Allrecipes April/May 2017

Introducing brand-new Allrecipes…the only magazine that brings you the absolute best of the best from over 43,000 tried-and-true family favorites on! Each issue brings you hundreds of secrets you won’t see anywhere else – fast tips to save you time and money, step-by-step how-to’s, and ideas to help you put your own spin on every dish!

United States
Meredith Corporation
6 期号


letter from allrecipes

896,140 The number of Allrecipeeps who visited the site’s Easter Recipes collection the week leading up to the holiday last year. Top searches: scalloped potatoes (141,643), breakfast casserole (136,294), and carrots (77,787). And this issue has more than just Easter recipes. We’ve got all the other stuff you’re craving in the spring: unexpected asparagus recipes (soufflés, anyone?), beautiful strawberry desserts, Mexican dishes for Cinco de Mayo…you get the idea. Your searches inspire us to come up with fun/pretty/surprising/fill-inthe- blank seasonal stories, and we hope we inspire you to get cooking in return. P.S.: This is my last issue as editor of Allrecipes magazine. I’m moving to one of our sister publications (new beginnings are another sign of spring, right up there with ramps and rhubarb!). I’ve loved making this magazine and working with…

the kitchen sink

throw in the towel Feeling guilty about all the paper towels you use in the kitchen? Not a fan of that sour-smelling sponge? Here’s a versatile, eco-friendly alternative: Swedish Dishcloths($6 at Made of soft cotton and fibrous cellulose, these thin cloths swab dishes like sponges and wipe up counters like paper towels. They air-dry more quickly than either and are durable enough to go in the washing machine. Plus, they’re available in a whole host of cheery patterns, with colors that stay vibrant wash after wash. PHOTO: ANDY LYONS; PROP STYLING: SUE MITCHELL…

rescuing food to avoid waste

The Food Recovery Network, for example, was started in 2011 by a group of University of Maryland students who wanted to change the way their dining halls disposed of leftover food. Now they have more than 200 chapters in 44 states— and a record of recovering and redistributing more than 1.7 million pounds of food to local charities. Some food rescuers go straight to fields and orchards to pick up produce that is too small, underripe, or difficult for large machinery to harvest. In Boulder, Colorado, Community Fruit Rescue harvests surplus produce from public and private fruit trees and distributes it to shelters and soup kitchens. Pittsburgh’s 412 Food Rescue takes several approaches, including collecting stale bread from a local bakery so it can be used to make beer. Others are working to…

power to the peeps!

PEEPS-INFUSED VODKA: Drop 10 Peeps (for best results, use just 1 color) in a large glass jar or pitcher. Pour in 1 (750-milliliter) bottle of vodka. Cover and chill until vodka is tinted and Peeps are partly dissolved, at least 3 hours and up to 3 days. Strain out marshmallow pieces. Store, covered, in fridge or freezer. Serve as shots or use as a tinted, marshmallowy base for a vodka cocktail. (We’re fans of the Lemon Drop: Just shake 4 ounces fresh lemon juice, 2 ounces yellow Peeps-infused vodka, and 1 teaspoon superfine sugar in a shaker with ice, then strain into a chilled martini glass.) S’MORES SKILLET FONDUE: Cover the bottom of a greased oven-safe skillet with chocolate chips, top with a layer of bunny or chick Peeps, and bake…

rooted in beauty

Like other brassicas, radishes contain nutrients that support liver and kidney health, ease digestion, and reduce water retention. They’re a good source of vitamin C, the antioxidant essential for collagen formation, as well as the minerals silicon and sulfur, which support healthy skin, hair, nails, bones, and connective tissues. Fermented radish root (often listed on labels as leuconostoc or radish root ferment) is a natural preservative used in many organic beauty products. Whole, freshly picked radishes pack more nutrients and often a spicier flavor than precut, packaged varieties. And the green tops provide even more vitamin C per serving than the roots! For a self-contained salad, toss thinly sliced radishes and their tender greens with a light dressing. You can chop and roast them to bring out their sweetness. Or you can…

clean machines

CIJI LEIGH “I love that this isn’t all plastic! It definitely works better than those brushes that you fill with soap.” Bubble Up Soap Dispenser and Dish Brush Set Fill the spring-loaded base of this ceramic dish with soap and water, and push down on the bamboo brush to get suds. $13 at NIKITA KHARA “This was durable the first few times I used it, but after about the fourth use it started to break apart. I like that this dries quickly, though, and that you can clean utensils with its eyes and mouth.” Scrub Daddy Original This sponge is soft under hot water and firm under cold (for tougher jobs), plus it resists odors and won’t scratch. From $4 at bedbathand FITZ56 “It starts to crumble quickly, but it gets spots off my stovetop…