Namasu is something of a mystical dish. This simple salad of daikon radish and carrots is as simple to make as the similar tsukemono (overnight pickles), but is ready in just about 15 minutes. Namasu has a tangy-sweet flavor and incredible crisp texture that makes it a perfect pair to rich fried foods or hearty soups.… Read the rest
There’s no denying that macaroni salad is one of the definitive kings of the summer cookout. It goes perfectly with steak, grilled chicken, and is the perfect foil for anything slathered in barbecue sauce.… Read the rest
There’s no denying that green beer is an American St. Patrick’s Day tradition. And though it’s origins are shrouded in mystery, almost every bar serves up a version of this iconic drink on March 17th.
But there’s no reason that you can’t enjoy a good pint of shamrock colored beer at home or at any St.… Read the rest
Sausage dressing is a staple at Southern tables, and not just around the holidays. I’ve used this recipe (or variations of it) to stuff Turkey, chicken, cornish hens, pork chops, and bell peppers.… Read the rest
A few weeks ago I was flittering around Pinterest and I stumbled on a pin for sausage balls. If you can believe this, I’d never heard of them. Not once. Ever.
I showed the picture to my wife, who has heard of these little gems. She immediately launched into tales about how her Grandmother used to make sausage cheese balls for her all the time, how much she loved them as a kid, and how much she missed them.… Read the rest
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The Holidays are here, and inevitably you’ll be faced with the challenge of having friends or family over for dinner. The problem with most Holiday meals, whether it’s Christmas or New Year, is that you get stuck in the kitchen while everyone else is out enjoying the festivities.… Read the rest
These leftover turkey recipes are guaranteed to put a new spin on that leftover holiday bird. Some take just minutes to make, while others are more involved and adventurous. Fear not! Regardless of the amount of time you have or your level of leftover mastery, you’re definitely going to find several new family favorite leftover turkey recipes here.
This is a collection of the best turkey leftover recipes from our kitchen.… Read the rest
Ladies and gentlemen, I proudly present to you the king of the American Holiday table, the centerpiece of nearly every family gathering in the United States for the months of November and December, the prince of poultry, the roast turkey.
The turkey is either the most awaited or most dreaded addition to a holiday meal.… Read the rest
We love Holiday leftovers. Not just a little. In all honesty, we’ve been known to buy two, and even three turkeys around Thanksgiving and Christmas just so we can have more leftovers. (It’s a sickness.… Read the rest
Like most families, we saw each other mostly on holidays, and the order of the day was, of course, the food. Roast turkey in particular, with homemade cornbread stuffing (or cornbread dressing, if that’s what you want to call it.), though there would of course be all kinds of other dishes and desserts.… Read the rest
Nothing makes a meal feel more complete than gravy. It’s the perfect finishing touch to mashed potatoes, a glorious addition to beef, and an absolute must on most holiday tables. Gravy by itself can elevate a meal from boring to glorious, yet a lot of people avoid making it.… Read the rest
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CelebrateLosMuertos #CollectiveBias The concept for pumpkin spice crunch empanada cookies is our own.
It’s that time of year again folks. Time to deck up the munchkins in their favorite costumes and head into the night or, if you’re from our neck of the woods, it may be time to visit the family gravesite before heading out for the Dia de los Muertos celebration downtown.… Read the rest
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #Treats4All #CollectiveBias – Butterfinger Skillet Brownies
Halloween means different things to different families. For some, it’s about trick-or-treating, for others it’s about parties and get togethers. Some folks love to head to the local haunted house for a little scare-therapy. For us, it’s about cheesy scary movies and crazy good treats like these Butterfinger Skillet Brownies.… Read the rest
Maybe not so much a recipe as a concept, these chocolate dipped cookies with peanut sprinkles are sure to take any normal afternoon and make it pretty darned special. They’re simple to make. Just some melted chocolate, some cookies of your choice and some chopped peanuts. It’s what happens when you bring these things together that makes magic.
Another serious plus to these is that little fingers can quite happily help in either the dipping or in sprinkling the nuts.… Read the rest
Each year cooks across the Americas struggle with the same question, “What am I going to do with all this leftover turkey?” I have an idea. Why not take that turkey on a trip around the world, drop it of in Thailand and make that proud poultry exotic and exciting again? Yeah. That’s what this recipe does.
The inspiration for this dish was a recipe with a similar name that appeared in the Pillsbury circular Fast and Fresh Pasta: 20-minute stovetop dishes plus easy casseroles.… Read the rest
*From the archives, because these dessert empanaditas are awesome and because I’m thinking of making a batch.
What does the word empenada conjure in your mind when you first hear it? Do you think of the savory meat and cheese-filled versions found all over the Western United States, or do you think of the sweet versions found in Latin America? Do you suddenly crave the Filipino version, stuffed with ground beef or pork and potatoes, or the Mexican version, filled with exotic fruits and sugars?… Read the rest
Don’t let the ghouls, goblins, ghosts and other beasties spook you this Halloween. At least not if they’re these baked flour tortilla chip monsters. These snack chips are super easy to make, versatile and instead of being afraid, the kids will gobble up the monsters this year. (The adults make pretty quick work of them, too!)
This is a great way to get the little ones involved in cooking.… Read the rest
Who doesn’t love a good helping of homemade Mac-n-Cheese? It’s undeniably good in almost any variety, but this version takes a classic comfort food to new heights with crisp raw broccoli and subtly smoky ham. For the ultimate in creamy melty goodness, we used cream cheese instead of cheddar for a milder compliment to the other flavors. This dish is so jaw-droppingly good that our picky eater didn’t complain once about the veggies.… Read the rest
Ham and beans is a Southern staple. It’s simple, soul-satisfying comfort food at its very best. You’ll find this dish being made in almost every Southern household whenever a ham bone is available. It’s the best way I know of to use up leftover ham from Easter, Thanksgiving or Christmas.… Read the rest
Irish Brown Bread is, at its heart, just soda bread made with half whole wheat flour. This particular version ads oats and a bit of molasses, but would probably be made with treacle in the UK. (You try to find treacle in the U.S.… Read the rest