Food

Season your turkey with Cuban flavors

Season your turkey with Cuban flavors

Give thanks for a turkey seasoned with memories.  Read more...

Faster, cheaper, delicious cioppino

Faster, cheaper, delicious cioppino

Fish stew that stars a variety of seafood, gets a fast and more streamlined approach.  Read more...

Homemade Pop Tarts!

Homemade Pop Tarts!

Homemade pop tarts take the Kellogg's treat way beyond the lunchbox.  Read more...

Decoding chocolate

Decoding chocolate

Is 85 percent artisan better than 70 percent organic? These days, choosing a chocolate can be as complicated as choosing a wine or coffee.  Read more...

Getting in touch

Getting in touch

Using your hands to mix a biscuit or cookie dough, or using a knife and your hands to cut a hunk of beef, elevates cooking beyond...  Read more...

Lemon breakfast rolls

Lemon breakfast rolls

These are modeled after the classic cinnamon roll, with a buttery dough flecked with nutmeg and lemon. Oh my!  Read more...

Recipes to Savor

Chef Michael Cimarusti brings the heat to baked shellfish

Skip the raw bar: Baking shellfish

As good as raw oysters and clams are, cooked, they take on flavors worth savoring. Here are some tips for preparing and baking oysters and...

Recipe: Mushroom and ham lasagna

Mushroom and ham lasagna

2 hours, plus soaking time for the mushrooms and cooling time for the lasagna. Serves 12

The good stuff

Stuffed burgers

Before you toss the usual burgers on the grill this summer. Before you endure the usual groans from bored burger eaters among family and...

Confit: What's good for the goose is good for a lot of other foods

Roasted tomato confit

This weekend, I picked the first tomatoes of the season from our little vegetable garden out back. It felt like an eternity before the fruit...

Keep your cool with chilled soup

Corn and tomato soup

Simple chilled soups are a delightful way to serve fresh produce. They should be made ahead so there is plenty of time to properly chill.

Revisit the chopped salad with new twists

Chopped salads

Chopped salad could well be described as a buttoned-down version of a tossed salad. For while the latter can be something of a leafy anarchy...

Making it better than takeout

Shrimp with green chili

A couple of times a month, we give in to powerful shrimp cravings. Our favorite indulgence: Salt-and-pepper shrimp from a local Chinese...

Recipe: Eggs stuffed with caviar

Recipe: Eggs stuffed with caviar

Cue the Black Eyed Peas' hit "Let's Get It Started" and kickoff your holiday party with this devil of a dish. Eggs stuffed with salmon...

Grain salad? Simply grand — really

Grain salads

Confession time here: For years I avoided cooking with whole grains. There was just such a tinge of sacrifice I associated with them. They...

Summer gazpacho

Season's best

July 1 is the feast of San Juan in Spain, a celebration of summer that also traditionally marks the beginning of the gazpacho season.

Warm quinoa salad

Quinoa salad

Get your meal started with a deliciously fresh idea. Warm quinoa salad will have them coming back for seconds.

Got chips?

Got chips?

What's a party without guacamole? And good guacamole starts with a good avocado.

Recipe: Apple <i>borsellini</i>

Apple borsellini

Use up the last of the fall apples for this Italian pastry.

Almond plum tart

Almond plum tart

This dish is a go-to dessert for dinner parties or Sunday lunch. It's pretty and impressive, especially when you tell your guests that you...

The magic of pate-a-choux

Pate-a-choux

The basic dough for cream puffs can be turned into so many light-as-air inventions. And it's simple to make.

Orange-flavored shortcakes with strawberries, cream

Strawberry shortcake

Perfect for summertime, this path to dessert nirvana is sure to please.

On the Lighter Side

Crunch is king

Pan-fried fish delivers in taste

Crispy-crunchy gets our vote every time. The combo beats out all other textures (yes, even rich and creamy). Perhaps that's why we can't...

Fish dinner is flexible, benefits from citrus twist

Citrus-glazed salmon

At a recent dinner, my culinary guru/friend Jolene Worthington served guests a delicious, perfectly glazed, broiled salmon steak atop...

Add zip to crab cakes

Add zip to crab cakes

What do you do when confronted with a 1-pound can of ready-to-serve claw crab meat sitting in the refrigerator? Admittedly, it's a rare...

Stir-fry prawns

Stir-fry prawns

When time is tight, especially during the holiday, give stir-fry a try. One of my favorite stir-fry secrets is that they need only a...

Stretch it! Three meals from one chicken

Stretch it! Three meals from one chicken

A whole roasted chicken is a supermarket staple that a hungry family of four might wipe out in one dinner. But two people can stretch a 2-...

The golden rule

Leah Eskin: Captain Crunch chicken stew

Rules rule. The dietitian insists: more fiber, less sugar. The food pyramid instructs: more fruit, less butter. Michael Pollan decrees: more...

The joys of Mexican vegetarian dishes

The joys of Mexican vegetarian dishes

My Mexican grandfather used to say that salads were for rabbits. My Mexican father thinks a good steak cures any stomach ailment. And a...

Chopped salad

Chopped salad

This rich ranch-style dressing takes no prisoners when it comes to garlic flavor. Paired with a colorful chopped salad, it makes for a...

Couscous salad

Couscous salad

Vary a couscous salad with chickpeas using any fresh vegetables you like.

Broccoli and roasted garlic soup

Broccoli and roasted garlic soup

Broccoli and roasted garlic soup

Recipe: Fresh tomato soup

Recipe: Fresh tomato soup

Total time: 55 minutes

Good focaccia

Good focaccia

We've all been there. You're in a foreign country, or a favorite restaurant here in town, eating something that you just love and wondering,...

Quick Dish

Quick Dish

Panini, those perfectly grilled Italian sandwiches, make a great simple supper. And you don't need a panini press to make them.

A rustic loaf

A rustic loaf

I grew up in Ireland, and we ate Irish soda bread every day with breakfast, lunch and dinner. Here is a recipe that my family inherited...

Recipe: Currant scones from La Provence in Beverly Hills

Recipe: Currant scones from La Provence in Beverly Hills

Dear SOS: I discovered the best currant scones at La Provence in Beverly Hills...