Mexican chocolate, dried red chiles, and plenty of cinnamon flavor caramels for a treat inspired by those found south of the border.
Tostilocos, a Mexican street food consisting of tortilla chips topped with chamoy sauce, hot sauce, cucumbers, jicama, Japanese peanuts and more, gets an update by using Nacho Cheese Doritos instead of plain Tostitos.
Traditionally eaten by Japanese American families on December 31st to end the year, toshikoshi soba is a delicious send-off to 2013.
Katsudon: a tasty rice bowl featuring a crispy crackly fried pork cutlet with a broth bursting with umami and onions, and everything covered with a luscious blanket of egg.
Homemade turkey stock, leftover roasted turkey, and golden hominy provide the base for this light and clean winter soup.
Persimmons, Asian pears, and pomegranates shine in this seasonal fruit salad.
One of Japan's favorite comfort dishes: tonkatsu (a deep fried pork cutlet) is served with rice and a generous portion of karē, Japanese curry sauce.
Green tea flavors easy-to-make shortbread for a Japanese twist on a favorite cookie.
Tangy and sweet with just a handful of ingredients, this slow cooker lemon chicken recipe is easy to prepare on a busy workday.
Coffee, black tea, and condensed milk come together for an icy treat that's perfect for cold weather.
Tamago kake gohan, which literally means "egg over rice," is a Japanese dish where raw egg gets mixed into steaming hot rice, turning the egg into a rich creamy sauce. This version takes garlic and curry powder to make a delicious karē version!
Ciabatta rolls, fresh heirloom tomatoes and basil, and balsamic vinegar come together for a hearty sandwich that is great for hot summer weather.
Unsweetened black tea meets lemonade for the perfect not-too-sweet ice pop for the end of the summer.
Hatch chile season is in full swing! In these cornsticks, roasted Hatch chile and smoked cheddar lend a spicy smoky flavor to piping hot cornbread!
Tamago kake gohan literally means "egg over rice" and it may look strange to a western audience, but it is actually very popular in Japan for breakfast. A raw egg gets mixed into steaming hot rice, turning the egg into a rich creamy sauce.
Perfect for when it's too hot to turn on the oven, itawasa is quick and an inexpensive alternative to sashimi. Slices of kamaboko are served with soy sauce and wasabi for an easy appetizer or component of a cool meal for summer.
Perfect for strawberry season, ripe strawberries are coated in a thin crunchy layer of candy for this traditional Chinese skewer.
Kumquats, sour citrus the size of a grape, are candied in a simple syrup to create dark orange jewels.
Homemade ochazuke cannot be beat for simplicity and comfort. Leftover rice gets topped with salmon, rice crackers, and nori before green tea is poured over everything for a fast treat.
Squares of mochi are grilled and then coated in a mixture of sugar and kinako. Kinako is nutty and delicious powder made from roasted soybeans.
A Japanese New Year celebration staple, Ozoni is a soup filled with toasted savory mochi. This simple recipe is easy to make all year round and is said to bring luck in the new year.
Romaine lettuce tossed in a sesame miso dressing and topped with ginger snap pork, grilled rice balls, and fresh veggies.
My mother loves Starbucks' Cranberry Bliss Bars, but she's developed a wheat sensitivity. For the holidays, I am attempting to use an alternative flour and make a wheat-free copy cat for her to enjoy.
Question is, what do you guys think would be the best alternative flour to use? I have no experience with other flours, so I was hoping for some input.
I was thinking maybe spelt flour, because I know that is an ancient relative of wheat and might be the closest in texture. Looking at the market, they have so many flours: amaranth, potato, rice, spelt, and more!
Super easy to make and gift, this mochi uses jello and the microwave.
A popular Japanese pub food, lotus root is sliced thin and fried like a potato chip.
