| Jan 1, 2010
| 11:41 PM
Note: Abby Mandel says she's passionate about cranberries. The Upside-Down Cranberry Cake created by the longtime Food section columnist won her many converts. It was a unanimous choice for our annual Top 10 list. There are several things to be careful...
| Aug 12, 2009
Total time: 35 minutes
Servings: About 1 1/2 dozen biscuits
Note: Adapted from Gourmet magazine, November 1992
1/2 cup dried cranberries (if desired)
2 cups (8 1/2 ounces) flour, plus extra for kneading
2 teaspoons double-acting baking powder
| Aug 10, 2009
| 11:05 AM
Total time: 20 minutes
Servings: Makes about 3 cups
Note: From Mary Ellen Rae, Times Test Kitchen recipe tester
1 (12-ounce) bag fresh cranberries
1 seedless tangerine
1/2 cup sugar or more to taste
1/2teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder (star...
| Sep 17, 2008
Taste-testing dry sodas
We TASTED more than three dozen sodas to find the driest, most aperitif-worthy substitutes. We tasted only chilled sodas from glass bottles (to avoid the metallic taste of cans) and sipped them in Champagne flutes. Sodas were...
| Nov 25, 2009
Appetizers? Before Thanksgiving dinner?
Yes. Yes. And yes (in answer to your next question: "But will I have time to make them?").
The main event might be the big golden bird, but a thoughtful appetizer or two goes a long way toward making dinner...
| Oct 14, 2009
Kale salad with cranberries and walnuts
Total time: About 30 minutes
Servings: Serves 4 to 6
Note: Adapted from "Love Soup" by Anna Thomas. Dinosaur kale is also known as black, Tuscan or lacinato kale.
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 pound (1 large...
| Nov 19, 2009
There are at least a couple of ways to deal with the fact that you have yet to plan Thanksgiving dinner: reservations at any of the dozens of restaurants that will be celebrating the holiday, or takeout.
In addition to the listings below, check your...
| Nov 18, 2008
| 4:25 PM
The days before Thanksgiving are calibrated by shopping lists and baking times, a checklist universe clicking down to a shared meal of thanks and camaraderie. And if your universe is populated with children, that checklist becomes even more important...
| Nov 18, 2008
| 4:26 PM
Total time: 1 hour, 45 minutes, plus chilling time
Servings: 6 to 8
Note: The crust recipe is adapted from Deborah Madison's "Local Flavors." This recipe calls for a standard 9-inch pie plate.
8 cups thinly sliced ( 1/8 inch), peeled and cored...
| Jan 14, 2009
Barack Obama will be sworn into office on Tuesday -- just weeks before the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth. Obama's inaugural theme, "A New Birth of Freedom," has, fittingly, been drawn from his fellow Illinoisan's Gettysburg Address, and he's...
| Mar 26, 2008
Total time: 2 hours
Servings: 8 to 10
Note: Lacinato kale, also called cavalo nero or black kale, is available from Whole Foods and some farmers markets; cranberry beans (also called borlotti beans) are widely available.
1/4 cup olive oil plus 2 1/2...