Lamb Dinner for 8

Published June 1, 2009.

Perfect for Easter dinner or another occasion, this menu features perfectly roasted lamb with flavorful, interesting sides.

Roasted Garlic Jus

Mother's Day Breakfast for 4 to 6

Published June 1, 2009.

Surprise Mom with this sweet and savory breakfast that is sure to impress.

Mother's Day Breakfast for 4 to 6

Casual Fourth of July Dinner for 4

Published June 1, 2009.

On this celebratory day, enjoy a classic spread of old-fashioned burgers, bread and butter pickles, and grilled corn with garlic butter and cheese. Chocolate-chunk oatmeal cookies with pecans and dried cherries make for a handy, after-dinner treat.

Best Old-Fashioned Burgers

Elegant Fourth of July Dinner for 4

Published June 1, 2009.

Our richly flavored grilled filets mignon are the perfect foil to our light French-style potato salad with Dijon mustard and Fines Herbes and lighter grilled asparagus. Be sure to save room for a slice of decadent chocolate cream pie.

French Potato Salad with Arugula, Roquefort, and Walnuts

Beef Tenderloin Dinner for 6

Published December 1, 2008.

This bold and hearty menu features some cold-weather classics, including roast beef tenderloin with caramelized onion and mushroom stuffing, mashed potatoes, and for a sweet ending, dark chocolate mousse.

Beef Tenderloin Dinner for 6

Holiday Ham Dinner for 12

Published December 1, 2008.

With traditional holiday fare in mind, we paired an easy glazed, spiral-sliced ham with mashed sweet potatoes, simple broiled asparagus, and buttermilk biscuits. For dessert, impress your guests with our appealing and tasty lemon layer cake.

Glazed Spiral-Sliced Ham

Favorite Cookies

Published November 1, 2008.

This menu features some of our favorite cookie recipes, including brown sugar cookies that get their complex nuttiness from browned butter and thick and chewy chocolate chip cookies that bake up lightly crispy on the outside, and rich, soft, and tender on the inside.

Chewy Hazelnut Brown Butter Sugar Cookies

Favorite Chocolate Desserts

Published November 1, 2008.

We've gathered the ultimate chocolate desserts here--from chewy, fudgy triple chocolate brownies to elegant, and not to mention easy, chocolate pots de creme.

The Ultimate Flourless Chocolate Cake

Holiday Ham Dinner for 8

Published December 1, 2007.

This is comfort food at its best. From rich butternut squash soup to fresh ham roast and smashed potatoes, our Holiday Ham menu is sure to satisfy.

Roast Fresh Ham

An Italian Holiday Party

Published December 1, 2007.

Serve the antipasti before sitting down; we've made several suggestions but feel free to add your own. The Fettuccine Alfredo should be served immediately, but it can be prepared while the roast pork is resting; start the water boiling and the cream sauce reducing when you remove the pork from the oven. For easiest preparation, blanch the broccoli rabe well ahead of time, You can make the tart several days ahead and the tiramisu up to 24 hours before serving.

Fettuccine Alfredo

Holidays with Asian Flavors

Published December 1, 2007.

We've composed a Chinese-inspired holiday menu that the whole family can prepare together.

Pork and Cabbage Dumplings—Wor Tip

Thanksgiving for Small Gatherings

Published November 1, 2007.

All the favorite Thanksgiving classics—from Roast Turkey to Sweet Potato Pie—for a small crowd of 4 or 6.

The Best Sweet Potato Pie

Easy Labor Day Cookout

Published August 13, 2007.

Serve the pulled chicken on buns, and top with bread-and-butter pickles and even the coleslaw. Finish the meal with easy bar cookies and a summer fruit salad.

Barbecued Pulled Chicken for Charcoal Grill

Classic Cookout Favorites

Published May 23, 2007.

Ribs and burgers on the grill are always summer favorites. We add deviled eggs, potato salad, and chocolate cupcakes for a classic cookout meal.

Barbecued Baby Back Ribs For Charcoal Grill

A Southern Fried Chicken Picnic

Published April 30, 2007.

The fried chicken should remain crisp and moist whether served warm or at room temperature. For other traditional flavors, we've added Corn Bread, Peas with Ham and Mint, Strawberry and Rhubarb Compote with Sugared Pecans, and Vanilla Bourbon Cake.

A Southern Fried Chicken Picnic

A Last-Minute Pasta Dinner

Published April 9, 2007.

Our easy Skillet Penne with Sausage just needs a simple salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette and 15-Minute Fudge to make a complete meal.

Weeknight Pasta Bolognese

An Upscale Surf and Turf

Published March 22, 2007.

The crab towers, roast beef tenderloin, arugula salad, and potato roesti all benefit from flavorful accompaniments in this menu. But the Ultimate Flourless Chocolate Cake doesn't need any addition.

Crab Towers with Avocado & Gazpacho Salsas

An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving

Published March 22, 2007.

All the classics you’d expect to find at the Thanksgiving table: roasted turkey, bread stuffing, traditional casseroles, cranberry sauce, and two kinds of pie.

Roast Salted Turkey For a Crowd

Classic New Orleans Fare for Mardi Gras

Published January 22, 2007.

While "Fat Tuesday" is celebrated worldwide, no place does it with quite the flair of New Orleans. Traditional gumbo takes center stage in this menu, which concludes with classic Bananas Foster.

Creole-Style Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo

A Lucky New Year's Day Menu

Published December 20, 2006.

Particularly in the south, it is traditional to eat black-eyed peas on New Year's Day for good luck. Both greens and rice also have symbolic meaning; greens for money (they resemble folding money) and rice for prosperity. Our menu includes all three for the best possible new year.

Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya

A Beef Wellington Dinner

Published December 4, 2006.

Beef Wellington need not just be a restaurant dish; with a little planning, it can make an impressive centerpiece for a special dinner.

Quickest Puff Pastry

Turkey-less Thanksgiving

Published October 4, 2006.

Who says you have to eat turkey on Thanksgiving? This alternative menu features a silky squash soup, a hearty pasta, a warm arugula salad and two types of pies.

Silky Butternut Squash Soup

Thanksgiving Leftovers Menu

Published September 15, 2006.

Our Turkey Tetrazzini bakes in just 15 minutes, so the twice-cooked turkey isn’t dry and flavorless. Leftover green olives from a crudités platter work well in the vinaigrette. And dress up leftover pie with the tangy whipped cream topping.

Thanksgiving Leftovers Menu

Shrimp Scampi Dinner

Published May 8, 2006.

A simple shrimp scampi dinner is rounded out with lemony asparagus, rustic bruschetta with fresh herbs and our Strawberry Cream Cake.

Simple Shrimp Scampi

Garlic-Roasted Leg of Lamb Dinner

Published March 29, 2006.

The challenge with lamb is to get rid of any greasiness and gaminess. Add other Mediterranean-inspired dishes such as phyllo triangles and rice pilaf and finish with a lemon chiffon cake for a classic Easter dinner.

Roasted Garlic Jus
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