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Smoked Cocktails A hint of smoke adds depth and drama to these festive cocktails — Smoked Cinnamon Apple and Smoldering Manhattan.
Ham and Cheese Pinwheels This super simple appetizer includes just five ingredients and can be made ahead and frozen until needed; just pop them in the oven until hot and serve.
Cornbread Dressing This cornbread dressing, made with crumbled cornbread, white bread, crackers, broth, eggs, sage, celery and onion, gets its extra richness from a bit of evaporated milk.
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Mulled White Wine (Weisser Gluhwein) Mulled white wine is a delicious alternative to the better known version made with red wine. It’s lighter and brighter, but just as cozy.
Sugared Cranberries Garnish your drink with sugared cranberries.
Cranberry Shrub I was first introduced to shrubs — the syrup and the drink made from sweetened fruit juice and vinegar — a few years ago.
Turkey and Dumplings This simple recipe for turkey and dumplings is great way to use up leftover roast turkey. Big fluffy dumplings cook atop a rich broth studded with bits of turkey, onion and celery. Feel free to throw in some carrots if you have them.
Ultra Nutty Pecan Bars These pecan bars are easier to make than pie and just as tasty. The bars are sweet and caramelly thanks to brown sugar and plenty of butter, and the nuts are nice and crunchy. Unlike pecan pie, they're safe to serve those with egg allergies.
Double Chocolate Cranberry Bars This easy bar cookie features a mixture of fresh cranberries, semisweet chocolate and a hint of cinnamon atop a buttery crust with a finale of drizzled white chocolate.
Roasted Sweet Potatoes These roasted sweet potatoes are tender and creamy on the inside and caramelized and crunchy on the outside thanks to an unusual roasting method. A sprinkling of brown sugar spiced with chile, cinnamon and coriander finishes the dish.
Orange-Cardamom Butternut Squash Woodsy-minty cardamom and pungent black pepper are paired with fresh, bright orange zest and salt for a decidedly different way of seasoning winter squash. A drizzle of honey pulls all the flavors together and heightens the sweetness without being cloying.
German-Style Pear Pancake This German-style pancake swaps the traditional apples for pears. It makes an excellent fall dessert or brunch dish, especially if served with a side of bacon or sausage.
Pumpkin Risotto Parmesan, black pepper and broth make pumpkin's savory side shine in this risotto.
Chili Chili is all-American, with as many different iterations as there are Americans. A bowl of chili can be drastically different depending on where you are and who's doing the cooking.
Broiled Asparagus With Cardamom and Orange Bittersweet marmalade, woodsy cardamom and rich butter team up as a perfect complement to fresh asparagus in this recipe adapted from "Milk Street Cookish: Throw it Together" by Christopher Kimball.
Broccoli Cheese Soup This rich and cheesy broccoli soup converted our resident broccoli hater. Who knows, maybe it'll convert yours too.
Roasted Tomato Soup With Broiled Cheddar Toasts The gist of this recipe: roast roma tomatoes and a head of garlic and then puree into soup and serve with broiled cheddar toast. Like French onion soup but with tomatoes and cheddar.
Potato Pancakes never go uneaten I love potato pancakes. Especially the kind made with leftover mashed potatoes.
Caramel Apple Pies What makes these individual pies unique is that the butter, flour and sugar that are normally tossed with the apples to make the filling, instead are cooked together to make a caramel-like sauce that is poured over and into the unbaked lattice crust.
Beef and Vegetable Stew This versatile beef and vegetable stew is prepared on the stove top in about 2 hours.
Pasta e Fagioli This pasta and bean soup relies mostly on pantry staples and can be easily adapted to what you have on hand.
Caramelized Potatoes Take Oktoberfest home with Obatzda (beer cheese), Schnitzel, Caramelized Potatoes, and Pflaumenkuchen (plum cake).
Pommes Anna We've updated this classic French potato recipe by cooking it in individual servings in mini cast-iron skillets and adding garlic, black pepper and parmesan cheese.
Apple Rose Puffs These apple roses are almost as pretty as the real thing — and much tastier.
Sunken Apple Cake Sunken Apple Cake is a German-style apple cake featuring hasselback-cut apples baked in a vanilla- and lemon-flavored batter.
Sumac Chicken With Butternut Squash, Red Onion and Tahini-Yogurt Sauce Sumac — along with red chile, cumin and garlic — add zip to this easy, yet flavorful sheet-pan chicken dinner with butternut squash and red onion.
