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Julia Child's Soubise Recipe
(Onion & Rice Casserole)

Call onions the steady-eddies of cooking, we cook them every day but rarely take notice. Thanks to this classic French side dish called "soubise" [pronounced soo-BEEZ], we'll never take onions for granted again. Soubise combines thin ribbons of onion with rice and a little cream and cheese. Dreamy. Heavenly. Ethereal. Addictive. Yes, it's that good. Real Food, Fresh & Flexible. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Naturally Gluten Free. Vegetarian.

Cut-Out Spice Cookies:
My Favorite Recipe for Roll-Out Cookie Dough
for Thirty (yikes) Years

Roll-out cookies are too pretty to save for Christmas! This is my all-time year-round favorite cut-out cookie dough recipe, for easy-easy handling, yes, but also for flavor, think lively gingerbread-style spices kissed (but just on the cheek!) by chocolate. Mix butter, flour and sugar for cookies and what do you get? Cookies that taste like butter, flour and sugar – not that there's anything wrong with that, mind you, if shortbread is the object. Too often though, sugar cookies are all about their good looks. Aii, aren't they just so pretty? The colors! The squiggles! The sprinkles! The sparkles! But call me crazy, I want cookies to taste good, frosted or unfrosted, otherwise, they might as well come from Sam's Club. If bakers are going to the trouble to cut out, bake and decorate cut-out cookies (and no question, cut-out cookies take time and effort), they should taste as good as they look. And these do! There's no missing the gingerbread-style spices nor t

Football Fever!
Fun Recipes for NFL Playoff Games
& Superbowl Parties

Updated with New Recipes! Who knows all the February holidays? The shadow of Groundhog Day, the romance of Valentine's, the Washington and Lincoln birthdays, sure. But the Superbowl is February's favorite "holiday" with a rowdy, enthusiastic, go-Chiefs! go-49ers! fanbase, when even genuine football stars and what's-a-punt? clueless fans convene before the big-screen. Here's a special collection of fun, football-friendly recipes. Party on! Real Food, Fresh & Fun. Weight Watchers Friendly. Low Carb. Naturally Gluten Free. High Protein. Vegetarian.

Fast Roast Chicken: My Signature Recipe

The Recipe: How to roast a chicken fast – in an hour – but speed isn’t what makes this my signature roast-chicken recipe. It's the simple ingredients, just a fresh chicken, salt, pepper and a hot oven. It’s the crispy, salty skin. It’s the moist and tender breast meat and the juicy succulent dark meat. One more thing? Roast chicken is the perfect meal for unexpected company. Tis a wonder, this roasted chicken. The Conversation: How to feed a crowd on a whim, roast chicken and a fall menu. ~ Skip Straight to the Recipe ~ COMPLIMENTS! "... so fast & easy & the best roast chicken I've had!" ~ Anonymous "... what a great recipe it is! ... Mmm!" ~ Charlie How to Feed a Crowd in Two Hours The heads-up arrived at five o’clock. “Some people are coming for supper.” How many? I asked, guessing two, maybe six, as many as twelve. He hesitated, then began to count out loud. "Fourteen, I think," was the answer. Now, this man