Desserts

How to Make a Cassata, the Most Beautiful Holiday Dessert

  The Chocolate-and-Citrus Cassata on the December cover of Food & Wine is a stunner. Is it a super-simple recipe that you can throw together on a weeknight in under 20 minutes with pantry staples? Nope, not quite. This gorgeous holiday centerpiece dessert takes a little planning, but considering that everyone who has a slice […]

Everyday Meals

How to Make Your Best Green Bean Casserole Yet

While turkey may be the star of the Thanksgiving show, green bean casserole definitely deserves praise for its strength as a side dish. The hearty classic can make almost anyone want to eat their vegetables, especially once the iconic fried onion topping is added. Green bean casserole is also one of the easiest, and cheapest, […]

Everyday Meals

Want to Make a Better Quick Bread? Try Using Muffin Batter

I love quick breads. I love making them, I love eating them, and I love giving them as gifts, because I’ve found other people love getting them almost as much. They aren’t showy like sourdough bread, or deeply traditional like challah, but I can’t imagine going too long without making one: They’re perfect for welcoming […]

Everyday Meals

Yes, You Can Make Jam from Vegetables Too

In this time of late summer produce overflow, you've probably already considered what to do with all those tomatoes, or peaches, or blueberries. If you find yourself with a lot of great produce that might otherwise go to waste, you have a few excellent options for preserving it: freezing, canning, pickling, or turning it into […]

Everyday Meals

How to Make Easy, Cheap, Perfectly Grilled Steak

Grills and steaks are a perfect match in so many wayys. You get the crusty outside char while maintaining the pink center thanks to the blistering heat on the grill. You don't need much more than that for a summer night to feel like a holiday. But steak is expensive, particularly when it comes to cuts […]

Everyday Meals

Make This the Summer You Start Making Jam

Jam is one of those kitchen things, like making bread with yeast or pie dough, that seems to be an intimidating no fly zone for even some of the most experienced cooks. It just seems hard! And maybe you'll accidentally grow something gross in there. And I don't know, isn't jam best left to the […]