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 […]

Main Dishes

Cavatelli with Mussels and Potatoes

Serves 4 If you can’t find nice mussels at your local store, you can easily substitute clams. If neither are available, you can use shrimp. They cook very quickly, so keep an eye on them and remove them from the liquid as soon as they’re opaque all the way through. […]

Soups & Stews

Corn Chowder With Chiles & Monterey Jack Cheese

Makes 6 servings Ingredients 1 quart corn kernels, fresh or frozen 1 cup heavy cream 2 slices bacon, minced 1 onion, medium, finely diced 1 red bell pepper, finely diced 1 celery stalk, finely diced 1 garlic clove, minced 1 1/2 quarts chicken broth 3 yellow potatoes, peeled and diced […]

Side Dishes

French-Fried Shoestring Potatoes

Makes 4 to 6 servings Ingredients 1 1/2 lb russet potatoes, peeled and sliced into matchsticks 3/8 inch thick 2 1/2 cups vegetable oil Salt, as needed Directions Rinse, drain, and dry the potatoes thoroughly. (Alternatively, the potatoes may be held in cold water until ready to cook. Dry them […]

Side Dishes

German Potato Salad

Makes 4 to 6 servings German potato salad is a bit tangier than traditional mayo-based versions. Though it’s typically served warm, you can make this ahead and let it come to room temperature before serving. Omit the bacon and sub vegetable broth for a vegetarian version. Ingredients 1 1/2 lb […]

Soups & Stews

Minestrone

Makes 8 servings Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 oz pancetta (5 to 6 thin slices), chopped 1 1/2 cups chopped green cabbage 1 cup chopped yellow onion 1 cup sliced carrot 1/3 cup chopped celery 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 quarts Chicken Broth 1/2 cup peeled, medium-dice potatoes 1 […]

Soups & Stews

New England Clam Chowder

Makes 8 servings Ingredients 3 dozen chowder clams 2 1/2 cups bottled clam juice, or as needed 2 slices bacon, minced 1 1/4 cups diced onion 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 4 cups diced yellow or white potatoes 3 cups heavy cream or half and half 6 tablespoons dry sherry, or […]