Great for potlucks! You can even make these in mini muffin tins to make them kid-sized! Use your favourite pizza toppings for the filling. For another savoury tart recipe try Cheeseburger Tarts recipe#60239. These freeze well.
This is a wonderful lemon-flavored pesto. This was my first taste of pesto and I've never gone back!
Update as of 2/13/04
I'm glad that you all like this. I freeze this now and keep it on hand for my spaghetti sauce or others sauces. It freezes great!
Char Siu properly refers to roasted pork which has been marinated in this sauce... but this is the base flavor. Most Chinese restaurants add red food coloring to give the meat its characteristic hue, but it's entirely optional. Marinate any cut of pork in this sauce before grilling or roasting, and pass more sauce on the side. Adapted from a recipe by Joshua Bousel at Serious Eats. http://bit.ly/q6FBIp
This looks and sounds fussy; the burrata, asparagus and pignoli can be a bit pricy, but make this relatively budget-friendly dish look much more expensive-looking than it really is. This recipe is adapted from a reprint by Caroline Russock at Serious Eats; it is originally from _In the Small Kitchen_ by Cara Eisenpress and Phoebe Lapine. http://bit.ly/l4UWxY
This is a very quick, very simple sauce from Argentina, traditionally served with grilled beef. If you don't have fresh oregano, it's better to leave it out than to use dried, which will ruin the texture of the sauce. Since this is a fresh, uncooked, simple sauce, use the very best quality olive oil and vinegar you can afford.
This nut butter should be green, lightly sweet, and very delicious. You can add more or less honey to suit your taste (start with 1/4 cup and adjust), and more or less salt. Adapted from a recipe at Serious Eats. http://bit.ly/gbTmFo
MUCH better than the Lipton packaged mix. Use yellow onions for this (red onions get a muddy green-brown color when cooked, and sweet onions lack the sulfur-containing compounds that generate flavor). Uses a rapid-browning technique (add a bit of sugar to jumpstart the caramelization, a pinch of baking soda to deepen the browning, and use higher-than-usual heat with frequent deglazing to prevent burning). Times listed do not include refrigerator time before serving. Adapted from a recipe by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt at Serious Eats. http://bit.ly/gktfMB
Homemade mustard is very easy, and really delicious! This combination of sweet, tart, bitter (from the cranberries) and spicy is really outstanding. Adapted from a recipe by Lucy Baker at Serious Eats. http://bit.ly/bexpfi
Lightly spiced and redolent of pumpkin and apples, this is a perfect fall accompaniment for toast or pancakes. If using a whole pumpkin, it should be no more than 2 pounds for this quantity; if larger, scale up the sweeteners and spices. Adapted from recipes by Kumiko Mitarai at Serious Eats. http://bit.ly/aFoXp5
When you're not in the mood to cook, this is THE recipe. Not a sandwich-no bread; not a quiche; not a pie-no crust; just good, plain and fast to do. And only one dirty bowl. Just be SURE to grease the pie plate VERY well. This also lends itself to any number of additions. A great lunch. Or, on the side, a few slices of tomatoes or a small salad and Voila! Dinner! From my collection of really "Olde" recipes.