Ellie Krieger

Give your dowdy oatmeal the glam treatment

This sumptuous breakfast bowl is what happens when frumpy regular oatmeal gets a modern, stylish makeover. It doesn’t take much effort, and the before-and-after results… Continue reading

Veg, mole-like flavor elevates traditional Cincinnati chili

This recipe is a loose interpretation of a true Cincinnati chili, but that richly spiced meat dish is a loose interpretation of chili to begin… Continue reading

Give your Valentine a chocolate gift that’s also good for the heart

This recipe is a luscious way to celebrate your love, or at least your love of chocolate, in a way that loves you back. It… Continue reading

A game-day classic scores with a healthful twist

As dips tend to be, this is a party food that brings people together; an edible ice breaker, beckoning everyone to gather around and literally… Continue reading

Some basic Italian we all can use

If you have been eyeing the bunches of broccoli rabe in your grocery store but passing them by because you are unsure how to cook… Continue reading

Dried fruits come to life when simmered with tea

Warm, fragrant and sweet, this medley of dried fruit simmered in vanilla and honey-infused chai tea is the kind of comfort food to go for… Continue reading

This simple salad will see you through a long, cold winter

By Ellie Krieger, Special to The Washington Post This, to me, is the ideal winter salad. It offers a light, crisp counterpoint to just about… Continue reading

Take comfort in a warm bowl that tastes rich — but isn’t

if, like me, you dream about things like soup. It has all the attributes that made a… Continue reading

Baba ghanoush: The Middle Eastern dip whose time has come

Not too long ago, hummus seemed exotic to many Americans. Now, it is practically an everyday food. In light of that, it seems baba ghanoush… Continue reading

A one-pot dish that does ‘pasta fazool’ one better

I was served a version of this dish at a neighborhood restaurant in Milan last fall and was completely smitten with it. It provided the… Continue reading

When life hands you leftover vegetables, make hash

Vegetable roasting season is in full swing, and I can’t think of a better or simpler way to make fall and winter produce taste so… Continue reading

You won’t miss what’s missing in the chocolate cake

This cake’s name refers to some key ingredients the recipe doesn’t call for, which were rationed in America during World Wars I and II: butter,… Continue reading

Delivering a perfect portion of portable pep

These easy snowballs offer a portable pop of energy wherever and whenever you need it. Their sweetness provides an immediate pick-me-up with no refined sugar,… Continue reading

Corn and crab soup perfect for warm days, cool nights

With the lingering summer warmth and the plethora of garden vegetables at the market, this shoulder season calls for something fresh and light for dinner.… Continue reading

One-pan dinner will get you back in the groove

This one-skillet dinner brims with Mediterranean goodness. It’s a complete, nutritious meal with chunks of tender chicken, zucchini, cherry tomatoes and whole-grain orzo pasta, all… Continue reading

Pasta salad holds up well for leftovers

I am on the road for work fairly often, and although my teenage daughter and husband can surely fend for themselves while I am away,… Continue reading

The way to glam up melon involves something sparkling

Sparkling wine is my aperitif of choice. It’s light and refreshing, it pairs well with just about any starter, and those bubbles always put me… Continue reading