Nagi’s family recipe for the ultimate Sticky Chinese Wings (http://www.recipetineats.com/sticky-chinese-chicken-wings) — has been perfected over the years with many heated debates! The marinade for this recipe also goes really well with pork. These wings make a perfectly yummy and attractive appetizer. Ingredients 1-1.5kg /2 – 3lb chicken wings, cut...

What if you could learn to prepare scrumptious Thanksgiving recipes that will guarantee that you’ll receive compliments galore? •Your husband and children will rush to the dinner table! •Your guests will (almost) forget to say grace while filling up their plates! •You’ll impress even the most judgmental guests (like your in-laws)! •You’ll...

If you had ever asked me for restaurant recommendations before coming to Istanbul, you must be familiar with Kantin. And I sincerely hope you were there during the artichoke season. Or the ever-so-short snap pea season. Şemsa Denizsel, chef and owner of Kantin, works wonders in the kitchen. And as you’re reading this, she’s cooking up a storm in CIA’s kitchen...

Raclettes are traditionally served with potatoes, salty pickles, pickled onions and dried meat. Canadian Raclettes can also be enjoyed in fondues. On a simpler note, it adds character to grilled-cheese sandwiches, salads and pasta or legume dishes. In a tasting, this cheese won’t go unnoticed! Natural cheeses can generally be divided into four different groups –...

Put flour and shortening into a small bowl. With two knives (or a pastry blender), cut shortening into flour until thoroughly mixed. Work on the crust at this time, not after adding water. Add water and use a fork to toss quickly. Handle as little as possible. It can be a bit crumbly when you put it onto plastic wrap. Form a ball as you wrap it tightly and refrigerate...

When in Southern India I ate Masala Dosa every morning for breakfast. Dosa are crispy rice and lentil based pancakes filled with varying flavours of masala. Most commonly, the pancake would feature a mild potato masala but one one occasion I sampled this delicious mushroom filling. This home version matched the taste very well indeed – fragrant and earthy. I would...

In British fish and chip shops, the fish and chips can be accompanied by “fritters”, which means a food item, such as a slice of potato, a pineapple ring, an apple ring or chunks, or mushy peas, fried in batter. Hence: “potato fritter”, “pineapple fritter”, “apple fritter”, “pea fritter”, etc. At...

This is the second largest park in Poland, and the largest in northern Europe. It was opened on January 16, 1959, and was created for the protection of the natural environment, namely the forest and its wildlife. Within the park, there are over 5,000 types of animal, including salmon, lynx, black storks and bison. The area has been recognized by UNESCO World Biosphere...

Crust: 1 1/2 cups of flour 1/4 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp sugar 1/2 cup Crisco shortening Mix all ingredients in a stand mixer on medium speed swiftly until crust appears “pea like.” Carefully sprinkle ice cold water in crust mix until it just starts to be fully moistened and gathers together. Pat into disc, wrap and refrigerate for at least one half...

Some breakfast cereals require cooking; others are packaged ready-to-eat. Roasted and rolled oatmeal, eaten as porridge, requires brief boiling. Cooking time of these processed cereals has been greatly reduced, and various “instant” forms are available. Although oats are used chiefly as livestock feed, some are processed for human consumption, especially as...

Made with cake flour, these are the fluffiest pumpkin cupcakes you’ve ever sunk your teeth into. Full of pumpkin flavor and complemented by cinnamon cream cheese frosting, they are the perfect fall cupcake. A muffin is a type of quick bread of American origin that is baked in portions appropriate for one person. They are similar to cupcakes in size and...

This is a cute, diminutive play on Marlboro Man’s Second Favorite Sandwich. (Please enjoy that vintage post of mine! My fingers were much skinnier back then.) Anyway, this the same general sandwich—grilled chicken, chewy bacon, and gooey cheese—but in precious little slider form for precious little slider-friendly occasions such as, oh…I don’t know…the SUPER...

On Grub Street last week, writer Felix Salmon explored the current trend of restaurants listing the origin of the vegetables they’re serving on the menu, right down to the actual farm. What’s going on here is really “an attempt to get customers to value — and pay premium dollars for — basic ingredients like Brussels sprouts, shallots,...

The cake layers can be baked, cooled, and wrapped in plastic up to a day ahead. Just before serving, spread filling over one layer, leaving a 1-inch border around the edge, then assemble the cake. When it’s time for dessert, make the meringue, frost the cake, and brown it. Ingredients 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus...

We’ve all been there: standing impatiently in front of the oven with a full cake pan, ready to pop it into the oven as soon as the preheating light clicks off. But wait, says Dorie Greenspan. There’s a good reason why you should give it another minute — or maybe ten. When a Viking oven repairman came by to tune up her oven, Greenspan picked his brain...

1. Buy produce in season. Check the food section in your newspaper to find the best buys for the week, based on fresh produce in season. Food in season is usually priced to sell. During the summer months, corn on the cob can cost as little as 10 cents an ear; at other times of the year, it may cost 10 times as much. Also, shop your local farmers’ market for...

5 Tips to Make Better Granola: 1. You Need Oil: I know there’s a tendency to want to make granola as healthy as possible, but if you’re not using oil you’re going to have a pile of dry oats. We use olive oil at Marge, and it gives the granola a toastiness that I really love. It almost straddles the line between sweet and savory. But feel free to...

There are hundreds of different pies in the Southern arsenal (and almost as many cookbooks on the subject), so choosing a pie to make for National Pi Day proved to be quite difficult. When I finally narrowed it down to chocolate, my decision didn’t exactly become easier. There’s chocolate fudge pie, chocolate cream pie, chocolate pudding pie, chocolate...

For today’s recipe, it really could not get any easier.  I start by taking a very healthy vegetable which really needs some flavor help if you ask me and that is what we do. These simple ingredients and the power of the oven translate these bland boring brussel sprouts into the star of the meal. Wanna hear how? Ingredients 2 Cups Brussels Sprouts ( left whole) 1...

Need something sweet to send along with the plethora of Thanksgiving leftovers? Look no further. These delightful free-form lollipops are infused with Thanksgiving-inspired flavors and studded with pecans and cranberries. Best of all they require no special molds — or even lollipop sticks for that matter! We used leftover summer Popsicle sticks and a heatproof measuring...