Moroccan Carrot Soup

Print this pagephoto by Lisa Hubbard yield Makes 4 servings active time 20 minutes total time 40 minutes Ingredients 2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter 1 cup chopped white onion 1 pound large carrots, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch dice (about 2 2/3...

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Lamb Stew with Leeks and Baby Artichokes

Print this pageLamb shoulder is meltingly tender here, and a natural partner for earthy-sweet artichokes. Ingredients 3 1/2 pounds boneless lamb shoulder meat, trimmed of excess fat, cut into 2-inch pieces 1 1/4 cups chopped fresh Italian parsley ...

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Osso Buco with Tomatoes, Olives, and Gremolata

Print this pageyield Makes 8 to 10 servings active time 45 min total time 3 3/4 hr Ingredients For stew 8 to 10 (10-oz) meaty cross-cut veal shanks (osso buco; 5 to 6 1/2 lb total), each tied with kitchen string 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 2...

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Thai-Spiced Watermelon Soup with Crabmeat

Print this pageThis light, spicy soup is delicious hot or chilled. The sautéed aromatics turn the broth a rich red-orange, more reminiscent of tomato than watermelon. See if your guests can guess the main ingredient. Active time: 1 hr Start to finish: 1 hr...

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Farmstand Gazpacho

Print this pageield Makes 8 servings Try to buy ripe tomatoes or let them ripen in a paper bag with an apple for two days. Ingredients 2 cups peeled and diced (1/4 inch) hothouse cucumber 2 cups diced (1/4 inch) red bell pepper 2 cups diced (1/4...

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Beef Stew with Potatoes and Carrots

Print this pageyield Makes 12 servings active time 1 1/4 hr total time 4 1/2 hr This full-bodied stew will bring the crowd running when you lift the lid. First, pieces of chuck are browned to develop their flavor, then they’re braised in a red-wine beef...

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Cioppino

Print this pageield Makes 6 servings active time 45 min total time 1 1/2 hr San Francisco–Style Seafood Stew Ingredients 4 large garlic cloves, minced 2 medium onions, finely chopped 1 Turkish bay leaf or 1/2 California bay leaf 1 teaspoon...

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Beef Chili with Ancho, Mole, and Cumin

Print this pageThis richly flavored chili pays homage to the Texas “bowl of red,” in which meat is the star. Molepaste, ancho chile powder, and cumin add depth of flavor. Set out bowls of beans, cheese, onions, and other garnishes so that guests...

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Chinese Hot-and-Sour Soup

Print this pageIngredients 5 ounces boneless pork loin, cut into 1/4-inch-thick strips (2/3 cup) 2 teaspoons dark soy sauce* 4 small Chinese dried black mushrooms* 12 small dried tree ear mushrooms* 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch 12...

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Onion Soup with Loads of Thyme and Giant Gruyère Crostini

Print this pageWhenever the weather begins to get cold, I begin to fantasize about that perfect bowl of French onion soup. The top is golden and crisp, the cheese has blistered and fallen and is completely melted, and gooey bits are stuck to the outer sides...

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Escarole-Stuffed Pizza

Print this pageyield Makes 4 (main course) servings active time 1 hr total time 2 hr Tender, faintly bitter escarole gives a unique, delicious earthiness to this double-crust pizza, which stands apart from its traditional saucy brethren. Ingredients 3 lb...

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Pizza with Eggs, Roasted Red Peppers, Olives and Arugula

Print this pageStart making the dough one day in advance; it needs to be refrigerated overnight. Ingredients Dough: 2 tablespoons warm water (115°F) 1/2 teaspoon active dry yeast 1 1/3 cups all purpose flour 1/3 cup whole wheat flour 1/2...

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Wild Mushroom Pizza with Caramelized Onions, Fontina, and Rosemary

Print this pageyield Makes six 8-inch pizzas Ingredients 7 tablespoons butter, divided 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon grapeseed oil 3 onions, halved lengthwise, thinly sliced crosswise (about 6 cups) 2 pounds assorted wild mushrooms (such as...

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Duck Pizza with Hoisin and Scallions

Print this pageyield Makes 8 servings Get your fix of two favorites (Chinese and pizza) in one crusty canapé—for fewer than 150 calories. Ingredients 1 duck (or chicken) breast, fat trimmed 1/2 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder 1/4 teaspoon...

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Truffled Taleggio and Mushroom Pizza

Print this pageyield Makes 4 servings active time 10 min total time 30 min Four ingredients and a few minutes are all it takes to put together this crisp, bubbly masterpiece. A quick drizzle of truffle oil adds a final flourish of decadence. Ingredients 1...

