Recipes

Recipes

In winter, the onion has its moments

Winter is not my time of year. As seasons go, I rank it last, in the kitchen and everywhere else. I’m cold, there’s nothing fresh to cook, and it makes a curmudgeon out of me. But increasingly, I’m realizing that winter cooking has an upside.

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A drink that’s meant to be shared

A punch bowl, for those who have yet to experience the massive cocktail, is a large bowl of alcohol, usually more than one kind, and various mixers in the form of fruit juice and/or cordials. By design, it’s meant for more than one person. And it’s a lot more fun than two flutes of Champagne or a bottle of wine.

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Enchiliada Ring makes plenty of servings

This Enchilada Ring is not only big on flavor, but low in fat and calories, too. The outside base is made with reduced-fat crescent rolls that are folded over of filling of chili-spiced chicken, olives and canned greened chilies. Don’t worry about the lengthy ingredient list, most are pantry staples. And for the cooked shredded chicken? Use rotisserie chicken.

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This simple sauce tops it all

The best way I’ve found to improve upon dinner has nothing to do with butter. It doesn’t involve a generous glug of cream, or even a few slabs of bacon. The secret recipe that has transformed so many of my meals from dull to exciting is so unassuming that you probably have it stashed in your refrigerator right now.

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Pass on the yogurt sauce? Try this one

Here’s a plan of action that works for dinner any night of the week: Melt some butter; add in some minced garlic, herbs, spices and a squirt of lemon; then pour it over whatever you have your heart set on eating. With almost no effort, you'll have a sauce that makes anything taste better.

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Is this the coolest avocado trick ever?

Jan Norris, a food-writing friend from Florida, shared a trick on Facebook for keeping ripe avocados around for up to three weeks. Norris, who was the food editor at The Palm Beach Post, now lives a lively life, writing about restaurants by day and driving for Uber by night.

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It came from the freezer - and it’s easy

Most resolutions fall into two big categories: eating better and saving money. This dish can help you do both in a way that is a luxurious treat rather than a penance. Eating more fish and vegetables ranks high on the healthful “to-do” list; here, you get both: in a savory layer of chopped artichoke hearts (mixed with sun-dried tomatoes, capers, parsley and garlic and bound with creamy ricotta and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheeses) piled high atop a gorgeous fillet of salmon.

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

A taste of Bosnian culture: Make phyllo dough from scratch (really, you can) 2:20

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

Fruitland's Sammy Eckhart Wins 4th State Wrestling Championship 1:50

Fruitland's Sammy Eckhart Wins 4th State Wrestling Championship

Leon Rice: 2:16

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