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Deep dish pizza6
Homemade deep dish pizza tastes so good that you may never go back to pizza parlor versions again. Yes, it takes some time, but it's worth it.
Blind Baking (Pizza Dough)
Eggplant Parmesan pizza10
Roasted Tomato Sauce
8 cups Roma tomatoes, quartered (4 lb.)
1 cup onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, whole
2 t. kosher salt
1 t. red pepper flakes
1 t. sugar
1⁄2 cup olive oil
1⁄2 cup fresh basil, chiffonade
Preheat oven to 450°.
Combine first 6 ingredients in a large casserole dish.
Toss with olive oil and roast 35 - 40 minutes, or until tomatoes have softened. Remove from oven and mash with a potato masher, keeping tomatoes a bit chunky.
Stir in basil.
1/4 cup: 73 calories; 6g total fat; 5g carb.; 235mg sodium; 1g fiber; 1g protein
Chicken and sausage casserole12
Casseroles for two people -- without leftovers? It really is possible, and this recipe proves it.
This classic casserole is updated with homemade sauce and rye bread crumbs. It's streamlined with rotisserie chicken and frozen broccoli.
The basics behind braising16
We've braised before, but this is one technique that's worth doing again (and again!).
Braised short ribs with gremolata pasta17
Bored with pot roast? This time, braise short ribs -- they're flavorful, tender, and very chic.
Chicken braised with prunes, lemons, and olives20
The bright Mediterranean flavors of this hour-long braise are the perfect solution for warming up a chilly fall evening.
Lidia Bastianich: Pork chops capricciosa22
Chef Lidia Bastianich proves that you don't have to spend a lot of time in the kitchen to turn out a beautiful, delicious meal.
Savory polenta layer cake with butter-gorgonzola filling25
A good Dutch oven is a kitchen necessity, but do you know what to look for? Wonder no more!
Lodge Logic Dutch Oven with Loop Handles (5 quart)
SCANPAN (6.5 quart)
Le Creuset (7 quart)
Item #L2501-28 (available in 6 colors)
Staub (5 quart)
Item #11026 (available in 8 colors)
Staub (8 quart)
Item #11032 (available in 3 colors)
Here's the lowdown on semisweet, milk, and white chocolate chips. There's more to these morsels than you'd think.
Guittard brownie muffins30
Can you ever have too much chocolate? I don't think so, but these muffins push the envelope -- their over-the-top flavor comes from two types of chips.
Just the facts -- simple ways to get the most from sweating vegetables, day-old bread, dry yeast, and fresh mushrooms.
Just right jambalaya34
Breakfast grits & eggs36
Quick coq au vin with chive mashed potatoes38
The usual salad bar standbys have a new look for fall! Simple changes make all the difference.
Duck at the market44
Toying with expanding your poultry horizons? Then duck is your bird. Read this article for buying tips, then give these two easy recipes a whirl.
Thai red curry duck soup45
Pan seared duck with pear-ginger chutney and wild rice risotto46
Looking for a rich, creamy cheesecake that doesn't weigh you down? Your search is over. Trust me, you may never look at another cheesecake recipe again.
Salty Candied Hazelnuts
Rinse and Drain:
1⁄2 cup chopped hazelnuts
1⁄2 cup powdered sugar
1 t. kosher salt
Preheat oven to 400° and coat a baking sheet with nonstick spray.
Rinse hazelnuts under cold water and drain.
Combine hazelnuts (while still wet) with sugar and salt so it forms a gummy paste. Spread over baking sheet and bake 8–10 minutes, or until brown and bubbly. Stir nuts and cool to room temperature.
2 T.1: 149 calories; 9g total fat; 17g carb.; 480mg sodium; 1g fiber; 2g protein
Making Caramel Sauce
A dessert with something for everyone -- ice cream, brownies, and pecans!