Though I never went through a rebellious stage, where I took up vices like drinking and drugs, I have gotten in trouble in the past for smoking. Smoking fish and meat, that is. The first time I tried smoking a fish in a wok, the fumes from the kitchen crept underneath my front door and attracted the ire of my passing landlord, who wasn't even the least bit assuaged by offerings of smoked cod perfumed with the scent of charred jasmine tea and jasmine rice
A combination of smoked haddock, fresh cod, and a few shrimp, layered with green peas and hardboiled eggs and finally topped with smooth mashed potatoes—this traditional pie makes for a wonderful fall and winter meal.
It's about time for smoked fish to move beyond the bagel and become a more regular fixture in mains, sides, and other bites for the brunch spread and beyond. This special food is a great tool for making dishes memorable and giving them a distinctive flavor.
When it comes to cheese infused apple pies, cheddar isn't the only game in town. This Pushing Daisies inspired pie pair the tartness of Granny Smith apples with nutty Gouda cheese.
This recipe is a twist on the popular chocolate haupia cream pie popularized by Ted's Bakery on O'ahu's North Shore. Unlike the Ted's pie, this version whisks 72% cacao dark chocolate directly into the haupia and serves it up in a chocolate graham cracker crust.
If you like Almond Joys, you're going to love this take on the classic magic bar. A chocolate wafer crust is filled with mountains of chocolate chips, coconut, and almonds.
These sugar cookies are lightly crisp at the edges and flavored citrusy Earl Grey tea.
A long cider list can feel daunting at first, but it is also the gateway to your new favorite cider. And once you know the lay of the land—and a few good questions to ask—choosing the right glass for any occasion is easy.
This simple pulled pork recipe takes only 10 minutes to prepare, then set it and forget it in your crock pot. Sweet, tender, and delicious.
A moist orange buttermilk cake topped with chocolate-dipped candied orange peel is just the thing to knock us out of our winter blues.
Want to preform a little magic trick in your kitchen? Try pudding cake. It's a magical dish in which both components (i.e. pudding and cake) materialize in the same pan.
We've all found ourselves at the snack aisle looking at jars of salsa. It seems so easy to just buy salsa, but you're robbing yourself of the flavor potential of the homemade version. Do yourself a favor and trade the jar for one of these 12 recipes.
Oven-roasted tomatoes get sweetness and depth from maple syrup and balsamic vinegar in this winter-friendly twist on traditional caprese salad.
This cheesecake, which is infamous in my family, was exclusively made on special occasions, and I would always request it on birthdays. It is rich and creamy, but lightened with the inclusion of egg whites beaten to stiff peaks. The crust was usually Galletas María crumbs and it was served plain--very understated but sumptuous.
Some people like to actually watch their football and chow down on wings in between major plays. Others (cough, me) watch the fans, waiting until they're fully absorbed in the game to make a play and snatch up every last wing all stealthy-like when nobody's looking. Either way, we've got you covered with 16 recipes—from sriracha-doused to double-fried to classic Buffalo—to keep you rich in wings all season long.
Cold weather getting you down? Transport yourself to warmer climes with this olive oil and tangerine cake.
Yakitori, takoyaki, tsukumen, and more: what and where to eat should you find yourself hungry in Tokyo in the wee hours.
Sherbet doesn't have to be the bland, kind of cloying, neon-dyed confection you might remember from your youth. In fact, it can be a lovely way to showcase fruit in a dessert that's a little less decadent than ice cream but not quite as sweet as an ice or sorbet.
Some desserts boast one secret ingredient. This pie has three. Jalapeno and ginger flavor heavy cream, which is mixed into melted bittersweet chocolate spiked with cardamom. The result is heady, spicy, and delightful, with a chocolate crust to match.
The fruitiness and slight heat of roasted poblanos shine against a smooth, cheesy base for one addictive dip.
Traditional chicken with 40 cloves of garlic is easily adapted for the slow cooker.
Time, effort, and dishes? Making dinner on a weeknight can be a challenging prospect, especially for those hoping to steer clear of labor-intensive meals. But whether you're saving money or simply can't resist a home-cooked meal, we've dipped into our recipe archives for quick, simple, weeknight-friendly recipes that are easily prepared in just a single pot or skillet.
This vegan, dairy free pudding is creamy and sweet. You can make it ahead and keep it in the fridge for breakfast all week.