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Issue 115

Beer-Batter Chicken and Waffles

Popular in the southern United States but with a following all across the country, fried chicken served with waffles is an addictive, comforting classic. In this version, hefeweizen, a golden-hued…

  • Baked Butter Beans with Onions, Tomatoes, and Feta

    In this Greek-inspired side dish, creamy, dense butter beans meld with tangy tomatoes and feta. The type of tomatoes you use here makes a difference—crushed tomatoes in purée will yield…

  • Baked Campanelle with Goat Cheese and Broccoli

    Tangy fresh goat cheese and tender broccoli florets add interesting flavor and texture to an otherwise traditional baked macaroni and cheese. Feeling inspired? Create a recipe with your favorite pasta,…

  • Glazed Pork Loin with Pineapple-Scallion Chutney

    This twist on the classic pairing of pineapple and ham uses the fruit in a delicious maple-infused glaze and a sweet-spicy chutney for roast pork. If possible, use grade B…

  • Grilled Steak and Peppered Spaetzle with Black Trumpet Mushrooms and Shallot Marmalade

    This modern update on homey beef Stroganoff elevates it to a restaurant-worthy steak dinner: grilled flatiron steak on a bed of spaetzle with caramelized shallots and earthy, fragrant black trumpet…

  • Garam Masala(2)

    Homemade garam masala has the freshest flavor.

  • Lamb-and-Feta Stuffed Cabbage

    These stuffed cabbage rolls (known as lahanodolmades in Greece) are slow-simmered in a slightly sweet, ouzo-infused tomato sauce. Use only short-grain rice in the filling; long-grain rice takes too long…

  • Lobster Bisque

    Sherry and lobster are a classic flavor pairing; here, cream sherry lends the bisque a slightly sweet complexity. For richer flavor and more intense color, use a female lobster. (Read…

  • Lamb Stew with Flageolets and Herbs

    This is a simple, South-of-France-style lamb stew, redolent of fresh mint and tarragon, citrus, and lots of garlic. As with most stews, its flavors deepen as it sits, so make…

  • Mahi Mahi with Tomato, Olive, and Caper Sauce

    The easy-to-make sauce for this fish gets its tangy punch from items you might have on hand—canned tomatoes, olives, and capers. When prepping your ingredients, be sure to rinse the…

  • Olive-Oil-Braised Fennel with Lemon

    This makes a tasty side dish for mussels or grilled shrimp. You can eat the thinly sliced pieces of lemon, which become as caramelized and soft as the fennel.

  • Olive-Oil-Braised Carrots with Warm Spices

    In this dish, a tiny bit of nutmeg and cinnamon and a few sliced garlic cloves complement the sweetness of the carrots. For a meatless meal, serve these carrots along…

  • Olive-Oil-Braised Red Onions with Bay Leaves

    A splash of vinegar keeps these onions tasting bright, even a little sweet and sour, and the bay leaf gives them a pleasant earthiness. They make a delicious accompaniment to…

  • Olive-Oil-Braised Leeks with Thyme

    The leeks’ delicate flavor deepens as they cook, becoming sweet, robust, and complex. Leeks can be gritty, so wash them well before cooking.

  • New Orleans-Style Anasazi Beans and Rice

    In New Orleans, red beans and rice, affectionately called “red and white,” is traditionally served on a Monday as a way to use up Sunday dinner’s ham bone. Here, smoked…

  • Milk Chocolate Pudding

    Most puddings contain eggs for added creaminess, but here, creamy milk chocolate makes eggs unnecessary. To be ready in 30 minutes, this pudding is served warm, but you can also…

  • Molten Chocolate Cakes with Raspberries

    These cakes, which come together in a single saucepan, will please even the most serious dark-chocolate aficionados. Tawny port, with its fruit and caramel notes, bolsters the flavor of the…

  • Macaroni and Cheese with Prosciutto and Mushrooms

    The combination of nutty Gruyère and salty prosciutto in this macaroni and cheese give it a flavor reminiscent of a croque monsieur, while sautéed mushrooms lend a woodsy note and…

