Beatrice Velasquez

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Roasted Tomato Caprese with Avocados

Butter toasted bread, creamy avocado and fresh mozzarella, all topped with sweet, tangy roasted tomatoes, torn basil and a squeeze of fresh lemon. …

How To Make Fresh Pasta Dough in the Food Processor

<b>Combine the flour and salt.</b> Combine the flour and salt in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a blade attachment. Pulse a few times to</b> …

Grilled Chipotle-Rubbed Steaks with Lime Butter Recipe

Adapted from <i>Food & Wine.</i><p>Compound butter is one of the easiest, yet most impressive ways to make a meal more delicious. Even though it's nothing more than softened butter with herbs or spices or other flavorings whipped into it, somehow it achieves a level of refinement that comes across as very …

Strawberries in Raspberry Sauce with Thick Crème Fraîche

We have no idea if this dish comes from France, but its clever simplicity feels utterly French to us. Just take the best-tasting berries you can find …

Coconut Shrimp Recipe

<i>Did you make this recipe?</i><p>Coconut Shrimp with Mango Dipping Sauce<p><b>Yield:</b> 4 to 6 servings<p><b>Prep:</b><p>40 minutes<p><b>Cook:</b><p>5 minutes<p><b>Total:</b><p>45 minutes<p>A recipe for …

Fiorentini with Butternut Squash

6 Servings<p>February 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons olive oil<p>2 tablespoons unsalted butter<p>5 cups shredded butternut squash (from about 1/2 peeled medium squash; shredded with the coarse grating attachment on a food processor or on a box grater)<p>1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh sage<p>1 pound fiorentini or …

Butternut

How To Make Boozy French Toast

BRUNCH PARTY! Get some whiskey and invite everyone over.<p><b>When you're having friends over for brunch, it's nice not to have to worry about cooking in front of them. I like that I can make this dish the night before, by myself, listening to some music and drinking a little bourbon before it goes into</b> …

Breakfast

Recipe: Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Grapes, Hazelnuts, and Parmesan

Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Grapes, Hazelnuts, and Parmesan<p>Serves 2<p>2 medium bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts (approximately 1 1/2 to 2 pounds) <br>1/4 …

Cannoli Stuffed French Toast

Call me old fashioned or a traditionalist, but I think breakfast in bed is the perfect way to start Valentine’s Day. And no, I am not just dropping …

Chicken Dinners: Chicken, Vegetable, and Ricotta Frittata

If you're looking for a good "use it up" sort of meal, nothing beats a frittata. A frittata is basically a giant oven-baked omelette filled with lots of stuff (or a crustless quiche). Usually it starts on the stove and ends in the oven, where it develops a nice, golden finish. A frittata always …

Balsamic Glazed Baby Back Ribs Recipe

Nothing can fulfill the defining barbecue trifecta of smoky, sweet, and tangy quite like ribs. These ribs combine a rub that features a trio of peppercorns with a low and slow cook over cherry wood. A brushing of balsamic barbecue sauce in the last half hour leaves the ribs with a glistening …

Balsamic Caprese Chicken

Meals can be separated into two categories: those that are quick and simple that you make for weeknight dinners and those that are photogenic and …

Grilled Skirt Steak Fajitas Recipe

A richly flavored fajita marinade makes these grilled steak fajitas, served with sizzled peppers and onions in soft flour tortillas, an instant classic.<p><b>Read more: The Food Lab: How to Make the Best Fajitas</b><p>Ingredients<b>For the Steak Fajita Marinade:</b>1/2 cup (120ml) soy sauce1/2 cup (120ml) lime juice, …

Avocado y Huevos Caliente Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> Inspired by Huevos Rancheros, Shakshouka and an extra avocado I created this dish that's great for breakfast or dinner. The heat and size of jalapenos varies greatly so proceed with caution if you don’t like things too spicy. Margo True of Sunset Magazine has a tip for testing the …

Breakfast

Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Skewers With Pineapple and Teriyaki Sauce Recipe

The cure for the common skewer: brined chicken is wrapped in bacon, threaded on skewers with pineapple, grilled, and finished with a brush of teriyaki for a sweet, salty, fruity, smoky, and meaty treat.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients<b>For the Brine:</b>7 cups cold water1 1/2 cups soy sauce1/4 cup …

Texas-Style Smoked Brisket

12 to 16 Servings<p>Beef brisket and a backyard smoker: It doesn't get any more "Texas" than that.<p>July 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 10–12-pound whole beef brisket, fat trimmed to 1/4-inch thickness<p>1/3 cup kosher salt<p>1/3 cup freshly ground black pepper<p>Equipment<p>A charcoal grill and a drip tray<p>A chimney …

BBQ

How Short Ribs Make You A Better Cook

If you're looking for a restaurant-quality meal you can make with ease in your own kitchen, short ribs are the answer. This flavorful cut of meat slowly cooks down into a dish so tender you could eat it with a spoon. (Bonus: for a meal with so much flavor, short ribs are perfectly affordable, too.) …

Flat Roast Chicken

How many times have I made roast chicken over the years? Thousands. How many ways? Too many to count, but every couple of years, I change my …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Why You Should Smoke Your Thanksgiving Bird

<b>Things you don't want on Thanksgiving:</b> cheap scotch, an argument with your father-in-law, a bland bird.<p>I can't buy your scotch or help with the in-laws. But I can solve your turkey problem: Smoke the damn thing.<p>Poultry, generally, likes fire and smoke. (Think grilled chicken.) Big birds, like …

BBQ

Pasta alla Carbonara Recipe

To ensure your eggs don't separate, warm them to room temperature before you use them. I also take a further step by warming a large bowl that I use to whisk the eggs, cheese, and pepper together. To warm the empty bowl, simply set it over your pasta pot as the water is boiling. You want the bowl …

Blackberry Peach Ginger Crumble

It's summer, and that means it's blackberry season.<p>I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, where the blackberry bushes were inescapable -- weeds, even. I passed the thorny plants growing along our neighborhood, behind my school, and against the sidewalks. We had some in our backyard when we first …

Heavenly Banana Pudding Parfaits

Banana Pudding is an old-fashioned Southern dessert traditionally made with layers of Nilla wafers, instant vanilla pudding and sliced bananas. Depending on who's making it, it's either topped with baked meringue, sweetened whipped cream or cookies. I've tried every variation and many different …