Chili peppers turn up the heat and the health benefits of many cuisines around the globe.
I love October, when the light of summer is fading, and local farmers markets are overflowing with colorful winter squashes in all shapes and sizes. Winter squashes have a golden, velvety flesh and a rich buttery taste. Choose squashes that are heavy for their size and are bright colored.
Instant espresso powder gives these soft, cakey cookies a subtle yet recognizable coffee flavor. Spread with cream cheese frosting and sprinkle with cinnamon to finish. To make these cookies kid-friendly, simply omit the espresso powder.
Strolling through a sprawling apple orchard last weekend, the family sampled apple varieties new to many of us. Empire, SunCrisp, Shizuka and Jonagold, to name a few. While we filled our bags, we talked recipes— sweet dessert pies, crunchy-topped apple crisp and baked apples filled with butt…
A simple pile of sauteed greens, accented with lots of garlic and a touch of red pepper flakes, is one of my favorite any-night-of-the-week sides. Whether it’s spinach, kale, Swiss chard, or escarole, the preparation is quick to pull off and goes with just about any main dish. The latter — e…
A great make-ahead breakfast casserole is the perfect back-pocket recipe for when you’ re hosting overnight guests. Do all the work the night before, then pop it in the oven the next morning for a decadent and special occasion-worthy meal. Your guests will love that you went the extra mile t…
Fans have been demanding the company bring back the items previously called "KFC Twister Wraps" since they were pulled from menus in 2014.
Ordering coffee from your favorite café can be a treat, but it's not the most budget-friendly option. Making a cup at home is a cheaper alternative, so here are some easy ways to make better coffee at home.
This week's recipe roundup features main dishes, sides and desserts that come together quickly, making them perfect for busy weeknight dinners.
This is the best Taco Tuesday of the year.
Fall is here, which means pumpkin spice is everywhere - from food and drinks to home products.
Have you eaten off a "butter board" yet? CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on a food trend that's literally spreading.
If you’re in search of a healthy everyday cooking oil, you may be comparing coconut oil and olive oil. Here is how to tell which one of the two is better to cook with.
Start your day off right by scoring a cup on Thursday.
Game days are as much about the appetizers as they are about football. These snacks will always be winners, even if your team doesn't make it to the Super Bowl.
It can be very easy to overeat, whether it be out of hunger, boredom or just for comfort. But thankfully, Jamie Nadaeu, a registered dietitian from the US, has suggested some treats to stop you from overeating.
McDonald's is bringing back its family of recognizable figurines in a new adult Happy Meal, which, yes, includes the toys.
First it was streaming services, then it was tacos and now the newest subscription you might be paying for: Chinese food.
We often get messages that bread is one of the worst foods you can eat. There are entire diets centered around cutting out bread and other carbohydrates.
It's easy to feel overwhelmed by the variety of styles, prices, sizes and materials when it comes to kitchen knives. Here's some help.
When McDonald's started offering its Teenie Beanies promotion in 1997, it soon became a national sensation. CNN's Ceci Rodgers reported on the chaos surrounding the toys when McDonald's couldn't meet customer demand.
Japanese udon noodles are all about the chew, but it’s hard to replicate the texture with the dry udon available in American markets. So the cooks at Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street found a solution in the Italian technique of cooking pasta only until al dente — or still quite firm. Chilling the noodles by rinsing them with ice in the strainer under cold water further firms up the texture. Even after you reheat the udon in the cooked sauce, they retain that pleasant toothsome quality. For the sauce, it’s a simple mixture of soy sauce, dried shiitake mushrooms and mirin, balanced by a little sugar. Fresh shiitake and mild-tasting baby bok choy keep the stir-fry light, and pickled ginger balances the savoriness.
Why is iron so crucial to our bodies? “We need adequate iron to produce hemoglobin and myoglobin, an essential part of red blood cells that carries oxygen throughout the body,” says Julie Stefanski, RDN, registered dietitian nutritionist and Spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.
Figs have two distinct seasons. There are many varieties, but the most common are the Black Mission, Brown Turkey and Green Kadota. Today, most figs are grown in California because of the weather.
It takes just a few minutes in the evening to mix rolled oats and almond milk and you have a head start on a healthy breakfast the following morning. In the morning, top the oatmeal with fresh fruit and toasted nuts. Make up to four jars at once to keep in the fridge for quick grab-and-go breakfasts throughout the week.
Make no mistake, weeknight cooking challenges everyone. To reduce stress, and the temptation for take-out burgers and fries, I stock ground beef and turkey in the freezer, onions and garlic on the counter, and rice noodles, interesting sauces and marinades in the pantry. The fridge usually boasts a member of the cabbage family, a bag of carrots and fresh limes.
There are some days when you just don’t want to turn on the oven. Other days, the oven is occupied with other components for dinner. That’s why I love this method for cooking acorn squash in the microwave! It’s such an easy way to create a flavorful and fuss-free side dish in a matter of minutes.
When I was growing up, I was never a chocolate cake person. If it was being served at a friend’s birthday, I would pick off the sprinkles or pass on it altogether. It was vanilla cake or nothing!