I’m writing about this month’s recipe sitting under a blanket and hoping the winter weather advisory that’s been issued doesn’t end up being as serious as it sounds. In my heart, though, it’s 75 and sunny. And hopefully, by the time you read this, that will be the reality (or closer to the reality. I understand April in Ohio is still a big gamble.)
The accompanying recipes, starting with this honey-glazed salmon, are designed to address a specific habit that can help you make a shift toward eating better in a way that is so simple and pleasurable it will feel good to go there.
Christmas Eve falls on a Tuesday this year, which means my morning will consist of coffee at my cubicle instead of cinnamon rolls with my sister. But if I were going to be having a leisurely Christmas Eve at home, I definitely would upgrade my cinnamon-roll game by making these overnight gingerbread cinnamon rolls. They might be my favorite Test Kitchen recipe yet.
I was sitting in a cabin in middle-of-nowhere Minnesota the first time I tried a chili recipe I actually liked. The secret ingredient that made the difference for me was baked beans—a shock, considering I thought baked beans on their own were gross. But to this day, I remember how sweet and smoky the chili tasted.
I never have been more anxious about a Test Kitchen recipe than this one. I’m pretty good at baking. But I am terrible (TERRIBLE!) at decorating things, in part because I lack the skill for it and in part because I lack the patience. I’m just being honest.