Food

Spirits: Break out the rum for some classic summer refreshment

Much like brown spirits in the winter, rums shine on in the summer. Often associated with sun, sand, water, fruity drinks and pirates, the rum selection available today is far greater than it has ever been. To stick to the basics, rum is a fermented and distilled spirit using sugar cane. ...

CRAVE: Soy marinade makes weeknight steak simple

A perfectly grilled steak requires more time and finesse than we can afford most weeknights. Our solution: sirloin tips cut into quick-cooking chunks. The smaller pieces also offer greater surface area, making it easy to add flavor with a gingery marinade (and salty soy sauce ensures the meat ...

Crave: Honey glazed leg of lamb is a different kind of summer treat

Hot dogs and hamburgers certainly have their place at the summer table, but this year, try treating family or guests to something a little different, too. This lamb recipe is a great way to use fresh herbs and honey. ROASTED BONELESS LEG OF LAMB WITH HONEY GLAZE Courtesy National Honey ...

CRAVE: Find summer comfort with these classic recipes

Carbonara Rotini & Cheese Yields about 6 servings. Ingredients: 8 ounces rotini pasta 5 tablespoons butter 4 tablespoons flour 2 cups milk Salt and pepper, to taste 1 heaping cup shredded cheddar cheese 1⁄4 cup grated Parmesan 2 large eggs, lightly beaten 8 slices ...

CRAVE: A soup poor in name only

Cucina povera, as so much of the cooking in Italy is, too often is translated too literally: poor kitchen. But that’s not a reflection of the food or the people who prepare it. It’s more about making delicious whatever you happen to have around. Such is the case with the Tuscan soup known ...

CRAVE: From sweet to savory dishes, eggs are essential for a variety of recipes

NEW YORK-STYLE CHEESECAKE Recipe courtesy American Egg Board Yields 12 to 16 servings. Ingredients: Crumb Crust: 2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs (56 to 60 wafers, crushed) 2 egg whites, lightly beaten Filling: 5 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, room temperature 1 3⁄4 cups ...