Main Dishes

Anelli di Ricotta e Spinaci (Rings of Ricotta and Spinach)

Makes 6 to 8 servings Anelli is Italian for “rings.” These crespelle will have a rich dairy taste thanks to the ricotta, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and melted butter. Enjoy them with medium-bodied dry white to cut through that velvety texture with some green fruit acidity. The dish will also be at home […]

Appetizers, Hors D’oeuvres & Snacks, Family Fun

Hot Spinach Dip

Makes about 3 cups (8 to 10 servings) This dip can be served in a small, round pumpernickel, rye, or sourdough loaf. To prepare the bread, cut a circle from the top of the loaf. Pull out the bread from the center of the loaf to make room for 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 […]

Breakfast & Brunch, Main Dishes, Pies & Tarts

Spinach and Feta Quiche

Makes one 9-inch quiche This spanakopita-inspired quiche has the traditional flavors of spinach, onion, and feta baked in kataifi, a grated buttery phyllo crust. This product is available in specialty food stores in the frozen food aisle. Ingredients 2 cups (4 oz) kataifi (shredded phyllo), thawed 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, […]

Main Dishes

Spinach and Jack Quesadillas

These veggie-filled quesadillas are quick, easy, and simple, but feel free to add whatever ingredients you like best. Try bell peppers, red onion, mushrooms (we’d cook them first!),  or even grilled shrimp or rotisserie chickens. Makes 4 servings Ingredients 3 tbsp olive oil 12 cups (lightly packed) spinach leaves 1 […]

Family Fun

Super-Smoothies for an Active Summer

Whether you are desperate for the energy to finish off those last few weeks of school, zapped from a day at the pool, or pushing through long hours at your summer job, you need a boost! When it’s hot and you’re tired, there’s really no better way to start the […]

Soups & 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 […]

Chef's Notes Plus

What I’m Cooking: Creamy Cashew Pesto Pasta

Despite being a huge fan of cheese and butter and birthday cakes, I don’t eat much dairy at home. We don’t get along. I’ve learned to really embrace dairy-free cooking, and though no one believes me when I say it, I don’t miss cooking with milk products as much as […]