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#RRWhatchaCookin featured cook of the week: @jjchildress2002

Written on August 28, 2013 at 1:54 pm , by

Every week, we check out YOUR food photos on Instagram and pick a
“Whatcha Cookin’ Wednesday Featured Cook of the Weekto appear on our blog and have a chance to be featured in a future issue of the magazine.

We love @jjchildress2002‘s idea of putting a healthy spin on a game day favorite.This homemade salad is full of buffalo chicken, fresh berries and bleu cheese. Check out that color combo!

Looking for more tailgate inspiration? Check out our favorite Game-Day Recipes here.

 

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#RRWhatchaCookin Featured Cook: Norma Sheikh

Written on August 7, 2013 at 6:10 pm , by

Every week, we check out YOUR food photos on Instagram and pick a
“Whatcha Cookin’ Wednesday Featured Cook of the Weekto appear on our blog and have a chance to be featured in a future issue of the magazine! Keep calm and cookin’ on!

 

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Our mouths started watering as soon as we saw this delectable, dual-flavored cake roll from @pansyNsnowdrop. Chocolate and vanilla? Yes, please! Check out this week’s Featured Cook, Norma’s, other Instagram photos for more of her creative and fun cake roll designs including one with an intricate giraffe pattern. Keep up the delicious work Norma, we can’t wait to see what you cook up next!

 

 

 

Wanna make a delicious marble cake of your own? Download our FREE Instant Expert! Mix & Match Cake booklet here.

 

 

 

 

More #RRWhatchaCookin Cooks:

Josie’s Mixer Berry Cream Puffs

Theresa’s Creative Grilling Technique

Alisa’s Fajita Night

 

 

 

The proof is in the pudding

Written on July 15, 2013 at 10:13 am , by

Tapioca pudding is a deliciously unique dessert. We love the fun texture, sweet taste and, of course, all the different dishes you can make with those wee little bubbles. So celebrate National Tapioca Pudding Day with our roundup of favorite bubbly recipes—dig in!

This Coconut Tapioca Pudding recipe has coconut, ginger and mango. Perfect for summer!

 

Tapioca is also used in a bunch of other dishes besides puddings. Our recipe for Halo Halo (a popular dessert from the Philippines that traditionally contains beans, jellies and ice cream, plus flan and evaporated milk) calls for berries and is ultra refreshing.

 

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Meatless Monday: Edamame

Written on June 10, 2013 at 3:40 pm , by

Be a lean, green, protein-eating machine with edamame, one of our favorite meat-free muscle foods! Edamame has approximately 17 grams of protein per cup and is full of heart-healthy fiber, unsaturated fats and antioxidants. You’ve probably seen these green peas as a sushi bar appetizer, but these young soybeans can also be found in the freezer section of the grocery store and are sold shelled or in the pod (just pop ‘em out with your teeth).

 

To cook up these tasty (green) beans for Meatless Monday, simply toss them into your favorite stir-fry. Need a little more guidance?

Try our recipes below:

Pea & Edamame Soup with Grilled Cheese Sticks

Pea & Edamame Soup with Grilled Cheese Sticks

Double Rice Pilaf with Creminis & Edamame

Double Rice Pilaf with Creminis & Edamame

Nutty Asian Noodles with Carrots & Edamame

Nutty Asian Noodles with Carrots & Edamame

Green Alien Ravioli

Green Alien Ravioli

 

More Meatless Monday Recipes: 

Vegetarian Curries

Mushroom Meals

Whole Grain Dinners

 

#RRWhatchaCookin Featured Cook of the Week: Alisa

Written on June 5, 2013 at 6:08 pm , by

Every week, we check out YOUR food photos on Instagram and pick a
“Whatcha Cookin’ Wednesday Featured Cook of the Week!

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This week’s Featured Cook is a gluten-free gourmand who has impressed week after week with her tasty food photos. Since we love a Tex-Mex meal, we couldn’t resist picking Alisa’s colorful fajita night set up! Great job, Alisa, we can’t wait to see what you cook up next!

Click here for some of our favorite Tex-Mex 30-Minute Meal recipes! 

 

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Berry Delicious Recipes

Written on May 23, 2013 at 11:03 am , by

Take a bite out of summer with our new collection of easy berry recipes!
Take a peek below at our favorite recipes. We promise they’re all berry delicious!

Get the recipes: Easy Berry Desserts Slideshow

 

 

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Technique Time: Searing Secrets

Written on May 14, 2013 at 11:05 am , by

A perfectly browned sear on everything from steak to stew meat creates a flavorful crust and juicy interior. Just follow these four easy searing commandments.

