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There’s something about this Smoked Salmon Platter that takes me back to the cocktail parties my parents used to throw in the ’70s. In a good way. My mom wore a hostess gown and my sisters and I would take everyone’s drink orders for my dad to make. There would be little delicious things to sneak from the trays and olives to wear on our fingers—and a platter of cured or smoked salmon, sprinkled with capers and surrounded by pretty bowls of toppings so people could make their own hors d’oeuvres.
That versatility and flexibility make this salmon platter recipe from the December issue of EatingWell Magazine a great choice for holiday entertaining. And since all the ingredients can be prepped ahead of time,...read full post »
When the EatingWell Test Kitchen started talking about the “flautas” they were making, I admit I needed a translation. But when I tasted Oven-Fried Beef Taquitos, I knew just what they were: deliciously crispy rolled-up little tacos filled with beef—and a healthy surprise.
Taquitos are a standard item on fast-food menus. Typically they’re deep-fried and can be greasy, rolled up in calories and fat. It’s not hard to understand why they’d be popular. We’ve kept that crispy goodness, but our version is baked and so much better for you. We use lean ground beef for the filling and a whole zucchini, shredded and mixed in with the spices so its presence is subtle (some might say sneaky). Top it with some yummy sharp Cheddar, roll it up and bake for less than 20 minutes for an easy, healthier Mexican fast-food...read full post »
Our double issue for November and December is an easy one to love: it’s stuffed with gorgeous photos of fabulous food and it arrives just when you start thinking about cooking for all the season’s celebrations. Everyone who works at EatingWell found recipes they wanted to make at home after getting to taste them at work—and they were happy to tell me about their favorites.
A Light & Fluffy Cheesecake That Tastes as Good as It Looks
Breana Lai, Associate Food Editor, says: “I adore the Cranberry-Lime Cheesecake (pictured above) because of its creamy,...
Smooth, creamy and custardy, a flan is a delectable dessert to enjoy at the end of a special meal, especially Thanksgiving or Christmas. But just looking at that photo with the irresistible baked-sugar glaze on top, I assumed flan would be tricky to make at home—until I tried this healthy recipe for Flan de Queso. (That’s translated as Caramel Cream Cheese Custard, just so there’s no confusion).
Don’t Miss: Fabulous (& Healthier) Cheesecake Recipes
Flan is a traditional Spanish custard dessert and this recipe calls for just 7 ingredients (including reduced-fat cream cheese, which cuts fat and calories from the dish without sacrificing flavor or texture). It takes just 15 minutes to make! The only hard thing about it is...read full post »
What are you in the mood for tonight—Italian? Mexican? Chinese? Hold the phone! Takeout is tempting, but instead of ordering out (again) you can make a tastier, healthier dinner that will satisfy your craving and be ready in the same amount of time it would take to find the restaurant menu, decide what everyone wants, dial, order and wait.
You may be skeptical that it can really be faster to cook than call. Believe it: our Test Kitchen has developed recipes for five takeout favorites that are ready in 45 minutes—some deliver in under 30. For a night when you’re craving Indian food, there’s a spice-happy Vegetarian Tikka Masala, warming and satisfying, to serve with rice. (Takeout Tikka has as much as 17 grams of saturated fat per serving; ours has 3 grams.) Or make your own General Tso’s Chicken. All it takes is 30 minutes and a wok to reproduce this...read full post »