Food

CRAVE: Homemade stock is the secret to the best soups

Fresh produce is the secret to flavorful homemade soups. Whether it’s a light, brothy soup or a thick, creamy one, once you’ve tasted the rich results of your labors, there’s no going back to soup in a can. With a good stock ready to go, some basic kitchen staples, and fresh produce, ...

CRAVE: Sweet, savory desserts are easy to make, fun to eat with family

Chocolate-Bacon Muffins These special muffins qualify as sweet and savory, and for anyone who scoffs at the bacon-chocolate pairing, try it before you knock it. The salty, smokiness of the bacon marries with the sweetness of chocolate, and a perfect union is formed. It may become a new ...

CRAVE: A tangy update to clam, corn chowder

Sweet corn and briny clams could be the most classic of American pairings. Hundreds of years before Europeans arrived on New England shores, Native Americans created the clambake by digging pits in the sand to steam them with lobster. Add water and cream to the mix, and chowder would follow ...

CRAVE: A little sugar adds a comforting touch to these homemade dishes

Whether these scrumptious relics of home are baked for your favorite holiday or an afternoon treat, sweet-tasting breads are sure to evoke treasured feelings of home in every heart. Bake up your own homemade memories with the recipes that follow. French Toast Coffee Cake Yields 8 to 10 ...

CRAVE: Culture, memories make dishes more than a meal

For many people who’ve fled their home countries looking for a better life, everything is left behind except for beautiful memories immortalized in the recipes they brought along with them. These tasty dishes represent cultures in which cooking is valued as an act of love for family, not ...

CRAVE: Turn summer produce into icy treats

What would summer be without frozen desserts: ice creams, sherbets, sorbets, and all their cousins? Among the most heat-quenching of these are granitas — intensely flavored, coarse-textured ice confections typically made from water, sugar, and fruit. Granitas are frozen, and they’re ...