As the thunderstorm turned into a misty drizzle, we devoured dessert – thin slices of rum cake layered with blueberries that had been cooked in orange liqueur and port wine, topped with freshly whipped cream. The blueberries we ate came from the Pearl River Blueberry Farm near Poplarville. Since most summer trips to Wolf River […]
Rose Levy Beranbaum’s Gingerbread Folks
Gingerbread men and women cookies hanging from the tree or sitting on the mantel are a charming holiday tradition. Ginger is not only an appealing spicy flavor, it serves as a great preservative.
Bollyburgers (Succulent, Spicy Hamburgers with Mango Salsa)
This hamburger is packed with robust spices—garlic, ginger, coriander, cinnamon, cloves, and red chilli—which come together seamlessly to create an incredibly savory burger experience.
Chicken Korma (Chicken Breasts Smothered in Rich Yogurt Sauce with Almonds and Raisins)
Korma is traditionally luxurious and over the top, with meat braised in a rich sauce of yogurt, cream, and nuts. I love the flavor of korma, but have always looked for a simpler—and healthier—way to prepare it. This is my solution.
Sticky Toffee Pudding with Maple Caramel
Sticky toffee pudding is a rich British dessert that’s basically an exceptionally moist date cake with caramel sauce poured over the top. Steaming in the slow cooker is an absolutely foolproof way to make it. The maple syrup in the easy caramel sauce is an unorthodox American addition—but maple goes so well with dates.
Steven Raichlen’s Sweet-and-Smoky Barbecue Sauce
Ask most Americans to describe the perfect barbecue sauce and they’ll invoke a thick sweet red ketchup-based sauce with a zing of vinegar and a whiff of liquid smoke. In short, the sort of sauce Kansas City barbecue buffs have slathered on ribs and briskets for decades.