Restaurants that are sure to warm the body and soulGreat Restaurant FireplacesNow that the weather is starting to cool off and sweater season is just around the corner, it& 39;s time to steer clear of the best restaurants for dining alfresco, and look instead towards those eateries that offer a warmer experience.
Category Traditional recipes
Simple cherry and pear tomato Greek salad with cucumbers, feta cheese, shallots, mint, and oregano.Photography Credit:Elise BauerEven though I grow cherry tomatoes, they rarely make it into a salad.The culprit?My own greedy hands! The hands that pick them when I’m out in the garden and pop them in my mouth like candy.
A great chicken curry salad recipe for potlucks or picnics. Mayo optional.Photography Credit:Elise BauerChicken curry salad is one of my favorite salads to make because it’s so easy to put together.When I was in college, a friend of mine gave me a box of assorted curry powder blends. I think I went through the whole box making this salad over the years since.
This Chicken Noodle Casserole is sure to hit the spot, especially if you’re looking to feed a family, satisfy that comfort food craving, or have leftovers to last the week. It’s from scratch and 100 percent delicious.Photography Credit:Sally VargasMade with chicken cooked in broth, celery, onions, and chopped pimentos from a jar, this creamy Chicken Noodle Casserole completely trumps the tuna version my mother fed me as a child.
Chicken Freezer Burritos are your answer to a quick, family-friendly weeknight meal! They& 39;re easy to make and delicious (when reheated correctly!). Here& 39;s everything you need to know about how to make freezer burritos you& 39;ll actually want to eat!Photography Credit:Nick EvansThere’s the dream of freezer burritos, and then there is the reality of freezer burritos.
Give your turkey leftovers a gentle smokey kick with a turkey salad seasoned with chipotle powder and jalapeños.Photography Credit:Elise BauerI don’t know about you, but our family typically roasts a turkey that provides at least twice as much meat, if not more, as we actually need for our Thanksgiving meal, leaving us with many meals to plan using turkey leftovers.
Serve your turkey leftovers with a Mexican flair. Turkey pozole hominy soup seasoned with smokey chipotle chiles.Photography Credit:Elise BauerEvery Thanksgiving, after our grand roast turkey dinner, we fill up a huge stock pot with the turkey carcass and water, and make several quarts of turkey stock for soup.
The baking temperature is lower than one would usually use for baking a cake—275°F.Method1 Preheat oven, prep bundt pan: Preheat oven to 275°F. Grease inside of a 2-quart bunt pan with a thin layer of butter. Sprinkle cocoa over the butter. Set aside.2 Melt chocolate butter, coffee, bourbon, salt: Place a metal bowl over a saucepan filled with an inch or two of water, make sure that the water is not touching the bottom of the metal bowl.
These pancakes get special treatment with chocolate chips and a homemade raspberry syrup! Make them as a surprise for someone you love.Photography Credit:Cindy RaheFeatured in 11 Recipes to Make with Freezer IngredientsWeekend breakfasts are a big deal around our house. We don’t get too crazy or complicated, but we do like to slow down and hang out in our pajamas a little longer than usual—especially around a stack of pancakes.
This chocolate pavlova topped with whipped cream and raspberries is a show-stopper, for sure. It also happens to be easy to make! If you can make meringue, you can make this.Photography Credit:Sally VargasFeatured in 13 Romantic Recipes for a Date Night InDo you love show-stopping desserts? What about show-stopping desserts that are easy to make?
If Thin Mints were cupcakes, they would be these! Dark chocolate, minty, cakey cupcakes.Photography Credit:Elise BauerIn the chocolate cupcake battle between fresh spearmint and bottled peppermint extract, so far the peppermint mint extract is winning.“It’s sort of like a thin mint, reincarnated as a cupcake,” I declared to Garrett, about the peppermint extract version, frustrated that my spearmint experiments weren’t working as well.
1 Chop the almonds: Place the slivered almonds in a food processor. Pulse until the almonds are broken down into smaller bits, about 1/4 inch in size. They should be the size of the chopped nuts you would sprinkle over an ice cream sundae.If you don’t have a food processor, you can chop the nuts by hand or place them in a ziplock bag and crush them with a wooden rolling pin until they are the right size.
Outside of Cincinnati, Cincinnati-style chili is known as “that weird cinnamon chili on spaghetti.” But around Cincinnati, it’s a way of life.There are well over 200 joints, called chili parlors, serving the stuff. Its legitimacy as chili is not up for debate. If chili can be green or white, why can’t it have cinnamon and allspice and be served over spaghetti?
Today, as I write this, marks the 150th anniversary of the beginning of America’s Civil War, with the bombardment of Fort Sumter .I recently took my 13-year old nephew to visit our nation’s capitol, including visiting Robert E. Lee’s house at Arlington National Cemetery, and a day wandering the battlefield at Gettysburg.
Chocolate zucchini bread that& 39;s rich, moist, and with a tender crumb. Made with cocoa powder for extra chocolate intensity.Photography Credit:Elise BauerAfter last year’s debacle, the year in which we planted 2 zucchini plants and 2 patty pans (to provide for three people), this year we thought we would approach the garden more intelligently, and plant only one zucchini and one patty pan.
Chocolate Covered Strawberries at home? Yes, please! This sweet treat is quite simple to make: just melt chocolate and dip. We have lots of tips to make sure your chocolate covered strawberries look just like store-bought.Photography Credit:Elise BauerFeatured in 13 Romantic Recipes for a Date Night InA classic little treat perfect for a date or as a gift, chocolate covered strawberries are a defined part of romance in America.
1 Preheat oven to 450F. Position a baking rack in the center of the oven.2 Prepare the baking sheet: Spray a 13 x 17-inch rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray, line bottom with parchment paper, then spray again and dust with cocoa powder, tapping out any excess. Set aside.3 Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, and salt for the cake.
Guinness Chocolate Cake - rich, moist, chocolate cake spiked with stout beer. Patrick& 39;s day party.Photography Credit:Elise BauerGet in the mood for St. Patrick’s Day with this rich, chocolatey, moist, out-of-this-world chocolate guinness cake, adapted from Nigella Lawson by Our Site contributor Garrett McCord.
A long-simmered one-pot meal of corned beef cooked to perfection and served with tender cabbage, potatoes, and carrots would please any Irish-American on St. Patrick’s Day. Add some mustard or a creamy horseradish sauce, and you have a true celebration. (Step back from the green beer, people!)WHAT IS CORNED BEEF?
Chicken breasts or thighs, smothered in chipotle salsa, topped with Monterey jack cheese, and baked.Photography Credit:Elise BauerDear restaurant chain by the same name, thank you for making chipotle a household word!(And for helping to teach people how to say it correctly—”chee POAT leh”.)I love cooking with chipotles—smoked, dried, red jalapeños—especially those packed in adobo sauce.
Easy baked acorn squash recipe, perfect for the fall. Squash is cut in half, insides scooped out, then baked with a little butter, brown sugar, and maple syrup.Photography Credit:Elise BauerHow To Cook Acorn SquashAlways a favorite at our Thanksgiving table is baked acorn squash. They’re so easy! The hardest part is cutting the squash in half—you need a sharp sturdy knife and a strong, steady hand.