This bright green soup has so many of the elements that I love to have in a dish. It has contrasting flavors—the sweetness of the peas and the heat of the chiles—and contrasting textures with the crispy Serrano ham floating…Read more

You may use traditional semolina couscous or whole-wheat for this recipe. Make these on a warm summer day, sit on the patio, and taste the flavors of the Mediterranean. Serve with your favorite marinara sauce over sautéed greens.  Servings: 6…Read more

STAFF FAVE  QUICK TEXAS CHILI  Time Saved: 1 hr. 35 min.  The Flavor Shortcut  Instant umami boosters like Worcestershire sauce and tomato paste build savory depth in minutes. Flank steak cooks quickly yet has the beefiness of tougher cuts like…Read Article

I started making these easy pizza cups for my first grandkid when she was four years old. That’s 25 years ago. Now eight more grandkids and I am still making them! It’s a quick treat they all like.  3/4 lb.…Read more

Although angel food cake probably derives from an English recipe, we think of it as a purely American classic, like strawberry shortcake. This recipe for the most ethereal and lightest cake of all contains no lemon juice and no lemon…Read more

Very chic and sophisticated, and almost effortless. The combination of vanilla ice cream and sauce alone is spectacular; the berries or figs are extra nice. And I love the olive oil. If your crowd is adventurous, pass a cruet and…Read more

This sandwich was a special on the menu at Emeril’s in New Orleans. I love it so much that I just had to share it. It may seem like a lot of work, but trust me, it’s worth it. The…Read more

Who doesn't love a good crab dip? Serve this restaurant copycat with tortilla chips, slices of bread, or crackers.  INGREDIENTS | SERVES 4  1 (5-ounce) can drained crab meat 1 (8-ounce) package softened cream cheese 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream…Read more

Not wanting to impose on Bob any longer, I moved to the Kyoto English Guesthouse in mid-November. This hostel of sorts lay in the northern region of Kita-ku, bordered by several small mountains that received their first dusting of snow…Read more