Pancakes or waffles?” That’s what my father asked me almost every Saturday morning of my childhood.
Tired of winter yet? Get a taste of the islands with this mahimahi and Island Rice recipe.
Sausage Lovers’ Breakfast Casserole
The sad fact of the matter is, most of us won’t make it to New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras. But that’s no reason to forsake some of the city’s classic cuisine.
I thought it might be fun to cook up some New Orleans-styled goodies featuring duck, andouille sausage and Creole seasoning. These rich ingredients are typical of the fare from this town that knows how to party — an instinct that goes into overdrive during Mardi Gras.
Here’s proof that a one-pan dish can be elegant.
Planit Wine Club March Selection: 2011 Gschweicher Klassik Grüner Veltliner
An Oscar viewing party should be the culinary antithesis of a Super Bowl gathering. Where the latter focuses on big, bold, messy flavors tied together with a whole lot of fat, the Academy Awards call for a more refined dining experience (even if both events are spent on the same couch in front of the same television).
James Bond without his martini? "The Big Lebowski" dude without his White Russian? Unthinkable.
What to serve at this year's Oscar party? I had no clear idea about the right dish until I glanced at a list of the movies in contention.
My favorite thing about fancy parties? They almost always include a shrimp cocktail appetizer — platters of giant, plump shrimp just waiting to be dunked into a piquant cocktail sauce.
Whether you’ll be hosting a crowd or watching solo, Oscar night calls for dinner with a bit of panache.
I love one-pot meals that bake slowly in the oven and come out transformed into a delicious meal. Sailor Steak Casserole is such a meal, and it makes its own gravy while it’s cooking.
For the longest time, my favorite dish in Mexican restaurants near and far was chile relleno: a poblano pepper stuffed with meat and cheese, battered, fried and slathered with sauce. It still ranks high on the list.
2006 Domaine Sainte Croix Magneric
Miso-Marinated Scallops on Soba Noodles
Plenty of oven-baked dishes are worth romanticizing about, especially during a bracingly cold winter. Their aromas and warmth can permeate an entire home, even one with old bones and scanty insulation, like mine. They seem to take care of themselves, at least in those final stages of cooking. And they promise warming, savory comfort for the table.
Chocolate and Vanilla Swirled Cheesecake
The tomato almost melts into this variation on the classic pasta primavera, the spinach stays nice and green, and the prosciutto adds a slightly salty touch.
Though everyone seems to have a different way of spelling tabbouleh – toubouleh? tabouli? – more and more people do seem to agree this delicious Middle Eastern salad of bulgur wheat tossed with cucumbers, tomatoes, herbs, olive oil and lemon juice is delicious. It helps that it’s also healthy and quick to prepare.