Steak & Potato Kebabs with Creamy Cilantro Sauce

Steak kebabs get a Southwestern spin with poblano peppers and a creamy sauce spiked with cilantro, chile powder, cumin and vinegar. The potatoes are partially cooked in the microwave before putting them on the grill so they’re done at the same time as faster-cooking steak, peppers and onions. Serve with: Green salad and Spanish rice. […]

5 Ways to Use Overripe Bananas

This morning my 2-year-old daughter, Lila, walked over to the kitchen island and yelled, “Nana!” while pointing to the last banana in the fruit bowl. My husband tried to tell her that the black-spotted banana was destined for the compost bucket, but it’s hard to reason with a toddler—so I peeled it and gave her […]

Red Cabbage Salad with Blue Cheese & Maple-Glazed Walnuts

Serve this hearty salad recipe—combining red cabbage, blue cheese and glazed walnuts—as an accompaniment to roast pork or chicken. To slice the cabbage quickly, cut the head into wedges and slice in your food processor. A mandoline is also a great tool for the job. Makes: 8 servings Serving Size: about 1 cup Active Time: 35 minutes Total […]

Skillet-Roasted Strip Steaks with Pebre Sauce & Avocado

This recipe was inspired by the popular Chilean sandwich, called a churrasco, that features a thin sandwich steak, mashed avocado and a type of salsa called Pebre. We have substituted tender strip steak for sandwich steaks to make a satisfying steak dinner. Searing a steak on the stovetop and then finishing it in a moderate […]

Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Summer Fruit Salsa

Fresh fruit and succulent grilled shrimp capture the essence of summer in this dish.  Ingredients Salsa 1/2 cup chopped ripe plum (about 1) 1/2 cup diced apricots (about 2) 1/2 cup diced nectarine (about 1) 2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh mint 2 tablespoons diced red onion 1 tablespoon minced seeded serrano chile 1 teaspoon grated lime rind 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1 […]