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Huevos Rancheros

Huevos rancheros, a classic Mexican breakfast for two, adds a decidedly Mexican flavor to traditional breakfast eggs. If you make all the huevos rancheros ingredients [more…]

Classic Chinese Sauces and Condiments

Chinese cooking encompasses thousands of sauces and condiments, and thanks to your supermarket’s Asian food aisle, many classic Chinese sauces and condiments are readily available. Some of these flavors [more…]

Chicken Cutlets with Balsamic Vinegar

This sautéed chicken cutlet recipe is especially quick to prepare. Because the balsamic vinegar is so central to this chicken cutlet recipe, use balsamic vinegar that’s the best you can buy. [more…]

Chinese Herbs and Spices

The Chinese have a long tradition of using herbs and spices to boost a dish’s flavor (and provide nutritional benefits). You can now find many Chinese herbs and spices at supermarkets and specialty food [more…]

How to Make Fresh Pasta Dough

Making the dough for fresh pasta used to take about 20 minutes. With the food processor, you can make fresh pasta dough in about one minute. For history buffs, here’s how to make fresh pasta dough the [more…]

An Italian Dinner’s Courses

So what’s the structure of the traditional Italian meal? An Italian dinner actually has five components, or courses. Not every meal contains all five courses, but many do. If you want the full, five-course [more…]

Tips for Making Sushi at Home

Making sushi at home is fun — and you can eat your mistakes! As a sushi novice armed with these sushi-making tips, you can march into your kitchen knowing that you can make some truly tasty sushi. [more…]

Pasta Primavera

Primavera means “spring style” in Italian. Primavera dishes are made with a variety of fresh vegetables, and although this recipe uses fettuccine, you can replace it with any kind of pasta you want. This [more…]

Types of Chinese Noodles

The Chinese love their noodles and have for centuries. The shapes of Chinese noodles may not vary as much as do those of Italian pasta, but the different ingredients used to make Chinese noodles do set [more…]

Marvelous Fajita Marinade

Use a zester or hand grater to get the orange and lemon peel that you need for this fajita marinade. You can use fajita marinade on beef, pork, or chicken to make a tasty Mexican meal. [more…]

Ja Jiang Mein (Noodles with Meat Sauce)

In northern China, people enjoy this flavorful noodle dish hot or at room temperature. Enjoy ja jiang mein at whatever temperature you like. (And any time is noodle time in northern China.) In case you’re [more…]

Six Top Fish for Sushi

Six fabulous fish always star at a sushi bar: bluefin tuna, big-eye tuna, yellowfin tuna, red snapper, Japanese yellowtail, and salmon. These are the six most popular fish for sushi. Sushi with raw fish [more…]

Old-Country Mushroom Barley Soup

Mushroom barley soup has become a standard on Jewish deli restaurant menus, but you can make great mushroom barley soup at home. This pleasing potage is also good for you because of the healthful fiber [more…]

Pressure Cooker Minestrone Soup

With this pressure cooker adaptation of minestrone soup, you’ll never have to resort to canned soups again! This version of minestrone soup cooks in only 10 minutes. [more…]

Sweet Tapioca Pearls

People usually have strong feelings about tapioca — and if you grew up on the gooey tapioca pudding cups served in school cafeterias, those feelings may be strongly negative. Get ready to redress your [more…]

Types of Chinese Vegetables

Demand for Chinese vegetables has risen dramatically, as Asian-American communities grow and diners seek new taste experiences. Chinese vegetables fit perfectly into healthy vegetable-based diets and are [more…]

Spicy Indian Chickpea Stew

This spicy Indian chickpea stew mixes Indian spices with the chickpeas to create a wonderful entree. Make spicy Indian chickpea stew when you want something really flavorful, and serve it with basmati [more…]

Egg Flower Soup

Sometimes called egg drop soup, this version of egg flower soup is surprisingly quick and easy to make. Egg flower soup is a great dish when your cupboards are almost bare and you just can’t summon the [more…]

Mediterranean-Style Braised Chicken Thighs

Chicken thighs have a sweet meaty taste that goes well with a variety of herbs and spices. The combination of tomatoes and olives that you add to the chicken thighs in this recipe suggests a Mediterranean [more…]

Tortellini and Sugar Snap Peas with Alfredo Sauce

Tortellini are stuffed pasta squares, folded and formed into rings. Fresh tortellini is plumper and more filling, and it cooks faster. This tasty vegetarian meal tops tortellini with Alfredo sauce. [more…]

Bucatini with Tomatoes, Onions, and Pancetta

This bucatini recipe is one of the most popular pasta dishes in Italy. When you mix the bucatini pasta with the vegetables and pancetta (or American-style bacon), you get an Italian dish to die for. [more…]

Sushi Rice

You might think rice is rice, but making sushi rice takes a special touch (and a lot of steps!). Because the rice is such an important part of any sushi dish, don’t forego the sushi-rice preparation. [more…]

Beef Chow Fun

The salty-sweet sauce in beef chow fun provides the perfect foil for the chewy, richly textured rice noodles. To jump-start the beef chow fun’s flavor even more, stir a little crushed red pepper into the [more…]

Cucumber and Wakame Salad

This light, refreshing cucumber and wakame salad possesses just the right amount of thin, crunchy cucumber in proportion to delightfully chewy wakame seaweed, to tease your palate into wanting more. [more…]

How to Make a Pizza Pie

Who needs pizza delivery when you can make your own pizza pie at home? Making a pizza from scratch is a simple process, and you can create your pizza just the way you like it by adding whatever toppings [more…]

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