Gingerbread Eggnog White Russian

Everyone’s favorite holiday drink gets boozy and a little spicy. TOTAL TIME: 0:05 LEVEL: EASY YIELD: 2 SERVES: 2 INGREDIENTS 1/2 tsp. cinnamon for rimming glasses 2 tsp. sugar for rimming glasses 4 oz. eggnog 4 oz. vodka 4 oz. Kahlua 3 tsp. 3 teaspoons molasses 1/8 tsp. ginger Whipped cream for topping Molasses drizzle…

Fireball Hot Toddies

This can cure your cold and your winter blues. LEVEL: EASY SERVES: 2 INGREDIENTS 2 c. boiling water 1/4 c. warm caramel 2 tsp. honey Juice of 1/2 lemon 1/4 c. Fireball 2 cinnamon sticks 2 star anise DIRECTIONS Bring water to a boil and dip glasses in caramel. Add honey to each glass and…

Baked Cheesy Corn Dip

INGREDIENTS 4 ears corn, kernels stripped 1 1/4 c. shredded Cheddar 1/4 c. mayonnaise 1/4 c. sour cream kosher salt Black pepper Tortilla chips, for serving DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a medium bowl, stir together corn kernels, 1 cup cheddar, mayo, and sour cream and season with salt and pepper. Transfer…

Watergate Salad

This recipe has been adapted from the Kraft original. TOTAL TIME: 1:00 PREP: 0:15 LEVEL: EASY SERVES: 8 INGREDIENTS 1 can crushed pineapple, drained (20-oz.) 1 package instant pistachio pudding mix (3.4-oz.) 1 1/3 c. mini marshmallows 1/3 c. chopped pecans, plus more to sprinkle on top 1 container cool whip DIRECTIONS In a large…

Queso

We’re cheesing out over this pepper jack dip. TOTAL TIME: 0:10 PREP: 0:10 LEVEL: EASY SERVES: 6 INGREDIENTS 1/4 c. butter 1/4 c. all-purpose flour 1/2 to 1 c. heavy cream, divided 3 c. shredded pepper jack, divided Red jalapeño, sliced, for garnish (optional) Fresh cilantro, for garnish (optional) Tortilla chips, preferably red and green,…

Mediterranean Salad with Lemon-Herb Vinaigrette

INGREDIENTS 2 whole-wheat pitas, cut into quarters 1/2 c. plus 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1/4 c. Fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish 1/4 c. fresh parsley leaves 1/4 c. fresh basil leaves Juice of 1 lemon 1 tsp. sugar kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 2 c. tomatoes, roughly chopped 2 c….

Zucchini Sushi

These little bites are super refreshing. TOTAL TIME: 0:20 PREP: 0:20 LEVEL: EASY SERVES: 2 INGREDIENTS 2 medium zucchini 4 oz. cream cheese, softened 1 tsp. sriracha 1 tsp. lime juice 1 c. lump crab meat 1/2 carrot, cut into thin matchsticks 1/2 avocado, diced 1/2 cucumber, cut into thin matchsticks 1 tsp. Toasted sesame…

Spaghetti Quiche

You’ll never go back to a pastry crust after this one.   TOTAL TIME: 1:15 PREP: 0:20 LEVEL: EASY SERVES: 6 INGREDIENTS FOR THE SPAGHETTI 1 tbsp. butter, plus more for baking dish 1 lb. spaghetti 2 c. jarred marinara 1/2 c. freshly grated Parmesan FOR THE QUICHE 6 large eggs 1/2 c. heavy cream…

Beetroot Hummus

What makes beetroot hummus an absolute favourite in parties is the bright and peppy pink colour, besides the lip-smacking flavour of course. Top it with fresh herbs for some zing. Ingredients Ingredients 2 cups of chickpeas, boiled 1 beetroot, peeled 4-5 garlic cloves ¼ cup of olive oil, plus extra for topping 1 tsp of…

Cheese And Jalapeno Stuffed Kachori IndianFood)

Ingredients 500 gm of flour 15 gm of ajwain 1/4 cup of oil Oil for frying 20 gm of salt 100 gm of cottage cheese 50 gm of Cheddar cheese 50 gm of jalapeno Method 1.Sieve flour, put oil and rub with your palm. Then add salt, Ajwain, black onion seed and mix well. Make…

Soups

FALL CAMPORALL BEAN SOUP 1 pkg dry navy beans 1 tbs olive oil 3/4 cups diced onions 1/4 cups diced carrot 1/4 cups diced celery 5 cups canned chicken broth 1/2 tsp thyme salt and pepper to taste 3 tbs lemon juice Place beans in a large pot with cold water and soak overnight. The…

Easy To Make Sandwiches

1. HOOTER SANDWICHES 8 slices turkey lunch meat 8 slices cooked ham lunch meat 8 slices Swiss cheese 16 slices rye bread 1 1/2 cup flour 1 tbs baking powder 1 1/3 cup water 1 egg, beaten oil powdered sugar Place 1 slice turkey on 8 slices of bread. Top with slice of Swiss cheese…

7 Unique Salads

1. BUTTER LETTUCE WITH WALNUT VINAIGRETTE 1 head butter-leaf lettuce 2 tbs Dijon-style mustard 3 tbs red wine vinegar 1/2 cups olive oil 1/2 cups walnut pieces 1 tbs parsley flakes salt & pepper to taste Rinse and tear lettuce leaves into bite-sized pieces. Put into gallon double zip-lock in cooler until ready to serve….

