Main Dishes, Sandwiches

Sweet and Spicy Ricotta Toast with Figs

Makes 4 servings If you like sweet but not spicy, skip the chili oil step. If you can’t get your hands on fresh figs, you can use fig jam, sliced berries, or peaches. For a vegetarian version, try adding salted nut butter or grilled eggplant. Ingredients 1/2 cup olive oil, […]

Breakfast & Brunch, Main Dishes

Sweet Potato, Sausage, and Kale Strata

Makes 8 to 10 servings A strata is a kitchen-sink breakfast dish that is made with egg, bread, cheese, and virtually anything else you would like! Like any good brunch recipe, stratas are best if made the day ahead, meaning less work in the morning—and that’s always a good thing. […]

Sauces, Dressings & Condiments

Tomato Jam

Makes 2 pints Ingredients 3 pounds tomatoes, coarsely chopped 1/2 cup light brown sugar 1 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon kosher salt 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice Pinch ground cloves Pinch freshly ground black pepper Directions  In a large pot, combine […]

Breakfast & Brunch, Main Dishes, Pies & Tarts

Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basil Galette

Makes one 9-inch galette A galette is a free-form, rustic version of a tart with a savory or sweet filling. One of its main advantages is the ease and simplicity of preparation. For a particularly lovely and tasty presentation, select heirloom tomatoes in a variety of colors. Ingredients Cornmeal Pastry […]

Chef's Notes Plus

What I’m Cooking: Green Bean and Potato Salad

The main course is sort of the easy part. We can all grill chicken or roast a pork loin, but with limited ingredients, it can be the sides that throw us off. You can only eat boxed macaroni and cheese so many times, even during a global pandemic. Veggie sides […]

Chef's Notes Plus

What I’m Cooking: Tangy Couscous Salad

One of my favorite flavor profiles is the Italian agrodolce, a sweet and sour sauce that makes any dish more exciting. Made simply by reducing vinegar with honey, agrodolce can be created on its own and added to dishes later, but I often prepare this sticky and sweet sauce in […]

Breakfast & Brunch, Main Dishes

Zucchini-Mushroom Griddlecakes

Makes 9 griddlecakes These savory griddlecakes are one of our favorite diabetes-friendly recipes, using a whole wheat baking mix for a little extra convenience. Any salt-free, dried herb mixture can be used in these savory griddlecakes. Serve them with extra sautéed mushrooms on top if desired. Ingredients 2 teaspoons olive […]