Winter’s chill propels home cooks into cozy kitchens and inspires them to experiment with new flavors, tools, and recipes. The February-March 2018 issue of Allrecipes magazine unrolls this theme in colorful pages packed with ideas for tasty new projects. Cooks can learn to make traditional bao, those marshmallow-soft Chinese steamed buns, and/or classic babka, the Jewish treat some consider a link between sweet rolls and bread. In between, are recipes for creamy homemade chocolate, vanilla and butterscotch puddings, make-ahead meals to freeze, and side dishes from kitchens around the world.

With February’s celebrations spanning The Big Game, Lunar New Year, Ash Tuesday, and Valentine’s Day, there are recipes with appeal for football fans, home cooks intrigued by ethnic flavors, and sweethearts. Anyone intrigued by Asian flavors will scour Andrea Nguyen’s recipes for a party featuring bao buns. As a cooking teacher and cookbook author born in Vietnam and now living in California, Andrea makes learning about the flavors and techniques of Southeast Asian cuisines accessible and extra delicious in both her cookbooks and blog, Viet World Kitchen.

From another angle, since blizzards usually keep kids inside, a bonus project is learning about cooking tools and “going with the dough” for baking success with young cooks.

After 20 years of inspiring home cooks with tried-and-true recipes, what could be more exciting than discovering the recipes on with Hall of Fame status and (almost) countless rave reviews? Asian Beef with Snow Peas, Pesto Turkey Meatballs, or Old-Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie, anyone? Turn the pages to find these favorites among the nine recipes with this rock star label.

March offers hints of springtime, which is why stirring together pink martinis is the perfect ending to this delicious issue! And if you’re hungry now, why not sign up to receive bi-monthly issues of this tasty magazine? One click and you can order your subscription here.

— Posted by Judith H. Dern
Senior Insights & Strategy Manager