6 Quick And Easy Eggy Breakfast Recipes

1. Boiled Eggs Enjoy them warm for breakfast with fruit and toast, or eat them cold for a snack. Chop or slice hard-boiled eggs to make egg salad or to add them to other salads. You will need: Egg Water 1. Put your egg in a small saucepan. 2. Add enough cold water to cover…

One Pan Mexican Quinoa 

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 jalapeno, minced 1 cup quinoa 1 cup vegetable broth 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed 1 (14.5 oz) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes 1 cup corn kernels, frozen, canned or roasted 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon cumin Kosher salt and freshly ground black…

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken and Veggies 

Ingredients: 8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs 16 ounces baby red potatoes, halved 16 ounces baby carrots 16 ounces green beans, trimmed 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves For the sauce 1/2 cup reduced sodium soy sauce 1/2 cup honey 1/4 cup ketchup 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon dried basil 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/4…

Cajun Chicken Pasta 

Ingredients: 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1 tablespoon cajun seasoning 8 ounces penne pasta 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup heavy cream, or more, to taste 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 2 Roma…

Easy Tuna Steak Poke Bowls

Prep time:  20 mins Cook time:  15 mins Total time:  35 mins Serves: 2 LARGE BOWLS Ingredients 1 carrot, spiralized ½ cup red cabbage, chopped 2 large slices grapefruit, cut in half ½ avocado, sliced ½ cup cucumber, chopped ½ cup sprouts 4 green onions, chopped 1 cup cooked brown rice Poke 1 medium-sized tuna steak…

Spicy Shrimp Stack with Mango Salsa

Prep time:  20 mins Cook time:  20 mins Total time:  40 mins Serves: 2 STACKS Ingredients 30 shrimp 1 sheet nori (seaweed, find it in grocery stores near the take to go sushi or Asian sauces aisle) Wonton or tortilla strips Sesame seeds to garnish Bang Bang sauce ½ cup mayo 2 tsp Sriracha 2 tsp…

Tortilla Española (Spanish Potato Pie)

INGREDIENTS 2 cups of olive oil 3 large baking potatoes, peeled and sliced thinly 1 medium onion, sliced thinly 6 large eggs, beaten 1 teaspoon salt DIRECTIONS In a large skillet, heat oil on medium heat. (Make sure the oil does not get overly hot, because olive oil is a low temperature oil. Too much…

The 100-Calorie, High-Protein Chocolate Treat Your Body Is Craving

INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup almonds 5 pitted dates 15-ounce can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 teaspoons real maple syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 cup vanilla soy milk DIRECTIONS Place the almonds in a food processor and process until you have almond butter, 5 or more…

The Protein-Packed Butternut Squash Salad of Our Dreams

Given the cooler temps, salads may seem oddly out of fashion for Fall. Not so when it comes to this filling, colorful, and seasonal salad from Thistle, a meal-delivery service that I am currently obsessed with. While it’s an extra expense, I’ve been eating healthier than ever before and am trying a variety of fresh…

PIZZA WITH POTATO, BACON AND CRÈME FRAÎCHE

INGREDIENTS 1 round (about 8 ounces) pizza dough, see notes above flour for dusting 3 to 4 tablespoons crème fraîche 1 slice bacon, finely chopped and crisped in a frying pan 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme 1 red-skinned (or other) potato, thinly sliced on a mandoline olive oil for drizzling nice sea salt, such as…

How to Make Crispy French Fries in Your Oven

A note on potatoes: Russets are most often cited as the best frying potato. Unlike many potatoes, russets will release their starch (which is what causes potatoes to absorb oil) upon being soaked or rinsed. I’ve had success this summer with russets but also with a handful of others, including salem, red chieftain, and kuka…

KALE, POTATO, AND ONION FRITTATA

All hail kale: Research shows it turns on your body’s natural detoxifying enzymes to help ward off lung and stomach cancers. YIELD Makes 4 servings INGREDIENTS Vegetable oil cooking spray 1 yellow or white onion, sliced 1 pound kale, trimmed, blanched 3 minutes in boiling water, drained, squeezed and coarsely chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped…

CAULIFLOWER “MAC ‘N’ CHEESE” CASSEROLE

This gluten-free dish offers all the melty goodness of a mac ‘n’ cheese dinner, without the carb-heavy pasta. A dash of curry powder adds a gentle hint of spice that makes this a freezer dinner the whole family can get excited about. Make a double batch and freeze an extra for an emergency dinner that’s…

PERSIAN CHICKEN WITH PISTACHIOS

“I read about a khoresh in Najmieh Batmanglij’s wonderful book Food of Life: Ancient Persian and Modern Iranian Cooking and Ceremonies. It was mostly made from pistachios—one whole pound of them—with the same amount of chicken, no vegetables, and a pretty hefty swig of rosewater. This is based on that but I’ve messed around with…

FRENCH PEARL COCKTAIL

This refreshing, elegant libation is a tribute to the Beaux-Arts Neoclassical architectural movement of the late 1800s in France, an era in which sipping pastis was quite fashionable. The “pearl” refers to the visual opacity of the drink, an effect referred to as “louching,” which naturally occurs when any anise-flavored liqueur or spirit meets water. Ingredients…

GALETTE POTATOES

Ingredients 4 Idaho potatoes 6 tablespoons butter Salt to taste Freshly ground pepper to taste Method Peel and thinly slice the potatoes. Melt the butter in a heavy skillet; transfer to a small bowl. Arrange the potato slices in a rosette fashion in the skillet. Start with a large slice in the center and overlap…

SPAGHETTI ALL’AMATRICIANA

Mario Batali’s version of this traditional Roman pasta gets its flavor from guanciale (or pancetta), plus a healthy sprinkling of spicy red pepper flakes. Ingredients Kosher salt 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 4 ounces sliced guanciale or pancetta, or good American bacon, cut into 1/2-inch wide strips 1 medium red onion, halved lengthwise, ends…