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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Pasta with Brown Butter & Chanterelles

Chanterelle mushrooms have got such a fantastic flavor—and when you infuse it into melted butter, half a dozen mushrooms goes a long way. This is an elegant and luxurious appetizer for about four, or main course for two.

Crunchy Spring Rolls with Tofu & Shiitake Mushrooms

While the venerable pig is one of my favorite beasts to cook, I followed the recipe I had, and made these spring rolls with tofu. And I have to admit: They were damned good.

Tapenade

Tapenade is seriously savory, salty business. Think of it as a kind of pate made with black olives—with some anchovies, capers, and olive oil thrown in for good measure.

Concord Grape Jam

Concord grapes are the very same little purple wonders that give Welch's grape juice its signature flavor. Here's how to turn those jewels into jam.

Italian Prune Plum Crumble

I have to admit: Until recent years, I was scared to death of these little things. Are you kidding me: "Prune" in the same sentence with "dessert?" No, thank you. I didn't get over it until well into my late twenties. And I'm still kicking myself that it took me that long.

No-Cook Strawberry Ice Cream

You can make this easy, no-cook strawberry ice cream in your blender. (No cooking required!) The hardest part is waiting for it to freeze.

Blackberry Sorbet

One of my favorite ways to enjoy summer berries is to make sorbet. If you've never made sorbet, you may be surprised by how easy it is to do at home. You can't beat the flavor. Nothing in the supermarket even comes close.

Basic Cooking: How to Make a Blueberry Pie

You don't always need a ton of ingredients to make an absolutely mouthwatering dessert. Blueberry pie is one of my favorite summer treats. A few cups of fabulous, fresh fruit. A little sugar to bring out its flavor. A handful of flour to trap all that luscious juice and thicken it into a syrupy sauce.

Cheddar Cheese Biscuits

When I made these the other night, The Angry Chef told me that, hands down, it's my best biscuit recipe. "Even better than my buttermilk biscuits?" I asked. "Yep, even better," he told me. Well then. I blame it on the cheese. Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner!

Classic Bread & Butter Pickles (No Canning Required!)

This recipe produces classic bread and butter pickles—the kind my mom used to make every summer when I was a little mouse. They're sweet. They're tangy. They have a fabulous crunch. Like my Quick,...

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