  • Macaroni and Cheese with Peas and Ham

    Peas and ham make a delicious addition to classic mac and cheese, while still keeping it kid-friendly. Want more mac and cheese recipes for grown-ups or kids? Use the Recipe…

  • Macaroni and Cheese with Spinach and Feta

    Think of this dish as the flavors of Greek spanakopita in a comforting baked macaroni and cheese. Gouda and Monterey Jack cheeses provide creamy texture, while staying in a supporting…

  • Mac and Cheese with Jalapeño and Scallions

    Sautéed fresh jalapeños and scallions bring a little Southwestern kick to the classic mac and cheese. Want to make a version with less heat? Create a recipe with your favorite…

  • Macaroni and Cheese with Cayenne

    Ground cayenne gives a little spicy kick to this otherwise-very-classic mac and cheese. Make it Your Own: Use the Macaroni and Cheese Recipe Maker to create a recipe with the…

  • Macaroni and Cheese with Fontina and Baby Artichokes

    This mac and cheese is perfect for those first weeks of spring, when young vegetables are finally available but you're still craving hearty fare. Feeling inspired? Create a recipe with…

  • Steak Salad with Shaved Fennel and Dried Cherries

    Seared steak, crisp greens and fennel, tart dried cherries, and salty cheese come together in this company-worthy main-course salad. While you’re prepping the ingredients, let the steak sit at room…

  • Spicy Mexican Hot Chocolate

    The Aztecs, inventors of hot chocolate, commonly added chiles to their brew; this version uses cayenne. 

  • Warm Chocolate-Stout Brownie Sundaes

    Stout not only gives these brownies a moist texture but also serves as the base for an unusual chocolate sauce. If you can’t find chocolate stout, regular stout is fine.

  • Crispy Flounder with Pears, Endive, and Meyer Lemon

    Smoother, rounder, and deeper in color than standard lemons, Meyer lemons are less acidic, with orange and floral flavor notes.

  • Chicken Meatball and Escarole Soup

    Served with crusty bread, this quick spin on Italian wedding soup makes a satisfying dinner. Handle the chicken mixture gently; packing the meat too tightly will make the meatballs tough.

  • Cavatappi with Cilantro-Pistachio Pesto

    This unusual pesto doesn’t contain cheese—it gets all of its richness from pistachios. For a tasty variation, try substituting broccoli and red bell peppers for the cauliflower and carrots.

  • Corned Beef and Cabbage

    In this take on the classic Irish-American boiled dinner, the vegetables are drizzled with garlic butter and broiled for added flavor. Pickling spice is a blend of cardamom, bay leaves,…

  • Citrus-Marinated Roasted Chicken

    If you're going to roast one chicken, why not roast two? That way, you have plenty of leftovers to use in new, delicious guises later in the week. This recipe…

  • Chicken and Mushroom Risotto

    The dark meat of leftover Citrus-Marinated Roasted Chicken remains tender in this easy-to-make risotto. Reserved pan juice and lemon wedges from that recipe give the dish its deep flavor. Be…

  • Chicken Tostadas with Black Beans and Cilantro-Lime Cream

    These fresh, crunchy, colorful tostadas are the perfect showcase for shredded leftover white meat from Citrus-Marinated Roasted Chicken, which is gently and briefly reheated with a bit of the pan…

  • Classic Beef Stroganoff

    This classic stroganoff recipe features thin slices of sautéed beef with mushrooms and onions in a sour cream sauce, all served over buttery egg noodles. It's a rich yet homey meal…

  • Cranberry Bean and Salmon Salad with Spinach and Radicchio

    Cranberry beans, with their soft texture and sweet, chestnut-like flavor, make a delicious addition to salads. To keep the cranberry beans intact and beautiful, let them boil for only a…

