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RECIPE: Sesame Noodles

Recipe courtesy of A Very Chinese Cookbook from America’s Test Kitchen Ingredients Note: If fresh thin white wheat noodles are unavailable, substitute fresh lo mein or 12 ounces dried wheat noodles. In a desperate pinch, spaghetti will work. Also, this dish is wholly satisfying as written, but you can add any topping. Poached chicken is […]

Top 5 Easy Corn Recipes

We’re in the midst of corn season now and what better way to celebrate it than with some easy corn recipes! I’ll teach you the best way to cook corn, some easy corn soups, a super easy Mexican corn salad or a sweet corn dessert!

Granny’s Five-Flavor Pound Cake Recipe

Golden with a fine crumb, this pound cake smells amazing while it’s baking and tastes just as intoxicating once sliced It’s comforting with its buttery softness and complex with its blend of five extracts (vanilla, rum, coconut, lemon and almond) The celebrity chef Carla Hall got this recipe, among other beloved soul food dishes, from her maternal grandmother, Jessie Mae Price

Orange-Glazed Baked Salmon Recipe

Baking salmon gently at a low temperature is a low-effort approach that results in a flaky, moist piece of fish This simple preparation utilizes oranges, but lemons would work nicely, too You’ll reduce some fresh orange juice in a skillet to concentrate its flavor, then whisk in some honey to sweeten

Spicy Tomato White Bean Stew Recipe

Made in about half an hour from pantry ingredients, this simple, flexible stew has a velvety texture from canned white beans rounded out by plenty of garlic, olive oil and canned plum tomatoes The optional bacon adds a brawny heft here, but the stew will be just as hardy without it Or lighten things up by stirring a few handfuls of quick-cooking greens directly into the pot, which also eliminates any need for a salad on the side.

WTFCF Celebrates 100 Cookbook Recipes! — Sort Of… – Where The Food Comes From

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WTFCF Celebrates 100 Cookbook Recipes! – Sort Of… – Where The Food Comes From

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Five Recipes That Prove Salad Should Never be Just a Side Dish

In my opinion, there is no better meal than a salad. However, to many, this opinion warrants little merit. On the one hand, I think it is because restaurants and magazines have belittled salads, making them side dishes and add-ons to burgers, sandwiches, and steak. On the other hand, there is a popular argument that salads are only diet food and are not supposed to be enjoyed. Rather, they are something that people resort to when they can’t cook or when they need a calorie deficit. Nonetheless, there is no reason to be miserable and healthy — it is perfectly acceptable to enjoy creating new recipes for delicious salads.

Remembering (and remaking) a 1984 winning recipe

In the 1984 Wooden Spoon Cook Book, published by The Daily Leader, seven home cooks were awarded prizes for their winning recipes in various categories. The overall winner won for her entrée of crab-stuffed chicken breast. The winners were: Nicole Robinson, Tex-Mex Won-Ton; Theola Robinson, Sauerkraut Salad; Beverly Jones, Crab-Stuffed Chicken Breast; Myrtle Crossley, Acorn […]

King Ranch Casserole

King Ranch Casserole is your solution if you’re looking for a dinner that is both delicious and easy to make! It’s a creamy dish with layers of chicken, cheese, and tortilla chips that your family is going to want on repeat.

Michelle Obama’s Recipe For Red Rice

Michelle Obama shares her family’s cherished recipe for red rice, a dish rooted in her South Carolina heritage. Reflecting on how she was influenced by all the things that she saw and experienced in that little old kitchen, she says, “The conversations around my household […]

NU Dining’s annual Black History Month Celebratory Dinner brings Black American recipes, music to dining halls

Students enjoyed a variety of dishes originating from Black American culture at Northwestern Dining’s Black History Month Celebratory Dinner Wednesday evening in Sargent Dining Hall. Recipes including hickory smoked pork shoulder, high mesa peach and blackberry cobbler, rice with pigeon peas, and ginger and brown sugar candied sweet potatoes were served in all NU dining…

