Baking

Caramel Apple Cookies

Caramel Apple Cookies

A soft, deliciously spiced cookie that tastes just like a caramel apple? Yes please! If you like caramel apples then you will love these cookies! They are loaded with Granny Smith apples (the traditional apple of choice for the real deal) and I also tossed…

Cakes

Peppermint Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Peppermint Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

It’s that time of year where I start to get a little obsessed with all things peppermint! One thing I love about seasonal foods, like peppermint flavored treats, is that they are only around once a year so it gives you just one more thing to…

Asian Cuisine

Thai Slaw with Peanut Dressing

Thai Slaw with Peanut Dressing

Crisp cabbage salads/slaws are the best! I’ve always loved coleslaw and this is basically a Thai spin on American coleslaw. Yes, it tastes entirely different but in such a good way! I’ll eat just about anything when it’s covered in a Thai style peanut sauce. I…

Thai fish cakes with a honey and cucumber dip

Thai fish cakes with a honey and cucumber dip

Serves: makes 18 to 20 Prep time: 30 minutes to 1 hour Cooking time: less than 10 minutes Ingredients For the fish cakes: I lemon grass stalk 500g sea bass fillet, skinned and pin-boned 1 tbsp Thai fish sauce 2 tsp red curry paste 1…

US Cuisine

Pumpkin Chowder

Pumpkin Chowder

Total Time: 1:00 Level: Easy Yield: 8 bowls Serves: 8 Ingredients 3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 2 leeks 3 large Garlic cloves 2 medium bell peppers 2¼ lb. pumpkin 1½ tsp. chopped fresh majoram ¼ tsp. crushed red pepper 2 bay leaves ¼ tsp. salt…

Pan-Fried Shrimp with Creole Mayonnaise

Pan-Fried Shrimp with Creole Mayonnaise

Serves: 4 Total time: 15 mins 2.25 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1/2 cup) 1 1/4 teaspoons salt-free Creole seasoning (such as Tony Chachere’s), divided 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup fat-free milk 3/4 cup dry breadcrumbs 1 1/2 pounds peeled and deveined large shrimp 3 tablespoons…

Other Cuisines

Mexican Skillet Casserole
Monkfish Chowder

Monkfish Chowder

Cooking the Best Fajitas

Cooking the Best Fajitas

Cooking Tips

Tips for Spicing Up Seafood

Tips for Spicing Up Seafood

The allure of exotic spices launched Columbus on his journey of discovery. Today, home chefs can explore new taste sensations by using spices and other flavorful ingredients to add a new world of flavor to fresh fish and seafood. “There’s nothing like the fresh flavors…

Cooking Tips

Braising 101

The results of braising are comforting, healthy dishes that retain the nutrients of the ingredients and require little fat. For braising, foods are slowly cooked in a relatively small amount of liquid in a covered pot on top of a stove or in an oven.…

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