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Deluxe Corn Bread Casserole

Deluxe corn bread casserole falls somewhere between really moist corn bread and a cheesy spoonbread. The casserole starts with a box mix, so you can make this side dish in no time flat. Kids and adults [more…]

How to Roast Vegetables

Roasting vegetables is an easy way to bring out the flavor of the vegetables and is a healthy way to eat them. You can roast vegetables either alone or in combination with others. You won't need much [more…]

American Macaroni and Cheese

This recipe is a classic and simple version of good old American macaroni and cheese. You can customize this macaroni and cheese recipe by making substitutions, alterations, and additions. The ways you [more…]

Simple Side Dish: Scalloped Potatoes for a Crowd

Scalloped potatoes are standard side-dish fare, and we don't reinvent the wheel here, because the traditional dish is very tasty. However, this recipe yields enough for a crowd. [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…]

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…]

Smoked Salmon Risotto

Smoked salmon risotto is an elegant dish that captures the flavors of the salmon and wine. You can make smoked salmon risotto as a side dish for a seafood-based meal, or you can prepare it for a special [more…]

White Wine Risotto

This risotto recipe uses white wine in much greater quantities than most risotto recipes, creating a delicious flavor that complements the rice and vegetables. To keep this dish vegetarian, use the vegetable [more…]

Smoked Salmon Sushi Rice Balls

These quick-as-a-wink-to-make, four-ingredient smoked salmon sushi rice balls are 2- or 3-bite sushi. Because these rice balls use smoked salmon, you can serve them to friends who are squeamish about raw [more…]

Chinese Potstickers

Potstickers are Chinese dumplings that are steamed and then fried. The combination of steaming and pan-frying the potstickers gives the dumpling wrappers an irresistible balance between smooth and noodlelike [more…]

Harvest Vegetable Soup

This simple vegetable soup has the flavor and aroma of newly picked vegetables and herbs. You add texture to this soup with a crunchy bread and Parmesan topping. You also can add more of your favorite [more…]

Hushpuppies

Hushpuppies started as delicious cornmeal fritters called croquettes de maise. The name hushpuppy came about when an old Creole cook was frying a batch of catfish and croquettes. His hungry dogs began [more…]

Bourekas: Savory Cheese-Filled Pastries

These cheese-filled pastries are relatively easy to make — if you purchase the dough to make your feta-filled bourekas. Flaky filo dough makes the best bourekas, but you can also use puff pastry and pie [more…]

Potato Gnocchi

You can serve potato gnocchi with many of the same sauces you use on pasta, including meat sauce and pesto sauce. Potato gnocchi are made with ricotta cheese in some regions of Italy. [more…]

Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki sauce, a yogurt-based Mediterranean specialty, has a thick consistency and is intensely garlicky. Don’t make your tzatziki sauce fat-free because it will get watery after standing for a few minutes [more…]

How to Sauté

The common technique of sautéing, also called pan-frying, is nothing more than cooking food in a hot pan. You sauté with a little fat to prevent sticking. Sautéing imparts a crispy texture to foods and [more…]

Green Onion Pancakes

You can find green onion breads and pancakes throughout northern China and in North America, too. These green onion batter-based pancakes are quick and convenient to make. [more…]

Challah (Egg Bread)

Challah, or hallah, is a delicious bread with a deep brown crust and soft white crumb. Challah has become the best-loved egg bread in much of the United States. Baking challah at home is a joy because [more…]

Garden Pasta Salad with Beets and Goat Cheese

Although beets’ red color tends to run, the beets add a wonderful sweetness to this pasta salad — so what if your pasta salad is a little red? You can use whatever kind of pasta you prefer, but this recipe [more…]

Brussels Sprouts and Mushrooms with Rosemary

This combination of Brussels sprouts and fresh mushrooms with the aroma and flavor of fresh rosemary makes a delightful side dish. Brussels sprouts and mushrooms with rosemary is high on the healthy side [more…]

Sautéed Broccoli Rabe

Broccoli rabe has a slightly bitter flavor that stands up nicely to the garlic and hot red pepper flakes in this recipe. If broccoli rabe isn’t available, you can prepare broccoli, spinach, kale, Swiss [more…]

Spicy Stir-Fried Okra

Okra is technically a fruit, but that doesn’t stop people from preparing, cooking, and serving it as a vegetable. This stir-fried okra recipe includes gingerroot, which adds a spicy dimension. [more…]

Tabbouleh (Bulghur Wheat Salad)

Tabbouleh is a salad that’s usually made with bulghur wheat, tomatoes, parsley, mint, onions, lemon juice, and olive oil. To make tabbouleh, you first have to soak the bulghur in boiling water until soft [more…]

Pico de Gallo (Fresh Tomato Salsa)

Pico de gallo is an uncooked table condiment also known as salsa cruda or plain old tomato salsa. Pico de gallo is probably Mexico’s best-known salsa. With its chunks of tomato, chiles, and onion, it’s [more…]

Braised Bamboo Shoots with Bok Choy

This simple stir-fry combines classic Chinese vegetables to create a distinctive dish that sings with the flavors of the bamboo shoots and bok choy. Braising the bamboo shoots and bok choy allows the flavors [more…]

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