Honey-Lime Waldorf Salad

Makes 12 servings We love this updated take on the Waldorf salad, featuring crisp apples, tender mâche greens, and a tangy vinaigrette. It’s great on its own as a light dinner, but it also shines as a bring-along weekday lunch. Ingredients 3 cups diced Fuji or Honeycrisp apples (about 2 […]


Kale Chopped Salad with Tofu and Coconut-Peanut Dressing

Makes 4 servings Kale is hearty and makes for a nice base for substantial salad ingredients. Be sure to give it a nice massage before serving, which will make it much less tough and “grassy”-tasting. We’ve topped this salad with lightly seasoned tofu, but you can substitute grilled shrimp, chicken, […]


Lace Nut Tuiles

Makes about 24 tuiles The name for these delicate stenciled cookies means “tiles” in French. They are traditionally shaped to look like the terra-cotta tiles used on roofs throughout the Mediterranean. The batter is soft enough to spread in a thin layer. You can spread the batter into simple circles […]

Main Dishes

Lamb Biryani

Makes 8 servings Biryani is a signature rice dish in Indian cuisine known especially for its scrumptious, colorful presentation. Made with basmati rice, it can be created with lamb, chicken, beef, or vegetables and features generous amounts of sweet spices, as well as nuts and raisins. In this recipe, it’s […]

Desserts, Pies and Tarts

Maple Pecan Pie

Makes one 9-inch pie The complementary flavors of maple and pecan combine in this pie to create an earthy, buttery, robust dessert. Be sure to purchase Grade B maple syrup as the darker amber color and deeper maple flavor are essential to this pie. In the variation that follows, adding […]

Side Dishes

Mixed Grain Pilaf

Makes 6 cups, approximately 10 to 12 servings This pilaf is delicious, but neutral flavored, making it a great mix-and-match meal prep recipe. Eat at as a hot side dish, chilled and sprinkled over green salads, or mixed with leftover meats and veggies to stuff peppers or eggplant. Ingredients 2 […]

Main Dishes

Mole Rojo Oaxaqueño (Red Oaxacan Mole)

Makes 8 servings There are more than 50 varieties of Mexican mole, but this may be the versions most Americans think of when they hear the word. Rich with flavor from dried chiles, nuts and seeds, and, yes, a bit of chocolate, this sauce is worth the effort. Ingredients 23 […]


Mudslide Cookies

Makes 24 large cookies Ingredients 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons cake flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt 1 tablespoon powdered instant coffee 1 tablespoon boiling water 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 7 oz unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped 6 oz bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted […]

Main Dishes, Sandwiches

Onion, Walnut, and Blue Cheese Roll-Ups

Makes 4 servings These roll-ups are a variation on an onion tart with blue cheese and walnuts. Red wine is a natural with this hearty appetizer. It was paired with Whitecliff Vineyard’s Merlot at a vegetarian wine tasting event in New York State’s Hudson River Valley. Both the roll-ups and […]


Orange, Chocolate & Macadamia Nut Biscotti

Makes 24 cookies Ingredients 3 cups bread flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 5 eggs 1 1/4 cups sugar 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1 1/4 cups chopped macadamia nuts 1 1/2 teaspoons orange zest 1/2 cup melted chocolate, for drizzling (optional) Directions Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Sift […]