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 […]

3 Ways to Preserve Your Hot Peppers

Hot pepper plants are notoriously heavy producers. Don’t let a single pepper go to waste by preserving them with one of these methods.

Terrine de Haricots Verts

My green bean spread has been known as mock chopped liver for a generation. You can serve this hors d’oeuvre before a festive meal as an alternative to pâté for vegetarians or non-liver eaters, but I object to it’s nickname—it’s not mock anything! It’s a variable and novel way to enjoy fall green beans, especially […]

One-Skillet Dinner with White Cod and Fresh Vegetables

White cod and yellow potatoes are a classic Mediterranean pairing. While a meal centered on this mild, flakey fish can seem gourmet, urban farmers with a busy schedules don’t need to spend a lot of time on it. I cooked up this delicious skillet dish, boasting a kaleidoscope of colors, all in one pan, and […]

apple swirls

Apple-Cinnamon Swirls

  One of my favorite fall flavors is apples, and these apple-packed pinwheels showcase the best of what the season has to offer in an easy yet impressive breakfast treat. The recipe is easily adaptable given the ingredients you have on hand: You can replace the chopped apples with one cup of applesauce or pumpkin […]

cheese ball

Classic Wisconsin Cheese Ball

Serve up this cheese ball as an appetizer at your next gathering, or mix up a custom spread of your own.

Pumpkin Granola

Granola is a cozy breakfast classic that can be eaten a number of ways: With warm milk or cold yogurt. Mixed dried apricots or fresh apple chunks. Chock full of roasted almonds and sunflower seeds or nut-less. Granola is so quick and easy to make that it’s fun to create a custom seasonal blend or […]

egg custard

Egg Custard

Custard is a delicious addition to fruits and pies.