Riesling Baked Pears

Here’s an elegant yet simple twist on the autumn classic. Pears are oven-poached in Riesling wine, which is known for its floral accents and aromas and hints of honey and pear. Serve this dessert with lightly sweetened ricotta cheese. Delicious hot, room temperature or chilled. Makes: 4 servings Active Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes […]

Chocolate Pretzel & Cherry Popcorn Balls

These popcorn balls are made with agave nectar and peanut butter and are spiked with chocolate-covered pretzels and dried cherries for a special treat. Try making them for your Halloween party this year. Makes: 12 (2-inch) balls Active Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Ingredients 6 heaping cups popped corn 1/4 cup agave nectar (see Note) or honey […]

Microwave Sweet Potato Chips

You’ll need a mandoline to slice the potato thin enough to crisp. Ingredients Cooking spray  1 (14-ounce) sweet potato, very thinly sliced, divided 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary, divided 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided Preparation Cut a circle of parchment paper to fit a microwave-safe plate; coat parchment lightly with cooking spray. […]

Chicken and Wild Rice Salad with Almonds

Ingredients Dressing: 1/4 cup fig vinegar or white wine vinegar 2 teaspoons sugar 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 garlic clove, minced 2 tablespoons canola oil Remaining Ingredients: 2 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth 1 1/2 cups uncooked wild rice 1 tablespoon butter Cooking spray 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 1 cup chopped celery 1/2 cup shredded carrots 1/3 […]

Spaghetti with Arugula, Roasted Peppers & Prosciutto

The complex flavors of a good Parmesan, such as Reggiano, and a high-quality prosciutto, such as San Danielle, Volpi or di Parma, are essential for this pasta. Less expensive products will often contribute more saltiness than true flavor to the final result. Ask for a sample at the delicatessen when buying–if it tastes good on […]