Not so long ago there really was only one way to eat Brussels sprouts.
Many people love the idea of a slow cooker because it seems so simple – open the pot, insert ingredients, cover the pot, turn on the heat, then leave it alone. Eight hours later, you uncover the pot and spoon out a perfectly cooked, and perfectly delicious, dinner. It’s a miracle.
Slow cookers have legions of fans. I am not among them.
To be honest, I had no idea about Rice Krispies Treats. That is, I certainly knew of them, but I’d never made them. And I never knew just how delicious they could be.
Despite what the kids think, not all Halloween treats need to rot your teeth on contact.
If you’ve never made risotto before, you’re missing out on a great candidate for a weeknight meal. With no more at hand than the right rice, an onion, some broth and a wedge of Parmesan, you have dinner.
When it comes to sweets, I have a surprising trick up my sleeve. And the best part about it? It probably won’t cost you a penny because most likely you already have it, but throw it in the trash.
Admittedly, it sounds like a Halloween trick. Chocolate hummus.
This beef stew with chickpeas is an earthy ode to fall – beef cubes briefly sautéed golden brown with turmeric, then simmered in red wine, beef stock, lemon zest and prunes (which add richness and just enough sweetness) in a relationship that can only be described as symbiotic.