Smothered Okra (The Kids Cook Monday)

Andrea Meyers - Smothered Okra

Now that Builder Guy is almost 9, we decided he was ready to learn some kitchen knife skills, something a little more advanced than spreading butter and jam. So I thought of some fruits and vegetables that he could learn on, things that weren’t too difficult and would allow him to easily handle it while… 

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Daily Photo: Pak Choi

The pak choi we planted early this spring looked lovely in the lettuce bed and the young tender leaves were perfect in salads. In fact, you’ll probably find pak choi seeds mixed with others in packets of microgreen seeds because it’s very easy to grow in cool weather and is a perfect salad topper when… 

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Spicy Mexican Black Beans (The Kids Cook Monday)

Spicy Mexican Black Beans (The Kids Cook Monday) - Andrea Meyers

Some kind of Mexican food is on our menu every week, whether it’s tacos, enchiladas, fajitas, soup, whatever. It’s a meal our boys always look forward to, especially if there’s guacamole, too. We always have beans on the side, black beans being our favorite. We spice them up with onion, garlic, chili powder, cumin, chipotle… 

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Good Bite: Easy Holiday Entertaining with Betty Crocker, Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Moroccan Spices

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Moroccan Spices - Andrea Meyers

To help make your holiday planning easier, Good Bite has teamed with Betty Crocker to create some delicious dishes and cooking videos. My first holiday dish has a flavorful twist: I pep up mashed sweet potatoes with Moroccan spices. The flavor is slightly spicy with a dash of sweet, and the potatoes come out rich… 

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Roast Turkey with Root Vegetables and Gravy

Roast Turkey Recipe with Root Vegetables and Gravy - Andrea Meyers

Every year I experiment with different ways to cook turkey. Some go over well at home, others not so much and those get passed over for a blog post. When the latest issue of Saveur landed in our mailbox, the turkey photos caught my eye, especially the photo of the roasted turkey pieces laying on… 

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Eggplant, Potato, and Chickpea Curry

Eggplant, Potato, and Chickpea Curry Recipe - Andrea Meyers

That cold snap we had last week really messed with my internal calendar. Even though the wall calendar still said September, my body was thinking November and that set off all kinds of cravings for hot comfort food. I had curry on the brain because along with soup, it’s one of the first things I… 

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Baba Ghannouj (Baba Ganoush)

Baba Ghannouj (Baba Ganoush) - Andrea Meyers

My first taste of baba ghannouj was at the cafeteria on the Saudi Aramco compound in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, and I could easily make a lunch out of their hummus, baba ghannouj, and flatbread. Baba ghannouj is a traditional Middle Eastern dish made from eggplant that has been grilled or roasted, and the smoky flavor… 

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Potato Salad with Summer Herbs and White Wine Vinaigrette

Potato Salad with Summer Herbs and White Wine Vinaigrette - Andrea Meyers

For us the Fourth of July is about celebrating our nation’s heritage as well as family, friends, parades, fireworks, and of course the annual Fourth of July cookout. Our cookouts vary somewhat from year to year, but we always have some kind of potato salad for the Fourth, and this potato salad recipe is particularly… 

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