Snowmen Cookies This sugar cookie recipe stands out because it doesn't require a cookie cutter to create these cute little snow people. The trick is all in the baking process.
Sandkuchen (German-style Pound Cake) This German-style pound cake is flavored with lemon and vanilla. Serve it glazed or simply dusted with confectioners' sugar.
Clove-Infused Tomato Soup This spicy tomato soup can be served two ways — with a puff pastry lid or with puff pastry sticks for dipping.
Homemade Funnel Cakes You needn't wait for the fair or food festival to enjoy this sugary fried treat. Funnel cakes are quite simple to make at home. You just need a pot for frying and something to dispense the batter, such as a squeeze bottle.
Roasted Two Pepper Soup This soup is a mash-up of two favorite roasted red bell pepper soups: Loca Luna’s Cream of Roasted Red Bell Pepper Soup With Roasted Sweet Corn and Cilantro-Lime Sour Cream and Ellise Pierce’s (aka The Cowgirl Chef) Roasted Red Bell Pepper-Tequila Soup with an added poblano.
Pasta With Butter and Parmesan You'll need just three ingredients (technically five if you count water and salt) to make this recipe and they're all right in the name: Pasta With Butter and Parmesan.
Shaping German-style Pretzels Laugengebäck, German for lye bread, can be formed and baked in a variety of shapes with the pretzel twist being the most iconic.
Mediterranean-Inspired Turkey Meatballs Made with ground turkey (ground beef or lamb would work too), oregano, thyme, basil and mint and served with a quick tzatziki sauce, these meatballs are flavorful, but also picky-eater friendly.
Chili and Cheddar-Jalapeno Shortcake Shortcake isn't always sweet. This one pairs quick, meaty chili with rich, cheddar-and-jalapeno biscuits.
Poblanos Stuffed With Cheesy Rice and Beans Mildly spicy poblano peppers stuffed with rice, beans, cheese and homemade roasted tomatillo salsa.
Quick Butter Tomato Sauce This buttery tomato sauce was delicious on everything I put it on — pasta, hunks of crusty bread, a spoon.
Malted Milk Chocolate Frozen Pops Whether you call these pudding pops or fudge pops, they are rich, chocolatey and refreshingly delicious on a hot day.
No Cook Recipes Some days you just don't feel like cooking. And that's OK. These recipes are for those days.
One-Pan Lemon Parmesan Pasta This bright, lemony pasta dish cooks in one pan and can be on the table in less than 45 minutes.
Fried Potatoes With Burnt Okra and Corn Potatoes and okra are cooked together in an iron skillet until the potatoes are golden and the okra is nearly burnt, cooking away all of the infamous slime.
Three Cheese Vegetable Lasagna These lasagna rolls are filled with three cheeses, roasted red bell pepper and yellow squash and then smothered in marinara and more cheese.
Chocolate Cherry Malted Ice Cream Our inspiration for this ice cream was a bag of fresh cherries and some chocolate malted milk powder. The base is chocolate malted milk and it features a cherry swirl.
Lemon Mascarpone Pasta Mascarpone, lemon, hazelnuts and fresh herbs come together in this easy pasta dish that can be dressed up with add-ins like sauteed mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, green peas or cooked and diced pancetta or bacon.
Nice Cream Nice cream (aka banana ice cream) does not taste exactly like real ice cream. But it is delicious. And on a hot day it’s a much cooler way to deal with a glut of overripe bananas than firing up the oven to bake banana bread.
Pastel Pina Colada Fresh watermelon gives this pink pina colada its pretty color.
Leak leads to Cherry Hand Pie delight If your dad is a cherry pie fan, these little pies would make a great dessert to serve Sunday for Father's Day.
Peach Crumb Bars Peach pie meets bar cookie in this dessert.
Peach Galette Arkansas peach season lasts from June until September. Here are some of our favorite ways to enjoy these fuzzy stone fruits.
Peach Tiramisu This seasonal twist on tiramisu, replaces the coffee, rum and cocoa of traditional tiramisu with peaches, bourbon and just a touch of cinnamon.
Seared Scallops Over Corn, Peaches and Tomatoes Seared sea scallops are served atop a bed of in-season sweet corn, peaches, tomatoes and jalapeno dressed with olive oil and lime juice in this simple, yet luxurious recipe.
