Chef's Notes Plus

10 Drinkable Soups for Outdoor Gatherings

During these cold winter months, our gatherings are typically indoor and out of the elements. But this year is unlike others, and many of us are taking our socially-distant get-togethers outside. Eating outside can be a challenge, since your hands are cold, your face is cold, and your food gets […]

Chef's Notes Plus

10 Recipes to Celebrate Inside-Dads

Since we celebrate in summer, Father’s Day has sort of become another default grilling occasion. And sure, lots of dads love to grill—but some of us have inside-dads! If your dad, husband, grandpa, or all-around great father-figure is more of a tablecloth and wine glass kind of guy, here are […]

Family Fun

An Apple a Day…

Apples are really healthy, and tradition says that one a day keeps the doctor away—which is an easy goal when it’s covered with candy! Sure, sure, we should eat apples that aren’t covered in caramel or a crunchy red candy shell, but it’s fall, isn’t it!? If you love those […]

Side Dishes

Apple Sage Dressing

Use this recipe as a stuffing for your turkey or a dressing you can bake separately. Additions like browned sausage, smoked ham, or pecans are natural variations for a hearty option.

Pies & Tarts

Apple Slab Pie

Makes one, 5 1/2 by 17-inch slab pie Chef’s Note: If desired, make a vanilla icing glaze by combining 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, and 2 tablespoons milk in a bowl. Mix until smooth, adding additional milk 1 tablespoon at a time, if needed, to make a […]

Beverages & Cocktails, Free Recipes

Apricot Flip

Makes 1 serving Combine the cognac, brandy, simple syrup, and egg white in a cocktail shaker (do not add any ice), and shake until foamy. Add ice to the shaker and shake again until well-chilled. Strain into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with nutmeg.

Appetizers, Hors D’oeuvres & Snacks

Beef & Cheese Empanadas

Makes 12 servings Empanadas are tiny little presents that you get to eat with your hands, and this recipe is one of our favorites! Put out bowls of inclusions, like chopped olives, raisins, or hard-boiled egg, so your family can work together to prepare their own special empanadas. Empanada Dough […]

Sauces, Dressings & Condiments

Beurre Blanc

Makes 1 quart sauce Beurre blanc is a classic French sauce, made creamy thanks to the emulsion formed between the fat (butter!) and the liquid (wine). The key to not breaking an emulsion is patience and an even, moderate cooking temperature, so take your time adding the butter and take […]

Breakfast & Brunch, Family Fun

Blueberry Pancakes with Blueberry Maple Syrup

Makes 8 Servings Pancakes Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup sugar 4 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 2 1/4 cups buttermilk 4 large eggs 1/4 cup butter, melted and cooled 1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen Cooking spray or vegetable oil to coat […]