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Grits
Finding it can be a challenge depending on where you live. You’ll find lots of good choices in the south but diddley in some other regions. Get the best you can in a good local store or anticipate and order...
When Kathy told her friend Ginny about this cookbook and the kind of dishes we planned to include, she immediately offered up her fried rice recipe. A single mom and news editor who worked and traveled in Asia for more...
For added moisture and flavor in our turkey burger, we’ve added lightly sautéed shallots and garlic — they were mixed into the ground turkey meat. We also stuffed the patties with cheddar cheese for a rich gooey-centered burger. The combination...
Juicy, caramelized beef topped with a sweet sauce made from balsamic vinegar and cherry tomatoes is a quick, savory, and healthy summer meal.
Thai Beef Salad
The summer going into my junior year of high school, I spent six weeks traveling around Thailand. Other Asian countries offered the same sort of immersion program I was on, so I really couldn’t tell you why I chose Thailand...
Chicken-Fried Steak
Goodbye beef, hello chicken! This is good, really good. After three days of cooking flour- and crumb-coated chicken breasts in every conceivable (healthy) fashion, I pictured myself sitting in a greasy-spoon diner as I sampled the delightful results of the...
Rest assured — you’re close to a stew of tender of beef, bathed in rich, silky sauce!
Tomato Sauce
When the weather is constantly miserable during the winters in New York, I am all about being cozy and versatile in my cooking and eating. Over the weekend, I made a delicious and uber-easy tomato sauce that is the perfect...
Acorn Squash Risotto with Smoked Bacon and Fried Sage Leaves
In many ways, risotto is the perfect meal to prepare for a dinner or date-night in. It's relatively simple, requiring inexpensive ingredients; still, these humble origins are belied by its reputation for being difficult to prepare and hence pretty impressive...
This grilled cheese is a different play on a recipe an accomplished chef is most likely already familiar with. From Melt: 100 Amazing Adventures in Grilled Cheese (page 49)