Smoky Cream Cheese Spread Turn a block of cream cheese into a smooth, creamy, spicy, slightly smoky spread.
Basil Vinaigrette Basil Vinaigrette is a great way to use/preserve fresh basil. It will keep in the fridge for about 5 days. Drizzle it over tomatoes and mozzarella for caprese salad. Toss roasted potatoes in it. Serve it like a chimichurri with roasted or grilled meat.
Broiled Salmon With Chile, Orange and Herb Butter This fast, flavorful fish recipe comes together in just minutes. The salmon gets its flavor from red chile flakes (hot or mild), orange zest and fresh herbs.
Fish Tacos With Zucchini-Avocado Slaw A bright, spicy slaw of zucchini, avocado and red bell pepper tops these not-fried fish tacos.
Squash Cakes With Cheese and Herbs Filled with yellow squash or zucchini, cheese and fresh herbs these flavorful cakes make a delicious appetizer or main course.
Fried tomatoes — green or ripe — are a summer favorite Whether they're green or ripe, one of my favorite ways to eat tomatoes is dipped in buttermilk, dredged in cornmeal and pan-fried.
Jam session Many cooks have a bit of trepidation about canning.
Key Lime Rum Tart One bite of this cool dessert and you’ll feel like you’re on a tropical vacation, even if your travel plans take you only as far as the back patio.
Haunted Hot Cocoa (and other spooky foods) These sips and snacks strike just the right balance between whimsically spooky and gross-out gory.
Butter-Basted Fish A fish recipe even picky-eaters will love. Filets of cod (or black sea bass, haddock, pollock or hake) are pan-seared then basted with melted butter that's been infused with garlic and thyme. A squeeze of lemon finishes the dish.
DIY fondant is easy, inexpensive and perfect for Halloween cupcakes Fondant — the smooth, pliable icing used on intricate wedding cakes and other confections — is an icing I love to work with but often forget about.
Jalapeno-Cheddar Fried Rice Balls (Arancini) In this version of arancini the meat is replaced with cheddar cheese and fresh jalapenos resulting in a mashup of two favorite appetizers.
Juicy Spider Eggs Black olives turn ordinary deviled eggs into edible spiders in this easy recipe perfect for Halloween.
Pickled red onions are easy, fast, delicious Now that onions are safe to eat again (knock on wood), it’s a good time to share this quick pickle recipe. They taste great on everything from burgers to salads and nachos, and even straight from the jar.
Cheese Stuffed Peppers Mild, sweet and hot peppers are stuffed with two kinds of cheese, corn, spices and seasoned meat in this version of pepper poppers.
Pastry Cream Pastry cream is a versatile filling for desserts such as cakes, eclairs and fruit tarts. Here we pair it with mixed berries and a citrus zest infused crust.
Strawberry Cake With Strawberry Icing The texture of this strawberry cake is reminiscent of tres leches cake. But instead of three milks, it gets its moistness from a butter-rich confectioners’ sugar icing infused with fresh strawberries.
Polenta Nachos (Polentchos) Rounds of pan-fried polenta stand in for the tortilla chips in these nachos topped with seasoned meat, beans, cheese, jalapenos, pickled red onion, olives, radishes, tomatoes and cilantro.
Roasted strawberries, syrup seasonal treats If the old adage "we are what we eat" is true, I will soon turn into a strawberry.
Cottage Cheese Gnudi With Brown Butter and Pesto Cream Gnudi — the cheesy cousin of gnocchi — are traditionally made with ricotta cheese. In this version we use economical cottage cheese. The cooked gnudi are then browned in a little butter and sauced with pesto cream.
Coriander-Crusted Chicken With Crispy Chickpeas and Pomegranate This easy chicken dish is seasoned with coriander, cumin, black pepper and sesame and gets a pop of sweet-tart flavor from fresh pomegranate arils.
Marzipan Bees These edible bees — made from almond paste, sliced almonds and food coloring — can be used to decorate cakes or enjoyed on their own.
Jacket Potatoes This simple method of baking potatoes results in crackling crisp skin and tender, fluffy flesh.
Baked Mississippi Chicken Mississippi Chicken comprises the same flavors as Mississippi Roast, but with chicken in place of beef. Another difference, Mississippi Chicken can be on the table in under an hour, unlike the roast, which cooks all day in a slow cooker.
