Jason Backus

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The 15 Best Potato Salad Recipes

Most of us would agree that there are a few foods you <i>have</i> to serve if you want to host a good old-fashioned cookout. Though <b>hamburgers</b> and hot dogs …

Food

Bacon-Wrapped Mini Meatloaves

5 comments<p>This recipe really started as a joke. My friend, Laura, posted this to my facebook page. Why? Because it has bacon. That’s it. She knows I …

BBQ

The Asado Burger: All the Flavors of the Argentine Grill, on Bread

Of all the experiences I have yet to cross off my gastronomic bucket list, taking part in a true South American <i>asado</i> is right at the top. Sure, I've eaten grilled steak with chimichurri and lots of other foods, like grilled slabs of provolone cheese, that are typical of those legendary cookouts. …

herbed summer squash pasta bake

One of the things I’ve first-world struggled with since the beginning of this incubation period is a lack of appetite. Of course, there’s the glib …

You Have a Problem With Thyroid Gland? Try This Juice

This delicious drink contains a number of ingredients that stimulate the thyroid gland, and at the same time, it is a real vitamin bomb.<p><b>Ingredients:</b><p>7 …

Just Try to Resist "Fantasy Sauce Pasta"

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and every Sunday, Posie Harwood from 600 Acres will share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: Swoon over the sexiest Italian pasta ever (with wine and cream and bacon and butter).</i><p>Those Italians. …

bowties with sugar snaps, lemon and ricotta

So, I didn’t really know how to tell you this earlier, but we’ve gone to roam. I mean, we are <i>in</i> Rome, here, for a week and a half. Why so long? Why …

chocolate doughnut holes

I was sure that I’d blinked and a whole month had passed since we last spoke, but apparently I dropped in on Friday to discuss peas. It was my …

linguine with pea pesto

Even though I have a lot of book left to write (unless you’re my editor, in which case, just kidding, almost done!) and deadlines both before and …

charred cauliflower quesadillas

Last week* I mentioned that we’d been on a big breakfast-for-dinner spree this winter, less out of a noble desire for inexpensive, balanced, …

pasta and fried zucchini salad

Every time I make an Ottolenghi recipe, I become convinced that he has finally lost his mind. <i>Really, turmeric, black sesame seeds and parmesan</i> …

zucchini fritters

Everyone’s got their superheroes; I’m sure when I was younger they were things like Super Grover and later, Jem but these days, they’re decidedly …

easiest fridge dill pickles

Every summer, I make a note on my Oh My God Good Vegetables Are Finally Here! cooking to-do list (what, you don’t keep one?) to post about how to …

Root Beer Float Fudge Recipe

4 31 29<p>Root Beer Float Fudge Recipe photo by Taste of Home<p>4 31 29<p>My children have always loved root beer floats so I came up with this fudgy treat …

Top 10

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

• In a 6 quart slow cooker, add all ingredients.<br>• Cook on LOW 6-8 hours or HIGH 4-5 hours until chicken is cooked through.<br>• Remove chicken and cut into …

OMGFacts

potato pancakes, even better

In a food processor or on the large holes of a box grater, coarsely shred the potato and onion. For longer strands, lay the potato sideways in the …

deep dark gingerbread waffles

I know, I know, we <i>just</i> talked about gingerbread two weeks ago, in a biscotti, hot chocolate-dipping format. It’s too soon! I completely agree with …

baked eggs with spinach and mushrooms

My brunch arsenal, the dishes I’ve made enough times that they no longer cause any furrowed brows — a core entertaining principle here at House …

obsessively good avocado cucumber salad

It’s been 29 weeks since I first made this avocado and cucumber salad, which means two things: it predates this news, meaning that all of my theories …

cold-brewed iced coffee

Since I began working from home, I have no doubt I have saved a ton of money by not buying those yogurt-granola cups and salad bar lunches everyday. …

The Best Egg Sandwich You'll Ever Have

Confession: I'm a terrible cook. Long recipes freak me out, and I only flip through cookbooks to admire the photos. When everyone else was l...

pineapple upside-down cake

I gotta tell you–I get so boring in the summertime. As soon as that warm weather hits and a bright blue sky becomes de rigeur and not something worth …

potato scallion and kale cakes

What makes a recipe great? In my head, there’s a list of ten things and eight of them are different ways of saying the first one, which is “It works.”<p>…

Cooking

zucchini bread pancakes

For someone who doesn’t garden, lives pretty far from farms and couldn’t even keep a couple herbs alive on her kitchen windowsill, I take zucchini …

toasted marshmallow milkshake

Almost exactly 5 years ago, in celebration us both signing contracts to write cookbooks, I met a friend* for lunch at a burger joint called The Stand …

Accordion Potatoes (Hasselback Potatoes) With Avocado Cream Sauce

These accordion potatoes (also know as Hasselback potatoes) are stuffed with jalapeño peppers, shredded cheese, and topped with a creamy and …

Bacon and Egg Breakfast Pizza Recipe

I found this pizza recipe over at the Live for Pizza blog. I want to thank Tim for allowing me to use his Bacon and Egg Breakfast Pizza recipe right …

via homesteading

The Seven Easiest Vegetables to Grow for Beginner Gardeners

You don't need a green thumb to grow a bounty of fresh vegetables right in your backyard or balcony. Whether you're a gardening novice or just want …