Best Recipes for Winter Produce
From smoky butternut squash soup to a winter-vegetable shepherd's pie, here are superb recipes for winter produce.
The appeal of a slow-cooker is obvious: throw some ingredients into your pot in the morning and come home at night to a hot, ready-to-eat meal. How does it work?Slow-cookers employ a method known as moist heat cooking. Electric coils heat a metal insert at a low, steady temperature, and as the ingredients cook they release steam. The steam condenses on the lid and travels back down into the pot as liquid, keeping the dish moist throughout hours of cooking. What should I make?Our collection of slow cooker recipes lets you make on a weekday what would normally take an entire Sunday in the kitchen to prepare. There are classic comfort foods like Corned Beef with Cabbage, Carrots and Potatoes or Slow-Cooker Sunday Sauce with Spaghetti. How about a pot of beans? We mean an insanely creamy, flavorful, satisfying pot of beans—which is tough to perfect. The slow cooker is an easy way to avoid tough or mushy beans, so you can make that long-simmered chili or hearty chickpea stew without a Goya can in site. Of course this is modern slow cooker-ing (no bland green beans with cream of Mushroom soup here), and our collection also includes bold dishes like Berbere-spiced Ethiopian Chicken and Black Lentil Stew. Saving MoneySlow-cooker recipes are our go-to for times when we’re trying to save money. Inexpensive cuts of meat can remain tough and chewy when prepared using traditional cooking methods, but the long, slow braise in a slow cooker breaks down the connective tissues and tenderizes the meat. Choose cuts like brisket, which we use in our Slow-Cooker Spicy Brisket with Texas Caviar, or pork shoulder, which we cook until it’s fall-off-the-bone tender then pull into meaty threads. One shoulder can become a week’s worth of recipes. Try our spicy Slow-Cooker Pork Tacos or our Barbeque Pulled Pork sandwiches.—Carrie Mullins
This vibrant purple cheesecake, flecked with bits of fruit, sits in a sweet, buttery crust and gets topped with juicy, syrupy macerated currants. Folding egg whites into the batter creates a light, fluffy texture. Recipe adapted from Beyond The North Wind by Darra Goldstein.
Whether it's an easy dip as an appetizer or a simple salad or side to share at the table, every cook needs some go-to simple recipes for holiday gatherings. From a three-ingredient prime rib roast to a garlic-and-herb-crusted leg of lamb, here are some of our favorite easy holiday recipes.
If you're hosting a Halloween party, your menu should be just as scary (in a good way, of course) as the decorations. Think canapés that look like eyeballs, cupcakes topped with delicate glazed spiderweb designs, and spicy cheddar "witch fingers" with almond nails as the finishing touch. It's a holiday where you can really get creative in the kitchen—but, if you'd prefer more subtle nods to Halloween, we've got you covered with pumpkin soup and deviled eggs, too. Your guests will be impressed either way.
Our 15 Best Apple Cake Recipes
We get it—as soon as you return from apple picking, you’ll be tempted to turn your haul into gorgeous apple pies and cinnamon-spiked applesauce. But we’d also like to turn your attention to apple cakes, which are equally delicious and come in several enticing varieties. There’s an apple cider cake that’s perfect for cider doughnut fans; Lara Atkins’ apple cake with toffee crust is wonderfully indulgent, served with caramelized apples, toffee sauce, and vanilla ice cream. Read on for those recipes and more apple cakes we’ll be making this season.
Fistfuls of fresh herbs, fragrant strips of orange peel, and plenty of garlic perfume the wine-infused braising liquid penetrates this essential Corsican comfort food. The resulting jus is vibrant and richly seasoned; ladle extra over the polenta on each plate.