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February/March 2015

Broccoli Leaf Tortellini Soup

In this hearty take on tortellini en brodo, a piece of Parmigiano rind lends its savory flavor to the broth and complements the earthy sweetness of the greens. You can…

  • Banana Chutney

    Packed with raisins, almonds, and spices, this tropical chutney is delicious with pork chops, chicken, and fish.

  • Brandied Banana Pudding Parfaits

    These parfaits are inspired by classic banana pudding layered with vanilla wafer cookies, but brandy adds a refined touch. They’re the perfect ending for a casual dinner party.

  • Barbecue Potato Chips

    This much-loved twist on basic homemade potato chips is smoky, sweet, spicy...sure, they'll turn your fingertips red, but we guarantee it's worth it.

  • Beet and Blue Cheese Ravioli with Butter Sauce

    Pungent blue cheese and creamy mascarpone provide a counterpoint to the sweet roasted beets in these delicate ravioli. See the How to Make Ravioli article for step-by-step photos of how…

  • Butternut Squash Ravioli with Butter Sauce and Toasted Hazelnuts

    Roasting the squash brings out its sweetness in these ethereal made-from-scratch ravioli. A simple butter sauce lets the flavors of the filling shine, with a touch of nuttiness and crunch…

  • Escarole and Egg Soup

    The soothing lemony flavor of this chicken soup is the perfect antidote to a cold winter day.

  • Feta-Dill Dip

    Cool, creamy, and tangy—this dip makes a perfect foil for salty, crisp Homemade Potato Chips.

  • French Onion Dip

    Here’s a fresher version of the dried-soup-mix dip we all love. Thinly sliced onions are cooked until golden-brown, then combined with a base of cream cheese, sour cream, and mayonnaise.…

  • Green Tea Cranberry Muffins

    Strongly brewed green tea adds a subtle verdant flavor to these tender muffins, and adding baking soda directly to the tea cuts any bitterness that might occur from brewing it…

  • Korean-Style Spicy Steak Lettuce Wraps

    We love lettuce wraps: so tasty and so fun to assemble. The zesty flavors in this one make it a standout.

  • Linguine with Mussels and Smoked Paprika

    Shellfish and pasta are always great companions. A touch of sherry and burst of smoky paprika give this dish a Spanish flavor.

  • Lemon-Ginger Vinaigrette

    A warm vinaigrette is perfect for dressing hearty greens and roasted vegetable salads. Infusing the neutral grapeseed oil with scallions and ginger gives it an extra boost of flavor.

  • Millet and Chickpea Salad

    This Mediterranean-inflected grain salad is quick enough to make on a weeknight, thanks to quick-cooking millet. It's delicious with Sear-Roasted Chicken with Orange-Tarragon Pan Sauce.

  • Moroccan Lamb Stew with Mint Tea and Apricots

    Moroccan mint tea is made from green tea and spearmint, but if you can’t find it, any mint tea will do. This richly spiced stew is fragrant with mint tea-infused…

  • Mango-Ginger-Lime Shortcakes

    Cardamom and black pepper give this dessert a slightly exotic flavor.

  • Rigatoni with Cauliflower, Currants, and Pine Nuts

    A few minced anchovies give this pasta a deep savory (not fishy) flavor, while toasted breadcrumbs add a crispy element.

  • Roast Mussels with Walnut Pesto

    The meat of roast mussels can splay out a little, so don’t be alarmed if they look different from steamed mussels. Their intensely musselly taste will quickly win you over,…

  • Roasted Carrots and Bacon

    In this simple side dish, salty bacon complements roasted carrots, whose sweet side is enhanced by a bit of maple syrup. They're delicious with salmon or roast chicken.

  • Roasted Red Pepper Dip

    Smoky and sultry, this is a sophisticated dip for pairing with Homemade Potato Chips (of course, they make store-bought ones taste better too). You can roast the peppers yourself or…

  • Roasted Pear and Blue Cheese Shortcakes

    Cheese course? Dessert? Serve them both in this sophisticated and not-too-sweet finale to wow your guests. The salty, pungent blue cheese is a genius pairing with the sweet, honey-roasted pears.

