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Recipe: Tomato & Mozzarella Potato Salad with Lemon-Buttermilk Dressing Recipes from The Kitchn

2012_06_28-PotatoSalad01Ed.jpgI have waxed on (and on) about my love of potato salad; I've shared half a dozen recipes for lighter, fresher potato salads here, many starting with a moment of improvisation with what is in season. Why do I love it potato salad much? Potato salad is quick, it easily feeds a crowd, and it can be the perfect vessel for seasonal vegetables. Take this one, for instance: Tomatoes, tiny mozzarella balls, and heaps of fresh basil. More


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Do You Use American Cheese Slices? If Not, Try Making Them At Home! Reader Survey

American cheese slices (aka plastic cheese, fake cheese) are a polarizing food subject. Some folks turn their noses up, and for good reason. American cheese technically isn't even cheese and must be labeled 'cheese product.' Its flavor is mild (some would say bland) and it's full of chemicals. But others enjoy the convenience of the individually wrapped slices and its melting qualities are legendary. It doesn't separate or get greasy but oozes into a smooth, creamy pool.

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How To "Roast" Garlic In the Microwave Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

I use a lot of roasted garlic in my cooking. I love its mellow flavor, like a love-sweetened cousin to its sharper raw form. If I am on top of things, I will roast a big batch of garlic at once and toss a few heads in the freezer for squeezing into casseroles and pasta salads like this one). But when I'm not well-stocked, and when I find myself with a sudden need for some gooey garlic, I do it the fast way, the way that doesn't heat up my kitchen: In the microwave, with an optional flavor-boosting turbo charge in the oven. More


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Gregory’s Colorful, Health-Focused Kitchen Kitchen Tour

Gregory is the executive chef at one of Portland's hottest downtown restaurants, Departure. When he's cooking at home, he keeps things simple with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables in his colorful kitchen. Come take a peek at this wildly vibrant kitchen!

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4th of July Jell-O Shots, Rice Krispy Treat Sparklers, & Patriotic Dessert Pizza Delicious Links

2012_07_03-Links.jpgA red white and blue festival in today's Delicious Links, from berry popsicles to Jello shots! More


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Best Places to Build Your High-End Vacation Home

Hammers are coming down on the high end again, as the ritziest in real estate finally come out of hiding. Vacation homes in some of the most coveted locales are seeing price gains again, so potential buyers are now looking to builders. The question is, where are you getting the most bang for your big bucks?
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