Content tagged with “Entertaining, casual ”
Dried Fruit Cake
A very thin slice of this dark fig and nut cake, redolent of orange zest, cinnamon and nutmeg, is all you need at the...
Curried Red Lentil Soup
This soup is inspired by the Indian side dish dal; the Hindi word means “split” and refers to the split peas or lentils...
Macaroni & Cheese
The sauce for this simple mac-and-cheese uses low-fat cottage cheese as its base. Just a cup of sharp Cheddar adds lots...
Bite into an Apricot Jewel and discover a rum-soaked cherry in the middle.
Kumquats in Vanilla Syrup
The flesh, rind and seeds of kumquats are edible. Although the preserves are delicious on their own as a simple dessert...
Candied Grapefruit Peels
A fine cup of coffee and two or three of these bittersweet confections make a fitting conclusion to a holiday meal. The...
Brandied Prunes with Orange
Moist, plump prunes work best here. Serve with roast pork or game, or use as a stuffing for pork tenderloin.
Chilies, cranberries, kumquats and fresh mint add festive color and flavor to your favorite black and green olives.
This classic orange marmalade is a pretty gift for the holidays.
Mandelbrot is Yiddish for almond bread, and the almond-rich dough in this recipe is shaped like a loaf and baked. Like...
These crispy crostini can be made up to a week ahead—perfect to have on hand for the holidays when guests stop by at...
Aegean Fish Stew
A simple stew of fish and vegetables, enriched with the most famous sauce of Greek cuisine: avgolémono, egg and lemon...
The Best Corn Bread
One of the best things about this corn bread is that it takes only 15 minutes to prepare.
Made with the readily available long-grain rice instead of Italian short-grain, this seafood risotto does not require...
Easy Pollo Cubano
The fresh flavors of tarragon, cilantro and lime juice enhance poached chicken breasts in this simple preparation.
Pineapple & Jalapeño Salsa
Try this spicy pineapple salsa with grilled or broiled tuna, sautéed scallops, or chicken, turkey or ham.
The clean flavor of this simple tomato sauce teams up well with grilled swordfish or tuna, as well as sautéed chicken...
A simple, low-fat and—best of all—fast chocolate cake that is moist and dense.