A favorite spice for desserts, allspice is also used in vegetarian stews.
Want a change from chili at your next party? This veggie-laden North African stew is just the ticket. We’ve provided a recipe for the spice blend ras el hanout, which is traditionally used to season the dish, but you can also just use 2 to 3 Tbs. prepared ras el hanout spice ...read more
Warm, inviting Middle Eastern spices pair well with the earthy flavors of cold-weather root vegetables. Here the veggies are served with greens, but they could easily go on a bed of quinoa or brown basmati rice or get tucked into warmed pita bread for a heartier meal. Feel free ...read more
Gingerbread cookies aren’t just for Christmas. In fact, they may even taste more like a treat after the holidays when the rich flavors of molasses, ginger, and cinnamon aren’t everywhere. For the meringue frosting to get crisp, it needs to dry on the cookies 2 hours before ...read more
Looking for an alternative to pumpkin pie? Everything for this dessert can be assembled the night before, stashed in the refrigerator, and baked right before serving as a warm holiday dessert. ...read more
A flavorful broth is the foundation for delicious gravy. Browning only the onions adds enough color and “caramel” richness to support, but not overwhelm, other ingredients. The finished broth is left unsalted, which ensures that the gravy can be reduced as needed without ...read more
Cheesecloth-wrapped bundles of garlic, herbs, and spices infuse this soup with flavor. The process of straining the broth and then adding it to the lentils lets you adjust the soup’s thickness—make it thick and hearty for a main dish or thin and brothy for a first course. ...read more
"My grandmother once told me that if I ever wanted to make a man fall in love with me, I should make him this dish," says Nancy Toenniges. "Of course, she was talking about a version with lamb; since I don't eat meat, I reworked it–but it's still a meal men can't resist." ...read more