Beef Burger Recipes

When you're craving the meatiest, most succulent burgers around, page through this collection of irresistible beefy takes on the great American sandwich. The toppings won't disappoint: We stacked beef burgers with an assortment of final finishes, including fried eggs and tangy shredded pickles.

View Slideshow

How to Make Popcorn Balls

This all-time favorite dessert is offers instant nostalgia (remember Grandma making them?). Bring them into your own kitchen with our incredible easy steps.

View Video

5-Minute Lunch Box Ideas

Lunch, fast. Two words that may mean a drive-through to you, but we have more than a dozen ways to pack your lunch box with a delicious meal in 5 minutes. Noon just got tastier.

View Slideshow

How to Make Kombucha

Kombucha tea is a fermented tea gaining popularity for its health benefits as a functional drink. You can find lots of kombucha tea products in health food stores and on supermarket shelves, but you can make kombucha at home using our kombucha recipe and tips for how to make kombucha, from making the SCOBY to bottling the finished kombucha.

See More

Quotes About Food That Nailed It!

You know those times you need to pause and rewind because a character in a movie or TV show just said something that's speaking directly to you? Food quotes make us do that. Here are some quotes about food that speak the truth.

View Slideshow

How to Mail Cookies

Send your famous cookie recipe to loved ones anywhere! See how to pack cookies so they won't crumble and other tips for how to mail cookies.

View Video

DIY Drink Stations

Our favorite party trend? Creative DIY drink stations that let party-goers play mixologist. We're sharing our favorite beverage stations, including an infused vodka station, a mojito station, and more. Once you set out the listed supplies, you're all ready to party!

View Slideshow
Popular in Food

How to Roast Vegetables

Roasting vegetables in a very hot oven gives them a caramelized exterior and flavor while keeping the inside moist and tender. This showy cooking method can easily feed a crowd or just a couple, and it lets you choose the vegetables.

How to Roast Vegetables

Choosing Your Vegetables

Best Veggies: Some vegetables especially benefit from roasting, such as onions, potatoes, carrots, beets, winter squash, carrots, and other hearty root vegetables, but most vegetables will work. Tender vegetables, such as asparagus and mushrooms, also transform in the heat of the oven.

Less-Good Veggies: Green beans, broccoli, and other green-hue vegetables are not as well suited for roasting because they tend to turn olive green, and the green beans shrivel before becoming tender.

A real benefit to roasting is the ability to cook a combination of colorful vegetables, resulting in a full-flavor side dish or meatless entree. Use this chart of favorite roasting vegetables as a guide.

Roasting Pointers

  • Temp: Preheat the oven to 450°F. Roasting vegetables should be done at high heat so they caramelize on the outside. If the oven temperature is too low, the vegetables will overcook before achieving the desired browning.
  • Pan: A heavy 13x9-inch roasting pan works well for roasting vegetables, but you can also use a large baking pan. To keep cleanup to a minimum, line the pan with foil. Place the vegetables that take the longest to cook in the pan. Do not crowd the vegetables or they will steam instead of roast. If you like, add 1 or 2 heads garlic with the tops trimmed off, several sprigs of thyme, and/or snipped fresh rosemary, oregano, or sage.
  • Mixture: Tossing the vegetables with a seasoned oil mixture keeps them from drying out and helps to flavor the vegetables. In a small bowl combine olive oil with lemon juice, salt, and ground black pepper. Drizzle the seasoned oil over the vegetables in the pan and toss lightly to coat all of the vegetables. A basting brush also works well to help coat the vegetables with the oil.
  • Technique: Roast the vegetables, uncovered, about 30 minutes, stirring once. Remove the pan from the oven and add the vegetables with shorter cooking times. Toss to combine and return to the oven. Continue to cook about 10 to 15 minutes more or until the vegetables are tender and brown on the edges, stirring occasionally. The timings here are approximate and will depend on the vegetables you choose.
Vegetables for Roasting Preparation Approximate Roasting Times at 450 degrees F. Roast vegetables until crisp-tender.
Carrots Trim and peel or scrub baby carrots or regular carrots. Cut regular carrots into bite-size pieces or thin strips. 40 to 45 minutes (Thin strips may cook faster.)
Parsnips Trim and peel parsnips. Cut into bite-size pieces or thin strips. 40 to 45 minutes (Thin strips may cook faster.)
New potatoes or regular potatoes Whole tiny new potatoes, quartered, work especially well. For larger potatoes, cut into bite-size pieces. Peeling is not necessary, but scrub well before using. 40 to 45 minutes
Sweet potatoes Scrub and peel. Cut into bite-size pieces. 40 to 45 minutes
Onions Remove papery outer layer. Cut into thin wedges. 30 to 45 minutes
Fennel Trim the stalks and cut a thin slice from the bottom of the bulb. Cut bulb into thin wedges. 30 to 40 minutes
Brussels sprouts Trim stems and remove any wilted outer leaves; wash. Cut any large sprouts in half lengthwise. 30 to 40 minutes
Baby beets or regular beets Scrub and peel beets. Trim off stem and root ends. If desired, halve or quarter baby beets. Cut regular beets into 1-inch pieces. 30 to 40 minutes (You may want to cover the beets if they start to burn.)
Roma tomatoes Wash and halve lengthwise. 20 to 30 minutes
Zucchini, pattypan, or yellow summer squash Baby zucchini, pattypan, or summer squash can be roasted whole. For larger squash, cut into bite-size pieces or slices. 10 to 15 minutes
Small eggplant Peel if desired. Cut into quarters lengthwise and cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices. 10 to 15 minutes
Sweet peppers, regular size or small For regular-size peppers, wash, seed, and cut into 1/2-inch-wide strips. For small peppers, if desired, roast whole, then remove stems and seeds. 10 to 15 minutes
Asparagus Wash and break off woody bases where spears snap easily. Leave spears whole or cut into 1-inch pieces. 10 to 15 minutes
Baby leeks Trim and halve lengthwise. Rinse well and pat dry with paper towels. 10 to 15 minutes
Cauliflower Wash and remove leaves and woody stem. Break into florets. 10 to 15 minutes
close
close
close
close
close

Loading... Please wait...