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Dinner is fast and flavorful with these 30-minute gingery, garlicky chicken thighs

Akoho Misy Sakamalao (Chicken Thighs With Garlic, Ginger and Coconut Oil) (Photo by Tom McCorkle for The Washington Post)

Whenever someone shares a recipe with me, I feel honored and pretty darn confident that it will be good. There is a reason a dish travels from one set of hands to another. It might be because it is foolproof, but often it is loved because it comes with a memory or a connection. It's the...

Follow this formula to make a velvety soup in your Instant Pot using any vegetables you have on hand

Any Vegetable Instant Pot Soup (Photo by Tom McCorkle for The Washington Post)

One of the big misconceptions of our year of pandemic cooking has been the idea that those of us working from home would have more time and flexibility to babysit our sourdough, our braises, our soups and stews. On the weekends, maybe — but only for those of us without young...

Marinate Camembert, Czech-style, for your next low-effort snack

Nakladany Hermelin (Czech-Style Marinated Camembert) (Photo by Tom McCorkle for The Washington Post)

I'm sitting in a crowded pub in Prague. It's warmly lit, cozy and a little smoky. My band has just completed its first European tour, and we're celebrating with our Czech driver and tour manager, David. We're drinking generous mugs of Pilsner, and David is translating the menu as I stumble...

Time for tempura: Traditional and modern recipes for the Japanese favorite

Tempura flour recipes, with examples offering a variance of batters for vegetables and shrimp. (Christian Gooden/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS)

Tempura is all about the lightness of the coating; the more ethereal the better. It should be delicate and crisp, and should almost melt in your mouth.

Let these chocolate cups filled with cannoli cream be the sweet start to a new year

Chocolate Cups With Ricotta Cream and Raspberries (Photo by Tom McCorkle for The Washington Post)

Like the start of a new year, chocolate dessert cups waiting to be filled are brimming with possibilities. Here, that potential is realized in a sumptuous and healthful treat, loaded with cannoli-style ricotta cream and fresh raspberries.





Rick's List - Same Old Song and Dance Edition

Stop me if you've heard this one before ... In June, 1982, at the Texxas Jam in the Cotton Bowl, Journey headlined a bill that included Santana, Sammy Hagar, Joan Jett, and Point Blank. I lived in a house with several other bandmates and a...

'sno fun without snow

Though modest in size — only about 17 acres, with a half-mile trail (that we looped around a couple times) — Knox Preserve in Stonington has expansive views of Fishers Island Sound to the south and Quiambaug Cove to the east.