Chef's Notes Plus

10 Plant-Forward Lunch Recipes

If you’re still a member of the work-from-home club, we suspect you’re running out of practical lunch ideas. And, if you’re anything like us, that might mean your take-out burrito average may be higher than usual. We’ve been looking to our favorite plant-forward lunch recipes these days, especially ones that […]

Chef's Notes

10 Recipes Every Cook Should Know: Risotto

Risotto is a dish many of us love, but few of us attempt to cook at home. It may seem intimidating at first because the method for cooking risotto requires you to constantly be watching it, stirring it and hydrating it for 20 minutes or more to prevent sticking or […]

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12 Best Easter Brunch Recipes

Easter brunch is the holiday meal of our dreams, since you can have sweet, savory, and definitely a little bit of both! Try a few of our favorite spring brunch recipes for your holiday table, and don’t be afraid to mix and match! Cherry and Cheese Blintzes with Mixed Berry […]

Family Fun

Back to School Recipes

Whether you’re a kid going back to school, a parent whose kids are going back to school, a hard-working teacher, or just someone who once went back to school, you know that it can be a tough transition from summer to school. To help, we’ve brought together some of our […]

Salads, Side Dishes

Chicken Salad with Tomato and Cucumber

Makes 6 Servings Ingredients 1/2 cup small-dice onions 2 cups medium-dice English cucumber 2 cups medium-dice seeded plum tomatoes 2 cups medium-dice cooked chicken breast 1/4 cup rough chop cilantro leaves and stems 3 tablespoons olive oil Juice of 2 lemons 1/4 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste if needed […]

Soups & Stews

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Makes 6 Servings A hot bowl of chicken soup nourishes more than just our bellies, and this recipe is the perfect way to share your warmth and good cheer. Substitute vegetable broth and cooked black beans for the chicken for your vegetarian friends and family.

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Cooking from Your Pantry

Follow here for our best pantry-friendly recipes, using ingredients you hopefully already have on hand! We’ll continue to update this list, so check back if you’re in need of more inspiration. Cacio e Pepe—don’t get bogged down on the type of cheese here. Parm will work just fine. Quick and […]

Free Recipes, Soups & Stews

Corn and Squash Soup

Makes 4 to 6 servings The basil is a nice bright flavor in this quick and easy broth, but you can use whatever herb you may have on hand. Substitute zucchini for the yellow squash, if necessary. We like to serve this with puréed roasted peppers or sun-dried tomatoes, if […]

Salads

Crème Fraîche Chicken Salad

Makes 10 servings Ingredients 3 qt chicken stock 2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 cloves garlic, crushed 2 lb 8 oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons crème fraîche 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 1 cup roughly chopped pecans 1 cup red grapes, halved 2 tablespoons finely […]

Sandwiches

Croque Monsieur

Croque Monsieur (Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich) Makes 8 servings Béchamel Sauce Ingredients 1/4 cup unsalted butter 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 4 cups whole milk Directions Melt butter in small saucepan over medium heat and whisk in flour. Cook flour until raw smell is gone, about 2 minutes. Whisk in […]

Sandwiches

Falafel

Makes 8 portions Ingredients 1 lb dried chickpeas 1/2 bunch flat-leaf parsley 1/2 bunch cilantro 8 green onions 1 teaspoon cayenne 1 tablespoon ground cumin 2 teaspoons ground coriander 6 garlic cloves, peeled 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more as needed Pure olive oil, as needed, for deep-frying 4 pieces […]