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Dinner Rush! Paprika Steaks with Maple-Worcestershire Shallots

Polar vortexes, bubbles freezing in mid-air, snow falling by the tens of inches – it’s all too much! Calm down, 2014! A year kicking off with such atmospheric tenacity certainly merits a bit of indulgence. Make it a steak night, why don’t ya? Few pleasures in life quell the inner carnivore’s urges like a steakhouse […]

Brunch Rush! Sausage, Egg and Cheese Strata

What do the following seasonal phenomena have in common? Fitness- and diet-tracking apps flood the social media feeds. Champagne glasses clink and toast to health and good tidings. Everyone starts singing “Auld Lang Syne” (even though no one actually knows the words). Many of us brace for the first hangover of the year. That’s right […]

Dinner Rush! Lemon-Pepper Chicken with Orzo

I can remember growing up and rifling in awe through my grandma’s collection of spices. The sights and smells of things like mace, nutmeg and ginger were exotic to a curious 8-year-old. What did not seem that exotic, though, was a jar plainly labeled Lemon & Pepper. I mean, it smelled nice and all, but […]

Dinner Rush! Hummus Plate with Spiced Ground Beef

I think it’s a bummer that we treat hummus only as a dip or a condiment. Don’t get me wrong; I’m more than okay with its ubiquity. The fact that I can now snack on my commute home with a grab-and-go pack of roasted garlic hummus and pretzels from the train station kiosk makes my […]

Dinner Rush! Vietnamese-Glazed Pork with Edamame

I spend a lot of time with recipes, usually writing, photographing or testing them. Like reading anything consistently, the work becomes familiar and you start to pick up on its patterns — in the case of recipes, that tends to mean similar cooking methods or ingredients. I had a record-scratch moment the other day as […]

Dinner Rush! Linguine with Roasted Broccoli and Walnuts

I find few things in life to be as transformational as roasted broccoli. That’s right, I said it: transformational. I’ve always been a big fan of the green machine (especially in the presence of cheese sauce, but that’s a recipe for another time). It has served me well in many a Chinese takeout container and […]

Dinner Rush! Veal Cutlets with Peppery Braised Green Cabbage

My husband grew up with an Italian-American great-aunt who treated veal cutlets like a food group. While I never had the chance to visit the Staten Island home that played stage to so many of his early childhood memories, the stories he tells about her and his adventures in that house are as vivid as […]

Dinner Rush! Roasted Fall Salad with Warm Bacon-Pumpkin Vinaigrette

If the idea of a warm vinaigrette blows your mind a little bit, welcome to my life about five years ago. While I was working at The Rachael Ray Show, my producer, Emily — as she would often do — took advantage of some downtime between segments to make lunch from whatever odds and ends […]

Dinner Rush! Pumpkin Risotto with Pancetta & Arugula

For the longest time, risotto was one of those dishes I waited to order until I went out to eat at a great Italian restaurant. I always knew that I liked it — it was just never on my radar to make at home. Maybe it was the perception that it was difficult? Maybe its […]

Dinner Rush! Spanish-Style Grilled Cheese with Fire-Roasted Tomato Soup

I remember being a kid and revering Halloween like it was the holiest possible day of the year. Sure the pumpkins and hay bales and fallen leaves were charming, but let’s get to it and bring on the candy, yo! Nothing says fall to a fourth-grader like the hazy sugar-coma afterglow of a well-guarded trick-or-treat […]

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