Funnel Cake Adapted, just barely, from Taste of Home To me, the glory of funnel cake is in the contrast — a simple, barely sweet batter against a whiteout of powdered sugar, that somehow together makes a messy knit of doughnut strands that are, at most, moderately sweet. Thus, it’s essential to ...
corn and black bean weeknight nachos
Corn and Black Bean Weeknight Nachos Serves 4 but I won’t tell anyone if 3 of you polish it off Assembly 2 ears corn, husked 1 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed 1 large poblano Nonstick spray or 2 teaspoons oil 2 generous cups (about 8 ounces) coarsely grated monterey jack cheese 2 ...
Did you know drinking buttermilk is a thing? I wasn’t aware until a few years ago when I took a baking class and remarked to the teacher that buttermilk is pretty amazing in baked goods for something that smells so rancid and he told me that his mother drinks a glass of it warm every […]
charred eggplant and walnut pesto pasta salad
Charred Eggplant and Walnut Pesto Pasta Salad Walnut pesto adapted from Jody Williams Serves: 3 to 4 as a light meal; I’d double it for a party Assembly Salt 1/2 pound pasta (I used Setaro’s organietti, but other radiatore shapes are great here) Additional olive oil 1 medium eggplant (1 pound) ...
the consummate chocolate chip cookie, revisited
The Consummate Chocolate Chip Cookie, Revisited Adapted, just a little, from David Leite via The New York Times Yield: 18 5-inch cookies. Do not fight it; do not make these smaller. For a petite, excellent, salted chocolate chip cookie, use these instead. 1 1/4 cups (10 ounces, 280 grams or 2 1/2
chicken gyro salad
Chicken Gyro Salad Inspired by Goop; tzatziki is tweaked a bit from Ina Garten Notes: Don’t worry if you don’t have a grill. Despite all of my excited talk about it, we’ve made this dinner many times in a grill pan on the stove and/or roasted in the oven. Short of making your own pitas, […]
almond rhubarb picnic bars
Almond Rhubarb Picnic Bars Consider these a spring riff on 2014’s apricot pistachio squares; here we make a more classic frangipane with toasted almonds and extract and the rhubarb, well, I know ombré and chevron are totally out these days (grandma would not approve) but this was honestly ...
cucumber yogurt raita salad
Cucumber Yogurt Raita Salad Think of this as cucumber raita with the proportions inverted — a lot of cucumber, a smaller amount of yogurt dressing — but it’s not overly technical, as there are ingredients here not common in raita. Notes: Feel free to play around with this salad; each seed option ...
roasted carrots with avocado and yogurt
Spiced Roasted Carrots with Avocado and Yogurt Adapted from April Bloomfield and Jean-Georges Vongrichten Notes: On origin: As I mentioned, this recipe has made the rounds at big-name restaurants and from big-name chefs. (Jamie Oliver, who I think was once a silent partner at Spotted Pig, also has
Confetti Cookies Recipe barely adapted from King Arthur, technique and language were tinkered with If you’re using a food processer, no need to soften the butter or cream cheese first. If using an electric hand- or stand mixer, you’ll want them softened before you mix the dough. If you’re using ...