Frito Pie Recipe

Not quite nachos, and not quite pie, this comforting casserole is a cheesy and crunchy delight that is thought to have roots in both Texas and New Mexico In its most classic (and some might say best) form, a small bag of Fritos corn chips is split down the middle, placed in a paper boat and piled high with chili, topped with cheese, diced onion, pickled jalapeños, sour cream and pico de gallo, then eaten with a plastic fork (It is often called a “walking taco,” because it’s eaten on-the-go, at sporting events and fairs.) This version is adapted to feed a crowd: The Fritos, Cheddar and chili — made with ground beef, pinto beans, taco seasoning and enchilada sauce — are layered in a casserole dish, baked, then topped with a frenzy of fun toppings

One-Pot Ginger Scallion Chicken and Rice Recipe

Hainanese chicken rice, most likely originating from the island of Hainan off the coast of southern China, is a beloved dish of silky poached whole chicken and gingery rice cooked with the bird’s cooking broth and rendered fat This streamlined version simmers the two together in a single pot to make it a meal fast enough for weeknights With endless variations throughout the world, most notably in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia, one constant is dipping sauces for the meat

Recipe: Perfect Pasta

Chef Matthew Zappoli is Creative Culinary Director for Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa and he’s bringing us back to basics to show how to make the best Bolognese sauce. Plus, how to make it into lasagna or serve up with fettuccine.

5 foods and recipes to keep your seasonal depression at bay

Winter is meant to be enjoyed just like every other season, yet the short, dark days leave many of us experiencing symptoms of seasonal affective disorder.
Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is more than the winter blues some feel during the colder months. Symptoms can include irritability, anxiety, fatigue, social withdrawal and loss of interest and pleasure in activities you normally enjoy.
The good news? Nutritious foods may avert this type of depression.
When it comes to your mental health, what you eat matters. Keep your seasonal depression at bay and elevate your mood with these 5 nutrient-dense foods and recipes, created or adapted by Mary-Jo Sawyer, VCU Health registered dietitian.
Fruit and berries
Citrus fruits like oranges can act like your personal ‘sun’ during the winter season by boosting your vitamin D levels, while strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries are filled with essential nutrients and are among the healthiest foods on earth. Blueberries alone have been shown to significantly improve your mood.
Keep your mind fresh and happy with a rainbow of fruits. Enjoy this easy fruit salad recipe year-round with frozen or fresh berries.
Leafy greens
When we think of perfect pairings, spinach and depression may not be the first that come to mind. But research shows that this leafy green is nutrient-rich with vitamins and minerals that support mental health. Magnesium, calcium, and potassium help regulate stress while some evidence suggests that folate, or folic acid, may aid in treating depression.
Add this super food to your grocery list and uplift your mood with the fresh flavors of this peach and spinach salad.
Dark chocolate
Eating dark chocolate makes you feel good and that’s because dark chocolate showers you with a load of feel-good serotonin to boost your mood. People experiencing depression often have low levels of serotonin. Though not a cure-all, chocolate can equal happiness.
Love your heart, and your mind, with a warm batch of fudgy cocoa brownies. But remember — while made with some healthful ingredients and only 100 calories per brownie, portion control is still important.
Fish
Fatty fish, like salmon, are packed with omega-3 and vitamin D. Omega-3 fatty acids are responsible for the production of mood-enhancing hormones dopamine and serotonin, while vitamin D comes in handy for people who live in places with low sun exposure, especially during the winter months.
To counter the effects of winter depression, feast your taste buds on a helpful serving of citrus ginger honey glazed salmon, whole grain rice and sugar snap peas.
Nuts
Much like fatty fish, nuts are bursting with omega-3 and a helpful dose of magnesium. Whether you’re a fan of walnuts, almonds, pecans, or all three, munching on nuts can create a better mood, give you higher levels of energy, and provide other essential nutrients needed for your mental health.
Avert the winter blues with a homemade trail mix featuring your favorite nuts, seeds, whole grain cereal, and dried fruit.

Bacon-Cheddar Dip Recipe

Bacon and Cheddar, that time-honored pairing, meet up once more in this easy, spicy skillet dip Grated Cheddar, the sharper the better, and crisp bacon slivers are folded into a mix of cream cheese and sour cream that’s been zipped up with hot sauce You can prepare the dip a few hours in advance, then broil it just before serving so that the Cheddar emerges melted, singed and bubbly on top

Fried Okra Recipe

This Southern Fried Okra Recipe is made with fresh okra coated in buttermilk and dredged in a flavorful mixture of flour, cornmeal, and seasonings. Deep-fried until crispy and golden brown, enjoy this delicious Southern classic as an appetizer or side dish.