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Issue 104

Beer-Buttered Roasted Rib-Eye with Beer and Cider Sauce

Treat your guests to the most flavorful roast beef they've ever had—thanks to a surprise ingredient. Like salt, alcohol brings out the flavor in food. In this hearty roast, beer…

  • Basic Hollandaise Sauce

    This simple French sauce is essential for Eggs Benedict, but it's also lovely drizzled over fresh steamed asparagus or other spring vegetables. The trick to getting a smooth sauce: Whisk…

  • Basic Roasted Garlic

    Got more garlic than you know what to do with? Roasting garlic mellows and sweetens its flavor and adds a delicious caramelized note. You can double or triple this recipe…

  • Blueberry Lime Cheesecake

    Deep purple blueberry purée and lime zest give this creamy cheesecake a surprisingly fresh flavor, perfect for a summer party. It's topped with a pile of glazed fresh blueberries.

  • Banana Split Cheesecake

    Luscious chocolate ganache and whipped cream top this banana-flavored cheesecake. For true ice cream-shop flavor, add a maraschino cherry.

  • Deep-Fried Bacon and Eggs with Lemon-Egg Vinaigrette

    In this creative twist on eggs benedict, the eggs and bacon are poached together in plastic sacks (similar to the sous vide method of cooking), then rolled in English muffin…

  • Fresh Mamie Taylor Cocktail

    The classic Mamie Taylor cocktail calls for ginger ale or ginger beer, but Thad Vogler, owner of Bar Agricole in San Francisco, uses a fresh ginger syrup made with organic…

  • Dried Morels

    To keep fresh morels for a day or two before drying, put them in a loosely closed paper bag in the refrigerator. This recipe can be easily adapted to work…

  • Dulce de Leche Caramel Cheesecake

    Caramel fans will be in heaven with this cheesecake, between the creamy caramelized dulce de leche in the filling and the luscious caramel sauce on top. Create your own customized…

  • Extreme Chocolate Cheesecake

    You can't get more chocolate than this cheesecake: a chocolate-wafer crust, melted dark chocolate in the filling, and chocolate shards scattered over the top. Create your own customized cheesecake recipe…

  • Garlic-Butter Croutons

    Scatter these buttery croutons over a classic Caesar salad  or onto a creamy soup for a dash of crunch.

  • Grilled Vegetable Salad with Feta

    This fresh, colorful, Greek-inspired salad is perfect with grilled or roast chicken, steak, or lamb, and a slice of crusty bread.

  • Garlic-Infused Mashed Potatoes and Celery Root

    Don't be afraid of all the garlic that goes into this creamy mash; the garlic simmers with the milk, infusing it with a mellow, sweet flavor.

  • Lamb Niçoise Salad with Potatoes and Fava Beans

    Leftover roasted lamb replaces the more typical tuna in this take on the classic Niçoise salad. Watch the video How to Shell Fava Beans for tips and tricks on how to easily get fava…

  • Linguine with Roasted Asparagus and Almond Pesto

    Swap almonds for the usual pine nuts in this twist on classic pesto, and turn it into a one-dish meal with a few bright vegetables. This pesto recipe doubles easily;…

  • Lemon Bar Cheesecake

    This cheesecake gets a double-dose of citrus from the lemon zest stirred into the filling and a layer of tangy lemon curd spread on top. Create your own customized cheesecake recipe…

  • Moussaka Gratinée

    Traditionally, Greek moussaka is a baked dish of layered eggplant, lamb, tomatoes, and potato. This modern version, which uses the leftovers from a slow-roasted leg of lamb, doesn’t use potato and is…

  • Olive Oil Poached Shrimp with Ginger-Tomato Sauce

    Orzo flecked with fresh basil makes a delicious accompaniment to these tender shrimp. It's important to let the shrimp sit at room temperature for about an hour before poaching; straight-from-the-fridge shrimp…

  • Olive Oil Poached Salmon with Indian Spices

    Poaching salmon in olive oil gives it a tender, silky texture and a pure flavor. Serve with basmati rice and sautéed spinach or watercress. Watch the Olive Oil Poached Salmon…

  • Olive Oil Poached Halibut with Fennel and Saffron

    The olive oil poaching technique gives the halibut an incredibly tender, silky texture. It's important to let the fish sit at room temperature for about an hour before poaching; straight-from-the-fridge…

  • Olive Oil Poached Tuna with Caper and Olive Vinaigrette

    The olive oil poaching technique gives the tuna an incredibly tender, silky texture. It's important to let the fish sit at room temperature for about an hour before poaching; straight-from-the-fridge…

  • Rice Noodles with Shrimp and Cilantro

    This colorful variation on pad Thai skips the bean sprouts, eggs, and peanuts in favor of fresh red bell pepper and cilantro.

  • Quick-Braised Baby Artichokes with Garlic, Mint, and Parsley

    This classic Roman dish includes two of the artichoke’s best friends: fresh herbs and lemon juice. Its simplicity requires the freshest artichokes you can find.

