Garlic & Onions

Recipe: Vegetarian Kale Taco Salad — Healthy Comfort Food

In this wholesome take on a Tex-Mex taco salad, shredded kale is tossed with hearty black beans and crisp veggies, and softened by a creamy avocado and cilantro dressing. And of course, no taco salad would be complete without crunchy tortillas and plenty of shredded cheddar. So if you're looking for a more exciting way to get your fill of kale, this is it!

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Recipe: 15-Minute Buttered Balsamic Mushrooms — Steak Dinner Side Dishes

When we talk about a great steak dinner we're really talking about the big picture of what's on your plate. The steak is front and center, but the sides are what makes it feel special. In fact, when it comes to steak dinners, a really good side can steal the show. In this series on Steakhouse Sides we're sharing recipes for the scene stealers so make sure you leave ample room on the plate!

Speaking of scene stealers, these buttery balsamic mushrooms have no qualms about being the true star of your steakhouse dinner. When cooked in a buttery balsamic vinegar sauce, the mushrooms become tender and infused with an intense, slightly sweet flavor. It only taste 15 minutes to put this side together, but given how decadent they taste, you'd think there would have to be something more complicated involved to coax out so much flavor.

Serve these mushrooms alongside your favorite pan-seared steak or pork chop and you might find yourself dimming the lights, lighting a few candles, and pulling out the white linen.

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How To Make Creamed Spinach — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

There are two types of people in the world: people who love creamed spinach and people who haven't had good creamed spinach yet. Fortunately, I fall into the former and plan to convert everyone into the latter.

That's because good creamed spinach is nothing like the spinach you find wilting in a buffet tray. Good creamed spinach is pure luxury for your taste buds. It's tender cooked spinach swathed in a gentle sauce of aromatics and fresh spices, with just enough creamy half-and-half and grated Parmesan cheese to hold the leaves together in an irresistibly savory sauce.

Good creamed spinach is a life-changing revelation. Here's how to make it so you won't have to reserve it for steakhouse dinners and holiday feasts.

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How To Make a Pan Sauce from Steak Drippings — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

Your perfectly cooked steak is waiting to be carved and you glance at the now-empty pan from cooking your steak. Luxe browned bits of steak drippings cling to the pan. Perhaps there's a little bit of butter and some fragrant herbs left in the pan, too. It seems like a true tragedy to waste any of the wonderful mess.

Fear not, because you can turn that pan of drippings into a tasty sauce for your steaks with a little broth or wine, a few aromatics, mustard, and a pat of cold butter.

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How To Cook Perfect Steak on the Stovetop in 3 Steps — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

What if I told you the very best stovetop steak of your life can be enjoyed in as little as 45 minutes, with only four extra ingredients and 15 minutes of hands-on cooking? It's true! Busting conventional steak-cooking wisdom makes for better steak.

When you really want a straight-forward, no-fuss steak with a crisp crust and juicy center, I can say without question that the most fail-proof way to cook it on the stovetop only requires three steps. Partnered with a few essential tips, this simple three-step method will give you a perfectly cooked stovetop steak with a tender buttery flavor, cooked just the way you like it, every time.

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Recipe: Creamless Creamed Spinach — Steak Dinner Side Dishes

When we talk about a great steak dinner we're really talking about the big picture of what's on your plate. The steak is front and center, but the sides are what makes it feel special. In fact, when it comes to steak dinners, a really good side can steal the show. In this series on Steakhouse Sides we're sharing recipes for the scene stealers so make sure you leave ample room on the plate!

When you think of creamed spinach it's the silky texture that comes to mind, right? Rich, buttery, and luscious, creamed spinach is reason enough to go to a steakhouse — even if you're not having steak! So it might be a bit of surprise to hear that this recipe for creamed spinach is going to deliver on all those qualities without the half-and-half or even a drop of cream. But it absolutely does, thanks to the power of your blender.

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