More from Deadline Dinners

  • Simple ingredients transform pork loin

    By Katie Workman
    The Associated Press | February 23, 2016 - 4:02pm

    This is one of those recipes that makes you feel like a bit of a genius because it’s so easy, requires little active time and tastes as if you worked your little fingers to the bone.

  • Crostini offer easy elegance for Academy Awards night

    By Katie Workman
    The Associated Press | February 16, 2016 - 5:32pm

    Crostini sound simple. Slices of bread brushed with olive oil and toasted then topped with something that need be no more complex than a sprinkle of salt and a generous rub with a fresh garlic clove.

  • Heat meets sweet in spiced brownies

    By Katie Workman
    The Associated Press | February 9, 2016 - 4:25pm

    Mexican hot chocolate is a beloved beverage made from chocolate – no surprise there – combined with cinnamon and another spice or two to bring up the heat.

  • ‘Easy’ isn’t dirty word when making homemade soup

    By Katie Workman
    The Associated Press | February 2, 2016 - 4:02pm

    Homemade chicken noodle soup is well known as a panacea for whatever ails you, but the time it takes to pull it together is not always within our grasp.

  • Simple dip pleases hungry Super Bowl crowd

    By Katie Workman
    The Associated Press | January 26, 2016 - 4:10pm

    Hosting a horde of fans for the Super Bowl? Or are you crashing somebody’s party and tasked with bringing something delicious?

  • Congee offers flavorful way to enjoy rice

    By Katie Workman
    The Associated Press | January 19, 2016 - 5:41pm

    Want a delicious new way to eat rice? As in, a way that doesn’t involve eating it from a little white takeout box?Let’s talk congee.

  • Salad offers break after heavy holiday meals

    By Katie Workman
    The Associated Press | January 12, 2016 - 3:29pm

    I loved every bite of the holidays. I loved the mashed potatoes and the pies and the cornbread stuffing and everything else.

  • Frittata offers omelet’s yum without its effort

    By Katie Workman
    The Associated Press | January 5, 2016 - 4:00pm

    Eggs for dinner? You’re talking about serious comfort food.

  • Adobo sauce builds a fire in wintertime chili

    By Katie Workman
    The Associated Press | December 29, 2015 - 7:02pm

    One of the greatest secret weapon ingredients I know is chipotles in adobo sauce.

  • Meatballs offer taste of Europe

    By Katie Workman
    The Associated Press | December 15, 2015 - 4:00pm

    Full confession: I’ve never known what Swedish meatballs were.I knew of them, of course.

  • Latkes are welcome at more than Hanukkah meals

    By Katie Workman
    The Associated Press | December 8, 2015 - 10:49am

    I like the lighting of the candles at Hanukkah. I love giving people the perfect gift.

  • Don't hesitate to use prepared pie crusts

    By Katie Workman
    The Associated Press | December 1, 2015 - 4:34pm

    I am an unabashed fan of refrigerated pie crusts.

  • Preserved lemons prove to be worth the wait

    By Katie Workman
    The Associated Press | November 24, 2015 - 6:30pm

    In Moroccan and the Middle Eastern cooking, the lemon is treated much differently than here in the United States. That is a difference I love.

  • No time – or room in the oven – to bake cookies? Try these!

    By Katie Workman
    The Associated Press | November 17, 2015 - 11:27pm

    As the holidays draw near, I feel like I have two sticks of butter softening on my counter at all times, and I’m always on the verge of heating my oven to 350 F to bake cookies.

  • Pasta offers a way to handle leftover squash

    By Katie Workman
    The Associated Press | November 10, 2015 - 7:41pm

    Need to know what to do with all that leftover butternut squash from Thanksgiving? I’ve got you covered.

  • Pudding unites traditional holiday foods

    By Katie Workman
    The Associated Press | November 3, 2015 - 5:26pm

    During fall – and particularly at Thanksgiving – we often find ourselves searching for just the perfect side dish.

  • Parmesan adds flair to mashed potatoes

    By Katie Workman
    The Associated Press | October 27, 2015 - 3:02pm

    Plain old mashed potatoes are always brilliant, and it’s hard to imagine a Thanksgiving table without them.

  • Squash-carrot soup warms a fall meal

    By Katie Workman
    The Associated Press | October 20, 2015 - 3:02pm

    Creamy, comforting, earthy, warming, silky and gorgeous.

  • Cupcakes dress up for Halloween

    By Katie Workman
    The Associated Press | October 12, 2015 - 3:02pm

    If you have kids, chances are pretty good you’ll find yourself needing to bake something for a Halloween event.

  • Chef serves more than a meal

    By Katie Workman
    The Associated Press | October 6, 2015 - 5:02pm

    Sometimes, restaurant meals really stun you.

  • Tomato soup defies bland stereotype

    By Katie Workman
    The Associated Press | September 29, 2015 - 3:00pm

    Do you tend to overlook tomato soup? I do.

  • Bananas turn into a bonanza

    By Katie Workman
    The Associated Press | September 22, 2015 - 3:02pm

    Because I find myself with overripe bananas pretty much every other week, our family eats lots of banana bread.

  • Chicken enjoys a second chance

    By Katie Workman
    The Associated Press | September 15, 2015 - 3:02pm

    Has your child’s return to school left you humming a few bars of the “Weeknight Dinner Blues”?I get it. I know you’re tired.

  • Chasing the memory of a perfect noodle kugel

    By Katie Workman
    The Associated Press | September 8, 2015 - 9:34pm

    I have such nostalgia for noodle kugel, specifically the one my father’s mother used to make it.

  • Tomato sauce: Less can be more

    By Katie Workman
    The Associated Press | September 1, 2015 - 3:02pm

    Tomato lovers wait for this moment all year.