Side Dishes

“Poor & Lazy” Stewed Peppers

Makes 4 to 6 servings Ingredients 4 green bell peppers 2 red bell peppers 2 yellow bell peppers 2 1/2 cups extra-virgin olive oil, plus as needed for drizzling 3 red onions, sliced thin 2 carrots, sliced 1/4 inch thick 4 celery stalks, trimmed, sliced 1/4 inch thick 1/2 cup […]

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 […]

Soups & Stews

Cream Of Tomato Soup

Makes 8 servings Ingredients 2 tablespoon olive oil 1 1/2 cups chopped yellow onion 1 tablespoon chopped garlic 1 quart vegetable stock One 28-oz can plum tomatoes 1 cup heavy cream Kosher salt, as needed Ground white pepper, as needed Basil chiffonade, as needed Directions Heat the oil in a […]

Salads

Farro Caprese Salad

Makes 4 to 6 servings Farro is a nutty, chewy grain commonly used in Italian cuisine. Tossed with the classic components of a caprese salad, like creamy mozzarella cheese and sweet summer tomatoes, you will love it for school lunches, a take-along picnic dish, or a side for grilled chicken […]