Family Fun

Back to School Recipes

Whether you’re a kid going back to school, a parent whose kids are going back to school, a hard-working teacher, or just someone who once went back to school, you know that it can be a tough transition from summer to school. To help, we’ve brought together some of our […]

Appetizers, Hors D’oeuvres & Snacks

Cheddar Cheese Fish Crackers

Makes about 3 cups crackers We think homemade snacks are the best snacks, and these cute little fish are too good to pass up. We added a bit of whole wheat flour and went light on the butter to make these a bit more virtuous, but no less delicious—in fact, […]

Desserts

Chocolate-Dipped Anything

Makes about 25 pieces Fresh and dried fruit are both ideal for dipping in chocolate. Fresh fruit should be enjoyed within hours of dipping, while dried fruit will keep for weeks. Pretzels, crackers, and virtually any other dry food may also be dipped in chocolate to create quick, easy confections. […]

Breakfast & Brunch

Corn Muffins

Makes 2 dozen muffins These are classic corn muffins, perfect for toasting on a griddle with some salted butter or to dunk in a hot bowl of chili.

Family Fun

Easy Bread Baking

Whether it is wheat, rye, or gluten-free, bread is a staple food for most of us. We eat it at breakfast as toast, for lunch as peanut butter sandwiches, and with dinner to dip into our favorite soup. And like all things, bread that you make with your own hands […]

Appetizers, Hors D’oeuvres & Snacks

Grissini

Makes 2 dozen bread sticks Grissini are thin, crisp breadsticks—long and pencil-like in appearance, and Italian in origin. In this recipe, the dough is flavored with chopped rosemary and boldly accented with Asiago cheese; variations on flavoring are many and may include garlic, other herbs or hard cheeses as your […]

Chef's Notes Plus

Healthy-ish Snacks for the New Year

Many of us will make some kind of internal New Year’s Resolution involving healthy eating, and so we want to do our part to help you achieve your goals. But since moderation is usually our best strategy for maintaining healthy lifestyles in the new year and beyond, we’re going to […]

Appetizers, Hors D’oeuvres & Snacks, Family Fun

Hot Spinach Dip

Makes about 3 cups (8 to 10 servings) This dip can be served in a small, round pumpernickel, rye, or sourdough loaf. To prepare the bread, cut a circle from the top of the loaf. Pull out the bread from the center of the loaf to make room for the […]