Registered Dietitian Mary LaRock flavored these phyllo
rolls with orange and dark chocolate for a winning cookie that
will be a lovely addition to any holiday cookie platter.
This easy recipe makes a delicious dip for warm wedges of pita bread or a great sauce for vegetables.
Sliders are very popular right now and this version made with ground turkey and baked rather than fried is not only good, but good for you. My kids ate these like there was no tomorrow and even the pickiest of them finished his plate without a complaint. Served with baked Parmesan fries this was the perfect 'fast food' meal and the cost per slider is about 45 cents -- that's good, too.
Reminiscent of Pepper Steak, these egg rolls aren't difficult to do and are packed with flavor. Use whatever color pepper strikes your fancy and watch the family devour them.
Even though the "cru" in crudités means raw, in France (where they pronounce it croo-di-tay), many dipping vegetables benefit from a bit of cooking. Although there's fish sauce in the dip, you can leave it out, though then you will be missing what our friend Pengyew calls "a little something funky." Nobody will notice it, I swear. So, here's a way to start the meal on a lovely, light note; a way to be sure that you won't be stuffed before you even begin; a way to get a few veggies into your kids nice and early, while they're hungrily milling around; and a way to forget about serving salad with dinner because you're going to forget about serving it anyways.
White cheddar cheese flavors these easy-to-make crackers. Served with the right dip, they're just the thing for a 4th of July party. Check out this easy recipe.
While pumpkin pie deserves respect as a Thanksgiving icon,
its fun to shake up tradition. Surprise your family and
friends with a frozen pie this yearit just might become one
of their holiday favorites.
Dipping can be a great way to introduce your kids to a food they are suspicious of. Partly it's because everything tastes good on a chip, and partly it's because dips are usually seductively salty and tangy and flavorful. This beet dip is stunningly beautiful and so rich and tangy and wonderful that I will eat and eat it until it is gone. The sherry vinegar is my favorite vinegar to liven up the flavor of anything with roots or nuts, and the beet dip has both; the vinegar is earthy and nutty itself -- just lovely -- and a little goes a long way.
Check out Catherine Newman's excellent recipe for barbecued babyback ribs and a heavenly sauce adapted from a Tyler Florence recipe. Get the whole recipe here.
The deviled egg is a mainstay at picnics or holiday get-togethers, and can be dressed up or down to fit almost any budget. Get Anne Coleman's classic recipe, here.