Black-Eyed Pea Soup

Although the solstice has passed and the sun is slowly creeping its way back into our lives, we still have a lot of winter left. A hearty bean soup is one way keep your energy and stay warm until temperatures rise. My favorite take on this bean soup is Creole-style. For those who prefer it, […]

Squash Leek Gratin

The shortest day has come and gone, and I’m dipping into my long-keeping winter stock of local products. My pig share is nearly done, but my lamb share just showed up to replace the pork in my freezer, with visions of spicy kebabs and cozy braised shanks. The pumpkins and winter squash are holding up […]

Apple-Oatmeal Cookies

I have a friend who takes holiday cookies seriously. She starts well in advance, makes many dozens of cookies and always has a plateful ready to offer her guests and co-workers. Often we manage to bake together in her large kitchen this time of year; it’s a domestic pleasure and a gesture of friendship I […]

Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls

Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls

Supply the holiday table with homemade dinner rolls that includee seasonal root vegetables.

Maple Carrot Scones

Maple Carrot Scones

Wake up on a holiday morning to these warm and flavorful scones.

Carrot Apple Muffins

As you’re preparing for this week’s Thanksgiving dinner, other meals may fall by the wayside, but they shouldn’t—especially not breakfast. There are many options for serving up a simple yet nutritious breakfast on Thanksgiving morning to prepare you for the day of cooking and feasting ahead. Homemade muffins, for example, are fast, flexible and healthy. […]

Seafood Rice

If I had used more tomato, achiote and cilantro, this would have been arroz marinero. If I had used bacon or tasso instead of olive oil, it would have been Creole rice. If I had added saffron and chicken or sausage, the dish would have veered closer to paella. As it was, I had some very good […]