How to Safely Purée Soups & Other Hot Liquids in a Blender

Today let's address kitchen safety when puréeing hot liquids (especially soups) in a blender or food processor. To prevent big messes and bad burns, here are some recommended safety precautions.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 12) Mid March

Anyone ready to lighten up, just a little? or a lot? This week's recipe collection reflects tip-toes toward spring and baby steps toward ...

Spiced Chicken Tagine with Roasted Cauliflower

A one-pot supper, oven-baked chicken and roasted cauliflower with warm spices, olives and a touch of sourness from the exquisite Spiced Preserved Lemons . Real Food, Fresh & Flexible. Hearty & Filling. Low Carb. Gluten Free. High Protein. Weight Watchers Friendly. One-Pot Meal. Low Carb. High Protein. Weight Watchers Friendly. Naturally Gluten Free.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 11) Mid March

Happy Sunday, all. It feels like spring around herd so my recipe suggestions lean that way, especially spring-friendly vegetable casseroles, good candidates for March and for anyone who's thinking ahead to 2021's early Easter too. Before that? Pi Day! Do you "have" to make pie? Of course not. But really, why not?

Perfect Hard-Cooked Eggs

How to cook whole eggs with no more than an everyday pot, water and a kitchen timer plus. of course, eggs still in their shells. This is Cook's Illustrated method for hard-boiled eggs. I've used it for years and never have trouble with overcooking or undercooking the eggs. The eggs are easy to peel and cook without green rings around the yolks. Real Food, Fresh & Fast. Great for Meal Prep for Egg Salad, Deviled Eggs and On-the-Go Snacks. Weight Watchers Friendly. Low Carb. Naturally Gluten Free. High Protein.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 10) Early March

Farewell, February. Make way for March! Whether lion or lamb, March is a welcome page-turn of the calendar. Food-wise, are there wintry dishes you haven't made yet this year? Time's running out! This week I gathered some recipe ideas for the cabbages that will be extra pretty (and inexpensive) this month, plus some savory ideas for lemon lovers. And more! Including the best book I've read in a long, long while.

Freezer Surprises: Surprising Foods That Freeze Well

Here are a few ideas of everyday, practical foods that just might surprise you how well they freeze. I don't mean the frozen vegetables or frozen chicken breasts many cooks stock in freezers. I do mean useful foods (lemons?! limes?!) that freeze surprisingly well, a great way to save money, avoid food waste and special trips to the grocery and, best of all, cook (or bake!) on a whim. Practical Kitchen Organization Ideas, the Latest Addition to How to Save Money on Groceries .

Seasonal Sundays (Week 9) Late February

It's a week for recipes – Friday fish, anyone? and do grab a rotisserie chicken, so many good ways to turn five bucks into a quick dinner. Plus the twinned occasions of the pandemic's one-year mark and this week's catastrophes in Texas have me thinking about family emergency plans.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 8) Mid February

Hey, All. Recipes for the win. Anyone need a last-minute chocolate idea? Recipes for a New Orleans-style Mardi Gras or Shrove Tuesday pancakes? Easy February-friendly dinner recipes? And more, naturally, including my first book recommendation in a year and a fun way to mark the beginning of Lent on Wednesday with children.

Orange & Avocado Salad

A simple but sumptuous salad, a living combination of bright, sweet orange and soft, creamy avocado, bound with a lime vinaigrette spiked with a tiny touch of hot sauce. Fresh & Seasonal. A Mid-Winter Classic. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Weight Watchers Friendly. Low Carb. Naturally Gluten Free. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real .