Main Dishes

Sweet and Sour Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

Makes 4 servings Lettuce wraps are a fun and easy meal to feed a crowd. Serve assembled wraps on platters, like we did here, or put out platters of lettuce leaves, cooked shrimp, and garnishes and let folks assemble their own. Make the sauce a few days ahead for minimal […]

Allergen Friendly, Desserts


Makes 25 pieces T’ings are the simplest candy you can make, consisting of dark chocolate (or milk or white chocolate, if you prefer a less virtuous chocolate experience!) with chopped dried fruits and nuts. You can make any combination you like, but pistachios and cherries are a favorite. Ingredients 4 […]

Cookies, Desserts

Turtle Bars

Makes one 9-in by 13-in pan You can use any nuts to finish this bar—pecans, walnuts, almonds, cashews, or even a mixture. Ingredients Shortbread Crust 2 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar 7 oz (14 tablespoons) unsalted butter 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt Brownie Filling […]


Vegetable Burgers

Makes 8 servings Ingredients 4 carrots, grated 2 celery stalks, grated 1 onion, grated 1/4 cup minced red bell pepper 3/4 cup minced mushrooms 8 scallions, minced 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1/2 cup chopped pecans 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon […]

Sauces, Dressings, and Condiments

Walnut-Herb Sauce

Makes about 2 cups This flavorful but versatile sauce is perfect alongside grilled or roasted meats, poultry, fish and vegetables. Use it as a sandwich spread, as the base for a quick salad dressing, or even as a dip for raw vegetables. Watch this video to see how easy it […]

Main Dishes

Whole Wheat Penne with Roasted Cauliflower and Parsley Pesto

Pesto typically made with basil can be made with a variety of herbs including arugula, cilantro, dill, oregano, rosemary, sage, tarragon, and thyme. Pesto originated in Genoa, Italy and gets its name because it was originally made with a mortar and pestle. Ingredients 2 lb cauliflower, sliced in 2-in x […]

Breakfast and Brunch, Cakes, Desserts

Zucchini Bread

Makes 2 loaves If you grow zucchini in your garden, you’ll be glad to have this recipe come late summer. Note that the larger a zucchini grows, the tougher its skin, the drier its flesh, and the more bitter its seeds. If you are using large zucchini for this recipe, […]