April

Picnic Season

Picnic season is upon us and it's time to work great portable meal ideas into our regular rotation here at Seasoned Cooking. With more sunshine and warmth on the way, we're serving up Thai Chicken Wraps this time around.

Weeknight Shorts: Super Quick

When I don't really feel like cooking, I am also usually not feeling like going out or buying food either. So I solve my dilemma by putting together a quick pasta meal that comes together in about the same time it takes to cook and drain a pot of pasta. Presto! Dinner's done.

Big Breakfast

When spring has you rushing from one commitment to another with little chance to pause and catch your breath, you'd better make sure you are well-fueled for the day. Few breakfast options will do that as well and deliciously as this potato-laden shakshouka, an Israeli Tunisian dish of eggs poached in a spicy tomato sauce.

Weeknight Shorts: Hot and Sour

Hot and sour soup gets a more intense treatment with the addition of glass noodles, fresh vegetables, fried onions, and tender ginger salmon. You'll want a spoon and chopsticks for this delicious meal in a bowl.

After Dinner Cookie

When dinner's done, sometimes you just want something a little sweet. Try adding minty to that combination as well and reach for an After Dinner Mint Cookie … or three! These tender cookies will melt in your mouth.

Hearty Potluck Fare

Before you know it, there will be picnic gatherings, school potlucks, and even the occasional fireside nosh to attend. Make sure you're the life of the party by bringing quintessential party food in a clever dip that everyone will be swooning about.

5 Tips to (Finally) Organize Your Kitchen

From cooking dinner while your kids do their homework to entertaining guests and more, you probably spend more time in the kitchen than any other space. To use your kitchen to its fullest potential and get the most done in the least amount of time, make sure it is well-organized with these tips.

In Your Pocket

Pocket sandwiches can be found in the freezer section of your grocery store. However, if you've got about a half hour, they can be assembled and baked at home with ingredients you can pronounce and customization you won't find in the freezer.

Home Sweet and Sour

If you think you have to resort to a restaurant outing or takeout to get good sweet and sour pork, this one's for you. If you think avoiding gluten means that's a dish you need to bid farewell to, this one's for you. If you think it's a dish that has to be chock full of corn syrup, this one's for you.

Miso Meets Meat

When a soybean organization asks chefs for their favorite miso recipes featuring meat, poultry, and seafood, the results are delicious. Get the two first prize winning recipes and you'll agree that when miso meets meat, beautiful things happen!

No Tricks, Just Treats

On April Fool's Day, be on the lookout for extra tricks and jokes. But we've got your back with a recipe that's got a little of everything to get you through a tricky day. Packed with everything from sausage to lentils to spinach, this soup will have you going back for second helpings!