fried egg salad
Fried Egg Salad [Yam Khai Dao] Adapted, just a little, from the Pok Pok Cookbook I made several liberal interpretations here. I used readily-available celery, not Chinese. I used less than one chile because my husband declared it “plenty hot” only to find that we might not have minded the second ...
key lime pie
Classic Key Lime Pie Adapted somewhat liberally from the version at Joe’s Stone Crab in Miami, where I am not Every key lime pie recipe agrees that a can of sweetened condensed milk is the king of ingredients. From there, they diverge. Some use more lime juice, some less. (I use 2/3 cup for a […]
mushroom marsala pasta bake
Mushroom Marsala Pasta Bake Prep time: 30 minutes, tops Cook time: 30 minutes, tops Servings: 4 really generous or 6 slightly more moderate ones To serve a crowd: Double it in a 9×13-inch or lasagna pan 1/2 pound (8 ounces or 22 grams) pasta of you choice, such as a ziti or twisty shape 1 […]
Butterscotch Pudding You can make this pudding even more rich by swapping 1/2 cup of the milk with heavy cream. Read to the end for a dairy-free coconut version. Cook time: 10 minutes plus 1 to 2 hours to set in the fridge Yield: 6 1/2-cup servings or 8 petite ones (I love these glasses […]
my ultimate chicken noodle soup
My Ultimate Chicken Noodle Soup Yield: 5 quarts, or about 10 to 12 meal-sized servings You’ll want about 4 to 4 1/2 hours to make this in one afternoon. Or, you can break it up over two days or cooking periods by making the broth either on the stove in 2 to 3 hours or […]
popcorn party mix
Popcorn Party Mix 3 tablespoon olive or a neutral oil 6 tablespoons unpopped popcorn kernels 1 cup nuts (I used peanuts) 2 cups bite-sized pretzels, or bigger ones, broken up 1 cup broken-up plain bagel or pita chips, oyster crackers or melba toast 6 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 tablespoons ...
roasted grape and olive crostini
Roasted Grape and Olive Crostini I couldn’t resist using a pretty mix of olives and grapes, but, honestly, my favorite combination to use here are purple grapes and kalamata olives, seedless and pitted, respectively are ideal. I make it with fresh rosemary and ricotta, but other herbs and cheese ...
fairytale of new york
Fairytale of New York Adapted from Dave Mitton of The Harbord Room in Toronto, via Imbibe Magazine This is essentially a winter spiced old-fashioned, a really wonderful variation on it for this time of year. The mulled simple syrup will make you home smell heavenly. I fudged the ingredients a ...
deep dark gingerbread waffles
Deep Dark Gingerbread Waffles These waffles use more sugar than any other I’ve made, but they don’t end up tasting excessively sweet because the sugar is necessary to balance the intensity of the molasses. That said, you absolutely will not need syrup on top of these, despite my suggestion of it in
endives with oranges and almonds
Endives with Oranges and Almonds Inspired by a version at José Andrés’ Bazaar in Miami Beach Prep time: 10 minutes Servings: 4 as an appetizer or 2 as a light meal 3 oranges (I used 2 navel and one cara cara orange) 2 heads of endive 2 ounces soft goat cheese or chevre, crumbled 1/3 […]