A wooden bowl of barley salad with shopped spinach, tomatoes, feta cheese, onion, and olives

Barley Salad

For this barley salad, pearl barley and black barley are tossed with pine nuts, chiles, cucumber, and olives. Serve the salad as starter or as a toothsome lunch.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 0
Persian Rice Pilaf

Persian Rice Pilaf

Basmati rice is first cooked, mixed with apricots, onion, saffron, cinnamon, and then fried to get a nice crust. Pomegranate seeds give color and sassiness.

  • (2)
  • 40 M
  • 1 H
  • 6
Ham Hock and Split Pea Soup

Split Pea Soup with Ham Hock

A classic split pea soup gussied up with smoky ham hocks for a substantial supper. Can be made gratifyingly thick or pleasingly thin.

  • (2)
  • 1 H
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 8
Glogg Aquavit

Glögg

From the beginning of December on through the New Year, glogg–a spiced wine–is served in Swedish homes on festive occasions or when visitors drop by.

  • (2)
  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 2
Tapenade Trio

Tapenade Trio

These tapenades–green-olive tapenade, black-olive tapenade, and sun-dried tomato tapenade–are a great nibble. Vibrant colors, equally vibrant flavors.

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  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 2
A white bowl filled with chicken coconut noodle soup, topped with cilantro, lime wedges, and hard boiled eggs.

Chicken Coconut Noodle Soup

This popular Burmese chicken coconut soup features noodles doused in a mild curry sauce with a consistency that’s somewhere between soup and gravy. Delish.

  • (3)
  • 1 H
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 7
Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

These peanut butter cookies are filled with a creamy milk chocolate filling for a taste that takes you back to childhood. The cookies are easy to make and can be filled later.

  • (1)
  • 1 H
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 9
Apple Fritters

Light Apple Fritters

Beer, not cider, is the stealth ingredient in these rings of apple-y goodness. The malty hoppiness deepens the fritter’s flavor, the carbonation ensures an ethereally airy texture. Nifty, eh?

  • (1)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 4