel free to do so halfway through the baking time if they begin to color too fast.
1 pound brussels sprouts, cut in half
2 tablespoons peanut oil or other high-heat oil
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, more or less, to taste
Salt, to taste
- Side Dishes, Vegetables
- Serves 4
- Cook Time
- 45 minutes