Ying Compestine's green tea-steamed shrimp dumplings.
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January 31, 2014 A Chinese cookbook author remembers her childhood in China, where dumplings were steamed to conserve precious cooking oil. Recently she gave her favorite steamed dumplings an update.
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Just like the Super Bowl, the Beefy Butternut Squash Chili takes a couple of fall favorites and pairs them in a winter classic.
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January 30, 2014 Chips and dip may be the usual suspects on Super Bowl Sunday, but Food Network's Sunny Anderson recommends that you try something new, too. The main event of her big game party? The Beefy Butternut Squash Chili — a hearty, spicy meal that's fit to be a halftime headliner.
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January 29, 2014 Cooking for a crowd for the big game? Put away the pots and pans, and turn to these party-friendly dishes. Then you can settle onto the couch in front of the TV instead of getting stuck in the kitchen.
This paprikash recipe may be well-traveled — from Hungary to Australia — but its belly-warming comforts haven't changed a bit.
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January 23, 2014 Cold weather means "Mum's Rice Paprikash" for Merelyn Chalmers, a member of The Monday Morning Cooking Club. The club is dedicated to preserving recipes from Sydney's Jewish community. For our Found Recipes series, Chalmers shares the dish that she considers the ultimate comfort food.
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January 22, 2014 This fresh, fleeting delicacy, harvested through March, softens the harsh blow of winter. One or two large, plump scallops — raw, seared or tucked in crisp, maple-roasted bacon — can serve as the crowning jewels of a dish.
Gabrielle Hamilton prepares pine needles at Prune Restaurant in New York City.
January 19, 2014 American chefs from coast to coast are using evergreens to develop unique flavors in dishes from white fir and sorrel broth to pine needle vinegar to smoked mussels. It's a food trend with roots that go back centuries.
Don't be fooled by the name: Neither Sandy nor Crystal is quite sure where the King Ranch Casserole has its origins.
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January 16, 2014 Sandy Pollock and Crystal Cook, aka the Casserole Queens, pass along a recipe for King Ranch Casserole. Sandy grew up with the cheesy Tex-Mex dish and says the traditional quick-fix doesn't need updating. Never mind if the casserole's origins have gotten mixed up along the way: This one's a keeper.
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January 14, 2014 The breakfast staple makes a move to the grown-ups' table, punching up a pork roast and veggies, pecan pie and a cocktail.
There are dozens of varieties of borscht — but at its most basic, it's a beet soup with potatoes, tomatoes and often beef or pork.
January 13, 2014 Organizers of the Winter Games are preparing to serve up quite a bit of the hearty, deep-red Russian soup. Which is kind of ironic, says Russian food writer Anya von Bremzen, since borscht carries with it complicated political implications. And not all borschts are created equal, she warns.
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January 8, 2014 Take out the idling bottles of spirits in your home bar and make something exciting. There's no distilling or science involved — just fresh fruits, spices, herbs and more, plus ample alcohol and a bit of time for infusing.
Sheri Castle's quick bread is based on popular beer bread recipes but uses hard apple cider instead.
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December 31, 2013 With these tipply dishes, a spirited New Year's can come from the kitchen as well as the bar.
Eating black-eyed peas and rice is a New Year's tradition.
December 28, 2013 Black-eyed peas mixed with rice is the basis of a dish called Hoppin' John, which is thought to bring good luck in the New Year. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks with chef Raghavan Iyer, author of 660 Curries, for advice on how to tweak the Hoppin' John recipe.
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Aunt Ida and Uncle Julie in Winthrop Beach, Mass., in the 1940s.
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December 26, 2013 Cookbook authors the Brass Sisters want you to ask your elders for recipes this holiday season, before it's too late and they're gone. And also, try their Aunt Ida's tasty Poppy Seed Cookies.
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Alex Schmidt's paternal grandmother, Dora, orders tlacoyos in Mexico City.
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December 26, 2013 Growing up in two cultures means eating Jewish chicken soup with lime and cilantro or breading your Argentine milanesa with matzo meal. Jewish families who emigrated from Europe to Latin America around World War II wove local flavors into traditional recipes.
Susie Chang's story on the versatility of buttermilk was a hit with Kitchen Window readers. Or maybe it was this mouthwatering photo of "double fluffy" biscuits that reeled them in.
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December 24, 2013 From buttermilk to Brussels sprouts, DIY yogurt to nostalgic sweets, here's a roundup of Kitchen Window's most-clicked stories of 2013.
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