Some people think the defining characteristic of authentic Cajun food is the spicy ingredients. It isn't—it's recipes that can be cooked in one pot. The early Acadians taught us the power of one-dish recipes—a rich meld of flavors combined with simplicity of preparation.
Grilled Marinated Steak
A simple marinade turns flank, hanger, or sirloin steak into a tender, savory main dish.
Mangrias with Malbec, Rum, Mangoes and Key Limes
Frozen cubes of mango float in a wine-rum concoction that’s a perfect spring libation.
Chicken under a Brick
Fire up the grill, cover a brick with foil, prep a chicken, and you’re ready for a succulent, tender chicken dinner.
Made with only three ingredients but rich in flavor, this chicken recipe is the ultimate quick-and-easy dinner.
Herbed Spinach and Goat Cheese Strata
Stratas are perfect for entertaining because they let you do the prep work in advance.
Unlike the classic basil pesto, this cilantro-based version adds Southwestern flair to pastas and dips.
Creamy Braising Greens Soup
Who says soup isn’t for spring? This hearty bacon and sausage soup makes the very best of in-season greens.
Collard Green Salad
The zesty greens in this Southern-style salad are a rich, tasty source of vitamins, minerals and fiber.
Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes
How can one possibly improve on such a near-perfect food as mashed potatoes? By folding in tangy, earthy goat cheese, of course!
Quick Turkey Lasagna
Lasagna doesn’t have to take hours to prepare, as this healthy, updated recipe demonstrates.
Cilantro Lime Rice
The simple addition of lime and cilantro creates a sublime rice that will become your new standard.