Category: Food

Quinoa and Lentil Stuffed Pepper

Do you have a busy week and no time to think about what to make for dinner tonight? No worries, we got your back with a simple, healthy vegetarian take on a weeknight staple. This stuffed peppers recipe swaps out ground beef for heart-healthy quinoa and lentils, turning a childhood dinner upside down. This recipe is perfect for…


How to Fry Fish | Beer Battered Fish Fry

Crispy Beer Battered Fish This beer battered fish recipe is such a catch, you’ll be luring eaters to the table in no time. After all, we’re talking golden crispy fish and chips, fresh out of your own kitchen. This is a fish dish that even kids and non-fish-eaters tend to enjoy. It’s a great way…


First Pick

It’s harvest time in many U.S. wine areas, and the first grapes to be picked annually, almost everywhere vines grow, are those that make sparkling wines. Wine with bubbles, a most celebratory beverage, is almost always made from grapes that are earlier harvested, mainly because the best of these wines call for higher acidity. And…


Homemade Creamsicles Recipe

When my kids are home from school, they are usually ravenous come mid-afternoon. Providing a snack that steadies the blood sugar, provides nutrition, and is yummy to boot can be a real challenge! Healthy, no sugar creamsicles are a usual favorite when the weather is warm and never fail to please! Homemade Creamsicles Best of…


A Flavorful Twist on a Classic Veggie Burger

Have a can of black beans in your pantry? You’re ready to make one heck of a veggie burger! But first, here’s a little history on canned beans. The process of getting beans from the plant to the can is a marvel of culinary engineering. First, bean plants are cut down and left to dry…


Like Peas and Carrots

Peas have a warm and fuzzy vibe. The very name sounds like peace, and the cliche, “like peas in a pod,” denotes compatibility. Along the same lines, the phrase “like peas and carrots” refers to things that go together harmoniously. Snap peas, being so sweet and fun to pick, are a hit with kids. Shelling…


The Thrill of Everything Muffins

Lifelong fans of sesame bagels, ordering an everything bagel at Zabar’s, our favorite specialty food shop in New York City, proved a no-brainer. One bite and we knew we’d search out these toasted sesame, garlic, onion and poppy seed bagels at every opportunity. Decades later, spice companies brilliantly bottled the chunky, aromatic topping from everything bagels…


A Quick Pickle Fix: Turn Your Summer Garden Bounty Into Crunchy, Tangy, Almost-Instant Pickles

I do like my pickles, but I’m a lazy preserver. My solution is a speedy fix that omits the bother of canning: I make quick pickles. Quick-pickling is for impatient types like me, with (nearly) instantly gratifying results. No time is better for pickling than summer, which yields more vegetables than you can shake a…


The Best Way to Cook Hot Dogs for a Crowd

Given the opportunity, my 6-year-old would eat hot dogs every single day. And I can’t blame him. These snappy, savory sausages packed into squishy buns are satisfying and delicious. While he and his neighborhood crew would settle for a boiled dog, I miss the sizzle of a skillet-seared, air-fried or grilled hot dog. Now, when I’m feeding a…


Enjoy ‘Elote’ Without the Mess

This street corn dish, known as esquites, is served in a bowl instead of on the cob for all the flavor of elote without the mess. Mexican Corn (Esquites) Serves 6 Active Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes 4 large ears corn, husked 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 2 tablespoons sour cream 1 scallion, sliced 3/4…