Barbara Kafka, a legend in the food world, created the single best roasted potato recipe we have ever eaten. She calls them “melting potatoes,” from her book Vegetable Love. In this dish, the potatoes act like rice in risotto, absorbing the butter, oil, and chicken stock. Faith’s experience is that they drive people wild.
Orecchiette with Shrimp, Rosemary, and Green Olives
The pasta “orecchiette” simply means “little ears,” and that’s exactly what they look like once cooked, indented just enough to catch a bit of shrimp, herbs, wine and chicken stock in every bite. This is one of Ben Pollinger’s simpler recipes from his cookbook, School of Fish. (He’s executive chef at NYC’s Oceana.) We like […]
Christmas Dazzle: Lemony Veal Piccata
We know it’s the time of roasts, chops and steaks, but we liked the sound of going Italian this year with Steve Martorano’s version of veal piccata, brightened with lemon, Pinot Grigio and capers. We’re going to serve roasted potatoes on the side, and drag every forkful through that veal sauce. Steve’s fans in Florida […]
Cornbread Stuffing Muffins!
Great for Thanksgiving and eight other months of the year—cornbread stuffing muffins baked in a muffin tin. How about passing that around at your holiday table? I found this recipe in an issue of Cooking Light magazine and had to give it a whirl.
Ina Garten: Make the Whole Turkey Ahead of Time
Seriously? You can actually roast an entire turkey ahead of time and serve it hot at the table? Yes, says Ina, and she now does it often, including on Thanksgiving. Here’s the thing… it’s not only Ina’s taste in flavor combinations and technique that always win us over—it’s her knockout ideas. And they are as dazzling […]
Italian Sausage and Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash
Alex loves squash of all kinds and created this dish using acorn squash and apples. It’s perfect for fall and you can customize it to include the add-ins you like. Add dried cranberries for a little more sweet-tartness. If you’re not a stuffing fan, use wild rice. Photo: Jimsideas/Flickr, creative commons