Cooking Tips: How To Sear Meat, Step

Commandment #1: Thou shalt pat the meat dry.

 

If excess moisture (aside from butter, oil or fat) is present, the meat will steam, not sear.

Cooking Tips: How To Sear Meat, Step 2

Commandment #2: Thou shalt get the pan hot.
Really hot.

 

Intense heat creates the tasty, burnished crust you’re looking for.

Cooking Tips: How To Sear Meat, Step 3

Commandment #3: Thou shalt be patient.

 

Hands off–and we mean it! If the meat isn’t touching the hot pan

(because you keep moving it), it won’t brown properly.

Cooking Tips: How To Sear Meat, Step 4

Commandment #4: Thou shalt take turns.


To achieve a uniform sear, each side of the meat needs equal attention. However, try to keep flipping of the meat to a minimum as it will dry and toughen the meat.

 
(Illustrations by Claudia Pearson)

 

 

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Meatless Monday: I Heart Artichokes

Written on May 13, 2013 at 3:28 pm , by

 

Artichoke

 Artichokes may look intimidating, but with a little prep, you’ll find that this fiber-rich and versatile veggie has a heart of gold. (Get it–because the center of an artichoke is called the heart?! Hah.) Anyway, as an excellent source of minerals such as copper, calcium, potassium and iron, these green globes makes a great go-to ingredient for Meatless Mondays or vegetarian dishes any time. Check out three of our tastiest artichoke recipes below!

Baby Artichoke Crisp

This stunning Artichoke Crisp features baby artichokes which, despite their name, are actually fully mature. (They’re the buds harvested from the lower shoots of the artichoke plants.) Serve this one pot dish for B, L or D–breakfast, lunch or dinner.

 Artichoke Bruschetta

For your next party, trade in your normal Spinach and Artichoke dip for this classy and super simple Artichoke Bruschetta appetizer made with white wine and parmesan.

Grandpa's Stuffed Artichokes

This Stuffed Artichoke recipe comes straight from Rachael’s family, specifically her grandfather, Emmanuel. These artichokes are delicious at room temperature, so you can make them ahead and they’ll be ready whenever you are. Anytime you serve artichokes, be sure to place small dishes on the table to collect the leaves.

 

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Apple Pies and Beyond

Written on May 13, 2013 at 2:05 pm , by

As the saying goes there are few things as American as Apple Pie. So join us today, May 13th, as we celebrate this traditional dish and salute some of our favorite tasty variations for National Apple Pie Day.

Apple Pie

This quintessential American dessert is always welcome whether it’s a
casual 4th of July picnic or a fancy Thanksgiving dinner.

Get the recipe: Classic Apple Pie

 

Bacon-Crumble Apple Pie

Bacon-Crumble Apple Pie

Everything is better with bacon and this recipe makes a toothsome sweet and salty dessert.

Apple Pie Pockets

Apple Pie Pockets

Take this classic dessert on the road with our handheld pocket-version.

Apple Pie Shake Shots

Apple Pie Shake Shots

Imagine a drink version of apple pie a la mode and you’ve got these apple pie shakes that everyone will love!

Apple Pie Shooter

Apple Pie Shooter

Apple brandy shines in this lip-smackingly good, tasty shooter. Make the drink last longer and turn it into a martini with a shot of bourbon and a couple more ounces of apple cider.

 

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How to Roast Peppers

Written on May 9, 2013 at 12:40 pm , by

Roasting peppers teases out their sweetness and gives them a smoky edge (And they make Rachael’s Birds in a Nest with Peppers & Sausage oh so good.) Jarred roasted peppers are a good shortcut, but you’ll get a fresher flavor and firmer texture by making your own. It couldn’t be easier: Follow our to-do tutorial below, heat up the broiler and get cooking!

Birds in a Nest with Peppers & Sausage

Get Rach’s Birds in a Nest with Peppers & Sausage recipe!

 

 

1. Place the peppers on a rimmed baking sheet or broiler pan and broil, turning often with tongs, until blistered all over, about 8 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

2. While warm, stick the peppers in a glass or metal bowl and cover tightly with plastic wrap. Let stand until cool enough to handle.

3. Remove the peppers from the bowl and peel off the skin. Cut out the stem and ribs, toss the seeds and you’re done!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Illustrations by Emma Kelly

That’s it! Now, get roastin’ and share your success stories with us below in our comments!