Lamb Meatballs With Preserved Lemon

[Editor's Note: Lamb meatballs are a great variation on their beef or pork brethren—they have a lovely flavor and are very versatile. They can be served on their own or wrapped in pita or lavash for a hearty sandwich. This version features a zing from preserved lemon, which is one of my favorite flavor accents. --Genie] ...more
DELICIOUS. And very Moroccan.more

Delicious Side Dishes: Cheesy Brussels Sprouts Gratin

[Editor's Note: Brussels Sprouts often make an appearance at my holiday table, usually roasted, and often tossed with crumbled bacon. But this recipe, which uses this seasonal vegetable in a rich and creamy preparation, is awfully tempting. It's a whole new spin on sprouts. --Genie] ...more

Cheetos-Topped Jalapeño-Bacon Mac & Cheese

[Editor's Note: I've been known to use a lot of crunchy toppings on my homemade macaroni and cheese recipe: Triscuits are my favorite, but I've also used tortilla chips, panko and generic cheese balls. But I'll admit, it has never occurred to use Cheetos...and as a fan of that particular snack food, I have to admit that sounds pretty brilliant! --Genie] ...more
@sweetsarah Heh. Right?!?more

Easy Scallion-Cheddar Drop Biscuits

[Editor's Note: When planning for the holidays, it's great to have a few recipes in the bank that come together quickly but still pack a flavor punch. These drop biscuits are perfect for a holiday bread basket: they have good flavor, but mix up and bake up fast—get them ready to go and bake them while the turkey's resting so they're piping hot for your Thanksgiving table! --Genie] ...more

S’more Brownies with Marshmallow Meringue

[Editor's Note: It might be too cold in most parts of the country already to go on a family camping trip, but that doesn't mean you have to forgo all the flavors of such an event all winter long. These s'more brownies recreate the wonderful flavor of this favorite 'round-the-campfire event right from your oven! --Genie] ...more
How is it possible to have so many yummy words in one title?more

Foolproof Baked Salmon in Parchment Paper

[Editor's Note: If you've ever been concerned about cooking fish correctly, then I recommend you give this recipe a try. It's one of the fastest and most foolproof ways to cook fish, because the parchment paper (or foil, if you don't have parchment paper on hand) traps in the juices, keeping the fish moist throughout the cooking process. It's delicious, easy, and a breeze to clean up! --Genie] ...more
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Make Big Mac-Style Burgers At Home

[Editor's Note: Love fast food hamburgers, but also love staying out of the drive-through line? This recipe might just be what you're looking for. It delivers chain restaurant taste with all the benefits of home cooking. --Genie] ...more

Pumpkin Muffins with Streusel Topping

[Editor's Note: Holiday food is notoriously high in calories, so it's great to have a recipe in the bank that offers seasonal flavor with a little better bang for your caloric buck. These muffins fit the bill—they'd be great for a Thanksgiving morning breakfast, or for another time in the holiday season when you're looking for something deliciously pumpkin-flavored but easier on the waistline. --Genie] ...more
That sounds goood, perfect for listening to Arlo.more

A Spicy Tahini Twist On Kale Chips

[Editor's Note: Lots of food bloggers have written about kale chips, and I understand why: They're a terrific, tasty snack with a lot of nutritional punch. But I love this rendition, which amps up the flavor profile of kale chips beyond the most common way to season them. It's a fun change of pace! --Genie] ...more

Gluten-Free Chickpea Flatbread with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

[Editor's Note: The first time I tried chickpea flatbread, which is also known as socca, it was in a restaurant near my house. I was skeptical when I ordered it, but blown away by the time I'd cleaned that plate. The flatbread's texture is interesting, its flavor delicious, and it's a great foil for so many toppings. This version, with oil-free pesto and roasted cherry tomatoes, is the perfect way to wrap up this year's celebration of Vegetarian Month. --Genie] ...more
Sold. I need to figure out how to make this. My mouth is watering!more