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Dinner Tonight: Tilapia with Toasted Almonds and Green Olives

Tilapia is the beige of the fish world: inoffensive and ubiquitous. It doesn't stand a chance against, well, just about every other fish around, but it's also incredible cheap and fairly adaptable to whatever toppings you'd like to add to it. This explains why I spent far more time worrying about …

Skillet Chicken Fajitas with Avocado Recipe

<b>About the Author</b>: Yasmin Fahr is a food lover, writer, and cook. Follow her @yasminfahr for more updates on her eating adventures and discoveries, which will most likely include tomatoes. And probably feta. Happy eating!<p><b>Read more: Skillet Supper: Chicken Fajitas with Avocado</b><p>Ingredients1 1/2 pounds …

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><b>Read more: Grilling: Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Skewers with Pineapple and Teriyaki</b> …

Dinner Tonight: Salmon Papillotes + Creamy Cucumber Side

The trick to a fully satisfying meal is to play with balance, and this combination strikes the perfect one. Crunchy cucumbers are paired with soft, steamed salmon. A creamy sauce with lemon cools the bold flavor of peppercorns and ginger. Finally, the bit of dill in both recipes ties this Dinner …

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 …

Recipes

Perfect Salmon

It never fails. If I ask my kids what they want for dinner, given anything, they almost always ask for salmon. I love it when they do because it's so healthy, so easy, and so delicious! I've found a way to make it that makes everyone happy, and it's totally quick.<p>1. The first key is to start with …

Food

Grilled Shrimp Skewers With Tomato, Garlic & Herbs

In this easy recipe, shrimp are quickly marinated in a bright and tangy mixture of olive oil, tomato paste, lemon, garlic, and herbs and then grilled until plump and slightly charred. They're perfect for entertaining -- either as an appetizer or main course -- because all of the prep is done ahead …

Seafood

Cooking Off the Cuff: Glazed Pork and Carrots, Hearty Food for a Waning Summer

Why do we wait (or at least think we should wait) until winter before cooking dishes like the one Jackie and I had for dinner last week: the most flavorful cut of pork -- belly -- and carrots, glazed in deeply reduced braising liquid? And when I say "we" I include myself, as anyone who follows …

Cooking

Luscious Lemon Ricotta Pancakes Recipe (for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner!)

<b>Written by Kristi Arnold</b><p>Pancakes for breakfast (and even often for dinner) are a family-favorite at our house. But we love to mix it up with different varieties. This luscious lemon ricotta pancakes recipe is filled with rich ingredients and it's absolutely packed with healthy nutrients.<p>With 1 1/2 …

Breakfast

Flash-Fried Brussels Sprouts With Garlic and Lime

From San Francisco to New York, Brussels sprouts are making a special appearance on the menus of trendy restaurants everywhere. The new way to serve the miniature cabbages is... fried!<p>I've never been one to follow trends, but after sampling them a few times, my husband, Marc, begged me to make them …

Make Any Cut of Meat Taste Amazing with a Quick Brine

Quickly-cooking chicken breasts and pork chops are great for weeknight meals — except when they turn out as dry and flavorless as shoe leather. …

BBQ

Bake the Book: Apple-and-Caramel Aged Gouda Crostata

Chances are you've tried apple pie with a cheddar crust, or a lazy version that's just a slice of pie served with cheese. <i>Sweet</i> takes it a step farther, using aged Gouda instead of cheddar for an unexpected tang that still melds well with the mellow sweetness of apples.<p><b>Tips & Tweaks:</b> Making crust …