Green Enchilada Chicken Soup This super simple chicken soup is as flavorful as it is fast.
Sheet Pan Fajitas still sell the sizzle Toss the seasoned meat and vegetables on a rimmed sheet pan, pop it under the broiler while you heat your tortillas and voila!
Cheater Pain au Chocolat This simple version of pain au chocolat is made with puff pastry in place of the traditional yeasted viennoiserie. In this version, thawed frozen puff pastry is filled with dark chocolate and ready to eat in about half an hour.
Chocolate Loaf Cake With Blood Orange Glaze This rich chocolate loaf cake's glaze gets its vibrant pink color and subtle flavor from fresh blood orange juice.
Two Easy Cream Cheese Dips Cream cheese is the base for these two easy dips: Jalapeno Pepper Spread and Baked Onion Dip.
Apple Seeds Apple Seeds Teaching Farm helps grow children’s knowledge of healthful food with fun recipes and videos
Pudding Poke Cake This cake could not be easier: Bake any cake mix according to package directions, in a 9-by-13-inch pan, poke holes in it with the handle of a wooden spoon, pour your favorite flavor of prepared instant pudding over the cake and refrigerate until set. That's it. If you're feeling fancy, add whipped cream and chopped candy bars.
Gadgets & Gizmos: Wilton Cookie Press A cookie press is essential for making spritz cookies. Is this Wilton model up to the task?
Braised Beef in Tomato Sauce Over Polenta This Italian-inspired braised beef in tomato sauce is prepared in a Dutch oven on the stove top. We served it over fried polenta, but noodles, rice or grits would also be delicious.
Orange-Almond Torte This Italian-inspired gluten-free torte features almond and hazelnut meals, whole oranges and dark chocolate.
Chocolate Fudge This easy fudge is rich and creamy with a melt-in-your-mouth texture.
Easy Apple Danish This apple danish skips the yeast dough and instead uses ready-to-bake puff pastry from the freezer.
Easter cakes in the time of corona This Easter may not be like all the others but the foods we eat hold the same, if not more, importance than ever.
New Mexico-Style Green Chile Sauce Hatch chiles are renowned for their complex hot and sweet flavor. This recipe is typical for what you'd find in New Mexico. Serve it over eggs, enchiladas, add a little pork, beef or chicken to make it a meal, stir it into a batch of cornbread, use it to top a burger, add to cheese dip, whatever your heart and taste buds desire.
Yeasted Breakfast Cake Pears spiced with cinnamon top this variation of Yeasted Breakfast Cake.
Gadgets & Gizmos: Bodum Bistro Electric Milk Frother When one gets used to having frothed milk in her morning coffee, it's hard to give up.
Pineapple pancakes make up for postponed vacation If all had gone according to plan, I'd be sitting a on beach sipping a rum drink right about now. But just because I'm not at the beach, that doesn't mean I can't eat like I am.
Salvadoran-style Cheese Pupusas "What's for supper," my husband asks as he walks into the kitchen to find me covered with cornflour dust. "Pupusas."
Everything you need to know to make Asian-style dumplings at home Pierogi, ravioli, momo, wontons, baozi, jiaozi — these are just a few of our favorite filled dumplings.
Let the cake's molten chocolate flow This dessert goes by many names: moelleux au chocolat, chocolate surprise cake, molten chocolate cake, chocolate lava cake, chocolate molten lava cake, chocolate souffle cake ...
Malasadas, Hawaii's famous doughnut, are a Mardi Gras treat My first bite of a malasada was on a lanai with a mountain view on the island of Kauai. The little doughnuts were part of a spread of local foods served during "orientation" at the resort where I was vacationing.
World of dumplings The world of dumplings is a vast, carb-rich, wonderland.
Taco Queso Dip makes a great Super Bowl meal Like millions of Americans, I will be watching Super Bowl LIV this Sunday. And like millions of Americans, I will indulge in a variety of snack foods.
Quick Cinnamon Rolls These sweet biscuits come together in about 30 minutes and are superb served warm from the oven.
Pasta e Fagioli This pasta and bean soup relies mostly on pantry staples and can be easily adapted to what you have on hand.
Here's how to make brown sugar apple pie reminiscent of Granny's I've been eating a lot of apples this fall. I just can't seem to get my fill of them. I've been eating them fresh and baked into all sorts of things.
Cauliflower love affair gets fried and cheesy Cauliflower has been having a moment for a few years now.