Main Dishes

Baked Sweet Potatoes With Caramelized Onions & Mushrooms

Makes 4 servings Ingredients 4 small sweet potatoes, scrubbed 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided use Kosher salt, to taste 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 3 medium yellow onions, thinly sliced Freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1 lb 8 oz mixed mushrooms, like oyster, shiitake, or cremini, cut into bite-sized […]

Main Dishes

Beef Pot Pie

Makes one 9-inch deep-dish potpie Ingredients All-Butter Pie Dough (single crust) Egg wash, as needed 8 oz red potatoes, cubed 3 tablespoons canola oil 12 to 16 ounces beef sirloin, cubed 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons sherry 1 3/4 cups beef stock 3 carrots, peeled and cut into ¼-inch […]

Allergen Friendly, Main Dishes

Blended Veggie and Turkey Meatloaf

Makes 6 to 8 portions This may have more steps than your typical meatloaf, but it’s worth it! Plus, you can cook the entire vegetable portion of this recipe a few days ahead of time (or weeks–freeze it!). We tried baking the meatloaf in a traditional loaf pan, but we […]

Main Dishes

Cavatelli with Mushrooms and Ramps

Makes 5 servings For a supremely springtime dish, the mushrooms in this recipe would be chanterelles, but they can be expensive and are typically only available in the spring. A good substitution would be shiitake mushrooms. As for the ramps—wild, leafy, scallion-like vegetables—they are seasonal and you might actually find […]

Breakfast & Brunch

Chilaquiles With Mushrooms

Makes 8 servings This recipe uses freshly fried tortillas, but you can substitute store-bought corn tortilla chips. Add shredded cooked chicken, grilled shrimp, or pulled pork, if you like. Ingredients 1 lb white mushrooms, sliced ¼-inch thick 1/4 cup olive oil 1/2 medium white onion, minced 2 garlic cloves, minced […]

Soups & Stews

Cream of Mushroom Soup

Makes 8 servings More “exotic” varieties of mushrooms, such as cremini and oyster, work well in this soup, as do regular white mushrooms. Use a combination or a single variety, depending on your taste and what’s available. You may also opt to season the soup with a touch of sherry […]

Chef's Notes Plus

How to: Roast Vegetables without a Recipe

As we ease into autumn, we can finally celebrate the return of roasting—especially vegetables. We love roasting because it is one of the most delicious ways to enjoy seasonal fall produce, like hard-skinned squash, cauliflower, fennel, and Brussels sprouts (color = flavor), as well as incredibly easy and hands-off. Even […]

Chef's Notes Plus

Not-So-Mysterious Mushrooms

Though mushrooms grow throughout the year, they are widely regarded as seasonally fall (except morels, which are the best part of the spring!). White button and cremini mushrooms (often called baby bellas) are the old stand-by. They are inexpensive, sturdy, and neutral in flavor. But as much as we love […]