For a break from the ubiquitous wintertime stew, try using leftover chuck roast to make this satisfying alternative.
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The classic pot roast gets a quick, modern makeover in this delicious recipe. Instead of slow roasting a large piece of meat, petite pieces of beef tenderloin are pan seared.
Then, they're tossed with fleshy sweet potatoes for a rapid roast in the oven. This recipe also uses the last of the season's cherry tomatoes.
If you've got scallops on hand, this dish is perfectly convenient, because there's a good chance you'll have the other ingredients, such as parsley, lemon juice, and tomatoes, in your kitchen already. Simply add a plate of linguine or saffron risotto, and you've got a square meal. To get your hands on this recipe, read more
Although one of her specialties is turkey burgers, lately DearSugar has been in a recipe rut. I decided to help her spice things up with this savory and scrumptious recipe.
Instead of being served on a bun, the burger gets placed inside a pita pocket. The meat is seasoned with tons of fresh herbs before being stuffed with salty feta cheese. Paired with red wine or a cold beer, this flavorful burger is far from boring. To experiment with the recipe, read more
A refreshing take on classic macaroni and cheese, this delicious pasta dinner is a mix of decadent cream, salty cheese, and fresh herbs. Although the sauce is made with cream and cheese, in moderation, this pasta is far from heavy. The fragrant mint provides a tangy coolness and the peas burst in your mouth.
The vegetarian recipe follows a simple technique that's adaptable: Mushrooms, asparagus, and sun dried tomatoes would be wonderful add ins. To see the recipe, read more
At a traditional Seder dinner, no flour products are consumed, so my menu consists of flavorful and delicious dishes that are Passover friendly. To start things off create a cheese display with matzo crackers and cured olives. Once guests have had time to mingle, ask everyone to join you at the table. Serve a parsley, radicchio, and napa cabbage salad with lemon vinaigrette as the first course. For the main dish offer guests heaping plates of melt in your mouth brisket and scrumptious vegetables.
Fried artichokes — with crisp outsides and tender centers — are a nice compliment to the juicy brisket. If you are interested in looking at the recipes, please read more
One of my New Year's resolutions is to experiment with new ingredients. Orzo, the Italian rice shaped pasta, is on the top of my list. It's simple to make, easily flavored, and makes a great substitute for rice. In this recipe it's tossed with fresh chopped parsley and tart lemon zest. It would be marvelous with pork tenderloin or roast chicken. To check out the recipe, read more
Here's the scenario: You are at home and hungry for food. You have to cook up something scrumptious for you and your boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse/child/friend, but the ingredients you have on hand are limited.
You have canned pumpkin puree, garlic, and fresh parsley. Using these products, along with whatever you currently have on hand in your cupboard and refrigerator, what would you make?
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Sometimes you need a great dinner for your family, but only have a little bit of time to put it together. On days like those, the idea of putting a full roast chicken on the table seems a bit daunting. However, with a little shortcut — replacing a full roast with just drumsticks — you can cut out the excess roasting time and have dinner on the table in 30 minutes. To get the recipe for a quick Sunday dinner, read more
Tonight is my grandfather's birthday dinner. We are having a small party and naturally I was in charge of planning the menu. It's a classic, simple meal that focuses on the best ingredients around and one of the side dishes will be these fantastic garlic roast potatoes.
Roast potatoes are super easy to make as the oven does all the work. They complement almost everything and are excellent plain or with an aioli dipping sauce. Get the recipe to this versatile side now, just read more