Steve Mortimer

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The Simple Trick for Cooking Way Better Rice (And No, It’s Not Washing It)

Your rice cooker wishes it could do this.<p>Just like pasta, I tend to have a bag of rice on hand at all times. When I can’t think of anything else for …

Recipes

11 Brilliant Recipes For Leftover Mashed Potatoes

Leftovers are the best.<p>Leftover mashed potatoes are never as good as they are when originally presented. That’s why, when you’re faced with a big bowl of leftover spuds, you should think beyond reheating.<p>We’re talking about using mashed potatoes as a stepping stone to other great meals like …

This Genius Pasta Recipe Pretty Much Makes Its Own Sauce

This might be the most luxurious-feeling dinner you can conjure from near-thin air. It takes something like 15 minutes and three ingredients (no, not counting salt and pepper—you have those), and it sparkles in just about any situation you can hurl its way. It’s good for a dinner party, good for …

Italian Food

Brisket Melt with Steak Sauce

On a hot griddle, add the clarified butter, and then add the onions. Cook until just tender, and add the mushrooms. Season with salt, and cook until …

Buttermilk Banana Cake Recipe with Vanilla Buttermilk Glaze

<b>Ingredients</b><p><i>Cake:</i><br>1½ Cups All Purpose Flour<br>1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt<br>1 teaspoon Baking Powder<br>1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda<br>1 Cup Sugar<br>1/4 Cup Unsalted Butter …

Homemade Greek Gyro Sandwich or Dinner

Professionals make classic Greek gyro sandwiches on an upright rotisserie. That's terrific but hardly practical for the home cook. Fortunately, you …

21 Healthy Snacks for Movie Night In (or Hiding in Your Bag)

Snacks are as crucial a component of movie night as what you’re watching, whether you’re at the theater or staying in. We take our movie munchies …

Recipe: Ground Beef Taco Casserole

Ground Beef Taco Casserole<p>Serves 4 to 6<p>2 tablespoons olive oil, divided, plus more for the baking dish <br>1 pound ground beef <br>1 medium white or yellow …

Caramel Sauce Recipe

Caramel Sauce Recipe<p>How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Using a long-handled wooden or heatproof metal spoon, stir together sugar and water in a deep, heavy 10-inch …

Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes

Recipe courtesy of<p>Show:<p>Episode:<p>Total:50 minPrep:30 minCook:20 min<p>Yield:4 to 6 servings<p>Level:Easy<p>Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence<p>Recipe courtesy of …

Cooking

The Formula for the Perfect Breakfast Salad

Take baby steps into this new lifestyle<p>Who decides which foods are breakfast foods? What mysterious board holds semiannual meetings to shuffle …

21 Fall Casserole Recipes to Warm Up the Dinner Table

Cool fall nights call for comfort food and casseroles.<p>The evening air is cooler and the grocery store is overflowing with your fall harvest …

These Slow Cooker Breakfasts Will Keep You Warm & Cozy Until Spring

If you're hanging up your beach towels and drinking a last glass of summery rosé with a tear in your eye, there's a flip side (besides just pumpkin …

Lasagna-Stuffed Garlic Bread

Lasagna meets calzone meets stromboli in this Italian-American mash-up. Layers of mozzarella, cooked lasagna noodles, marinara sauce, and ricotta are …

This Creamy, Boozy Apple Cake Is Stupidly Easy To Make

Where has this recipe been all my life?<p>The custardy, rum-spiked apple cake known as <i>kuchen borracho</i> is the extraordinary result of what happens when …

Dessert

Ropa Vieja

Typically this dish is made with flank steak, which is lean and has long, shreddy fibers, and is how the dish earned the name “old clothes.” It’s the traditional choice, but we find it can be a bit tough, even after it’s braised for a long time. We prefer chuck roast for its fat, tenderness, and …

Recipes

How to make Mediterranean baked chicken and rice

"My mum would make numerous versions of this recipe for suppers, family gatherings or when we were on Mediterranean holidays while I was growing …

11 things you can add to your water bottle that your body will love you for

There’s a good chance you <i>probably</i> don’t drink enough water, and we totally get it: Plain water is about the most boring thing on the planet to a lot …

How To Make the Best Chicken Fried Rice Without a Wok

Fried rice is one of those satisfying comfort foods beloved by many for its soft yet crispy rice with tender chicken and snappy vegetables all …