Over easy: Strata is a simple breakfast, brunch or dinner

Strata is a beautiful thing. Similar to a quiche, frittata and savory bread pudding, a strata is made by tossing bread with veggies, cheese and ham into a dish, covering all with eggs and milk, and baking until browned and ...

Shortcut Soup! Dried potatoes decrease cooking time for Scalloped Potato-Kale Soup

Potatoes have lots going for them — versatility, flavor and a surprising amount of nutrition — but short prep time isn’t on the list.

Fully loaded! Lighter ways to get your potato fix

Potatoes can be a delicious and nutritious side dish but they don't always have to be the same-old boiled, baked or mashed every day. Here are some recipes to add some zing to your potato craving!

Queen of tarts: Lemon Mousse Cheesecake tastes like springtime

Looking for a perfect dessert for your Easter dinner? Try this Lemon Mousse Cheesecake. It’s super-creamy and a bit tart and, topped with slices of fresh lemon, so very pretty.

Easy bake! Breadcrumbs, cauliflower liven up the pasta bake

This pasta bake with cauliflower is a dish to soothe the soul. The crunchy panko provides a great contrast with the tender cauliflower and pasta.

Creamy risotto takes concentration but the result is worth it

Making a pot of risotto requires practically all of your attention. In addition to keeping the broth at a bare simmer, the rice needs almost nonstop stirring. It’s not the kind of a dish you can cook in a hurry, ...

Flavorful florets! A recipe to make anyone eat their broccoli

Why is broccoli so thoroughly misunderstood? Mostly, bad preparation. If there’s one way to make a lifelong enemy of broccoli, it’s by cooking it into mushy, army-green oblivion — a sight many of us are still trying to erase from ...

Soup is love! Homemade tomato soup warms the soul

A container or two of comforting Creamy Tomato Soup, a loaf of bread and bag of salad — it’s dinner. This soup makes 10 cups, so you’ll have enough for a friend, with some leftover for you.

Classical flavor! A lighter Beef Bourguignon is just as sumptuous

To put a healthy spin on the Julia Child's classic recipe, we cut down on the beef, used lean beef and increased the veggies. Capturing the richness of the original, the recipe uses a beurre manié, a mixture of butter ...

Good & hearty! Braised chicken and vegetable peasant dishes use wholesome ingredients for wow

Peasant dishes, with their earthy, honest ingredients, now star in hip restaurants across the country, a testament to their lure and durability. Here’s a dish born out of a lean pantry. It’s perfect for adapting to what you have on ...

Potluck pasta! Baked Pasta with Sausage, Mushrooms and Fontina Cheese

The sausage-mushroom mixture can be made a day ahead and refrigerated in an airtight container. Rewarm over low heat before combining with the pasta.

Cool cakes! Impress your guests with an icebox variety

The transformation of a handful of ingredients into a no-cook, multi-layered confection that looks like something from a Viennese pastry kitchen seems almost miraculous. When you need a quick make-ahead dessert that’s light and cool and creamy and impressive, look ...

A grand granola gift

Looking for a quick gift from the kitchen? Homemade granola packaged in a half-pint milk bottle is just the ticket. The recipe is super easy to make, and it’s deliciously flavored with maple syrup and dried cranberries.

Lifestyle company, Kyu Melange is fashion with a progressive element

In August 2013, Gibson founded Kyu Mélange (pronounced Q-Mey-Longe), which is a “purpose driven fashion and lifestyle company” offering multi-functional, hand-crafted, unisex leather bags, clutches and accessories, sourced from around the globe. (“Kyu” means “progress” in Japanese and “mélange” means ...

Fresh ideas

We could all use a hand in the kitchen. So any gadget that makes preparing food easier, faster or more enjoyable is worth buying. Check out these handy gadgets that stood out at the 2015 International Home + Housewares Show.