Food & Drink

10 fresh ways to use Brussels sprouts

Not so long ago there really was only one way to eat Brussels sprouts.

Slow cooker short ribs that are worth the trouble

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.

Vegetarian chili sidesteps common slow cooker pitfalls

Slow cookers have legions of fans. I am not among them.

Rice Krispies treats get Halloween makeover for kids or adults

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.

Halloween treats don’t have to rot your kids’ teeth

Despite what the kids think, not all Halloween treats need to rot your teeth on contact.

Mini pumpkins good for risotto and decorating

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.

Cutting the sugar? Up the zest so you won’t notice

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.

Hummus's unlikely pairing with chocolate makes nutritional holiday dip

Admittedly, it sounds like a Halloween trick. Chocolate hummus.

Sunday Supper: Slow Cooker Beef Stew

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.

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