Breakfast and Brunch, Main Dishes

Mushroom Chive Omelettes

Makes 4 servings Dinner omelettes are a hungry chef’s best friend, and we bet you can relate! These omelettes are filled with mushrooms and chives, but you can fill yours with anything you like, including ham and cheese, bell peppers, bacon, or even roasted veggies. For tips on making an […]

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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 […]

Main Dishes

Pan-Fried Chicken Breast with Prosciutto

Makes 6 servings We don’t fry every day, but when we do, it’s crispy chicken stuffed with cheese and prosciutto. We love this recipe for its versatility, so don’t be afraid to swap out fillings to suit your tastes. Add Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto, caramelized onions, or even chopped Steamed Broccoli […]

Main Dishes

Peppery Beef Stew with Butternut Squash

Makes 6 to 8 servings This flavorful beef stew comes from Tuscany, where it’s ideal with the region’s famed red wines. Guanciale is cured pork jowl, which you can find in some Italian specialty markets. Pancetta makes an acceptable substitute. Ingredients 4 oz guanciale or pancetta 8 oz cipollini or […]

Main Dishes

Pork Cutlets With A Wild Mushroom Ragout

Makes 4 servings Ingredients Four 6-oz pork cutlets Kosher salt, as needed Freshly ground black pepper, as needed All-purpose flour, for dredging Olive oil, as needed 1 small shallot, minced 2 cups sliced assorted mushrooms (oyster, cremini, stemmed shiitake, chanterelle, and/or white) 1 teaspoon chopped thyme leaves 1/4 cup dry […]

Main Dishes

Salmon and Wild Rice-Stuffed Cabbage

Makes 4 servings These cabbage rolls will be enjoyed by seafood lovers and non-seafood lovers alike. Keep some cooked wild rice in the freezer in small portions so it is available to add into dishes such as this one. You can also use rinsed, canned salmon in place of the […]

Main Dishes

Sausage & Barley-Stuffed Peppers

Makes 8 servings Ingredients 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth 1 cup water 1 cup pearl barley 2 teaspoons olive oil 1/2 pound sweet Italian-style turkey sausage, casings removed 1 medium yellow onion, diced 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper One 8-ounce package […]

Side Dishes

Sautéed Mushrooms and Onions

Makes 6 servings This is the quickest way to make your whole house smell amazing, and you’ll use this flavor-filled sauté over steaks, on sandwiches and burgers, or tossed into pasta. Ingredients 2 tablespoons canola oil 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/4 cup canola oil 1 large yellow onion, sliced (about […]

Main Dishes

Spicy Tofu with Mushrooms

Makes 4 portions If you can’t find oyster mushrooms, you can use any mix of mushrooms that are available. For the cornstarch slurry, combine about 1 tbsp cornstarch with 2 tbsp water. You may not use it all; add it slowly to avoid a gummy sauce. Ingredients 3/4 tsp Sichuan […]

Soups and Stews

Udon Noodle Pot

Makes 8 servings Ingredients Dashi 2 large pieces (about 3 oz) of kombu, cut into 3-in squares 6 cups cold water 2 cups dried bonito flakes Udon Noodle Pot 24 oz fresh or dry udon noodles 1 tablespoon peanut oil or vegetable oil 6 cups Dashi, or prepared dashi 12 […]