No home kitchen should be without these basic herbs and spices that can transform ordinary meals into spectacular culinary adventures.
Normally, gratins are layered horizontally so that the sliced vegetables lie flat in the dish. This recipe literally turns that on its side — the potatoes and artichokes are standing on their edges, so you get lots of crispy bits on top and a really fancy look that’s impressive on your holiday table.
If you're looking to fuel up for a long run or intense workout, eating a high-fiber recipe, such as this quinoa-based salad, a few hours before you go will provide a comfortable, consistent stream of energy.
Tender chicken is seasoned with tangy Dijon mustard and coated in panko breadcrumbs for a crispy, crunchy main dish. It's paired with garlicky smashed potatoes for the ultimate comfort meal.
Chewy farro provides toothsome texture to this meatless salad topped with feta, olives and roasted grapes.
Roasting thin slices of Brussels sprouts makes them deliciously caramelized, while Jerusalem artichokes and green olives add buttery flavor to this unique side dish. The sprouts can be cut up to 4 days in advance, but the cooked dish is best right out of the oven.
Antioxidant-rich watercress has a crisp and peppery flavor that is a refreshing addition to this delicious soup.
A combination of sweet and savory, this toast combines creamy ricotta with juicy cherry tomatoes and is drizzled with golden honey for the perfect touch of sweetness.
Balsamic vinegar adds a heady hit of sweet-and-sour flavor to the cherries and keeps this sauce on the savory side. Pork tenderloin has a thin end that cooks faster than the rest of the roast; to keep it from overcooking, simply tuck it under so that the tenderloin is the same thickness throughout.
Toasting the whole spices and grinding them yourself is the key to this dish’s amazingly fragrant flavor.
If your family’s main complaint about boneless, skinless chicken breast is that it's dry, then braising may be your answer! The slow-and-low technique keeps meat moist.
The juiciness of blackberries complements rich herbed yogurt and hearty barley. The Yogurt Thyme Dressing can also double as a marinade for chicken or lamb.
This spice-rubbed steak on the grill is special enough. But here, a good thing gets even better with a bold tomato and pepper sauce reminiscent of gazpacho. For a change of pace, try substituting chicken, pork chops or even shrimp for the beef.
This dish will impress your guests and make you look like a Food Network Star while being surprisingly easy.