Cooking greens are simply leafy portions of vegetables that are well suited for cooking rather than being served raw in salads.
A good many root vegetables, such as beets and turnips, serve both functions—the roots are cooked or sliced up for salads, while the above-ground leafy portions are used for cooking greens.
While vegetables in the cooking greens category aren’t always related to one another botanically, they all share some similar qualities.
Most are easy to grow, and many offer a long season of cut-and-come-again harvesting, meaning you can take what you need for cooking and leave the rest of the plant to continue producing.
Many cooking greens can be frozen for winter eating, and most can be succession planted—planted at different times in the same garden area to make maximum use of the growing season.
Here are 12 vegetables for the home garden that make … [ keep reading on the spruce ]
One-Pot Spaghetti Carbonara
This One-Pot Spaghetti Carbonara makes a simply delicious recipe easier than ever.
Our version of spaghetti carbonara has only 7 ingredients and the pasta cooks right in the sauce.
The rich creaminess comes from cream of chicken soup, so you don’t have to spend time making an egg mixture for the sauce.
Bacon or pancetta adds a smoky note while Parmesan gives a great flavor boost.
This One-Pot Spaghetti Carbonara is perfect comfort food—and ready in only 25 minutes!
[ see the full recipe on the Campbell’s website ]
The 24 Best Kitchen Gadgets You Will Actually Use
There’s an archetype depiction of chefs in TV or movies that’s more idealist than realistic.
They’re often slightly disheveled, and like to show up unannounced to a tense dinner table to serve their what seems like spontaneously made, yet amazingly tasty stir-fry.
Then, the table quarrel stops, and the topic instantly changes to “How did you manage to make this so crunchy?” or “What did you use to cook this?”
The chef smiles, and happily answers with a list of kitchen gadgets that made it all easier.
This type of chef knows exactly what they’re doing.
They know they can make everyone happy with their craft, but they can’t do it without the help of the best kitchen gadgets.
That’s why they stock up on smart must haves—air fryer, sous vide, cast iron skillet, or just a seriously good Japanese knife—to give their meals substance, make them a better cook, and oh, to always … [ keep reading on Esquire ]