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Asparagus, Fingerling Potato, and Goat Cheese Pizza

Print this pageIt’s the possibilities in that blank crust that make pizza so much fun. Lately, we’ve been obsessed with white pizza. Brush the dough with olive oil, sprinkle with mozzarella, and then let the fun begin. Without the acidity of the...

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Shiitake and Chanterelle Pizzas with Goat Cheese

Print this pageThere’s enough dough for one more pizza, so freeze the extra. The vital wheat gluten flour is high in protein and helps create a chewy crust. It’s sold at some supermarkets and natural foods stores. Bread flour will also give great...

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Sausage, Red Onion, and Wild Mushroom Pizza

Print this pageFresh pizza dough is now available at some supermarkets; look for it in the refrigerated deli case or use thin Boboli crusts. Piave is similar to, but a bit creamier than, Parmigiano-Reggiano. Look for it at Italian markets and specialty cheese...

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Spicy Turkey Burgers

Print this pageIngredients 1 1/4 pounds lean ground turkey 1 cup mild salsa, divided 1/2 cup finely chopped shallots 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 4 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided 1 tablespoon chipotle-flavored hot sauce 1...

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Aussie Burger

Print this pageSome Australians add grilled onions to this burger—feel free to make it your own. Ingredients 1/4 cup ketchup 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1 teaspoon Asian chile paste such as sambal oelek 1 1/4 pounds ground beef chuck 4 kaiser...

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Mushroom Kasha Burgers with Chipotle Mayonnaise

Print this pageThink meatless has to mean boring? These delicious patties, made with earthy portabella mushrooms and hearty kasha, defy the bland reputation of vegetarian burgers. A fiery dollop of chipotle mayonnaise makes them even more...

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Chicken Parmesan Burgers

Print this pageIngredients 10 1/2-inch-thick slices French bread (4 inches in diameter); 8 slices toasted, 2 slices (crust removed) diced 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese 4 tablespoons minced fresh basil, divided, plus 12 large basil leaves ...

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Moroccan-Spiced Lamb Burgers with Beet, Red Onion, and Orange Salsa

Print this pageIngredients Salsa 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon honey 2 beets, boiled, peeled, cut into 1/3-inch cubes 1 large orange, peel and pith cut away, flesh cut into 1/3-inch cubes 1 cup...

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Coffee-Rubbed Cheeseburgers with Texas Barbecue Sauce

Print this pageFreshly ground coffee adds a depth to the spice rub and brings out the flavor of the meat. Be sure to keep the rub recipe handy. The spice rub would also be great on steaks and chicken. Ingredients Coffee rub: 1 tablespoon freshly ground...

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Andouille and Beef Burgers with Spicy Mayo and Caramelized Onions

Print this pageIngredients Spicy mayonnaise 3/4 cup mayonnaise 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon Cajun or Creole seasoning blend 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce Burgers 1/2 pound andouille sausage, cut into scant 1/4-inch cubes ...

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Portobello Burgers with Pesto, Provolone, and Roasted Peppers

Print this pageLater in the summer, you can use eggplant in place of the portobellos. Ingredients 1/2 cup purchased pesto 1/4 cup mayonnaise 4 sourdough, whole grain, or ciabatta rolls, split horizontally 4 portobello mushrooms, stemmed, dark...

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Grilled Turkey Burgers with Cheddar and Smoky Aioli

Print this pageA simple Moroccan-spiced aioli is mixed in with the ground turkey to keep the burgers moist and give them tons of flavor. Smoked paprika is available in the spice aisle of most supermarkets. Ingredients 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds 1/2...

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Corned Beef and Cabbage

Print this pageActive Time: 15 Minutes Total Time: 2 Hours 40 Minutes Serves 4-6 There are those who will inform you that corned beef and cabbage is an American invention, unknown in Ireland. In fact, the Irish have been preserving meat in corns (i.e.,...

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Smoky Mountain Chicken And Rice Casserole

Print this page8 to 10 servings RECIPE INGREDIENTS Vegetable cooking spray 2 cups sour cream 1 (10 3/4-ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, finely chopped 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 3 cups cooked rice 2 cups...

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Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

Print this pageActive Time: 20 Minutes Total Time: 40 Minutes Serves 4 Between the andouille sausage and the cayenne, this is one spicy dish. With plenty of rice, vegetables, and chicken in the pot, it’s also a satisfying dinner. If you can’t...

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