Scattered Clouds86° FULL FORECASTScattered Clouds86° FULL FORECAST
Make us your home page
Instagram

Cooking

New #CookClub recipe: Olive Oil Zucchini Muffins

These muffins are a great way to use up zucchini, which is bountiful this time of year.

  1. Summer squash: What it is, how to cook it, 10 recipe ideas

    Cooking

    There's no escaping summer squash.

    Move well beyond simple sauteed vegetables with Zucchini Oven Chips.
  2. #CookClub: Join us Mondays for our new Lunchtime Chats

    Cooking

    We're shaking things up again with our online food chats. Instead of nightly Twitter talks on Thursdays, we're moving to a lunchtime chat experience that will be held directly on the Tampa Bay Times' website, tampabay.com.

  3. Send us your treasured holiday dessert recipes

    Cooking

    It's that most wonderful time of the year again — time for us to ask you to send in your most treasured holiday recipes.

    Babka
  4. #CookClub recipe: Olive Oil Zucchini Muffins (with how-to video)

    Cooking

    Because these aren't too sweet, they're the perfect vessel for a fruit jam. These muffins also freeze really well.

  5. In Our Kitchen: recipe for Roasted Cherry and Coconut Pops

    Cooking

    Cherries are my main squeeze right now when it comes to fruit. Sorry, berries. Sorry, apricots. Plums, it'll be you soon. But for now, I'm craving cherries so much that I'm willing to stain my fingertips red as I pit more than a pound of them in the name of popsicles.

    Once you’ve gotten past the pitting, it’s a breeze to make Roasted Cherry and Coconut Pops, the perfect recipe for summer refreshment.
  6. Cook Hack: Freeze leftover herbs into flavorful cubes

    Cooking

    Freeze leftover herbs into cubes: Sometimes I wish supermarkets would sell herbs by the sprig. That way I could pluck off the handful of basil I need for that night's dinner instead of buying a large package that inevitably goes bad in my fridge. Some herbs freeze rather well, though, so they need not go to …

  7. For National Lasagna Day, here are some lasagna recipes

    Cooking

    Today is a day for celebration, for bubbling cheese and tangy tomatoes, for thick noodles and meat sauce. Today is National Lasagna Day.

    Brussels Sprouts and Mushroom Lasagna  is a vegetarian dish that can also be served as a side with a meat dish.
  8. Five ideas for avocado: Popsicles, toast, baked eggs

    Cooking

    Rich and creamy, healthy and hearty — I always have an avocado sitting on my counter to use in any number of dishes. Avocados are full of healthy fats and fiber, making them an essential part of a vegetarian diet plus a good source of vitamin C and folate for everyone. Because of its unique texture, …

    Avocado split open.
  9. Cook Hack: How to keep avocados green

    Cooking

    How to keep avocados green: There's nothing wrong with a bit of brown on the fleshy part of a halved avocado (just scoop that browned part off!), but we have a trick for keeping them on the green side as long as possible. Right after you cut whichever half (or third or fourth) of the avocado you're not going to …

  10. Build a heartier summer salad with bases other than lettuce

    Cooking

    Summer is the season for salads. But a hearty, filling bowl can be hard to find when the primary bed is romaine or iceberg lettuce. In-vogue greens like kale and arugula are better at satiating, but we often find ourselves getting more excited about what's on top of the salad than what's underneath. So let's forget the …

    , mozarella, toasted walnuts, and a bit of arugula and basil. [Photo by Gabrielle Yablonski]