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Janet A. Zimmerman

Updated Articles and Resources

By Janet A. Zimmerman

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Recipe: Coconut Rice for Two Created: Wednesday, December 04, 2013 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      Coconut milk flavors delicate jasmine rice in this traditional Thai side dish.
    • Recipe: Vietnamese Chicken Salad Created: Thursday, August 23, 2012 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      This Vietnamese chicken salad recipe is savory, exotic and delicious -- and hearty enough for any appetites.
    • The Other Half: Corn Created: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Using leftover corn is easy with these six delicious recipes, whether you've got fresh ears or frozen kernels.
    • Tacos and Fillings for Two Created: Friday, April 18, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      From steak to fish to black beans, these eight delicious taco recipes and fillings can match any appetites.
    • The Other Half: Bell Peppers Created: Sunday, October 27, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      When you're cooking for two, it can be a challenge to use up leftover bell peppers, but it's easy with these delicious recipes and great techniques.
    • Recipe: Corn and Leek Soup Created: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Corn and leeks flavor this easy soup, while bacon and shrimp make a delicious topping.
    • Recipe: French Onion Soup for Two Created: Monday, October 08, 2012 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      A combination of slow-cooked onions and crisp browned onions gives this soup a nicely complex texture. Chicken and beef stock provide deep flavor.
    • Recipe: Potatoes Anna for Two (Pommes Anna) Created: Sunday, May 12, 2013 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Layered potatoes are cooked so that they're crisp on the outside with a creamy interior. This small batch is perfect for two.
    • Chinese Take-out at Home Created: Friday, July 04, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      With these Chinese-American restaurant favorites to make at home, you'll never miss take-out.
    • Recipe: Croque Monsieur Created: Thursday, February 07, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      The ultimate grilled ham and cheese sandwich, this version of the Croque Monsieur is topped with bechamel and additional cheese and broiled after toasting on the griddle.
    • Recipe: Creamy Asparagus Soup Created: Monday, April 01, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Fresh asparagus stars in this silky, creamy soup; a bonus is how quick and easy it is to make.
    • Recipe: French Cinnamon Toast Created: Saturday, July 05, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      A cross between French toast and cinnamon toast, this delectable breakfast treat is soft and moist in the center with a sweet, crunchy topping.
    • Recipe: New Orleans Remoulade Created: Monday, July 07, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      Creole mustard and horseradish give this New Orleans style remoulade a spicy kick.
    • Fourth of July Recipes for Two Created: Tuesday, July 01, 2014 Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014
      If it's just the two of you this July 4th, you can still celebrate with these delicious menu ideas.
    • Recipe: Egg and Avocado Salad Created: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014
      Egg salad is enhanced with delicate, creamy avocado for a delicious sandwich filling.
    • Grunt: Making the Most of Leftovers Created: Thursday, September 03, 2009 Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014
      When I was in college my roommates and I used frequently make a dish we called "Grunt." It was a take-off on Beef Stroganoff and it featured such things as leftover roast beef, chicken and pork. Se...
    • Gyros: A Greek Classic Created: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014
      Gyros are a classic Greek sandwich. Traditionally made of slices of marinated pork, packed on a spit, and then roasted in front of a fire, the gyro is one of the world's great sandwiches. Makes 4.
    • Beef Wellington: Elegant, Easy, Exceptional Created: Wednesday, April 16, 2008 Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014
      This recipe for individual Beef Wellingtons looks like a million dollars and tastes like heaven. It's also surprisingly easy to make, albeit time-consuming, but can easily be completely prepped a d...
    • A New Way to Cook Mushrooms Created: Sunday, September 16, 2012 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Soaking mushrooms, piling them into a pan, and boiling with a little water is the easiest way to cook them, and results in deeply flavored, beautifully browned mushrooms.
    • A Foolproof Technique for Hard-Cooked Eggs Created: Saturday, June 28, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Don't hard boil your eggs. Steaming results in easy-to-peel hard-cooked eggs with tender whites and no green ring around the yolk.
    • The Other Half: Cheddar Cheese Created: Sunday, January 05, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      Delicious recipes for appetizers, salads, side dishes and entrees that use leftover cheddar cheese.
    • Recipe: Blueberry Pie for Two Created: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Precooking the elements for this small blueberry pie keeps the crust crisp and the filling bright tasting and delicious.
    • Recipe: Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs Created: Thursday, June 26, 2014 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Sharp cheddar cheese, pimientos and onion spice up creamy deviled eggs in this easy, delicious recipe for two.
    • Tip: Safe Cooking Temperatures Created: Tuesday, January 19, 2010 Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014
      We're taught that food should never be held at temperatures between 40 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit. That's because most bacteria will quite happily reproduce in that range. But note, the temperature...
    • Review: Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker Created: Sunday, June 21, 2009 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      The Cuisinart Ice Cream maker makes just enough ice cream for to last two people for about three days. And given my previous experience with Cuisinart, I expect this ice cream maker to last a long ...
    • St. Patricks Day Created: Thursday, March 04, 2010 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      We all know you're supposed to wear something green on Saint Patrick's day in honor of Ireland. But I don't. My heritage is Scots, English, and Welsh. But as a fellow celt and gael I do celebrate I...
    • Recipe: Sweet and Spicy Walnuts Created: Thursday, August 30, 2012 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      These crunchy, sweet and spicy nuts not only make a great snack but are also a delicious addition to salads and even desserts.
    • Essential Bakeware for Two Created: Saturday, March 08, 2014 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      A few well-chosen pieces of bakeware make scaled-down desserts for two a breeze.
    • Asparagus Created: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      During it's all-too-short season, asparagus should be enjoyed as often as possible and using as many recipes as possible. This collection of asparagus recipes shows the vegetable off in all its glo...
    • 5 Great Ingredients for Two: Meat and Poultry Created: Friday, April 05, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      With ingenuity and planning, an experienced cook can use most cuts of meat and poultry and come up with a great dinner for two, but some cuts are better choices for couples than others. Here are fi...
    • Recipe: Spicy Hoisin Pulled Pork Sandwiches Created: Sunday, November 18, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Hoisin sauce, ginger and chile garlic sauce give this tender, delectable "pulled" pork an Asian twist. Served on soft buns with a tangy slaw, it makes a great casual dinner or lunch for two.
    • 4 Great Paninis Created: Saturday, May 22, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Paninis are among the world's most awesome sandwiches. They tend to be simple consisting of a couple of slices of coarse bread, some meat, and some cheese that are pressed together. Traditionally t...

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