The Observer recently partnered with Home cookinga recipe website featuring easy, family-friendly recipes from Karen Tedesco, professional chef, cookbook author, and former editor at Voice of the village At New York.
You will find the Familystyle Food section on our homepage. As you browse our site, if these classic Italian meatballs sound amazing, then a dinner recipe is just a click away.
That’s how I came across the recipe for Tuscan tomato basil soup (pappa al pomodoro). It only uses a few ingredients – tomatoes, garlic, onion and basil – but instead of a dairy product to thicken the soup, it calls for crusty bread. It works perfectly.
Tedesco’s love of food and cooking grew out of time spent around the kitchen table with his Italian-American family. This Meatballs Recipe is that of his mother. His recipe includes helpful tips for making premium meatballs (which include, in part, ground beef chuck for higher fat content and milk-soaked breadcrumbs). There is also a tip on how to make the dish gluten free.
We asked Tedesco what goes into creating so many recipes, including who gets to test dishes and how many times it takes to perfect a recipe.
“It really depends on the dish,” says Tedesco. “Most of the time, I test a recipe at least twice before publishing it. Although I can identify the exact ingredients, process and timing on the first try, I often cook it again and refine the details even after posting. That’s the beauty of having a dynamic recipe site where I can make tweaks and changes that appear instantly.”
Family, friends and neighbors benefit from most trials.
Home cooking recipes are divided into categories, such as tendency (Creamy Turkey and Pumpkin Chili), Mediterranean, Chicken, Vegetarian, and Vegan, plus recipe clusters built into these groups, including 25 simple vegetarian recipes.
The 25 Sides for Thanksgiving Dinner are also interesting, because it’s a known fact that sides are what we look forward to most on Thanksgiving, aside from the Cowboys which focus on the running game. This brown butter roasted acorn squash the recipe looks amazing. The best thing about this recipe is that it gives details on how to cut the squash and if you need to peel it before roasting it.
So, in addition to reading about great restaurants in North Texas, we also have great recipes from Home cooking.