  • Red Wine-Orange Vinaigrette

    This warm, Mediterranean-inflected vinaigrette is perfect for dressing hearty greens, like kale or spinach, and roasted vegetable salads. Infusing the olive oil with onions and garlic gives it an extra…

  • Roasted Winter Vegetable and Pear Salad with Cheddar and Almonds

    A ginger-lemon vinaigrette makes for a tart contrast with the sweet roasted root vegetables and pears in this salad.Customize your own recipe: Create Your Own Hearty Roasted Vegetable Salad

  • Roasted Turnip, Beet, and Potato Salad with Hazelnuts

    Here's a winter salad that won't have you longing for summer. Whole parsley leaves add zip to the mix of greens, while roasted potatoes and root vegetables make it hearty…

  • Roasted Carrot, Sweet Potato, and Squash Salad with Cheddar

    Tangy balsamic lime vinaigrette complements the sweet flavors of the potatoes and squash in this vegetable medley.Customize your own recipe: Create Your Own Hearty Roasted Vegetable Salad

  • Roasted Rutabaga, Apple, and Squash Salad with Feta

    This salad gives winter vegetables a kiss of the warm Mediterranean with a topping of feta, pine nuts and raisins.Customize your own recipe: Create Your Own Hearty Roasted Vegetable Salad

  • Roasted Beet and Carrot Salad with Aged Gouda and Sunflower Seeds

    Winter salads can be just as gorgeous and colorful as summer ones. Case in point: this combination of sweet red and yellow beets, carrots, and hearty greens. To prevent the…

  • Smoky Pork Burgers with Grilled Sweet Onion

    Burgers aren’t just for summer. These get their smoky flavor not from the grill but from smoked paprika mixed into the meat. A garlicky mayonnaise tops them off.

  • Sweet-and-Sour Seared Scallops with Cabbage and Bacon

    Smoky bacon, tender cabbage, and sweet scallops play beautifully together.

  • Sear-Roasted Chicken with Orange-Tarragon Sauce

    A fragrant sauce boosts the flavor of chicken breast in this single-skillet dish.

  • Silky Chocolate Pudding

    Dressy enough for Sunday supper but homier than pot de crème, this classic chocolate custard is an easy dessert that all cooks should know by heart.

  • Slow-Cooked Pork and Sausage Meatballs with Porcini Sauce

    Meatballs from the slow cooker are truly special—the sauce permeates the meat for tender, super-savory results that are delicious even without spaghetti. Because of the way the slow cooker works,…

  • Slow-Cooked Swordfish with Creamy Fennel-Tomato Sauce

    Yes, you can cook fish in a slow cooker, but it's a little different than making a pot roast or brisket. Instead, you build a complex sauce through long, even…

  • Spicy Slow-Cooked Short Ribs with Lime & Basil

    Lime marmalade gives a wonderful burst of sweet, citrusy tang to this luxurious braise, which fairly cries out for rice or mashed potatoes as an accompaniment; sautéed chard or baby…

  • Smoky Indonesian-Style Chicken Curry

    Aromatic and gently spicy, this slow-cooker curry is a soul-warming meal on a chilly evening. It’ll serve four with nothing else on the table, but it can stretch to eight…

  • Steamed Mussels with White Wine, Rosemary, and Fennel

    Red pepper flakes add a nice kick of heat to this simple-yet refined dish. Be sure to serve it with lots of crusty bread to soak up the flavorful broth.

