Main Dishes

Gnocchi alla Fiorentina (Gnudi)

Makes 4 to 6 servings We like these gnocchi with a simple butter-and-sage sauce, but you might like to replace it with a simple tomato sauce. Ingredients 1 lb fresh spinach, blanched, squeezed dry, and chopped 12 oz (1 1/2 cups) fresh ricotta, drained if necessary (see Recipe note) 1/2 […]

Salads

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

Makes 8 servings Caesar salad dressing often contains egg yolk and is blended to make a creamy, emulsified dressing. That’s amazing, but this is easy and delicious, making it perfect for a quick weeknight meal. Substitute the grilled chicken for shrimp or salmon, if you like, or even shredded rotisserie […]

Main Dishes

Halibut with Summer Vegetables

Makes 4 servings We love an easy recipe to use up our favorite summer farmers’ market finds, like summer squashes and tomatoes, and this fits the bill. This dish comes together in 20 minutes, and it’s perfect served alongside a nice green salad and some crusty bread. Feel free to […]

Chef's Blog, Chef's Notes Plus

Home School: Risotto (yes, it’s easy!)

Risotto is a dish we most often eat at restaurants, reinforcing the illusion that it’s difficult to prepare. Sorry to spill the beans, restaurant chefs of the world, but despite being creamy and decadent, risotto is actually really easy to make and not nearly as time consuming as you might […]

Main Dishes

Jap Chae (Stir-Fried Glass Noodles)

Makes 4 servings If you can locate Korean glass noodles, also known as dang myun, use them in this dish. They are similar to cellophane or glass noodles made from mung beans, but they are slightly thicker and chewier. Ingredients 10 dried oak mushrooms, 1 oz dried wood ear mushrooms […]

Breakfast and Brunch, Main Dishes, Pies and Tarts

Kale, Bacon, and Onion Quiche

Makes one 9-inch quiche Kale, a member of the cabbage family, is widely available during the winter and early spring. It has a mild flavor, and its dark, richly colored green leaves add contrast to the salty bacon in this quiche. Ingredients One All-Butter Pie Dough, unbaked single crust 6 […]

Salads

Kale, Cashew, and Cranberry Pasta Salad

Makes 4 to 6 portions This pasta salad is great cold or at room temperature (a gift from the meal prep fairies), but it’s just as good hot, if you don’t have time to give it a good chill. Ingredients 12 oz whole wheat penne 1/4 cup olive oil 1/2 […]

Main Dishes, One-Dish Meals

Kimchi Fried Rice

Makes 4 servings Fried rice is the perfect quick-and-easy way to use leftover white rice (you can freeze it until you have enough for this dish!), and adding kimchi gives it an extra punch of flavor and just a touch of heat. For something a little extra savory, render about […]