  • Queen Bee Mojito

    Camper English uses honey to flavor this combination of three classic cocktails in one glass: the Air Mail (rum, honey, citrus, and Champagne), the Champagne Cocktail, and the Mojito. Look…

  • Quick Chocolate Bread Pudding

    Though sourdough bread is particularly good in this recipe, you can use any leftover crusty bread you have on hand. Whipped cream or your favorite flavor of ice cream is…

  • Steamed Artichokes with Tarragon-Mustard Vinaigrette

    Steaming is the most basic way to cook artichokes. In this recipe, aromatics like peppercorns and bay leaves in the cooking water add extra flavor.

  • Shaved Baby Artichokes with Lemon, Arugula, and Parmigiano

    The clean, fresh taste of baby artichokes makes them perfect for eating raw. A mandoline or food processor easily transforms a whole baby artichoke into thin, elegant slivers. Need some…

  • Skirt Steak Tacos with Spicy Sour Cream

    Ground chipotle chiles add a fiery kick to the creamy sauce for these tacos, and you can find it right in the supermarket spice section. Add bowls of fresh shredded…

  • Slow-Roasted Leg of Lamb with Mint and Lemon

    For a weekend spring dinner that yields plenty of leftovers for the week, try a whole leg of lamb. The lamb is rubbed with mint, lemon, and garlic and then…

  • Soft-Shell Crab Sandwiches with Spicy Tartar Sauce

    Soft-shell crabs cook in minutes, are easier to eat than hard-shell crabs, and their sweet, briny flavor and crunchy-soft juicy texture can't be beat. Soft-shells are usually eaten whole, and they…

  • Spaghetti with Creamy Braised Garlic and Leeks

    Braising the garlic in this recipe takes away some of its punch, rendering it sweet and ultratender.

  • Sautéed Spinach with White Beans and Pine Nuts

    This side dish is a fine partner for roast pork or fish. For a simple vegetarian meal for two, serve a larger portion topped with a poached or fried egg.…

  • Chinese Egg Noodles with Five-Spice Pork

    If you've never gone looking for them, you might be surprised to learn that fresh Chinese egg noodles are available in the produce area of most supermarkets. Here, they're paired…

  • Classic Caesar Salad

    There are several stories about the creation of this iconic salad. But whatever its true origins, making one at home is as simple as shopping for the best ingredients and…

  • Crispy Noodle Cakes with Hoisin Chicken

    This recipe calls for dried rice vermicelli, the rice flour version of Italy’s classic thin pasta. Here, the cooked vermicelli is formed into cakes, pan-fried until crisp, and topped with…

  • Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake

    Get a double dose of both strawberry (filling and topping) and chocolate (crust and ganache) with every bite of this cheesecake.

  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

    Like the classic chocolate and peanut butter pairing? You'll love this cheesecake, with creamy peanut butter filling between a chocolate crumb crust and luscious chocolate ganache topping. Create your own…

  • Cannoli Cheesecake

    This creamy cheesecake has all the flavors of a classic Italian cannoli: a ricotta filling studded with chocolate chips and orange zest, garnished with a dusting of confectioners' sugar.

  • Caramelized Spiced Banana Cheesecake

    A little reminiscent of Bananas Foster, this cheesecake has a rich spiced-banana filling, topped with a luscious caramel sauce. Create your own customized cheesecake recipe with our Recipe Maker.

  • Creamsicle Cheesecake

    The flavors of the classic orange-cream popsicle get reinterpreted here in a creamy cheesecake with a crackly burnt-sugar topping. Create your own customized cheesecake recipe with our Recipe Maker.

  • Classic Cheesecake

    This basic cheesecake recipe has a light but creamy filling and a tender crust. You can use it as a template for all sorts of variations; to start building your own…

  • Artichoke Bottoms with Shrimp, Lemon Butter, and Herbed Breadcrumbs

    These stuffed artichoke bottoms are impressive appetizers but also make an elegant main course for two.

  • Artichoke, Leek, and Taleggio Frittata

    Taleggio is a semisoft Italian cheese. Look for it in well-stocked supermarkets and specialty stores.

  • Amaretto Cheesecake

    This almond-lover's cheesecake has a shot of amaretto in the creamy filling and crunchy amaretti cookies crumbled over the top. Create your own customized cheesecake recipe with our Recipe Maker.

  • Peanut Soba with Stir-Fried Beef and Broccoli

    Soba are thin, delicately textured Japanese noodles made of buckwheat, with a deep color and a nutty, earthy flavor. Although they’re traditionally served cold with a dipping sauce, here they…

  • Pumpkin Pecan Spice Cheesecake

    With traditional pumpkin-pie spices and a gingersnap crust, this creamy cheesecake will be most welcome on your Thanksgiving table. Create your own customized cheesecake recipe with the Cheesecake Recipe Maker and visit…

  • Tilapia with Scallions and Black Bean Sauce

    Tilapia is readily available and it takes no time to cook, making it a great choice for weeknight dinners. It's also a mild-flavored fish, so it's the perfect vehicle for…

  • Udon with Tofu and Stir-Fried Vegetables

    These wheat-based Japanese noodles are available both dried (used in this recipe) and fresh. Dried udon are flatter than their fresh counterparts and closer in texture to linguine.

