The first time I ever made latkes it was for 150 people. I was working as a caterer in a synagogue at the time, and when Hanukkah rolled around, the fry fest was ON. Like it or not, I had to go from total novice to potato pancake pro in record time, and the stakes were pretty high.
Forget the idea that making jam is a complicated, all-day process. This recipe, taken from The From-Scratch Kitchen, is three-steps easy. Plus it's a prime candidate for fancy variations (Strawberry Pinot Noir? All the yes).
Our spin on classic cranberry chutney, from Sweet & Savory Food Gifts, takes a holiday classic way over the top with amazing layers of flavor. Think apple, pear, candied ginger... even roasted hazelnuts. That turkey (or chicken! or pork!) won't know what hit it.
Want to make a crowd-pleasing appetizer for your next big party? Follow along as Beni shows you how to make spiced sweet potato skewers with tangy tahini dip. It's quick, easy and fun to eat and tastes amazing. You'll learn how to blanch and prepare pearl onions, properly cut sweet potatoes, and use them to build skewers for grilling.
Believe it or not, Beni had to audition for MasterChef Jr. by videotaping herself cooking at home. Find out how to make the same appetizer that started her MasterChef adventure: garlic shrimp with asparagus and homemade chickpea hummus. You'll learn how to blanch vegetables, properly sauté shrimp, and even make crispy chickpeas that are perfect for healthy snacking!