Food & Drink

Party like you mean it with beef jerky

Sure, you’ll have some guacamole and some chips and some chicken wings. And a plate of nachos isn’t a bad idea, either. But how about something to set your Super Bowl spread apart?


Don’t fight the deviled egg

For me, it’s just not a party without deviled eggs. Doesn’t matter if it’s a summer barbecue or a winter Super Bowl shindig. I need deviled eggs. And I know I am not alone!


Recipe of the Week: Gyros

1 8-ounce container of plain yogurt


In the Super Bowl of pizza, this DIY beats take-out any day

Make pizza from scratch for a Super Bowl party? Come on! Why bother when you can snap your fingers and have it delivered to your door?


Turn bean burritos into a Super Bowl party finger food

There is something magical about a burrito, that combination of crispy tortilla edges that turn doughy soft at the center, all concealing a delicious blend of beans and meat and melted cheese. Splash that sucker with some salsa, sour cream, perhaps a spoonful of guacamole, and that’s a pillow of perfection on your plate.


Braised bird becomes fast weeknight dinner

We don’t often think of braising as a weeknight-friendly approach to dinner. After all, anything that cooks low and slow would seem to be no go for a workday.


Wine-braised short ribs prove Crockpot’s worth

It was a strange confession to make, but I felt I had to fess up. A friend who once ran a large recipe-based website recently was explaining to me that slow cooker recipes are wildly more popular online than conventional recipes. This shocked me. And I had to be honest with her. Not only did I never use a slow cooker, I didn’t even own one.


Whatever your choice of filling, a roulade makes a merry meal

Think of a roulade as a big edible cigar-shaped container for just about any filling of your choice.


The secret to great tofu is all in the pressing

My mom started traveling abroad when I was in high school. And after each of her trips, we cooked a meal from the country she’d just visited.


Dieting pickle? Use quick pickles as healthy snack

Conventional wisdom always has been that rather than deprive yourself of snacks, you should make healthier choices about them. Not a horrible idea. And you often hear the suggestion to keep a bowl of cut and ready-to-eat vegetables – such as carrot sticks and celery – in the refrigerator to satisfy those urges.


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