Sauces, Dressings & Condiments

Almond-Fig Vinaigrette

Makes 2 cups Ingredients 1/4 cup chopped almonds 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar 1/3 cup red wine 2 shallots, minced Kosher salt, as needed Freshly ground black pepper, as needed 1 cup olive oil (not extra-virgin) 3/4 cup almond oil 1/2 cup chopped fresh or dried figs Juice of 2 lemons […]


Candied Almonds

Makes about 1 lb Ingredients 3/4 cup sugar 3 tablespoons water 3 1/2 cups (1 lb) whole blanched almonds 1 tablespoon unsalted butter Directions Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Combine the sugar and water in a heavy saucepan and stir until the sugar is […]

Main Dishes

Chicken Curry

Makes 4 to 6 servings Ingredients 1 1/2 tablespoon finely grated ginger 1 tablespoon minced garlic 3/4 cup plain yogurt 2 1/2 lb skinless chicken thighs, bone in (2 thighs per person) 2 dried red chiles, crushed 2 cups finely chopped yellow onion 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 tablespoon ground […]


English Toffee

Makes one 10×15-inch sheet Ingredients 1/2 cup water 2 cups sugar 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk 1/2 cup light corn syrup 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, soft 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 2/3 cups milk compound coating chocolate, melted […]

Breakfast & Brunch

Granola Parfait

Makes 8 servings This is a classic berry parfait, but you can use this granola or technique for virtually endless variations. Use any leftover granola to sprinkle over ice cream or keep it in a jar for an easy mid-day snack. Ingredients Granola 1 1/2 cups rolled oats 1/4 cup […]

Breakfast & Brunch, Cakes

Quark Stollen

Makes 1 loaf This recipe comes right from Bakeshop 6 at The Culinary Institute of America! A traditional German holiday treat, this stollen is leavened with baking powder, not yeast, so it’s a simple edition to your Christmas to-do list. You can find quark, a soft cultured cheese, near the […]

Family Fun

Red, White Chocolate, and Blue Bark

Sometimes cooking is about the journey, not the destination. That is especially true when cooking with kids, and particularly when cooking with kids who have been inside a lot these last few months. For the 4th of July this year, we’re keeping it simple—and fun!—with some candy crafting. White chocolate […]

Sauces, Dressings & Condiments

Romesco Sauce

Makes 1 pint Ingredients 24 hazelnuts 21 almonds 2 cloves garlic 2 slices baguette, about ½-in thick 3 red bell peppers 2 plum tomatoes 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar Directions Preheat the oven to 350°F. Roast hazelnuts, almonds, garlic, and […]

Appetizers, Hors D’oeuvres & Snacks

Spiced Roasted Almonds

Makes 2 cups These are the perfect recipe to make in bulk at the beginning of the week for a good mid-afternoon desk snack. The spices are really more of a suggestion, so experiment with what you like best. Add chipotle chile powder for a smoky kick, or garam masala […]