Use one of your favorite kitchen tools for more than simple stew.
Dubbed "Dutch ovens," big pots with tight fitting lids are perfect for stewing, braising, or cooking up family-size batches
of everything from chili to oatmeal.
Spiced Apple-Pecan Oatmeal
For those times when you need a big batch of oatmeal for family or guests, this fancy version of the breakfast favorite, laced
with dried apples, vanilla and toasted pecans, is guaranteed to please. Make a batch for yourself on a weekend and reheat
the delicious leftovers during the busy workweek.
Packaged ravioli, ground beef, sliced mushrooms, bottled marinara, and shredded mozzarella all cook together in one pot, making
for a fast and hearty weeknight supper that’s big on flavor and light on clean up.
Sweet hubbard squash and bitter radicchio add beautiful color and flavor to this creamy Parmesan-laced risotto. If you can't
find hubbard squash, other winter squashes such as butternut or acorn will work just fine.
Hard to believe, but a whole chicken can bake easily in a Dutch oven, saving both energy and space. Yes, it takes an hour
and five minutes to cook, but, just like oven-roasted birds, you can nestle this one in the pot and forget about it while
For an unusually quick meal, steam mussels and clams (or just mussels alone) in a Dutch oven over a seasoned wine mixture.
Serve the seafood in shallow bowls with the cooking broth and crusty bread for dipping. Plate with two pantry-friendly sauces,
one a buttery chive and the other a spicy horseradish.
It's just a basic chili, but this simple mixture of ground beef, canned beef broth, tomato soup, onions, and chili powder
takes on a world of satisfying flavor as it simmers on the stovetop. Serve with assorted mix-ins including shredded cheddar,
sliced green onions, and sour cream.
If the oven is tied up with roasted chicken or a casserole, throw together this super fast vegetable side dish on the stovetop
using your Dutch oven. Tame pungent Brussels sprouts with a sprinkle of crisp bacon and sweet brown sugar and a splash of