Comfort food. There’s a reason why it’s called that. We think of our favorite dishes from childhood, celebrations, holidays, feasts. Our mouths and noses water at the smell of apples and pastry stiffening in the oven, bean soup simmering on the stove, juicy chicken frying in a pan.
I know there is no substitute for real, deep-fried chicken. But if you’re in a healthy, guilty, or conscientious-parent mood and you want to save time and the hot, oily mess, try this.
It is that time of year when families start thinking about the Easter ritual of dying Easter Eggs. It is a fun tradition, and the eggs can easily be eaten as a snack, breakfast, or added to salad if handled properly pre and post coloring.
The salmon fillets are baked with both olive oil and pomegranate molasses. Once it emerges from the oven, a lemon-maple sauce is drizzled over top.
I never met a bean I didn’t like. I am a bean lover, a “mangiafagioli,” or bean-eater, the Italian nickname for people from Tuscany. Whether Boston-baked, refried, brothy, stewed, or my favorite--cooked and mixed with rice--the humble bean is a complete and perfect food. Protein-rich, nutritious, inexpensive, and stomach-satisfying, beans speak a universal message of home and where they grow.
By Chef Marie Servings: 4 Units: US | Metric Total Time:40 minutes Prep Time: 20 mins Cook Time: 20 mins Nutritional facts Serving Size: 1 (255 g) Servings Per Recipe: 4 Amount Per Serving % Daily Value Calories 378.4 Ingredients 4 tablespoons butter 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves 4 shallots, chopped fine 1/2 lb mushroom, […]
Here’s one more recipe for using up leftover turkey that I guarantee will not taste left over. It’s a famous pasta dish with mushrooms called Turkey Tetrazzini that is so good and easy ...
There are so many different flavors and combination you can make with shrimp. They cook very fast and are also a tasty low calorie protein. Hope you enjoy this meal and share it with others.
What is the language you cry in? Can a song of lamentation reconnect us to our roots and bring us redemption? Renew our memory across time, distance, and exile? The Psalms are not just songs of praise and celebration. They are full of lamentations that speak of real sorrows. They often take the form of a cry that God answers in another Psalm. Take for example Psalm 22:2: “O my God, I cry in the day-time but thou dost not answer, in the night I cry but get no respite.” The cry is answered in Psalm 106:44: “And yet when he heard them wail and cry aloud, he looked with pity on their distress.”
I just returned from England, which still celebrates an afternoon ritual: tea, specifically, cream tea, or tea and scones. A scone is similar in texture to a baking powder biscuit but sweeter, more dense, thick, and tender. It is a deceptively simple quick bread. Deceptive, because how carefully you handle the dough will decide whether the scone is moistly tender or tough and dry.
I love entertaining and making complex dishes involving many steps. Now most people are not like me. They cook less for pleasure than necessity. They’re busy and barely have the time or the desire for entertaining or complicated meals involving many steps and ingredients. But what they don’t know is that cooking is 80 percent logistics and 20 percent skill. The French call this preparation ahead of time mise en place. You assemble all the ingredients and utensils, including the serving dishes, and do all of the cleaning, chopping, grating, and straining before you actually begin to cook. Logistics: It’s the secret that takes the hassle and fear out of cooking.
Salad: a great dish in summer when you don’t feel like cooking or heating up the kitchen. Even better, a salad hearty enough to be a complete meal, like this month’s Deli Salad, which uses deli meats and cheese.
What do you serve a guest that’s refreshing in the heat of summer? Something cold to drink, you say—like lemonade? It all depends on custom. Hot tea from the British regardless of the season; hot, sweet tea from Mideasterners or Africans; bread and salt from Russians. But why offer anything to drink or eat? What does it mean? The meaning is the difference between the actual thing offered and what it stands for. What is offered is a symbol of satisfying another’s hunger and thirst, of being solicitous of their basic needs.
Yes, you can have perfection.
You say you haven’t gotten around to trying a MannaEXPRESS recipe yet? Well, let this be the month—for perfection. If I could summarize all the glory of summer in one sublime dish, it would be Summer Pasta. Easy, fresh, delicious, and doesn’t even heat up the kitchen. It uses everyone’s favorite summer ingredients: juicy red ripe tomatoes, fresh basil, mozzarella cheese, garlic, and olive oil. Have I whetted your taste buds yet?
Dessert: sweet, delicious, immoderate, celebratory. Can you imagine a birthday, wedding, church supper, or special occasion without it? Then why not try a dessert that is totally over the top. It is my German grandmother’s Blitz Torte, a sublime confection of meringue, cake, custard filling, and almonds that is as delectable as it is beautiful. Are you sufficiently tempted?