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Back-to-school snacks

Snacking demystified. Kids groan. Parents cheer. Teachers prepare. It’s back-to-school time, and once again that means fresh starts and new beginnings. Yes, it’s bittersweet with summer winding down and more details to attend to than minutes in the day. But here’s the good news. Managing snacks doesn’t need to be… Read More

A Do-Over for Leftovers

Holiday cooking, take 2. Even though they’re a busy home cook’s best friend, leftovers don’t always get the love they deserve. Maybe it’s the word itself — leftovers. It can seem like déjà vu all over again. But here’s a newsflash. Leftovers can actually be the starting point for something… Read More

Wraps At The Ready

A wrap by any other name is a … Is a sushi roll a wrap? Is a burrito a wrap? Is a wrap a sandwich? So many questions, such philosophical intrigue. The definitive answer to all of the above is, well, all of the above. One person’s… Read More

Chicken Skewers with Hoisin-Peanut Butter Glaze

You can’t beat the luscious combination of sweet-salty hoisin sauce and peanut butter—the nuttiness melds beautifully with the soy in the Chinese version of barbecue sauce. Truly an express summer supper, with just 5 ingredients!… Read More

Lime Chili Chicken Tenders

Chicken breasts tenders are skewered and marinated with lime and fish sauce for an authentically Asian flavor, then grilled or broiled to perfection. Read More

Chili Chicken Strips with Spiced Picante Sauce

You can’t beat a simple coleslaw with these savory tenders – a combo of chopped cabbage, julienned carrot, and thinly sliced red onion, tossed with a creamy slaw dressing perhaps. Try adding some chopped fresh cilantro or julienned jicama for a southwestern touch. Read More

Chicken Sweet Chili Spring Rolls

If you don’t have a rotisserie or leftover chicken, poach boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs. Shred and use to fill these fresh spring rolls, which are perfect to add to a holiday appetizer buffet or to serve with a Chinese stir-fry. Read More

Chicken Almond Satay Endive Bites

A lightly pickled cucumber salad—sliced and tossed with paper-thin red onions and seasoned rice vinegar—is a nice crisp complement to these rich endive bites. Chop either white or dark chicken to make the creamy salad to spoon into each endive leaf. If you’d like, garnish each bite with a fresh… Read More

Sriracha Spiced Sticky Wings

For a purely hot and spicy wing, bring the remaining marinade to a boil and cook it down until reduced by half. Otherwise, make Coconut Green Curry Sauce (see below). Read More

Mini Baked Crunchy Chicken Potstickers with Hoisin Dipping Sauce

Savory, with a nice crisp bite, these mini appetizers look more like eggrolls. For a more traditional chewy potsticker texture, shallow-fry them in peanut oil, then add some water to the pan to finish them with steam. Ambitious Kitchen created this recipe from an ingredient list submitted by Meggan S.,… Read More

Chicken & Balsamic Shallot Tartlets

Give a flavored balsamic vinegar a try—pomegranate or cranberry would be delicious with the richness of the pastry and chicken. Pricking the pastry dough well with a fork keeps it from puffing up too much, so you can top each flaky piece with the chicken and shallot mixture. Read More

Brazilian Chicken Churrasco Skewers with Herbal Garlic Vinaigrette

Small skewers of meat, char-grilled on open fire braziers, are a popular street snack in Brazil. The piri-piri sauce in the marinade is a Portuguese hot chile sauce that can be found bottled, but other hot sauces can be substituted. The herbs and garlic in the aromatic vinaigrette are traditionally… Read More

Swedish-Style Chicken with Creamy Dill Gravy

Meatballs in a savory herbal cream sauce are a favorite food in Sweden, as part of annual midsummer celebrations. Take advantage of seasonal fresh herbs to flavor the creamy gravy-style sauce that complements tender chunks of chicken—a quicker take on making meatballs. Serve a bowlful as part of a buffet. Read More

Stocking a Smart Pantry

The secret to maintaining a smart, serviceable pantry is keeping versatile, affordable items on hand. Here’s a list of the most useful ingredients. Be sure to check off what you’ve already got in your pantry before you head to the store. A good-quality olive oil (but you don’t have to break… Read More