Shrove Tuesday, or Pancake Tuesday, is celebrated around the world on the day before Ash Wednesday. Consuming pancakes is one of many 'mardi gras' (Fat Tuesday) traditions of feasting before the fasting season of Lent begins.
Set aside your fussy recipes for bain-maire hollandaise sauce. Use your blender to make this creamy delicious sauce in not time at all.
Combined with potatoes, Brussels sprouts with bacon makes an easy all-in-one veggie and starch side dish for just about any meal.
Smoothies are a fantastic way to use yogurt, especially if you can get a deal at the store with a coupon. Blended apples, vanilla yogurt, and a dash of sugar might just fool the kids into thinking they're having dessert for breakfast!
This quick and easy dairy-free smoothie is a great way to start a super-powered day.
Christmas is the season for magical sweet creations. This rich, colorful, chocolate-drenched cake is a must-have on any holiday table.
These seasonally perfect pumpkin bars pair a spicy gingersnap cookie crust with a layer of luscious baked pumpkin custard.
What's better on a chilly fall morning than pumpkin pancakes? Butter pecan syrup, and maybe even a side of bacon, turns breakfast into a special meal.
Based on a basic not-too-sweet molasses muffin, accented with a triple dose of ground, fresh, and crystallized ginger, these spicy muffins will disappear fast.
The last episode of AMC's 'Breaking Bad' may have aired, but we know the show's impact is far from over. Catch up on old episodes with a few of these dishes inspired by the characters.
A sister's trip to Hawaii inspired The Gourmand Mom to recreate Oahu's famous garlic shrimp.
Perfect for rainy summer days, apartment living, party appetizers, kids, or really any occasion, these made-in-the-oven sliders are easy way to feed a crowd.
This savory chickpea dish was part of an Indian buffet at a party, but could work nicely as a side dish. Put the finishing touch on an Indian-themed dinner with these mango yogurt smoothies, or whip them up for an afternoon snack.
At a 'Temple Run'-themed birthday party these Indian-spiced meatballs were a hit with the younger guests, and grown-ups, too. Raita is a refreshing yogurt dip, because who doesn't love to dip?
The best part about the components of this dish is that you can mix and match the pieces. Enjoy the corn and bean relish as part of this sandwich or with a bowl of tortilla chips. Enjoy the queso drizzled over a hamburger or tossed with macaroni. Even the spicy beef can be served on its own with a side of mashed potatoes.
Transform leftovers with fresh vegetables, swirl them together with a Parmesan and ricotta sauce, and serve on a bed of fresh pasta.
Craving pizza with a twist? Try this Mexican-inspired pizza with eggs bakes into it. Start with a cornmeal crust and top with beans, onions, chiles, tomatoes, eggs, and cheese.
A cheesecake swirl takes this classic carrot cake to the next level. Make this cake to serve after Easter dinner, and forget about those baskets full of candy.
Want to impress your Valentine without spending the day in the kitchen? Try these gooey, fudgey brownies that are easier than a piece of cake to make. Top them with a simple raspberry sauce for a touch of rosey red.