CAULIFLOWER PASTA WITH CARAMELIZED ONIONS AND PINE NUTS

cauliflower pasta-4 Now that fall is well underway and the weather is cooling down, I’m finding myself making more dishes involving the use of my oven. While in summer I completely avoid anything that requires making a room any warmer than it already is, this season is all about embracing baked goods and oven-roasted meals. This pasta is one of those dishes that requires the use of an oven to roast the cauliflower; and while the ingredients list might seem long, it’s actually an incredibly simple dish to make (and only takes 30 minutes fro ... Read More





        

HONEY-BAKED CHEESE WITH FIGS, WALNUTS, AND THYME

honey-baked cheese I love weekends. Even though I don’t work a regular 9-5 job anymore, I still find weekends sort of magical. I think it’s because there’s just so much possibility; there’s more you can do for yourself, and everything is more relaxed—no early morning rush out the door, no anxiously checking e-mails, no dreading that upwards-creeping number in your inbox. Instead there’s farmer’s markets, visits to the florist, and laid-back brunches with family and friends. Weekend evenings are my favorites—that’s when I’ ... Read More





        

EGG-Y PASTA CUPS WITH ZUCCHINI, RICOTTA, AND BASIL

eggy pasta cups-4 It’s Monday, and you’re probably at work right now thinking about how much you’d rather be eating lunch at home than at the office. Maybe you’re dreading going to the coffee shop downstairs because you don’t know how many more times you could possibly eat the same old chicken sandwich, or maybe you packed lunch from home but it’s a boring lettuce-tomato-cucumber salad, again. Or maybe you packed a gourmet lunch and you’re only reading this because Monday boredom. Whatever—I’m just going to talk to you abou ... Read More





        

BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH HAZELNUTS

brussel sprouts w hazelnuts When I was younger, I was one of those weird kids who loved eating their greens. The greener, the better. I would devour things like broccoli and spinach, and I really liked brussels sprouts too—something my family didn’t totally understand. I’ve come to appreciate them more as an adult; the complexity of their flavor, how their little green leaves can be crunchy or soft, how they change color and become more vibrant when cooked. I almost always make them as a side during the holidays, but I enjoy them more in Janu ... Read More





        

SIMPLE QUINCE COMPOTE – 3/1 SEASONAL CHALLENGE RECIPE

ef-6 This might be a bit of a stretch as a dinner recipe, but it’s one I really wanted to make, and it fits the spirit of dinner parties over the holiday season.  When we entertain guests for drinks and nibbles, a cheese platter—more often than not—is involved.  I usually buy jams and chutneys to go with whatever cheeses I’m serving, but cooking with quince over the past couple of weeks made me want to attempt making something on my own. Now, I don’t know what your homes look like in the hours before you hav ... Read More





        
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