Cooking Recipes

Flavorful Shrimp Makes an Ideal App

The right appetizer can add style and substance to homecooked meals. Hosts who want to impress their guests with a delicious first course can try the following recipe for "Finger-Lickin' Shrimp" courtesy of Bob Blumer's "Surreal Gourmet Bites" (Chronicle).

Opt for Homemade Dessert this Valentine's Day

Dessert might not be a nightly staple for many couples, but it is an indulgence couples allow themselves on special occasions, including Valentine's Day. While nice restaurants often boast impressive dessert menus, men and women who want to go the extra mile for their significant others this Valentine's Day may want to make a homemade dessert to enjoy after dinner. If expanding your dessert horizons is on your to-do list, then consider combining blueberries and corn in this unique yet delicious recipe for "Sweet Corn Créme Brûlée With Blueberries" courtesy of Marguerite Marceau Henderson's "Small Sweet Treats" (Gibbs Smith).

Enjoy a Low-Calorie Valentine's Treat

Decadent treats have become a staple of Valentine's Day. But not all Valentine's celebrants want to indulge in high-calorie treats with their significant others. For those who want the decadence without all those extra calories, try the following low-calorie recipe for "Rockin' Red Velvet Trifle" from Lisa Lillien's "Hungry Girl 200 Under 200: Just Desserts" (St. Martin's Press).

Do Dessert at Home this Valentine's Day

Dining out is a Valentine's Day tradition. Couples new and old typically make Valentine's Day into date night at nice restaurants, making this holiday that much more special.

Try Baked Wings for the Big Game

Sporting events provide great opportunities to gather with friends and family and enjoy some time together while watching a favorite sport or big game. Such gatherings are not complete without food, and some foods are widely considered staples of gameday get-togethers.

Prepare Homemade Ribs for the Big Game

In 2016, more than 111 million viewers in the United States tuned in to watch the Carolina Panthers play the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50. The viewership numbers are even more impressive when international figures are added.

Chocolate Indulgence Tempts Sweet Tooth

Few people can resist the call of sweet and savory chocolate. It is a common ingredient in desserts, and often just a little goes a long way in satisfying a craving.

Although many people equate pumpkin pie or traditional butter and sugar cookies with the holidays, chocolate can help add variety to the festivities.

Chili the Perfect Antidote to Cold Weather

For many people, winter is a time to huddle up indoors, where the harsh weather synonymous with the season can do us no harm. Food is often a friend during such times, as certain foods act like a warm blanket on an otherwise bone chilling day or night.

Warm Up Winter with a Dish that Evokes Summer Days

Hearty winter meals have a tendency to lack the color and vitality that comes with fresh summer produce. But just because the days are shorter and people are bundled up against the cold weather does not mean meals cannot benefit from fresh produce.

A Less Intimidating Introduction to a Beloved Delicacy

Oysters are a go-to delicacy for many people. Those who have never tasted fresh oysters may initially find the texture somewhat unsettling, prompting them to steer clear of oysters in the future.

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