How to smoothify random produce in a tasty manner

beet smoothie

Reader Cel F recently sent me this email: I’ve heard you say frequently that you are able to use fruits and veggies that might otherwise be wasted in smoothies.  I’ve found that when I try to throw together smoothies this way I don’t like what I’ve made!  Could you maybe give your readers some smoothie […]

Canape Bread (For Pampered Chef/Valtrompia bread tubes)

pampered chef bread tube canape bread

Remember back in the ’90s, when these tubes were a hot seller for Pampered Chef? These days, you can almost always spot one (or 3) at your local thrift store, but I’ve still got mine from the ’90s.  A little while back, some readers were asking how exactly how to make bread in Pampered Chef […]

Make-Ahead Chicken Enchiladas with Red Sauce

baked chicken enchiladas with red sauce

  When I subscribed to the paper version of Cook’s Illustrated this year (I used some of my birthday money!), I got a bonus in the form of a free issue of Cook’s Country. In that issue was a recipe for low-fat enchiladas, covered in a sauce made with chipotles in adobo sauce, and topped […]

Easy Homemade Not-Fried Fish Tacos

ATK fish tacos

I’ve tried some fish taco recipes in the past, and I’ve always been put off by the deep-frying required. Deep-frying is messy and stinky. And fish is stinky too. The combo is really not my favorite, and that’s to say nothing of the not-so-healthy aspects of deep frying. But a little while back, I tried […]

Chipotle Chicken Kabobs with Cilantro Lime Dipping Sauce

chipotle chicken kabobs

I’ve told you quite a few times that the orange ATK cookbook has become one of my favorites in the last year or so.  It’s full of recipes that aren’t super-duper involved or time-consuming, and that’s a godsend for me on busy days. But unlike some quick recipes, most of these don’t call for overly […]

Homemade Mustard Vinaigrette

America's Test Kitchen Mustard Vinaigrette

I’ve been using my America’s Test Kitchen Quick Family Cookbook pretty regularly over the last year because it’s got lots of great dinner recipes that can be put together in 45 minutes or less.  One of my favorite sections in the book (especially in summer!) is Salad for Supper. The BLT salad from that section […]