Thursday, December 14, 2017

Cooking

Five ideas for slow cooker meals, from curries to cake

Five ideas for slow cooker meals, from curries to cake

Listen up. I know you and the slow cooker may have a tortured relationship. You chop, you season, you set the timer, hoping that a sultry, bubbling dish will greet you in 4 to 8 hours. What really happens is often more dry, more bland, more meh than ...
Published: 12/05/17
Updated: 12/06/17
From the food editor: A weeknight dinner pork chop recipe perfect for this time of year

From the food editor: A weeknight dinner pork chop recipe perfect for this time of year

It was one of those divine cooking evenings. I didn’t have a plan for dinner, but I did miraculously have a number of ingredients on hand that work really well together: pork chops, sweet potatoes, apple cider leftover from a Thanksgiving gathering, ...
Published: 12/05/17
We tried pickle-flavored candy canes (w/video)

We tried pickle-flavored candy canes (w/video)

It is a bright December morning, and I am trying pickle-flavored candy canes. I eye the ingredients: sugar, corn syrup, water, citric acid, artificial dill flavor, FD&C Yellow, FD&C Blue 1. All very upstanding. All very appropriate for a classic holi...
Published: 12/04/17
Updated: 12/07/17
Trouble with picky eaters at home? Here’s the solution

Trouble with picky eaters at home? Here’s the solution

The way to stop fighting about picky eating is to stop fighting. And a good way around that is the "participatory meal," where everyone makes their own combination of a noodle bowl or pizza or sandwich. Researchers think one of the reasons kids gravi...
Updated one month ago
Bake these skillet cookies for the holidays

Bake these skillet cookies for the holidays

Cookies are pretty perfect as they are, except when the only thing wrong with them is that there are so many.Of course, one of the best things about cookies is that they are individually sized treats that we don’t have to share or refrigerate or eat ...
Updated one month ago
Lentil and Macaroni Soup With Swiss Chard is ideal comfort food

Lentil and Macaroni Soup With Swiss Chard is ideal comfort food

By Ellie Kriegero the Washington Post Some dishes are tagged as comfort foods because of the emotional connections we have with them; they conjure memories of good times, feelings of being nurtured or being carefree. But there is a physical aspect to...
Updated one month ago
From the food editor: Arugula, Carrot and Chickpea Salad, something light between the holidays

From the food editor: Arugula, Carrot and Chickpea Salad, something light between the holidays

Oh, boy. We need a break. Well, I need a break. Do you need a break? Let’s take a break.I am talking about salad. November flew by in a haze of butter and sage, and now we are left trying to fit into our jeans before another round of holiday gluttony...
Updated one month ago
Cookbook review: A family’s famed Peasant Bread inspires ‘Bread Toast Crumbs’

Cookbook review: A family’s famed Peasant Bread inspires ‘Bread Toast Crumbs’

Growing up, bread was a mainstay at every meal for Alexandra Stafford. Her mother’s famed Peasant Bread — the one dinner party guests always requested the recipe for — showed up as a cinnamon sugar-dusted breakfast toast or spiked w...
Updated one month ago
Five ideas for easy Thanksgiving appetizers

Five ideas for easy Thanksgiving appetizers

Thanksgiving can put a heavy burden on the host. We’ve assembled five appetizers that are quick and easy to prep. Some, like our risotto balls and goat-cheese figs, cater to vegetarian diets, so you can be sure to please all your guests. Even i...
Updated one month ago
Five ideas for cooking with fresh cranberries

Five ideas for cooking with fresh cranberries

Cranberry sauce has long been a fixture on the holiday table. According to the Chicago Tribune, Ocean Spray, the popular producer of cranberry sauce, cans about 70 million tins of the stuff a year, 85 percent of which gets sold between Thanksgiving a...
Updated one month ago