Slow-Cooked Pork Roast

This January 2018 photo shows slow cooked pork roast in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Katie Workman. (Carrie Crow via AP)

Slowly cooking a big hunk of tough, inexpensive meat isn’t just the best way to cook this cut of meat. It’s really the only way.

Can a healthier angel food cake still have flavor?

This Jan. 31, 2018 photo shows a lemon and vanilla bean angel food cake in Bethesda, Md. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)

Is there anything dreamier than the tender crumb of a light-as-air angel food cake? I’ve loved angel food cake ever since I first tasted it as a child. It reminded me of cotton candy. No wonder: angel food cake is essentially a fluffy blend of a super-sugary meringue laced with just enough flour to give it a little structure. In other words, there was very little to get in the way of the pure-sugar flavor that my childhood palate adored!

Hearty granola that you can eat by the handfuls

This undated photo provided by Elizabeth Karmel on Saturday Jan. 28, 2018 shows a dish made from her recipe for homemade Granola. The bottom line is that granola is all about what are your favorite flavors. If you like almonds and dried figs, hazelnuts, or even bits of dark chocolate, use them instead of, or alongside her mix-ins. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Karmel)

I have been a fan of homemade granola for as long as I can remember. I literally grew up with it as my mother made it way before it was a trend to do so.

White bean soup with dumplings for hearty meal

This Jan. 26, 2018 photo shows white bean soup with bread dumplings in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Sara Moulton. (Sara Moulton via AP)

They say that everyone complains about the weather — winter especially — but no one ever does anything about it. Well, here’s something you can do that will make you feel much better. Cook up a big hot bowl of Italian soup for dinner, garnished with homemade — and idiot-proof! — dumplings.

Easy, pretty and cool: Terrariums are back in style

This Nov. 18, 2017 photo provided by Tracee Herbaugh shows a crowded hip hop bar in downtown Boston during Plant Nite where people where there to learn the craft of terrarium building. (Tracee Herbaugh via AP)

BOSTON (AP) — At a crowded, downtown bar one recent Saturday night, the lights were dim, hip-hop music played and most everyone had a drink in hand.

Pair pork with cabbage for a tasty main dish

This Jan 16, 2018 photo shows sweet and sour cabbage accompanying a pork chop in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Sara Moulton. (Sara Moulton via AP)

If you’re tired of the same old vegetable side dishes, here’s a recipe that promotes the lowly red cabbage from side dish to protein partner. All you have to do is cook it up sweet and sour and — voila! — your side dish is now ready to walk down the aisle arm in arm with pork in any form: chops, smoked chops, roast, ham, Canadian bacon, kielbasa, Italian sausages. Really, there’s nothing required — no sauces, no extras — other than cooking the pork and lowering it onto the cabbage. What makes this dish such a good partner for pork? Its sourness cuts right through the meat’s natural fattiness.

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