  • Cinnamon-Swirl Raisin Bread

    Packed with plump, juicy raisins and rich cinnamon swirls, this easy-to-make bread is guaranteed to please, especially when slathered in Homemade Butter and served warm with a cup of freshly…

  • Chocolate-Hazelnut Waffles with Frangelico-Brown-Butter Syrup

    Far from innocent breakfast fare, these deep chocolatey waffles are made all the more sophisticated by a seductive nutty brown-butter syrup (once you try it, you'll want to pour it…

  • Creamy Macaroni & Cheese with Lobster

    Mascarpone, fresh lobster meat, and thyme turn the humble mac and cheese into one luxurious meal. Feeling inspired? Create a recipe with your favorite pasta, cheeses, spices, herbs, meats, and…

  • Macaroni and Cheese Recipe: Create Your Own

    Baked Macaroni and Cheese is creamy, crunchy, undeniably addictive and easy to customize to your taste with this Recipe Maker: just choose your favorite cheeses, add-ins, and pasta shape, then…

  • Asiago and Havarti Macaroni and Cheese with Carrots

    Asiago and Havarti cheese bring a slightly stronger flavor to the usual mac and cheese, balanced by the sweetness of tender carrots. Feeling inspired? Create a recipe with your favorite…

  • Prosciutto, Apple, and Brie Monte Cristos

    A decadent cross between French toast and ham and cheese sandwiches, these Monte Cristos are also good with pear instead of apple.

  • Pork Chops with Cider-Dijon Pan Sauce

    An easy-to-make sauce gives everyday pork chops a flavor boost. You could make this recipe with boneless pork chops, but bone-in chops have more flavor and won’t overcook as easily.

  • Pineapple-Ginger Brown Sugar Crisp

    Fruit crisps usually showcase apples or stone fruit, but they’re just as good, if not better, made with pineapple. As it bakes, the pineapple releases much of its moisture, so…

  • Triple-Sesame Jasmine Rice

    This rice gets three hits of sesame flavor: from toasted sesame oil and black and white sesame seeds, which also add subtle texture. It makes a perfect accompaniment to any…

  • Teriyaki Chicken with Starfruit

    Topping seared chicken with thinly sliced starfruit shows off the fruit’s striking shape and adds some crisp texture to the dish.

  • Thai-Style Pineapple Fried Rice with Shrimp and Cashews

    This classic Thai dish is full of contrasts: Tender rice is complemented by crunchy cashews; sweet pineapple and raisins bring out the salty backdrop of fish sauce; and fresh cilantro…

  • Three-Cheese Macaroni with Brussels Sprouts and Pancetta

    If you find plain mac and cheese a bit boring, you'll love this version, which is livened up by nutty brussels sprouts and salty nuggets of pancetta.

  • Indian Spiced Cabbage

    Here, warming notes of garam masala, freshly grated ginger, and a bit of red chile turn a head of cabbage into a satisfying side dish. If you like things spicy,…

  • Homemade Butter

    It’s a crime to serve a loaf of warm cinnamon raisin bread without butter. For a special treat, try making your own.

  • Hearty Bacon-Kale Macaroni and Cheese

    Mac and cheese, the ultimate winter comfort-food dish, is made even more rib-sticking with the addition of smoky bacon and hearty greens. Make it Your Own: Use the Macaroni and…

  • Test Drive: Waffle Makers

    Our favorite models deliver crisp, golden waffles that will be a hit at any breakfast table

  • How to Make Lobster Bisque

    Learn to make this classic soup for a special occasion.

  • The Truth About Burgundy

    Red wines from France’s celebrated Burgundy region have a reputation for being overpriced and overvalued. That’s about to change.

  • How to Make Cinnamon Raisin Bread

    Packed with plump, juicy raisins and rich cinnamon swirls, this easy-to-make bread is guaranteed to please.

  • Pineapple and Macadamia Nut Tart

    This sunny-looking stunner uses buttery, slightly sweet macadamia nuts for both the filling and the crust. If you like, serve it with a dollop of rum-spiked whipped cream and toasted…

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