Star Anise

You might get a hint of licorice in recipes using star anise. The beautiful star-shaped spice is known for lending a warm depth to many different savory Asian dishes.

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Easy Pickled Apples

These easy pickled apples are perfect alongside a pork entree or salad, or with a charcuterie cheese board. —Rashanda Cobbins, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Fig and Goat Cheese Air-Fried Meatballs

Around the holidays, saucy cocktail meatballs are always the first appetizer from the buffet to be eaten. In this dish,...


Braised Corned Beef

1 review

You’ll need a bit of time to prepare this braised corned beef, but the end results make all that time...


Ceylon Chicken Curry Noodle Soup

3 reviews

This comforting chicken curry noodle soup is a take on a soup I ate during childhood. It is loaded with...


What Is Star Anise? Uses and Benefits

The star-shaped pods look beautiful—and have an exotic flavor you'll want to experiment with. Learn about what star anise is,...

Fig and Goat Cheese Meatballs

Around the holidays, saucy cocktail meatballs are always the first appetizer to go. In this dish, the sweet flavor of...


Warm Spiced Chai

My wife loves chai, but I have never been satisfied with any of the store-bought mixes, so I created my...

Star Anise-Honey Cookies

When I was growing up, my mother made many desserts and pastries with anise. Today, I continue the tradition with...


Hot Spiced Berry Punch

I like to make punch in the slow cooker for parties. Add a splash of bourbon or whisky for an...


Sweet & Spicy Pickled Red Seedless Grapes

5 reviews

Most people don't think about grapes when creating a canned pickle recipe. The pickling liquid for these grapes includes red...


Slow Cooker Spiced Poached Pears

Some of the many reasons I love this dessert recipe are: it's on the healthy side; it's easy to make;...

Slow-Cooker Pear Butter

This is a tasty spread for toast, muffins, biscuits or any of your favorite breads. It is easy to make...


Grandma’s Christmas Spice Cutouts

2 reviews

My great-grandmother made these, and the tradition was passed down in the family—without a written recipe! My mother would always...


Olive Caprese Salad

4 reviews

When heirloom tomatoes arrive, feature them with red onions, green olives and a surprising twist-star anise. —Julie Merriman, Seattle, Washington