As much as I may want to believe that I can do everything with my cast iron pan, there are times where your cooking calls for something a little different. Having some basic pots and pans in the house can make your cooking more efficient and easier and it allows you a bit more freedom to experiment with new recipes. Saveur has put together what they think are the best pots and pans for your kitchen, and it’s hard to argue with the types they have selected. Check it out and see if you could add something new to your cooking arsenal!
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It is hard to deny my passion for donuts. I know they aren’t good for me and I don’t eat them very often because when I do I have a hard time controlling myself with wanting them all. Every once in a while I will get one as a special treat. I rarely make them at as well, only because they take some work and deep-frying them, along with being unhealthy, leaves a lot of clean up behind it. I invested in a donut pan from King Arthur Flour a few months back with the intention of making some oven-baked donuts but I was waiting for a really good recipe to come along to try out. I found one in this recipe from Saveur for strawberry glazed buttermilk donuts and they gave me another good use for some of the locally-grown strawberries I had just picked up from the farmers’ market.
Strawberry Glazed Oven-Baked Buttermilk Donuts
Everyone has their personal favorites when it comes to takeout Chinese food. I am partial to sesame chicken myself while Sean likes sweet and sour chicken and Michelle goes for beef and broccoli. Egg rolls are always a favorite as well but one thing that we all seem to really love are the Chinese spare ribs that you get. The ribs are nicely cooked and crisp, have that dark red color and some char and a nice, sticky flavor right down to the bone. While you may not have a super high heat oven like your local Chinese restaurant may have to get that kind of char you can still come pretty darn close to it when you try this recipe from Saveur for Chinese pork spare ribs.
Chinese Pork Spare Ribs
I love sandwiches. I think I could eat them for every meal if I had the chance and in the summer sandwiches are perfect for lunch, dinner, picnics, parties, buffets, hanging out outside or just about any time. They take only a little effort, little to no cooking and you can have a great meal without heating up the house. Saveur has put together over 20 great summertime sandwich recipes so you can have great ideas for the summer on any time during the year. Check it out!
Summertime, with all of the great fruits that are available, screams out for pie-making. I have already made several pies myself this summer and hope to get to make some more, making use of all of the berries and stone fruit you can get this time of year. Saveur has put together a great collection of over 20 summer pies and tarts you can try to settle your pie craving this year. Check it out!
French cooking is considered among the finest and most elegant in the world. If you are celebrating Bastille Day and want to try your hand at some traditional French recipes, Saveur has posted 50 classic French recipes that you can give a try and reach new gastronomic heights. Check it out!