I don’t know about you, but even a strong cup of coffee isn’t enough to overpower these dreary, post-holiday January mornings. Thanks to the January 2021 issue of Real Simple and its feature, “Brighten Up Breakfast,” we have lots of delicious options to add some zing to your morning.
Blanche’s solution to the problem of a fried chicken craving — a crunchy-coated ‘fried’ chicken made without chicken skin or scads of frying oil.
After the holidays, I had some extra canned pumpkin in my kitchen cabinet. In just minutes, with Pepin’s help, I whipped up his Cream of Pumpkin Soup.
I don’t make stuffed shells often, but when I do my family is always happy. Leftovers are a bonus and, like much comfort food, taste even better when reheated a day or two later!
The marinade has a surprise “secret” ingredient that I haven’t used before in a balsamic marinade — Worcestershire sauce. It turned out delicious!
Featured in the December 2020 issue of Prevention magazine, ground turkey holds its own in a turkey sausage and pasta dish.
My puppy Carmenta gives two paws up for the pumpkin peanut butter dog treats recipe in The Great Big Pumpkin Cookbook, by Maggie Michalczyk.
Author Kristin Cavallari says she likes frittatas for their simplicity, taking “just a few minutes to whip up in the morning before everyone can go off to work and school feeling satisfied.”
The gorgeous book with beautiful photography encourages a connection with the outdoors and seasonal cooking.
This recipe takes a healthy spin on the Southern dish, using a seasoned coating of crushed cornflakes on the baked chicken.
These days, if certain “superfoods” might provide a feeling of calmness, I’m willing to give them a try!
I always try to have on hand sweet potatoes and eggs. Volger gave me two new ideas on ways to enjoy both.
Bake just about anything in a muffin tin, and it’s a little more special! This was the first time I baked mini shepherd’s pies in a jumbo-sized muffin tin.
I wanted to create an authentic-tasting Italian dinner without leaving our home, and I was pleased with the results. The sauce is spicy and definitely tastes homemade.
Just about anything you might be craving for breakfast or brunch can be found in Gooseberry Patch’s “Our Best Breakfast & Brunch Recipes.”
From grab-and-go breakfast muffins to waffles and pancakes and various breakfast juices, this book has it covered.
It’s not surprising that the recipe, from Liliane Jahnke of Cypress, Texas, is a “Taste of Home” Blue Ribbon Winner. The filling is creamy and full of flavor, and the biscuits are tender and flaky.
My family especially enjoys Italian dishes, so I thought I’d try author Yasmin Fahr’s recipe. She describes it as a desconstructed chicken parmigiana, without breadcrumbs.
I assumed this book was full of fancy, difficult-to-make appetizers. But still, the cover features a gorgeous tray of make-your-own Bloody Mary cocktails and a bright bouquet. I just had to take a look inside.
My family recently made a big pot of Pittsburgh Wedding Soup, tweaking the recipe a bit to use escarole, as my late father-in-law would.
In the newly revised and updated The Apple Lover’s Cookbook: The Classic Guide to Cooking and Eating Apples, Amy Traverso features apples in her Dutch Baby recipe. As Traverso explains, the Dutch Baby is egg-leavened and a sweeter version of Yorkshire pudding, similar to a popover.