Enjoy the smell of steak on the grill? Try firing up the smoker and know what it is to be the envy of all your neighbours.
The bottle of hoisin in the refrigerator has lasted through a Horse, a Sheep and a Monkey. With the Year of the Rooster upon us, we cracked it open again to jazz up some turkey balls.
If you are following a recipe for cheesy baked pasta with sausage, and replace most of the ingredients and some of the directions, what do you end up with? (Answer: Cheesy Baked Pasta with Sausage. It is that foolproof.)
In Newfoundland, you’re likely to end up kissing one cod and consuming many others. Here’s a way to get the taste of deep-fried fish and chips without the deep fryer.
First, we watched Julie and Julia. Then we binge-watched The French Chef. Finally — inspired and bit tipsy — we embarked on the glory of boeuf bourguignon.
Most of the beef in our house nowadays involves complaints about rising meat prices. Except for that day when we splurged and made bourbon-braised beef short ribs.
On the days when you want curry in a hurry, the supermarket pastes can be a lifesaver. Today’s butter chicken is a delicious cheat.
When my experiment with unstuffed cabbage rolls went terribly sideways, I called in an expert who taught me everything I need to know to do this humble recipe right.
First, you fry everything in bacon. Then slow-cook it in the oven for hours and hours and hours. That’s the start of a perfect cassoulet.
I had low expectations for cauliflower crust pizza, but it was a winner from the bottom up.
Some days, a girl just needs dinner to be easy and fast, without scratching around for unusual ingredients or combinations. Like this “Chicken in a Hurry” stir fry with chicken, asparagus and red pepper.
Ugly vegetables have always been a thing for gardeners. When our imperfect supermarket peppers got even uglier, we turned them into a Mexican fajita fiesta.
I thought I was cooking with figs. I was wrong.
With cream, butter and parmesan cheese, Chicken with Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce is a chicken dinner winner.
A 1988 campaign to help Americans reduce their fat intake had a least one impact north of the border: I am a big, big fan of these chicken breasts with their low-fat skin made of grated potato and mustard.
Making a rare appearance in the kitchen: my 1987 (according to eBay this makes it “vintage”) Rival Crock-Pot.
There was a time when spices were more valuable than gold. In the kitchen, they still are.
Overheard in the kitchen: ‘What do you mean, ‘We’re having a meatless meal?’’ Followed shortly by: ‘I’m throwing out the rest of the (expletive deleted) lentils.’
It’s Feb. 2, so we are going to pig out on these Pork Lettuce Wraps and watch Bill Murray’s Groundhog Day. Again.
I guess pandas had it right all along. Ground pork with bamboo shoots is an easy, cheap and tasty main course.
Who’s in favour of a Guinness Beef Stew with dumplings to mark St. Paddy’s Day? I believe the Irish ayes have it.
Nothing like a good scare to get heart beating faster. This Jack-O-Lentil burger comes straight from the Halloween episode of the animated sit-com Bob’s Burgers and allegedly “tastes like arm wrestling.”
In the wake of January’s miscue with dates, we give the dried, sweet fruit another shot, this time in a sweet and savoury lamb tagine.
“So, this project of yours,” Dan began. “I think a new rule should be that you don’t poison us.”
Tucking quinoa into a meatloaf is a sheer genius way to get this healthy grain onto your plate.
Dan’s sweet tooth shows up in this lovely way to prepare a stuffed pork tenderloin. It is good enough to serve as a birthday dinner. (In fact, it was mine.)
“You had me at cabbage sandwich,” said no one ever. But these sausage-cabbage stuffed barbecue buns are a very different story.
In the #tbt spirit, we’re revisiting a meal from the past. Leftovers from Sunday’s roast beef dinner are getting a new life as Shepherd’s Pie.
Hidden in the pages of a shelf of cookbooks comes this very special saffron and shrimp paella.
This steak salad is good enough to be served in a restaurant — but still leaves room in the budget for a really good bottle of red wine!
As I tried to smother a thick, sticky tahini-and-honey paste onto a cold, slippery chicken breast, I began to doubt the wisdom of today’s recipe.
The spicy homemade peanut sauce is absolutely addicting in this Thai Noodles with Chicken and Broccoli dish.
Why are noodles so fun to eat? Is it the slurping? The twirling? We gave a Thai twist to a nest of bean thread starch noodles for a salad that delivered all kinds of fun.
Enter the spaghetti squash, from the heartily unloved winter squash family. It has one-fifth of the calories, one-quarter of the carbs, double or triple the vitamin count, it is a genius carrier for sauces and it tastes like spaghetti. It really does.
Kicked-up meatballs get a taste of Turkey.
What to do when the mystery sauce was made by your husband, who can’t remember what it is? Stock up on cheese and make lasagna.