January 22, 2013 |
Eggs for dinner? You bet! Sometimes there's nothing more comforting than a plate of eggs Benedict -- poached eggs nestled on top of Canadian bacon on a toasted muffin half and doused with rich Hollandaise. Pair it with a nice glass of wine, and it's a perfect way to end the day. Cheers! For more quick-fix dinner ideas, check out our video recipe gallery here . Food editor Russ Parsons and Test Kitchen manager Noelle Carter show you how to fix a dozen dishes in an hour or less.
December 23, 2012 |
In our latest Saturday section, Times Food staff shared our favorite Christmas dinner traditions . I wrote about pecan pie , describing the dessert that has become a tradition shared with my in-laws. As of this writing, I've already heard from a number of readers wanting to know more about the pie and where they can find the recipe. Thanks so much for all of your emails! I've written up the recipe and you can find it below. Merry Christmas! ALSO: Apples 101...
December 22, 2012 |
"Where's the pie?" my grandmother-in-law would ask behind the screen door. She was a little woman, close to 90 when we first met, feisty and hunched over with age and needing a walker. She'd ask the same thing every time I showed up on her front porch - the extent of her greeting - rather severe as she squinted and looked me over. She wouldn't open the door until I produced the pecan pie. I couldn't tell whether she was serious or simply having a private joke at my expense. But it was the same every time.
December 7, 2012 |
Fragrant, yeasty holiday panettone -- studded with colorful bits of dried and candied fruit -- is festive just to look at and sweetly satisfying to eat. RECIPES: 25 homemade holiday gift ideas! Classic panettone is just one way to get crafty this holiday season with homemade gifts from the kitchen. We've compiled 25 great ideas, ranging from quick and simple gifts (perfect if you're working with kids) to more intricate projects that call for a little extra time and patience.
November 14, 2012 |
Quick baking trick: To give your eggs more volume when baking, bring them to room temperature before adding them to a recipe. The eggs will beat more quickly and easily in a batter, and taking the chill off whites before whipping will give you a loftier meringue. To warm eggs: Set the eggs out on the counter to temper, or place them in a bowl covered with very warm water until the eggs lose their chill. If the eggs are already cracked, place them in a bowl over a larger bowl of hot water, stirring until warmed through.
August 14, 2012 |
Just as you were ready to tuck into a nice three-egg omelet again, comforted by the reassuring news that eggs are not so bad for you, here comes a study warning that for those over 40, the number of egg yolks consumed per week accelerates the thickening of arteries almost as severely as does cigarette smoking. Server, can you make that an egg-white omelet instead, please? The study, published Tuesday in the journal Atherosclerosis , measured the carotid wall thickness -- a key indicator of heart disease risk -- of 1,231 patients referred to a vascular prevention clinic, and asked each to detail a wide range of their health habits, from smoking and exercise to their consumption of egg yolks.