Food plays an important role in bringing family and loved ones together, be it for the holidays or just a regularly scheduled meal. So why not enjoy family togetherness with entertainment starring your favorite Pixar rat or eccentric cook? The reviews on the following list have largely been pulled from Monitor archives.
Spring is almost here, and in some parts of the world it's cherry blossom season. These cupcakes can be made with fresh or frozen cherries. With a creamy, dense frosting they're divine.
There's still time to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Stuff egg rolls with a chicken and veggie filling, and deep fry them for crispy treat to dip in a sweet and sour sauce.
Snickerdoodles are so much more than sugar cookies! This is a recipe you'll return to time and again. It's simple and straight-forward, with world-rocking, mind-blowing results.
A cumin and coriander spice rub adds big flavor without heat to pan-seared pork chops; this lively, vinegary, fiery (or not) giardiniera aioli is great with pork, fish, chicken, or tofu.
Avocado is the secret ingredient in this smoothie that packs in your daily greens and fruit into one glass for a meal on the go.
Don't limit salads to a side dish. Eat them as main dishes, make your own dressing, and get creative by adding a wide variety of proteins and grains.
In Chineses households it's believed that eating these sweet cookies will bring good fortune as well as sweetness in the upcoming year. Celebrate the Year of Snake with a batch of homemade pineapple tarts.
Did you know Valentine's Day is also the start of red velvet season? Make a cute and trendy dessert for your sweetheart with these sandwich cookies with heart-shaped cutouts.
Give your sweet something sweet with these dense chocolate brownies, topped with sugary chocolate-y frosting. Be sure to offer a glass of milk to wash them down!
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.
Mussels steamed in a buttery broth of shallots, garlic, tomatoes, and star anise are an easy, delicious, sustainable dinner. Use this recipe to wow your sweetheart on Valentine's Day with a home cooked meal.
Make an authentic batch of crawfish cornbread to celebrate Mardi Gras. Use frozen crawfish tail meat, Creole seasoning, jalapenos, and cheddar cheese for that Louisiana flavor.
King Cake is a brioche dough with a ribbon of brown sugar cinnamon (or praline sugar) running through it, baked in an oval shape, glazed with royal icing, and sprinkled with Mardi Gras colors.
Pancake Day, also known as Shrove Tuesday, is Feb. 12. Top these classic buttermilk pancakes with fruit and syrup of your choice for a sweet start to the day.
Day 2 of a culinary travel adventure to New Orleans included a lesson in making a four-course meal at the New Orleans Cooking Experience cooking school.
A culinary travel adventure to New Orleans included a stop at Palace Cafe, which is owned by Brennan's, the restaurant that invented the flaming dessert: bananas foster.