Sugared Black Raspberry Tea Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 (10 ounce) jar black raspberry jam

Fast and Easy Pasta With Blistered Cherry Tomato Sauce Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 pound (450g) dry pasta
  • Kosher salt
  • 4 medium cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 6 tablespoons (90ml) extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 1/2 pounds cherry tomatoes (about 2 pints; 750g)
  • 1 ounce fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped (about 1 cup; 30g)
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Parmesan cheese, for serving

Directions

  1. Place pasta in a large skillet or sauté pan and cover with water and a big pinch of salt. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally. Boil until just shy of al dente, about 1 minute less than the package instructions recommend.
  2. Meanwhile, heat garlic and 4 tablespoons (60ml) olive oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat, stirring frequently, until garlic is softened but not browned, about 3 minutes. Add tomatoes and cook, stirring, until tomatoes begin to burst. You can help them along by pressing on them with the back of a wooden spoon as they soften.
  3. Continue to cook until sauce is rich and creamy, about 5 minutes longer. Stir in basil and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. When pasta is cooked, drain, reserving 1 cup (240ml) pasta water. Add pasta to sauce and increase heat to medium-high. Cook, stirring and tossing constantly and adding reserved pasta water as necessary to adjust consistency to a nice, creamy flow. Remove from heat, stir in remaining 2 tablespoons (30ml) olive oil, and grate in a generous shower of Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately, passing extra Parmesan at the table.

Amish Sugar Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 large Nellie’s Free Range Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat the butter, oil and sugars. Beat in eggs until well blended. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and cream of tartar; gradually add to creamed mixture.
  2. Drop by small teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° until lightly browned, 8-10 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.
    Test Kitchen Tips
    Salted butter and a splash of extract (try almond!) make these extra flavorful.
    If you like your treats on the sweeter end of the spectrum, add a pinch of coarse sugar to the tops of these light and airy cookies.
    Why cream of tartar? Baking soda needs an acidic ingredient to create the gas bubbles that make baked goods rise and lighten. Cream of tartar (aka tartaric acid) provides that in this recipe. Yay, chemistry!

Gluten-Free Coconut Cake

Ingredients

  • 2 cups gluten-free flour
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Baked Chicken with Bacon-Tomato Relish

Ingredients

  • 1 cup panko (Japanese) bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 pound chicken tenderloins
  • 4 bacon strips, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1-1/2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

Cantonese Soy Sauce Pan-Fried Noodles

Ingredients

  • 1 (14-ounce) package water-packed extra-firm tofu, drained
  • 1 (1-pound) package fresh Chinese lo mein egg noodles
  • 2 tablespoons dark sesame oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 heads baby bok choy, trimmed and cut crosswise into 2-inch-thick strips
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 tablespoons chile paste with garlic (such as sambal oelek)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons sweet bean sauce
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce