Shopping Tips

Stocking up on no-cook items like cheese, nuts, olives, crackers, and dips will cut down on prep time and help ensure you have enough food for any unexpected guests.

Cooking How-tos

Spices and herbs can be a cook's best friend. Don’t be afraid to add something unfamiliar to dips and sauce. They just might be the extra flavor that is needed to brighten up the dish.

More On hummus

Place all ingredients, except the olive oil and paprika (or cayenne), in a food processor and blend until smooth, adding reserved chickpea liquid as needed to achieve the consistancy you want. If more tang is wanted, add more lemon juice. The key ...