Melissa Rios

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Skillet Pearled Couscous with Tomatoes, Feta, and Spinach Recipe

The great thing about this recipe is that it's inexpensive and, if you're making it for just one or two people, the leftovers can be made into multiple meals with a just a few new additions. You can try adding roasted asparagus to the mix or even throwing it over a bed greens with a drizzle of …

Salmorejo Dip Recipe

Salmorejo is cold tomato soup from Córdoba, Spain that can easily be thickened into a great, refreshing dip.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients4 cups packed torn rustic white bread, preferably day-old and slightly stale4 cups warm water1 pound roma tomatoes, peeled, halved, and seeded1 medium garlic …

Pasta al Limone Recipe

Lemon zest and juice perk up this classic buttery and cheesy pasta dish. The secret lies in emulsifying the sauce to a satiny consistency using the starchy pasta water, not cream.<p>Why It Works<p>Using the starchy pasta water to emulsify the sauce creates a cleaner flavor than you'll find in renditions …

Braised Chickpeas and Vegetables with Couscous, Harissa Yogurt, and Soft Eggs from 'Flour, Too'

Couscous is a wonderful pantry staple. It's the fastest pasta (or any starchy grain) I know how to cook, and its fluffy texture and mild flavor pair well with just about anything you throw at it. In <b>Joanne Chang's</b> new cookbook <i>Flour, Too</i>, she steams the pasta with a rainbow of summer vegetables and a …

Gluten-Free Pasta with Ricotta Salata, Garlicky Spinach, Tomatoes, and Olives Recipe

<b>Note:</b> Ricotta salata adds a mild cheese flavor to this dish. If you are unable to find it, replace it with mozzarella. To make the pasta dairy-free, simply omit the cheese.<p>Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our staff. Never miss a recipe again by following …

Baked Chocolate Mousse Cake Recipe

This flourless chocolate souffle cake is so creamy-chocolatey, it's practically a mousse in cake form.<p><b>Notes:</b> When served at room temperature, the texture of this cake is soft and creamy. Served chilled, the texture is more firm. Use a hot, wet, knife to cut slices of cake. Be sure to use a high …

Red, White, and Blueberry Shortcakes Recipe

The biscuit recipe is adapted from the <i>Boston School of Cooking Cookbook</i> (a.k.a. the Fannie Farmer cookbook). If you've been nervous about making your own rolled biscuits from scratch, fear not, this recipe comes together with little effort; in fact I let my toddler kitchen-helper roll out the dough …

Horchata Ice Cream Recipe

This ice cream is especially creamy thanks to the rice starch that infuses into the base. It's worth the effort to seek out canela, Mexican or "true" cinnamon, which has a gentler, fruitier flavor than more common cassia bark. Canela can be identified by its matte tan color, thin, papery bark, and …

Peas and Carrots Salad With Goat Cheese and Almonds Recipe

Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients4 ounces fresh goat cheese3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided1 teaspoon zest and 2 teaspoons juice from 1 lemonKosher salt and freshly ground black pepper1/2 pound baby carrots, trimmed and peeled, handful of tender fronds reserved1/2 pound fresh shell peas, …

Andouille, Jalapeño, and Habanero Mac and Cheese Recipe

<b>Note</b>: A word to the wise: add additional milk if necessary to achieve a creamy, slightly loose consistency, since the noodles have a tendency to suck up the sauce.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients1 tablespoon olive oil1 medium onion, minced (about 1 cup)2 jalapeños, minced (about 2 tablespoons)1 …

Crumb Cake Muffin Tops Recipe

Now this is a reason to get out of bed in the morning. These individual cakes are moist and buttery and topped with pebbly brown sugar-cinnamon crumbs.<p><b>Notes:</b>Muffin top pans differ depending on the brand. I used a muffin top pan that has six cups, each cup with a volume of 5 tablespoons. The batter …

5-Minute Flatbread Pizza with Prosciutto, Arugula, and Mozzarella Recipe

This recipe is a slight cheat on skillet pizza, since it uses pre-made flatbread instead of pizza dough. Then again, it really does only take five minutes to make, so I don't feel badly about it at all. I made two personal pizzas in succession and the first one didn't get soggy or cold by the time …

Marinated Flank Steak with Lemony Arugula and Feta Salad from 'Kitchen Garden Cookbook'

<b>Jeanne Kelley</b>'s marinated and grilled flank steak with arugula salad comes from the "Spring" chapter in her new <i>Kitchen Garden Cookbook</i>. But with its clean flavors and almost effortless preparation, the dish lands squarely in the realm of summer cooking. Besides, arugula grows year-round in many …

Peach-Bourbon Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Peach is front and center in this tangy, sweet, and spicy barbecue sauce, which gets some extra depth thanks to a shot of bourbon.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients1 tablespoon butter1/2 cup finely diced sweet onion (about 1/2 large)1 teaspoon freshly minced garlic (about 1 medium clove)1 1/2 cups …

Easy Indoor No Bake S'more Bars Recipe

Take the campfire inside with these toasty marshmallow treats.<p><b>Notes:</b> A handheld butane torch for cooking can be found in kitchen and hardware stores. If you don't have one, place pan briefly under broiler to toast marshmallows. Take care as pan will be hot.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients14 ounces …

