This hearty stew layered with the robust flavors of tender lamb, full-bodied Guinness stout, and caraway seeds pays homage to best of Irish-American cooking--thrifty, easy, and delicious!
A renown Crescent City dessert, nothing says comfort more than this banana bread pudding. Created as a way to use up stale bread, this decadent dessert has it all ― a creamy, warm, custardy texture filled with spiced banana. Top with a dollop of freshly whipped cream to make a good thing even better!
You don't have to be Irish to enjoy this soda bread. It's quick and easy to make, requires just a few ingredients, and is great with dinner or toasted with a slather of butter and jam for breakfast. To really enjoy this quick bread that's crusty on the outside and chewy on the inside, serve it warm.
The deli favorite Reuben sandwich is beloved for good reason--it's absolutely delicious. One version of its creation holds to the story that it was invented by Arnold Reuben, the owner of the legendary (but now defunct) Reuben's Delicatessen in NYC, for a Broadway actress who entered the deli late one night and announced that she was so hungry she could "eat a brick"--and the Reuben special was born.
What we do know for certain though, is that the popularity of Reuben sandwich spread, and before long it became a national institution, appearing on menus across the country. It was originally made with corned beef, but the pastrami version is now just as popular. Enjoy!
These cupcakes are the bite-size version of the classic Southern cake. They are topped with a rich cream cheese icing which makes them extremely hard to resist. The striking color combination makes these mini-treats great for a holiday or any other celebration.
As snow blankets the Northeast (yet again, sigh), and the bitter wind howls, there's nothing more comforting than a pot of stew simmering away on the stove. It's the perfect anecdote to this cold, blustery winter. A steaming bowl of stew is just the thing to nourish and warm you--and the following recipes will satisfy on all counts.
Flecked with carrots and nuts, these carrot cake bars have a great texture--and the cream cheese frosting provides just the right balance of sweet, tangy, creamy flavor. All-in all, they are hard to resit. A sprinkling of finely chopped walnuts on top of the icing makes a simple but sweet garnish.
What's not to love about bananas? Just their sunny yellow exterior is enough to make you smile, especially in the cold of winter. Add to that--their great flavor, texture, and impressive nutritional profile, and you've pretty much have a perfect food. But the best part is to come, because once bananas are overripe and not the best for eating out of hand, that's when they're just right for baking. And as the fruit ripens, its flavor becomes more intense. Yep, the banana really has it all.
The Super Bowl is less than 2 weeks away, and whether you're a fan or not, it seems everyone ends up in front of the TV cheering on a team or second-guessing the refs. Regardless of the score, the quality of the half-time show, or the over-hyped commercials, these dishes promise to make the game a memorable one. And I'm excited that it will be held in my neck of the woods for a change--the game promises to be a cold and blustery one for sure!