My AP recipe for this week is Sautéed Duck Breasts.

With Valentine’s Day looming, here’s a certifiably elegant entrée that any basic cook can execute with ease.  I’m talking about duck breasts with a creamy mustard peppercorn sauce. You’ll find the recipe here.                


Check out my latest Washington Post Column, “A Clam Stew to Warm the Cockles of Your Heart.”

This recipe for Clam and Chorizo Stew with Grilled Bread from my monthly Washington Post column makes a quick Sunday (or any day) meal. Clams are delicious no matter how you eat them. But when they are steamed, they generate a swell little bonus: a succulent broth. This makes your job…


Find my weekly Associated Press recipe column here.

Here’s a link to my latest weekly Associated Press recipe column. Two decadent snacks for Super Bowl – Spicy Kale Dip and Garlic Butter Lathered Potato Skins – which you can either serve together or on their own.


On February 10th and 11th, I will be in Indianapolis for the Fantastic Food Fest.

I will appear at the Fantastic Food Fest in Indianapolis, Indiana on Saturday, February 10th and Sunday, February 11th. The event, presented by Indiana Grown, is a culinary celebration featuring food exhibitors, cooking demos, tastings, cooking classes, and appearances by chefs and authors. On Saturday, I will do a hands-on cooking class…


Hope you saw me on Pickler and Ben on January 11th.

On Thursday, January 11th I joined country music star Kellie Pickler and Emmy-winning television personality Ben Aaron in Nashville for their show, Pickler and Ben. The show will rerun occasionally on CMT. Here’s the schedule; here’s where you can get in touch with Kellie and Ben. Instagram: @PicklerandBen Facebook: Pickler & Ben …


Looking for the perfect gift?  Give “Sara Moulton’s Home Cooking 101” and I will send you a signed book plate.

Looking for the perfect gift?  Sara Moulton’s Home Cooking 101: How to Make Everything Taste Better will help friends and family solve the problem of “what’s for dinner?” You can find it at your local book store or online at Amazon or Barnes and Noble. If you’d like the gift…


Viewers ask,”Is a turkey safe to eat when the meat is pink?”

The key indication of doneness for a turkey is the temperature, NOT the color of the meat. I got several comments from viewers about the Thanksgiving show I did for “Sara’s Weeknight Meals” regarding the doneness of the turkey. The viewers’ concern was that it looked pink, even red in…


Homemade Mayonnaise

Makes about 1 cup 2 large egg yolks, at room temperature Pinch of cayenne 1/4 teaspoon table salt 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 cup vegetable oil, preferably grapeseed Freshly ground black pepper Combine the yolks, cayenne, salt, lemon juice, and mustard in…


Tomato, Chicken and Tortilla Soup

Serves 4 12 plum tomatoes (about 2 1/2 pounds) 2 ears corn, husks removed 2 small unpeeled onions, halved 6 garlic cloves, unpeeled 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 teaspoon chili powder Kosher salt 4 (6-inch) corn tortillas 2 cups shredded cooked chicken (from rotisserie chicken or two 6-ounce packages roasted…


Asian Chicken Salad

Servings: 4 1/2 cup slivered almonds 3 tablespoons sesame seeds 4 ounces sugar snap peas 2 medium carrots One 3-inch piece fresh ginger 4 medium scallions 1/3 cup vegetable oil 3 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil 2 teaspoons soy sauce (low sodium, if you prefer) 3/4…


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