Recipes

Recipes

Feed out-of-town guests a baked frittata

Whether served for breakfast, carried to the office for nibbling at one’s desk, carted to the beach for al fresco sustenance, or used as the basis for an ad-lib dinner, a frittata is an abidingly easy, satisfying choice. Good eggs and a few tasty additions are all you need.

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Holiday flavors, bright and early

These waffles are a smile-inducing way to get you back in gear the morning(s) after your holiday feast, and to use up leftover pumpkin puree and cranberries while you’re at it. But more than that, they have so much holiday spirit - bejeweled with cranberries and fragrant with homey pumpkin spices - and they are so easy to make, you’ll want to enjoy them throughout the holiday season.

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Flavor up cheese crisps with thyme

Add some crunch at your holiday get-together with this Italian appetizer, called frico and adapted from “Barefoot Contessa Foolproof,” by Ina Garten (Clarkson Potter, 2012). The recipe can easily be doubled or tripled.

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Pumpkin seeds: Nutrition packed and versatile

I first encountered pumpkin seeds the same way a lot of American children do — in slimy fistfuls pulled from Halloween pumpkins. Of course, I immediately discarded the seeds, along with the stringy pulp, as I moved on to the more important, and more fun, knife-wielding part of the job.

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Pour hard cider for dinner, in a glass and into the stew pot

Braising browned lamb or pork shoulder in cider renders the meat tender with just a touch of sweetness. I add crisp apples, such as Honeycrisp, Granny Smith and Braeburns here, sweet red peppers and aromatic rosemary plus white beans for a creamy texture. After a couple of hours in the oven, the combination yields a creamy, golden-hued fall stew.

Videos

How to slice an onion without crying, and other kitchen knife skills

Harold Arimoto of MAC Knives offers pointers for improving your knife skills - how to cleanly slice a tomato, peel a cucumber and cut an onion without crying.
Blair Anthony Robertson The Sacramento Bee
How to slice an onion without crying, and other kitchen knife skills 6:57

How to slice an onion without crying, and other kitchen knife skills

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A taste of Bosnian culture: Make phyllo dough from scratch (really, you can)

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