  • Triple-Ginger Cheesecake

    Get your ginger three ways in this zippy cheesecake: fresh and crystallized ginger flavor the filling, while the crust is made from pulverized gingersnaps. Create your own customized cheesecake recipe…

  • Indian Lamb Curry with Green Beans and Cashews

    An Indian-style curry of onion, garam masala, and potatoes is a delicious and quick way to use leftover roast lamb. For spicier results, leave the ribs in the chile when you…

  • Irish Cream Caramel Cheesecake

    A shot of Irish cream in the creamy filling and a luscious caramel topping make this cheesecake the perfect way to cap off a St. Patrick's Day menu. Create your…

  • Test Drive: Springform Pans

    This two-piece baking pan is essential to any well-stocked kitchen.

  • The New Sweet Cocktail

     How to make a cocktail at home using natural sweeteners like agave nectar, honey, and raw sugars.

  • Cook Once, Eat Twice: Slow-Roasted Leg of Lamb

    A few hours of hands-off cooking gives you a delicious Sunday supper, with enough left over for inspired meals later on.

  • A New Way to Cook Fish: Olive Oil Poaching

    It’s all about the texture: This foolproof three-step method delivers the silkiest, most luxurious fish you’ve ever had. Try it out with recipes for shrimp, salmon, halibut, and tuna.

  • Olive Oil Poached Salmon with Indian Spices Video Recipe

    Learn how to make olive oil poached salmon with a bold Indian spice rub

  • How to Make a Caesar Salad

    Making a crisp, tangy, restaurant-style Caesar salad at home is as simple as shopping for the best ingredients for the salad, croutons, and dressing. In this video, you'll learn how to make each of these components, and put them all together for a classic Caesar salad.

  • How to Carve a Leg of Lamb

    A whole, roasted leg of lamb is an impressive centerpiece for Easter or any special meal. In this video, you'll learn how to carve a whole leg of lamb into perfect slices.

  • How to Trim Artichokes

    Before cooking artichokes, you've got to deal with their sharp outer leaves and the prickly choke inside. Learn how to cut artichokes down to their hearts or bottoms, and how to trim them when steaming them whole.

  • How to Shell Fava Beans

    Fava beans are encased in a tough skin that gets more bitter as the bean matures, so you'll need to skin each bean before you cook them. In this video, you'll learn an easy technique for getting those skins off your fava beans.

  • Classic Eggs Benedict

    The key to this brunch classic is delicious simplicity: poached fresh eggs, Canadian bacon, toasted English muffins, and an authentic hollandaise sauce. Eggs Benedict can be intimidating for a first-timer,…

  • Chicken Noodle Soup with Lemongrass

    In this cross between Vietnamese pho and Japanese udon noodle soup, fresh udon noodles are the star. Fat and bouncy in texture, they cook faster and tend to be more…

  • Chicken Soup with Lime and Hominy

    This is a quick and easy version of sopa de lima, a comforting yet refreshing Yucatan chicken soup made tangy with fresh lime juice. Tasty garnishes include fried tortilla strips…

  • Authentic Brioche Bread Recipe

    True brioche—the classic French yeast bread that’s rich and golden with butter and eggs, boasting a paper-thin crust and a silky, tender crumb—is a rare and wonderful thing. But as special…

  • White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

    This showstopping cheesecake is topped with a pile of jewel-like glazed raspberries, a tart contrast to the sweet white chocolate filling. Create your own customized cheesecake recipe with our Recipe…

  • Chocolate Coffee Cheesecake

    Who needs a mochaccino when you can get your coffee-chocolate fix in this creamy cheesecake? Create your own customized cheesecake recipe with our Recipe Maker.

  • Tiramisù Cheesecake

    The classic tiramisù flavors are here interpreted in a creamy cheesecake with a chocolate-wafer crust, coffee-mascarpone filling, and a cocoa powder-dusted top. Create your own customized cheesecake recipe with our…

  • Crème Brûlée Cheesecake

    Why choose between crème brûlée and cheesecake when you can combine them into one decadent dessert? The crackly burnt sugar topping provides a wonderful textural contrast to the creamy filling.…

  • Cheesecake Recipe: Create Your Own

    When it comes to favorite all-American desserts, cheesecake might be second to apple pie, but it’s number one on my list. Utterly delicious and super easy to make, cheesecake isn’t…

  • Garden Party Cocktail

    Ted Kilgore, the beverage manager of Taste by Niche in Missouri, based this cocktail on the natural pairing of agave nectar and tequila, which come from the same plant. Visit our Drinks &…

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