Table of Contents
From the Editor4
Let’s Get Social5
Tips From Our Readers6
In the Now10
Seasonal Kitchen: Greens12
The spring shoulder season is when many greens are at their peak — you’ll be envied when you go green.
Dandelion & Mustard Greens Salad with creamy lemon vinaigrette12
Balsamic Roasted Radicchio with pears14
Laing with collards, kale, & chard15
Cuisine Tonight: Ground Meat16
You can always count on that old friend, ground meat, and these three meals amplify that in every bite.
Pork Picadillo with rice and cilantro16
Spicy Ground Chicken with ramen noodles18
Sheet Pan Meatloaf19
Test Kitchen Favorites: Rhubarb20
Spring = rhubarb season and we’re moving beyond the usual pie with cobbler, BBQ sauce, and pickled stalks.
Rhubarb Cobbler with raspberries20
Rhubarb BBQ Sauce with grilled chicken22
Bread & Butter Pickled Rhubarb23
Cuisine for Two: Grain Bowls24
Hearty grains take center “plate” in these three global-inspired recipes guaranteed to comfort your soul.
Savory Tuscan Oats with chicken sausage24
Barley Bowl with roasted cauliflower26
Quito Quinoa Bowl with grilled chicken26
Healthy Cuisine: Beans28
We’re highlighting beans’ nutritional and health benefits and varieties, plus three nutrish-ish recipes.
Multi-Bean Soup with chicken30
Farro and Chickpea Salad with basil-mint vinaigrette31
Kielbasa and Cannellini Sauté31
Erin Go Brisket32
While the Irish believe everyone is Irish on St. Paddy’s Day, with the help of your slow cooker, this corned beef dinner is within reach any night. Enjoy this “Emerald Isle” meal and may the luck of the Irish be with you!
Marmalade-Glazed Corned Beef with carrots & potatoes32
Give the gift of brunch this spring. Festive and flavorful, this Spanish-inspired menu is the perfect way to celebrate the season. Gather friends and family to indulge in these sweet and savory offerings. Buen provecho!
Ensalada Mixta with sherry-orange vinaigrette34
Torijas with cinnamon-sugar37
Meaning “fresh cream” in French, crème fraîche is one of those “secret” ingredients chefs and foodies rely on to amp up any number of dishes. We show you how easy it is to make at home and weave into dish after dish.
Are You Blue?40
What if you knew there’s a diet that might help you live longer? National Geographic explorer and longevity expert Dan Buettner has uncovered little-known American diets that mimic those of the longest-lived people.
Hawaiian Fresh Fruit Tacos40
Wares: Storage Containers44
“Shut up and put up” is at the essence of storage containers. This review seals in our top recos.
Class: Sourdough Bread46
With this deep dive into sourdough bread, you’ll be prepared to take on the “challenge” of this crusty craze.
Cocktails with Cuisine: Mimosa Flight50
Say adieu to orange juice in lieu of four colorful and flavorful swaps in this classic brunch bevvy.
Green Apple Mimosa50
Pink Grapefruit Mint Mimosa50
All About: Honey52
Honey is one of nature’s finest products. Take a peek into its fascinating, liquid golden world.
1 in 4: Honey54
Sweet, sticky, and certainly satisfying, the golden elixir weaves into four recipes to brighten your day.
Twice-Baked Honey Sweet Potatoes with honey pecans & bacon54
Honey-Ginger-Lemon Cookies with honey glaze56
Hot Honey Garlic Wings57
Honeycomb Toffee with allspice57
Faster with Fewer: Leftover Ham Meals58
Breathe new life into ham leftovers with four fast takes guaranteed to cause cheers for these encores.
Ham & Arugula Salad with tangerine vinaigrette58
Grilled Ham, Swiss, & Pineapple Sliders with garlic butter59
English-Style Ham and Potato Cakes with capers60
Ham Cutlets with savory ketchup61
Ask the Editors62
Vanilla Bean Pound Cake64
A short ingredient list and a simple technique make this the perfect pound cake, and that’s no stretch.