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  • Moroccan coconut corn chowder

    Vegans and omnivores alike will love this chowder recipe. Prepare as written for a vegan option, or add chicken or fish to satisfy meat-lovers.  

  • Cream of celery soup

    Warm and creamy with a punchy celery taste, there's nothing like homemade cream of celery soup. Serve it with a big hunk of warm bread or an apple and blue cheese grilled sandwich.

  • Avocado chocolate pudding

    Avocado flesh is dense and creamy, the perfect base for smoothies, sweet drinks, and desserts. This recipe is gluten free, and can easily be transformed into a vegan lower-fat version, too.

  • Roasted garlic, caramelized onion, butternut squash, eggplant soup

    Start a cold January off with a soup made from slow-cooked, sweet, and savory ingredients. Puree roasted garlic, caramelized onion, butternut squash, and burnt eggplant together for a flavorful soup.

  • Add some crunch with savory dukkah

    Dukkah is an Middle Eastern condiment made from a mix of herbs, nuts, and spices. Think of it as savory granola. Stir it into hummus or dip, sprinkle it on bread with a bit of olive oil and bake until crispy, or use it to add a crunch to roasted veggies or a salad.

  • How to spatchcock a chicken, and a recipe for honey-roasted Cornish game hen

    Spatchcocking a chicken allows the bird to be flattened allowing the meat to cook more quickly and thoroughly. Don't be intimidated by the name, with this step-by-step guide you can easily master this kitchen skill and have your honey-glazed Cornish game hen roasting in no time.

January 26, 2015

Photos of the weekend

Firefighter Travis Theurer signals to those on shore that he’s strapped fellow firefighter Donnie Corn in to be pulled out of the water Saturday, during ice rescue training in Portland, Indiana.

More Stir It Up!
  • Oven-baked zucchini fries

    Swap mozzarella sticks for these zucchini fries. Baked instead of deep-fried, they're still coated in a crispy, crunchy layer of breading.

  • Roasted butternut squash soup with toasted pumpkin seeds

    This roasted butternut squash soup has a smooth taste and a touch of hot chili to warm up frigid winter nights.

  • Curried lentils with poached eggs

    Lentils cooked with an international mix of spices and aromatics and topped with poached eggs make a satisfying vegetarian lunch, light supper or, a robust breakfast.

  • Chicken paprika soup

    Chock full of vegetables and a little bit of creaminess from the sour cream, this hearty soup will help you greet the coldest days of winter.

  • Pizza Joes

    Make a fun, kid-friendly dinner with this Italian take on classic Sloppy Joes. Serve up your Pizza Joes with a Caesar salad for a quick crowd-pleasing meal.

  • New Year's Day: Slow-cooker collard greens

    Collard greens for New Year's Day is a Southern tradition in the hopes for a prosperous New Year.

  • Maple sage buttermilk cornbread

    The perfect cornbread – moist with a fine, consistent crumb, crispy edges, just the right amount of smoky sweetness and a hint of sage.

  • Readers' choice: Favorite recipes of 2014

    From chocolate chip cookies, to bundt cakes, to easy pasta meals, Stir It Up! readers love their comfort food. Here are the Top 10 readers' choice recipes from 2014.

  • Black-eyed peas: Hoppin' John for New Year's Day

    Hoppin’ John is a Southern dish of black-eyed peas and rice traditionally served on New Year’s Day.

  • Bacon-cheddar deviled eggs

    Ring in the New Year with deviled eggs loaded with bacon and cheese. This recipe can easily be prepped ahead of time, keeping eggs and filling refrigerated separately, and assembled at the last minute.