sweet potato cake with marshmallow frosting
Sweet Potato Cake with Toasted Marshmallow Frosting Please, don’t limit this cake to Thanksgiving. With or without the marshmallow frosting, this would be a fine fine layer cake (one layer is a grand 1 1/2 inches tall) for a first birthday or for that friend that insists they like pumpkin desserts
parsley leaf potatoes
Parsley Leaf Potatoes Adapted from Gourmet I used Russets, but you of course can you any roasted potato (red or yukon gold) you prefer. When using Russets, the smaller, the better, for maximum creaminess when roasted. As the potatoes roast, the butter in the pan browns and then goes a shade dark —
cauliflower with brown butter crumbs
Cauliflower with Brown Butter Crumbs Inspired by Mama/Grandma Smitten Serves 6, or more if there are many dishes on the table 1 medium head cauliflower (1 1/2 to 2 pounds) Oil for pan, if roasting 4 tablespoons salted or unsalted butter 1 medium or 2 tiny shallots, finely minced 1 small clove ...
green bean casserole with crispy onions
Green Bean Casserole with Crispy Onions Adapted a little from Alton Brown and a little from trial-and-error Serves 6, or more if you: a) have a lot of sides on the table, which I bet you will, or b) use the higher amount (1.5 pounds) of green beans Crispy Onions 2 medium yellow onions, halved […]
apple-herb stuffing for all seasons
Apple and Herb Stuffing* for All Seasons 6 cups torn chunks French, sourdough or country loaf, torn into bits (I use 2 7-ounce demi-baguettes) 5 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 large Spanish or sweet onion, chopped small 1 large or 2 small stalks celery, diced small 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme ...
cranberry-orange breakfast buns
Cranberry-Orange Breakfast Buns Dough adapted (mostly in technique) from Alton Brown Tart cranberries muddle with just enough brown sugar that they sweeten, but are miles from toothache-level sweetness. Orange zest blooms inside a buttery, tender, rich dough. And there’s just enough orange icing to
perfect, uncluttered chicken stock
Perfect, Uncluttered Chicken Stock Barely adapted from Cook’s Illustrated I make this just the way CI told me to, except I use only one (instead of three) garlic cloves. I felt the larger amount made this a garlicky chicken stock, which is not what I was going for. You can add anything you’d like
spinach and egg pizzette
Spinach and Egg Pizzette Adapted from Polpo by Russell Norman Yield: An awkward 5 to 6 small pizzas; each could be a light meal with salad or soup; 2 would make a hearty one The original recipe for these pizzette is in strictly conversational terms — a handful of this, a spoonful of that, pinches,
potato and broccolini frittata
Potato and Broccolini Frittata Adapted, barely, from Easy Vegetarian One-Pot Meals via Leite’s Culinaria Even if I know the thinner ones are more traditional, I like a frittata, especially a dinner version, to have a little bulk and this perfectly fit the bill, and leftover slices make a pretty ...
apple slab pie
Apple Slab Pie The crust here is 1 1/2 recipes of my All Butter, Really Flaky Pie Dough, i.e. this would yield a triple crust pie (Does such a thing exist? Now I’m daydreaming…), but here is instead divided in half for two bigger rectangular crusts. I serve this in 18 “squares” (5 cuts on […]