Crispy tostadas are Mexican “open-faced” sandwiches, which are flat taco shells that hold layers of toppings. They’re festive and easy to make, especially after a day of perch fishing on the lake. Place the fish in a baking dish and…
This is the type of dish that goes perfectly with a chilly autumn day or a frosty winter afternoon. Braise them a day ahead and the flavor will deepen overnight in the refrigerator.
Beef chuck is from the shoulder, a hard-working flavorful muscle that requires long cooking to become tender so the flavor can really be appreciated.
The days of rugged granolas have given way to those with a bit more flair. Making your own is also a good reason to reach for flavor neutral oils that don’t compete with the salty, sweet or spicy nature of your favorite recipe.
Here’s the secret to moist, tender cakes: oil. Whether olive or vegetable, oils are natural emulsifiers that work to improve texture and moistness, features you’ll find in this sweet and easy recipe that makes a terrific birthday cake.
Sauteing is a basic cooking technique that’s important to many recipes. It relies on fat and high heat to cook food quickly. Oil, plus butter, are keys to success—vegetable oil because it has a high smoke point and butter because it adds great flavor.
Yikes! Two days to fry a French fry? Yes, but the small extra step is worth the results, a crispy fry with a tender middle. Vegetable oil, with its high smoking point and flavor neutral profile, is the only choice for turning out the ideal fry. (By the way—yes! You do rinse the fries after the first frying to get rid of excess oil. Don’t skip this step!)
The sweetness of the maple syrup is complimented by smoky, warm and spicy seasonings to create a thick, fragrant and flavorful glaze for finely textured pork. Be sure to choose side dishes that offset the sweet nature of the recipe.
This recipe starts in the skillet and ends in the oven.
The flavor of the honey comes through in these delightful little rounds that are wonderful for dips or to accompany a luncheon salad.