Mowie Kay of Mowielicious made this simple childhood favorite that would make a great quick and tasty weekday breakfast. Simply soft boil a few eggs, cut buttered toast into “soldier” strips and dip them in the warm, soft-set yolk.
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Marc Matsumoto of No Recipes stir-fried pork belly with tart kimchi to create this savory and spicy dish in less than 30 minutes. He garnished the colorful plate with a handful of sliced scallions and a drizzle of sesame oil.
Matt Armendariz of Matt Bites tops freshly baked Parmesan and green chile biscuits with hearty chorizo and chipotle gravy. For an early morning indulgence, layer the halved biscuits with scrambled eggs and bacon and finish with a sprinkle of queso fresco.
Celebrate the start to the Chinese New Year with a roundup of our favorite dim sum recipes from across the Web. From traditional shrimp dumplings with chili sauce to creative egg tarts, mix and match your favorite flavors for a truly celebratory spread.
- Kevin of Closet Cooking stuffed homemade dumpling wrappers with garlic, ginger and shrimp to create traditional Chinese Dumplings that he dipped in a quick-fix chili sauce.
- Scallion Pancakes are a staple of ringing in the New Year and Kirbie’s Cravings breaks down the recipe to reveal the secret to achieving the unbeatable duo of a crispy yet doughy texture.
- My Cooking Hut transforms a hearty mixture of pork and prawns into traditional steamed Shumai.
- Whip up sweet Mini Egg Tarts from Off The Spork for a creamy treat guaranteed to balance out the heat.
- Almond Cookies from Use Real Butter are a mandatory sweet finish to any dim sum spread.
- Pineapple Tarts from A Spoonful of Sugah showcase a sweet and tart homemade pineapple jam atop a buttery crust.
Deborah Harroun of Taste and Tell gave traditional cake doughnuts a sweet update by making them in luscious red velvet. She then dipped her crimson-hued buttermilk and cocoa-flavored confections in a homemade vanilla glaze.
This week’s roundup features the best in warming, comforting and filling stews. From curried potato stew to a vegetarian take on cassoulet, prepare for a weekend full of hearty one-pot meals guaranteed to beat the winter blues.
- Cooking Books made Shaker Bean and Cider Stew using savory smoked sausage, fresh thyme and tender cider-soaked vegetables (picture above).
- Lamb Stew with Sauteed Morning Glory from Marcus Samuelsson combines spicy chilies with sweet coconut milk and creamy avocado to create a unique stew with an international twist.
- eCurry cooked up Curried Potato and Cauliflower Stew with Toasted Peanuts in a rich tomato broth that would pair well with a few slices of hot, garlicky naan.
- Beef, Potato and Quinoa Soup on Gina’s Skinny Recipes is spiced with cumin and would be perfect topped with a few slices of avocado.
- Make Weekend French Onion Soup from The Cooking Photographer to fill your kitchen with the aromas of caramelized onions and bubbling Gruyere cheese.
- Fresh herbs and vegetables meet in this Vegetarian Cassoulet with Garlic Confit from A Little Bit of Everything.
- Chicken and Sausage Cassoulet from Acquired Taste uses creamy white beans and chicken confit for extra rich flavor.
Rebecca Crump of Ezra Pound Cake blends sweet potato puree with freshly squeezed orange juice and leeks to create a comforting main dish designed to combat the winter chill. Paprika-spiced pecans add a final crunch to this creamy soup.
- The Breakfast Pizza on The Kitchy Kitchen is literally breakfast on a crust – it has eggs, bacon, hash browns and bubbly mozzarella cheese.
- Fresh tomatoes and pita bread make Breakfast Pizza from Sea Salt With Food easy to make since it uses ingredients you’re likely to have on hand.
- Prosciutto, Arugula and Egg Pizza with Homemade Pizza Dough from The Tastespotting Blog may take some time, but will be well worth the effort when the savory flavors come together under a blanket of melted cheese.
- Smitten Kitchen whipped up Pizza with Bacon, Onions and Cream that swaps a lush blend of ricotta and crème fraîche for plain tomato sauce.
- Leftover sauteed onions and squash meet soft eggs in Hedonia’s Wake and Bake Breakfast Pizza.
- Make vegan Italian Breakfast Pizza from the Native Foods blog for a healthy meal topped with kale, tofu scramble and classic Italian spices.
Jamie Walker of Love and Butter whipped up colorful cake pops that would be perfect for any Valentine’s Day-themed spread. She coats Funfetti Cake Mix with white candy melts and then adds a burst of color with fiery Pop Rocks.
This week we’ve gathered the best teatime treats from around the Web, matching many of them with our ideal tea pairings. From clementine curd for topping scones to Thai tea cookies for dipping, let these unique and delicate tastes accompany your cup of tea.
- Earl Grey Panna Cotta from These Tastes of Mine can be served in a tea cup and paired with a strong-brewed Darjeeling tea.