Cherry Butter Cake Recipe

This buttery, fruit-filled cake is like a buckle without the streusel topping.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients1 3/4 cups (about 8.75 ounces) all purpose flour1 teaspoon baking powder1/4 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon salt6 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature3/4 cup sugar2 eggs1 …

Mexican Chicken Lasagna With Chorizo Beans Recipe

Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients<b>For the Sauce:</b>1 tablespoon olive oil1 pound ground chicken or turkey1 small white or yellow onion, minced2 cloves garlic, minced14.5-ounce can fire-roasted tomatoes2 cups of homemade or store-bought red salsa, preferably fire-roasted1/2 teaspoon cumin1 teaspoon onion …

Fried Zucchini with Parmigiano-Reggiano and Lemon from 'Franny's'

Fried vegetables make up a substantial chapter in the new <i>Franny's</i> cookbook. Rather than serving a plethora of deep fried cheese sticks and onion rings dipped in tomato sauce, <b>Andrew Feinberg</b> and <b>Francine Stephens</b> take a lighter approach. Many of the <i>fritti</i>, like these fried zucchini sticks, are pieces …

Pan-Seared Flank Steak with Shiitake Mushrooms and Pumpkin Seed Sauce Recipe

Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our staff. Never miss a recipe again by following @SeriousRecipes on Twitter!<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients1/2 cup pumpkin seeds3/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves1 medium garlic clove, chopped (about 1 teaspoon)1/2 cup olive oil3 …

Vanilla Sprinkle Cookies Recipe

These vanilla cookies are covered in sprinkles, just like your local Italian-American bakery used to make.<p><i>adapted from Lottie and Doof</i><p><b>Read more: Cookie Monster: Vanilla Sprinkle Cookies</b><p>Ingredients2 cups (10 ounces) all purpose flour1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon salt3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) …

Peanut Butter Oat Cookies With Salted Honey Buttercream Recipe

Thick and chewy peanut butter oat cookies sandwich a salted honey butter cream filling.<p><b>Notes:</b> The buttercream frosting can be tailored to your taste: add more salt if you like, and choose your favorite honey. Just use a honey with a strong flavor (such as wildflower or orange blossom) or else …

No-Bake Chocolate Kahlua Pie Recipe

<b>Notes:</b> I used Nabisco Famous Wafers for the wafers. If you'd like to measure by crumbs, I used about 8 ounces for the crust and about 3 ounces for the pie. For the coffee liquor, I used Kahlua. Chilling mixing bowl with beater will make it whip faster. Use a hot wet knife to slice the pie.<p><b>About the</b> …

Torn Pasta Sheets With Brown Butter, Herbs, and Poached Eggs Recipe

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>Adapted from the <i>Wall Street Journal</i><p>Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our staff. Never miss a recipe again by following @SeriousRecipes on Twitter!<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients3/4 pound dried lasagna sheets, broken into …

Extra-Smooth Hummus Recipe

How do you match the silky smooth texture of store bought hummus at home? The answer lies within those thin chickpea skins.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients1 pound dried chickpeas1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda, divided1/2 cup tahini1/3 cup lemon juice from about 3 lemons1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil2 …

Grilled Mexican Street Corn (Elotes) Recipe

The classic Mexican street food of grilled corn slathered in a creamy chili- and lime-spiked sauce with cheese.<p>Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients1/4 cup (60ml) mayonnaise1/4 cup (60ml) sour cream or Mexican <i>crema</i>1/2 cup (110g) finely crumbled Cotija or feta cheese, …

Cherry Hand Pies Recipe

This recipe was prepared with sweet cherries and it relies on the natural sweetness of the fruit. Feel free to prepare it with your favorite cherry variety and adjust the amount of added sugar according to your personal taste. Use any extra filling as a topping for ice cream or spread on your …

Grilled Strip Steak With Creamy Yogurt Sauce and Tomato-Cucumber Salad Recipe

Thick-cut New York strip steaks grilled and served with a bright and crunchy tomato and cucumber salad with yogurt sauce.<p><b>Note:</b> An equivalent weight of ribeye, tenderloin, porterhouse, or t-bone steak can be used in place of strip steak.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients2 (2-inch thick) New York strip …

Ham and Swiss Quiche Recipe

<b>Note:</b> For the pie crust, use your favorite recipe, or this recipe, with the sugar removed. It will make enough dough for two quiches, so you can either cut it in half or freeze the remaining half wrapped tightly in plastic wrap for up to 3 months.<p>Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and …

Crunchy Cauliflower Casserole Recipe

Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our staff. Never miss a recipe again by following @SeriousRecipes on Twitter!<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients1 large head of cauliflower, cut into florets3 tablespoons unsalted butter1 medium shallot, diced (about 1/4 cup)3 …

Spicy Buffalo Chicken Burgers Recipe

Charge up your chicken burgers with a serious dose of hot sauce. Cool the fire with the celery-blue cheese mayo.<p><b>Notes:</b> Flavor and juiciness was a priority with these burgers, so I added butter to the mix. To make the breadcrumbs, I pulsed a slice of white bread. I tested these burgers on a grill, …