  • Sour Cream and Onion Potato Chips

    The seasoning mix gives your homemade potato chips that familiar tangy, oniony flavor of your favorite store-bought chips (only much fresher and more potato-y). If you want to see green…

  • Swiss Chard and Ricotta Ravioli with Lemon Brown Butter

    The classic combination of Swiss chard and mild ricotta filling these delicate ravioli is accented by a little nutmeg and lemon zest; a nutty brown-butter sauce is simple enough that…

  • Spiced Cranberry-Almond Shortcakes

    Lightly cooked with warm, aromatic spices, the cranberries soften and get juicy and jammy. Their bright, tart flavor contrasts with the sweet, toasty almond shortcakes.

  • Slow-Cooked Caramelized Onions

    A slow cooker is great for cooking onions as there’s no need to monitor their progress. We like to make a big batch, and then portion and freeze them for…

  • White Balsamic-Lime Vinaigrette

    This warm, sweet-and-tangy vinaigrette is perfect for dressing hearty greens, like kale or spinach, and roasted vegetable salads. Infusing the neutral grapeseed oil with shallots and ginger gives it an…

  • Caramelized Banana Pancakes

    These fluffy pancakes offer a double dose of banana: There’s mashed banana in the batter and caramelized bananas on top.

  • Cabbage and Apple Slaw

    This quick slaw retains the cabbage's crunch, while apples lend a touch of sweetness. Try it with Smoky Pork Burgers with Grilled Sweet Onion.

  • Crunchy Rooibos Chickpeas

    Sweet, smoky South African rooibos tea blended with fruity Turkish Aleppo pepper adds a nice bite and reddish color to this very international snack.

  • Create Your Own Hearty Roasted Vegetable Salad

    Call me crazy, but I’d rather have salad for dinner on a cold winter’s day than in the middle of summer. That’s because my winter salads are hearty affairs, with…

  • Asian Barbecue Chicken Wings

    Even if it’s not a game day, you’ve still got game in the kitchen when you make this finger-licking, umami-laden take on chicken wings. The recipe calls for slow cooking…

  • Apple-Cinnamon Shortcake

    Because it’s made with apples, cinnamon, maple, and oats, you shouldn’t feel guilty eating this cake-style shortcake for breakfast. Really.

  • Pan-Seared Scallops with Earl Grey Beurre Blanc

    Bergamot-scented Earl Grey tea imparts a rich flavor to a classic butter sauce. Orange juice, used in place of the traditional vinegar, adds a bright sweetness. Serve a few scallops…

  • Pomegranate-Chocolate Shortcakes

    These rich, fudgy shortcakes, topped with whipped cream and punctuated by tart, jewel-like pomegranate seeds, are as fun to eat as they look.

  • IPA-Steamed Mussels with Roasted Garlic

    India pale ale (IPA) is a strong, hoppy beer with a bitter edge that balances the sweet roasted garlic and mussels. Cilantro is a bit of a surprise, and lends…

  • Homemade Potato Chips

    Homemade chips are crisper, fresher, and just plain better than store-bought. They’re less greasy, and you can control the amount of salt. Because they haven’t been lingering on a shelf,…

  • Herb and Buttermilk Ranch Dip

    This classic, creamy-tangy dip is delicious with potato chips, for sure, but we won’t tell if you also use this dip for vegetables; it’s good with those, too.

  • Moveable Feast on Location: California Dreamin'

    Chef and restaurateur Jeffrey Saad takes us on a tour of L.A.

  • Slow Cooker Secrets

    How to get the best results from this popular appliance.

  • How to Cook Mussels

    For effortless dinners, turn to this sustainable, affordable, quick-cooking shellfish.

  • How to Make Homemade Potato Chips

    Make your own crispy potato chips (and creamy dips) for the tastiest game day ever.

  • How to Cook with Tea

    Think outside the teacup and treat these aromatic leaves like spices to bring new worlds of flavor to your cooking.

  • How to Make Ravioli

    Chef Michael Tusk reveals the secrets to his swoonworthy stuffed pasta.

  • The Shortcake in Winter

    Why wait for strawberries? Winter fruits like cranberries, pears, and pomegranates shine in shortcake desserts, too.

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