Posted by Anna Mintz on September 5th, 2012
This past weekend, we decided to cap off our beach vacation with a Labor Day barbecue extravaganza! Everyone pitched in to make a delicious meal, and I knew exactly what I wanted to contribute: Lobster & Shells from Barefoot Contessa How Easy Is That? (Clarkson Potter, 2010) By Ina Garten. Is there anything that says “summer” more than fresh corn and seafood? I don’t think so!
Posted by Anna Mintz on July 17th, 2012
The Deviled Egg is a daytime party must. They’re the ultimate comfort food appetizer, are a perfect addition to any luncheon or picnic, and best of all, it’s always fun to experiment with new flavors or toppings to make new and exciting versions of the classic. This recipe for Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs from Barefoot Contessa How Easy Is That? (Clarkson Potter, 2010) by Ina Garten is no more complicated to make than that old picnic staple, but the addition of smoked salmon and salmon caviar makes it rich and elegant enough for even the most sophisticated party.
Posted by Anna Mintz on April 17th, 2012
Celery is usually just the crunch in tuna salad or the filler in stuffing, but this recipe from Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That? (Clarkson Potter, 2010) by Ina Garten recognizes celery for what it is—a delicious ingredient in its own right. Fresh celery with a tart lemon vinaigrette and salty Parmesan are a great combination of flavors. Slice the celery as thinly as possible with a sharp knife or a mandoline.
Posted by Anna Mintz on February 14th, 2012
Recently, I hosted one of my best friends from college for a visit over a long weekend. Elizabeth and I had a busy, fun-filled weekend of visiting museums, enjoying dinners out at amazing restaurants, taking in a Broadway musical, and lots and lots of walking. By the time Sunday afternoon rolled around, we were completely exhausted in the best of ways and decided that rather than go out that evening, we’d have a nice night in. After carefully examining my cookbook shelf, we picked out Weeknight Bolognese from Barefoot Contessa How Easy Is That? (Clarkson Potter, 2010) by Ina Garten.
Posted by Allison Malec on February 13th, 2012
Eton mess is an English boarding school dessert that incorporates several of my favorite things—fruit, whipped cream, and meringue—all smooshed together. If it’s made with raspberries and served in beautiful glasses, it’s also a very elegant dessert.