- Plunk Orange Sugar Cubes from Cherry Tea Cakes into a hot mug of Gunpowder green tea for a bright, citrus flavor.
- She Simmers baked buttery Thai Tea Shortbread Cookies that we would serve with a pot of fragrant Jasmine tea.
- Earl Grey Salted Carmel Macarons from Food, Je T’aime would shine when served with the subtle flavors of a white tea.
- Make creamy Clementine Curd from Verses From My Kitchen to spread over warm-from-the-oven vanilla scones. Brew a pot of mellow Chamomile to balance the sweetness.
- Earl Grey Pound Cake from Lace adds a touch of tea to a classic, buttery dessert.
- Try a Hot Tea Toddy from ShowFood Chef for an adult twist on traditional tea.
Kimberley Hasselbrink of The Year in Food whipped up a rich and savory coq au vin that we think would be the perfect warming dish for a cozy weeknight dinner. This classic recipe blends tender chicken with carrots and mushrooms soaked in an aromatic broth of chicken stock, red wine and brandy.
This week’s roundup is geared towards those who resolved to enjoy healthier foods in the new year. From warm spinach and basil salad to vegan curry pot pie, we’re arming you with our picks for lighter, fresher fare.
- Kale is nutritionally loaded on its own, but Dinner With Julie’s Kale with Browned Butter, Garlic, and Pan-fried Walnuts gives the green a crunchy twist (pictured above).
- Warm Spinach and Basil Salad from The Delicious Life is full of flavorful touches like garlic, pine nuts and prosciutto.
- TasteFood has your Thai takeout cravings covered with their Coconut Shrimp Curry full of fresh vegetables.
- Make this Lettuce with Oranges, Fennel, and Pomegranate from Good Life Eats for a refreshing wintertime salad.
- Sweet potatoes make for a flaky crust in veggie-packed Vegan Curry Pot Pie from Delish Your Dish.
- Give your chicken a healthy Moroccan makeover with Apricot Roasted Chicken with Root Vegetables from Love and Olive Oil.
- Chard and White Bean Stew from Smitten Kitchen gets a punch of protein with a poached egg.
- Brown Eyed Baker has assembled 40 Healthy Recipes to get you going on eating better.
- Apple Quinoa Cake topped with cinnamon oats from Anja’s Food 4 Thought is a sweet, guilt-free way to end any meal.
This week we want to get you ready to have a festive and toast-worthy New Years Eve. We’ve found some creative libations to make ringing in the new year a little sweeter. From a minty martini to a uniquely fizzy concoction of Guinness and champagne, now you and your guests can sip and savor your way straight into 2011.
- Cranberry-Lime Bellinis from Smells Like Home provide a creative outlet for leftover cranberries from your holiday table (pictured above).
- A Vanilla-Peppermint Martini from Muy Bueno Cookbook calls for both fresh mint and crushed candy canes, making it perfect if you plan to ring in the new year with a kiss.
- Pomegranate juice and elderflower liquor kick up the flavor of The Châtelaine from The Merry Gourmet.
- A creative duo of Guinness and champagne make The Black Velvet from The New York Times both bubbly and simple.
- Sparkling Pepper-Berry Cocktails from Apple A Day add a spicy kick to your celebration.
- Apple brandy, grenadine and a lime twist are all it takes to whip up the The Jack Rose from Cafe Lynnylu.
- The Vaina Cocktail from Andrea’s Recipes is a traditional Chilean belnded cocktail of cognac and crème de cacao topped off with a pinch of cinnamon.
- Gin Punch with Cherries from Lost Past Remembered is a sweet and sour combination with cherries and a touch of almond extract.
- Pomegranate-Grapefruit Champagne Sparklers from Hungry Cravings are the perfect way to toast to 2011.
- Tequila and mole add a unique Mexican flavor to the Cielo de Jalisco cocktail from Umami Mart.
In this week’s roundup we’re taking the guesswork out of breakfast fare for Christmas morning. From eggnog muffins and citrus cakes to bacon hash browns and classic pancakes, we’ve got you covered for a morning full of seasonal feasting.
- Whip up Gingerbread Pancakes with lemon-maple syrup from The Galley Gourmet to satisfy the sweet tooth of even the pickiest of eaters (pictured above).
- Photo A Day bakes up Eggnog Cranberry Muffins that are perfect for a quick bite between unwrapping gifts.
- Gourmet Traveller gives breakfast potatoes a twist with individual Bacon Hash Browns fried with eggs and sauteed onions.
- Pink Grapefruit Cake from Playing House is a light, sweet and citrusy start to the morning.
- The Girl Who Ate Everything updates quiche with a make-under of just four ingredients in her Bacon and Egg Toast Cups.
- Prosciutto adds an Italian twist to the classic breakfast sandwich in BS’ In The Kitchen’s Prosciutto & Smoked Gouda Egg Sandwich.
