Main Dishes


Makes 4 servings Ingredients 1/4 cup Korean soy sauce 2 teaspoons sugar 1/4 minced scallions 1 tablespoons minced garlic 2 teaspoons minced ginger 2 teaspoons ground toasted sesame seeds Few drops dark sesame oil, as needed Freshly ground black pepper, as needed 1 lb beef skirt steak, cut into strips […]


Black and White Cookies

Make about 2 dozen cookies Ingredients 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter 1 cup sugar 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 3 eggs 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/4 cup sour cream 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder Vanilla Glaze Ingredients 1 1/4 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted 2 tablespoons […]

Soups and Stews

Greek Egg and Lemon Soup (Avgolemono)

Makes 6 to 8 servings Add shredded chicken, sausage, cooked beans, or even some frozen veggies, like peas, to this soup to stretch it a bit. Substitute vegetable broth for the chicken broth, if you prefer. Ingredients 6 cups chicken broth 1/3 cup long-grain white rice 4 eggs, separated Salt […]

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 […]

Chef's Notes Plus

New Video: Perfect Fried Eggs

Sometimes the classic, tried-and-true way just doesn’t work for you. For me, I was always hung up on the perfect fried egg. Sunny-side-up, runny yolk with a little bit of texture, crisp underneath, and set–not runny–whites. I knew the tricks. After all, I did learn from the best at the […]


Potato Ravioli Sheets

Makes 1 1/4 pounds dough Ingredients 10 oz (about 2 medium) russet potatoes 8 oz (1 3/4 cups) all-purpose flour 1 large egg Directions Put the potatoes in a large pot and add enough cold water to cover them by about 2 inches. Salt the water and bring it to […]


Shortbread Tartlet Shells

This recipe makes a lot of tart shells, and while you can halve the recipe, this tender and buttery dough freezes incredibly well. With just a quick trip to the oven, they are a vehicle for any filling, either homemade or prepared, making them an easy last-minute dessert option you’ll […]

Breakfast and Brunch, Free Recipes

Spinach & Cheddar Frittata

Makes 6 servings Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, cut into small dice 1 potato, cut into medium dice and boiled until tender 6 cups spinach 6 eggs, lightly beaten 1/2 cup whole milk 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar (optional) […]



Makes 8 servings Ingredients 3 cups strongly brewed coffee 6 egg yolks 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar 1/4 cup Kahlua 10 oz (3/4 cup) mascarpone, room temperature 1 1/2 cups heavy cream 24 ladyfingers 2 cups crumbled Ameretti cookie crumbles 1 cup cocoa powder Directions Make coffee, just one […]