| Jun 13, 2012
| 10:51 AM
Ginger Turkey Stir Fry
(recipe adapted from the best-selling book S.A.S.S. Yourself Slim by Cynthia Sass)
½ cup each:
red bell pepper, sliced into strips
chopped red onion
½ cup cooked brown rice
| Jun 14, 2012
| 4:06 PM
Vanilla Poached Peaches with Honey Balsamic Reduction
1 cup water
¼ cup Agave Syrup
1 teaspoon Meijer Vanilla
4 large Peaches, pitted and quartered with skin on
½ cup Meijer Balsamic Vinegar
2 Tablespoons Meijer Honey
1 pint Meijer...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 12:46 PM
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Abigail's American Bistro
493 Roger Williams Ave., Highland Park, 847-849-1009
Abigail's surrounds diners with a sophisticated setting of soothing earth tones with splashes of color and a menu of...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 4:19 PM
LOS CABOS, Mexico — Upon entering our elegant guest suite at Las Ventanas al Paraiso, we saw a handcrafted, blue-and-white ceramic decanter of Tequila Clase Azul sitting on the shelf beneath a large mirror in the hallway. Next to the bottle was a...
| May 6, 2010
Cantucci — Biscotti di Prato
Total time: About 1 hour, plus cooling times
Servings: Makes about 5 dozen cookies
Note: Adapted from "Flavors of Tuscany" by Nancy Harmon Jenkins. Pastry flour is available at select well-stocked supermarkets, as...
| Sep 22, 2011
As life gets ever more hectic, I rely more and more on the civilized custom of a before-dinner apéritif. Sometimes it's all I can do to make it to that magical hour when I'm handed a Campari and soda or a glass of rosé and take a first bite of dusky olive...
| Jul 22, 2010
Nectarine almond crumble pie
Total time: 1 1/2 hours, plus cooling time
Servings: Makes 1 (9-inch) pie
2/3 cup whole almonds
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
| Dec 1, 2011
Total time: 50 minutes
Servings: Makes about 1 cup
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup water
1 cup whole toasted almonds
6 ounces bittersweet chocolate (minimum 66% cacao), roughly chopped
1/2 cup cocoa powder, more as needed
1. Line a baking sheet with Silpat or...
| Sep 1, 2011
Dear SOS: I'd love to get the recipe for the couscous at Hillstone (formerly Houston's) in Santa Monica.
Dear Meghan: We loved the fresh flavors and bright colors in this couscous, which makes for a great summer...
| Sep 22, 2011
Total time: 1½ hours, plus rising and cooling times
Servings: Makes 1 large challah (at least 15 servings)
1 tablespoon coriander seeds
1 tablespoon fennel seeds
6 cups unbleached all-purpose flour, divided, more as needed
| Jun 24, 2010
White gazpacho with grapes (Ajo blanco con uvas)
Total time: 25 minutes, plus optional chilling time
Note: This gazpacho is best made with fresh almonds, shelled, blanched and skinned. To blanch and skin almonds: bring a saucepan of water...
| Dec 29, 2011
Whether your New Year's festivities include planning a big cocktail party or hosting a simple dinner, odds are you'll want something to feed your guests over the hours as they count down to 2012.
Here are 25 easy-to-make little dishes to choose from...