While I'm a huge fan of the Baja-style fish taco, with crispy fried fish and a soft corn shell, when I make Mexican seafood dishes at home, I prefer not to fry the fish. Instead, I broil or bake it. This recipe is a perfect example of that simple technique. It tops crunchy tostada shells with broiled tilapia, shredded cabbage, and a chili lime cream. The resulting meal, which tastes healthy and fresh, is full of textures and flavor. To make this for your family, get the recipe.
If you were too busy overindulging in Fat Tuesday yesterday to notice that it was also National Pancake Day, don't fret; celebrate it this morning instead! Those of you who have making plain pancakes down to a T may opt for dressed-up chocolate chip flapjacks instead. If you're in a time bind and have a busy day ahead, reach for Bisquick and chocolate drink mix to help speed up the process. Or go all out by building a chocolate chip batter from scratch and topping it off with a red raspberry sauce. Either way, follow a few guidelines for achieving perfect pancakes, and your day will be set. Choose a recipe when you read more.
A little forward thinking today will go a long way. Chances are, after the big game, you'll be craving something light, fiber-rich, and low in fat to help you get over too many beers, chips, and buffalo wings.
Before you head out to your Super Bowl festivities, bring together barley, broth, seasonings, and whatever vegetables — canned or fresh — you happen to have on hand.
All the different elements will come together over a long simmer resulting in a soothing soup that's waiting for you at home. Make a dinner you'll be grateful for and read more.
With the addition of vegetables, barley, and lots of fragrant seasonings, brown rice, normally accustomed to being a staple side, suddenly finds itself in the main dish spotlight. What makes this brown rice a hearty vegetarian meal are the layers of flavor and variety of textures. While fresh thyme and spicy chipotles in adobo may not be the most obvious of food pairings, when tossed with the barley and rice, the ingredients blend seamlessly. Lots of spinach provides a stimulating green color, and chunks of nuts add a necessary crunch. To get this exciting recipe that won't disappoint, please read more
For those of you who are planning a Super Bowl bash this year, ditch the pretzels and chips in favor of some homemade potato skins. If you're worried about it all coming together, stick to the simple and sweet: nothing but meaty russet potato skins, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Or, win over fans with a fully-loaded version, topped off with crisp-cooked bacon, sautéed peppers and onions, and oozing cheddar cheese. Craving either (or both) renditions? Then get your potato skin game on.
If your schedule is full of social engagements this weekend, a little bit of working ahead goes a long way. Brown some ground beef in the morning, place it in a slow cooker, and return home later tonight to tune into the Golden Globes with a fiery pot of sloppy joe filling ready to eat for dinner.
This recipe isn't just low maintenance; it's also adaptable. Serve the mixture atop a toasted kaiser roll, a baked potato, or if you're watching your carbs, in a low-carb wrap or a Southwestern-inspired salad. For a meal that's good any way you serve it, keep reading.
Instead of ordering takeout on this Friday night, stay in and whip up a healthful, but uncomplicated chicken stir-fry. How simple is this? You toss zucchini, carrots, onion, and red pepper (or whatever veggies you have on hand) in a searing hot pan to cook, then throw in boneless skinless chicken breasts. Season with your favorite store-bought stir-fry sauce and ground ginger. Serve with cooked rice and you've got a crowd-pleasing meal quicker than it could be delivered. Sound delish? Then get the recipe now
For true mid-Winter comfort food, look no further than the wallet-friendly pairing of red beans and rice. The Louisiana specialty starts with "the holy trinity" of chopped celery, bell pepper, and onions then combines the veggie medley with red kidney beans and pork to be served over steaming hot rice.
You can follow a recipe that calls for canned beans and is easy on the time, number of kitchen steps, and ingredients. Or stick to the classic version, simmered low and slow with ham, sausage, and bay leaves for added flavor and body. Decide which one when you keep reading.
When we asked you what your culinary resolutions for 2010 were, Filmgirl81 said that she hopes to "cook more fish" because it's way "cheaper to make at home and very healthy." I couldn't agree with her more, and that's why I found this delectable-sounding poached halibut recipe. Thick fillets are simmered in a light liquid of white wine and water. Red bell peppers provide a pop of color and permeate the dish with a subtly sweet flavor. The resulting fish is flaky and moist. For a midweek pick-me-up, serve with mixed greens lightly dressed with dijon vinaigrette and a glass of the leftover white wine. Look at the simple but satisfying recipe after the jump.
With a few affordable ingredients from the grocery store, you can create a rich, warming, and, most important, rapid chili.
This one uses jarred salsa, canned cannellini beans, and boxed corn bread. A heaping teaspoon of chili powder provides a smoky depth that makes this quick chili taste slow-cooked.
Serve with sour cream, grated cheddar cheese, or any of your other favorite traditional chili toppings. Get the recipe and read more