Rice pilaf, or plov, is a quintessential Central Asian dish made with lamb, long grain rice, garlic, spices, and root vegetables.
Still stuffed from the holidays, but not quite willing to give up desserts? Try this cheesecake made with Greek yogurt. Use honey and walnuts for a baklava-like topping, or top it with fresh fruit.
In your arsenal against the polar vortex add a cup of decadent hot chocolate.
'Bunny chow,' one of South Africa's signature dishes, is a traditional meat curry dish poured over white bread.
Collard greens may sound unappealing, but once you sautée them with bacon and a bit of sugar they are transformed into a delicious side dish.
Tender and flavorful, this roasted eggplant is best cooked inside a wood stove or atop coals in a fireplace, but an electric or gas oven would work, too.
This traditional Guyanese bread is hearty, the kind of bread you pull apart with your hands and pair with a big pot of spicy soup or a soulful stew.
Tilapia with white beans and kale is a weeknight-quick, one-pan meal. Capers add a briny kick.
Use a slow cooker to make this easy black-eyed pea soup with great Cajun flavor. Serve a slice of corn bread on the side.
Planning a get together to countdown to midnight on New Year's Eve? Serve up some cranberry rosemary punch and goat cheese stuffed dates.
Feeling burned out on cooking? Try this quick meal made with a few eclectic ingredients that work surprisingly well together.
Fresh herbs aren't only for summertime dishes. Use window-sill herbs, a hydroponic system, or store bought basil to create a chimichurri sauce for lamb chops.
A first experience cooking with a slow cooker results in a delicious pot roast with carrots, onions, rosemary, bay leaves, and garlic.
Bake the flavor of the season into these tasty eggnog bars.
Spice up familiar seven-layer or Hello Dolly bars with cinnamon chips and a Biscoff cookie crust.
Lemongrass confetti and pandan extract (similar to vanilla extract) infuse these simple sugar cookies with unique flavors. Decorate them with colorful sprinkles or other favorite toppings.
Red velvet and Christmas are a perfect match. Wrapped in plastic with a cute bow, or baked into mini loaf pans, this pound cake makes a great last-minute gift.
Don't be afraid of fudge! Homemade fudge with Nutella and almonds, or peanut butter, makes a great addition to the Christmas cookie plate.
Whoopie pies go seasonal, with pumpkin cookies and two different cream cheese fillings – lemon and maple syrup.
Holiday food gifts: This year you can give Christmas cookies to gluten-free or dairy-free friends. Even if you're a wheat and dairy-lover these cookies will not disappoint. See our related links for more Christmas cookies and holiday food gift ideas.