There are a couple of ways to make folks believe you know your way around a kitchen. One of them’s knowing how to prep and cook chicken wings.
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This one takes time but it’s worth the effort. The weather’s cold and comfort food is the perfect remedy for a dreary winter day.
This old-world classic takes a whole afternoon, so grab a book and make some tea, and settle into a little quality down time. Note: I’ve amended the stuffing to include tomato, which is not in the pictures. Give it a try and let me know how it turns out.
This is another great addition for the holidays. It’s also deceptive. Fillo pastry is easy and forgiving, and a selection of robust vegetables and spice provides an illusion of complexity.
In addition, fillo is vegan. This can serve as a main course for vegetarians or a side for everyone else.
For most large gatherings and holidays vegetarians have to suck it up – they’re lucky if there are enough sides at a meal to put three colors on a plate. This dish adds variety to the meal and doubles as a main course for vegetarians or a side for meatetarians.
If you’re cooking for vegans, you can substitute vegetable stock and olive oil for butter and cream in the mashed potatoes.
“Just because you can doesn’t mean you should.” With this endorsement from a loving spouse I set out to cook a turducken. My rationale? “It’s my birthday. I’ll cook what I want.”
Relegated to the universe of food porn & possessing those unfortunate first four letters, turducken’s much better than its reputation. First, it’s efficient. The recipe below is the size of a small turkey but serves 15 people. It’s also fast. Cooking time is a little over 3 hours. And it’s good.
This is a full bodied recipe. It’s got big taste, rich flavors and bold colors. You have the fatty goodness of meat and cheese, the tangy spinach and aromatic carrot and pepper. And the colors – green, orange and red – to liven up the meal.
Great hot or cold. This technique is know as rouladen in Germany, paupiettes in France, or rollatini in Italy. If it’s that popular it’s gotta be good.