- Simple Bites brings fresh flavor to brunch with this bright and seasonal Citrus & Pomegranate Salad with Rose Water-Vanilla Syrup.
- Kids will love these homemade Cherry Pop Tarts with Vanilla Bean Glaze from Spicy Ice Cream.
- Christmas Oatmeal from Karma Cucina combines oats with classic holiday spices, apples and pomegranate for a warming breakfast treat.
Stephanie Shih of Desserts for Breakfast whipped up a sweet and savory tart perfect for anytime snacking. To create the Gorgonzola, Pear and Balsamic Honey Galette, she made a pastry dough flecked with fresh thyme, filled it with crumbled gorgonzola and sliced red pears, and then gave it a final brush with a balsamic-honey glaze.
In this week’s roundup, we’re sharing our favorite ways to switch up your holiday side dish spread. From a spiced potato gratin to Dijon lentils, cook up our picks for these warming, seasonal favorites.
- Brandon Matzek of Kitchen Konfidence uses winter’s harvest to his advantage by pan-caramelizing Brussels sprouts in olive oil until crisp and golden and then topping them off with a sprinkle of Parmesan (pictured above).
- Sweet potatoes, baking potatoes and fragrant cumin come together in this cheesy Two Potato, Chili, and Cumin Gratin from KO Rasoi.
- Jessica Jones of Jonesing For… creates a dish that’s as frugal as it is delicious with her Warm Dijon Lentils.
- Mix cream cheese and jalapeños into your corn for a sweet and warming Mexican Corn side dish by Pip & Ebby.
- Pilaf gets a colorful and aromatic twist in A Life of Spice‘s Red Rice Pilaf made with chicken stock and Bay leaves.
- Dinner With Julie turns ordinary sweet potatoes into pillowy bites in Gnocchi with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Mushrooms.
Soma Rathore of eCurry made a simple, Indian-inspired salad using the flavors of the season. She marinated tangy and mellow paneer cheese in rosemary olive oil before tossing it with scallions, lightly toasted cashews, thinly sliced chili peppers and pomegranate seeds.
There are few cold weather beverages more comforting than a cup of hot cocoa. This week we’ve rounded up our picks for the best hot cocoa recipes that range from the traditional to the creative with pairings that include peanut butter, cayenne, peppermint and more.
- Combine calming lavender with rich chocolate then top it off with a layer of vanilla whipped cream in Une-deux Senses Lavender Hot Chocolate. (pictured above)
- Hot chocolate gets a kick of cayenne in Spicy Hot Chocolate from Joylicious.
- Good Life Eats makes Vanilla Salted Carmel Hot Chocolate using sea salt and chopped dark chocolate.
- What Megan’s Making swirled peppermint into a marshmallow mix and the result was a recipe for bright and marbled Peppermint Marshmallows.
- Fig and Kindle whipped up a classic cup of Hot Cocoa with double the chocolate.
- My Kitchen Cafe makes beverages portable and gift-able with Truffle Hot Chocolate Balls that you freeze and then plunk in hot milk.
- The already decadent drink gets a splash of triple sec in Spicy Ice Cream’s Spiked Orange Hot Chocolate.
- Peanut butter and chocolate meet in a different kind of cup in The Family Kitchen‘s recipe for Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate.
Todd Porter and Diane Cu from White on Rice Couple coat marshmallows with melted dark chocolate then add a crispy crunch with crushed candy canes. They serve the holiday-themed treats on a stick in mini-cupcake wrappers, which makes them the perfect finger-friendly sweet.
The shift from autumn to winter calls for a first meal of the day that is both warming and filling. We’ve rounded up our top picks for the ultimate cold weather breakfast dishes that include sweet and spicy options like cinnamon-spiced quinoa and traditional North African shakshouka.
- Cake for breakfast? Yes, but only when with made from squash, praline, and applesauce like in the Know Whey Fall Breakfast Cake (pictured above).
- Oh She Glows whipped up a vegan Gingerbread and Pumpkin Overnight Oatmeal Parfait layered with banana soft-serve and topped with warm coconut butter.
- Eggs, chilies, and tomatoes come together in the classic North African dish Shakshouka on The Family Kitchen.
- Breakfast Quinoa from Dinner With Julie takes the healthful grain to new heights with brown sugar, cinnamon and a splash of milk.
- Scrumptious South Africa adds a spicy Mexican touch to a traditional favorite in Breakfast Eggs Baked with Tomato, Red Pepper, Smoked Sausage and Cheese.
- Gluten-Free Crepes with Honey Lavender Roasted Persimmons uses seasonal ingredients to make a sweet alternative to traditional pancakes on My Tartelette.
- The Nesting Project whipped up this Italian Sausage & Red Pepper Strata that transforms eggs into a standout main dish.
- Healthy. Happy. Life. gave risotto an A.M. makeover with its Almond Arborio Breakfast Porridge with ”Sake Citrus” Poached Figs.