chili cornucopia: know your different types of chili
Any cook knows that an award-winning chili recipe is a secret only to be shared with those you trust — and you know have an appreciation for good chili. But what makes one type of chili so distinct from another? Below, we explain how spices, peppers and other key ingredients that distinguish common types of chili.
spring brunch recipes
Celebrate the season of new life through meals filled with fresh fruit, in-season vegetables and conviviality. Put these spring brunch recipes on the menu, and gather your friends and family to linger around the table and feast on spring's bounty! Asparagus Frittata with Thyme Thyme and paprika complement this Mediterranean take on the beloved frittata, featuring fresh asparagus, feta and sun-dried tomatoes.
Offbeat Vegetable Pairings and Dips
A colorful vegetable tray is a party food standard, but this faithful healthy staple can be woefully uncreative. These off-beat veggie and dip pairings feature some of winter's best in-season vegetables — including potatoes and fruit.
A warm pan of decadent brownies or a moist, melt-in-your-mouth cake are simple treats that show your love. Unfortunately, these beloved desserts are usually off-limits for gluten-free eaters.
Oven-Baked Root Vegetable Chips
It's okay to admit it, oily, salty, crispy-crunchy chips, (or crisps if you hale from across the pond) are delicious and addicting. But as with many indulgent pleasures, there are downsides — such as the trans fat and saturated fats used in commercial frying and the potentially carcinogenic chemical acrylamide, which forms most abundantly in starchy chips that are fried at the high temperatures employed in food factories.
Reclaim the Casserole
It's not hard to transform the common, uninspired casserole into a healthier and more satisfying culinary experience. Simply replace the processed cream-of-something soup and other mundane ingredients with wholesome alternatives to reclaim the casserole as the winter meal it was intended to be: easy-prep comfort food that warms and nourishes us.