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Niçoise Salad

Niçoise Salad

Summertime means fresh green beans and in my fantasy life, big salads for dinner. Salade Nicoise is more than the sum of its parts—boiled...

Tofu Mousse, Chocolate or Mocha

Tofu Mousse, Chocolate or Mocha

You can make this mousse with chocolate chips or finer quality chocolate in wafer or bar form. This recipe and my super chocolate-y Tofu...

Lemon Bars

Lemon Bars

This lemon bar recipe is similar to the one my mom made in the 70's, but with 6 or 7 lemons instead of 1 or 2, lemon is the pronounced...

Seafood Paella

Seafood Paella

Paella is easy to make at home and should be fun and low stress to make. Think of it as a one-pot meal, kind of a risotto that you don't...

Simple Slaw for Taco Night

Simple Slaw for Taco Night

Tonight is "taco night" which means make a taco or burrito with any or all: chorizo from the Coop crumbled and browned, homemade refried...

Bean Salad with Tarragon Vinaigrette

Bean Salad with Tarragon Vinaigrette

There's no magic to bean salad or what some people call marinated beans: start with beans and add a dressing. This one I based on the bean...

Madeleine Cake

Madeleine Cake

We call this madeleine cake at my house because it is reminiscent of the little French shell-shaped cakes. It's the base recipe I used to...

Black Bean Salad

Black Bean Salad

Where I grew up in Almaden Valley, a suburb of San Jose, California, my mom and the other ladies on our street passed recipes on 3-by-5...

Hot Pepper Simple Syrup

Hot Pepper Simple Syrup

Simple Syrup is easy:  equal parts sugar, water and whatever you want to infuse, from sliced peppers to flower petals. Heat until sugar is...

Mojitos with Mint Simple Syrup

Mojitos with Mint Simple Syrup

It's nice to know how to make a great cocktail, with and without the booze. I finally posted the grad party mojito recipe (makes enough...

Grad Party Mojitos

Grad Party Mojitos

Refreshing and non-alcoholic, this recipe is built to fill two 2-gallon dispensing jugs, making 36 6-ounce drinks each, so a total of 72....

Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers

Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers

Thanks to Kathryne Taylor of the blog Cookie + Kate, here's a delicious home-made veggie burger that actually gets crisp on the outside! I...

Strawberry Rhubarb Lotus Bundt Cake

Strawberry Rhubarb Lotus Bundt Cake

I developed this recipe for the 2024 Spring issue of Edible Bozeman. It's a strawberry-rhubarb version of what I call my Madeleine Cake,...

Shrimp Escabeche

Shrimp Escabeche

Quickly cook the shrimp, deglaze the pan with a splash of wine, warm the fennel, carrots, celery, and onions with the pickling liquid,...

Buttermilk Pancakes

Buttermilk Pancakes

I've been making pancakes on weekend mornings for almost 30 years. The best are made with buttermilk. It adds a flavor tang and helps...

Black Rice Salad with Kale

Black Rice Salad with Kale

The deep purple hue and nutty texture of black rice (Lotus Foods' Forbidden Rice) make it one of my favorite whole grains for salads. This...

Ginger Snaps

Ginger Snaps

I've adapted these ginger snaps from my friend Judy Cornell of Conservation Grains who mills wonderful flour up in Choteau, Montana. This...

Sweet Lemongrass Marinade for Pork

Sweet Lemongrass Marinade for Pork

This sweet marinade is from Charles Phan of Slanted Door fame. In his cookbook, Vietnamese Home Cooking, he uses it for bone-in pork chops...

Chocolate Granola

Chocolate Granola

Once you find a granola recipe you like, you can adapt it in many ways. When I was developing this recipe, I based it off my House Granola...

Marinated Beets with Crème Fraîche

Marinated Beets with Crème Fraîche

Something delicious happens when you pair these tangy beets with creamy fromage blanc, creme fraiche, or even plain Greek yogurt. I like...

Candied Walnuts

Candied Walnuts

Make a batch of these candied walnuts to enjoy with Roasted Beets or simply sprinkle them on a board with two or three of your favorite...

Oven Fried Chicken

Oven Fried Chicken

Crispy chicken from the oven? Yes! This has been a favorite recipe of mine since 2008, when I stumbled upon Amanda Hesser's memoir/recipe...

How to Cook Beans

How to Cook Beans

These giant white beans are Royal Coronas from Rancho Gordo. Serve them simply with olive oil and parmesan, or add them to soups and pasta...

Salad of Beets and Oranges

Salad of Beets and Oranges

Beets and oranges pair beautifully both in color and flavor. For this salad, I like to cook the beets sous vide because preparation is...

Cocoa Pecan Truffles

Cocoa Pecan Truffles

A delicious and nutritious treat for everyday and holidays. Keep a few in the fridge and freeze the rest in a sealed container to enjoy...

Maple Pepitas

Maple Pepitas

When you need a little something crispy and salty for topping a salad or bowl, look to pepitas, the little green pumpkin seeds you'll find...

Turmeric Chicken Pilaf

Turmeric Chicken Pilaf

This one-pot chicken and rice dinner is perfect for weeknights, as it comes together in about half an hour. Based on our old family...

Cocoa Brownies

Cocoa Brownies

When you need or want to bake without wheat flour, brownies are low risk. Because they use such a small proportion of flour, substitutions...

Thai Chicken Noodle Soup

Thai Chicken Noodle Soup

This Thai-inspired soup can be yours in less that 30 minutes! Inspired by Thai it Up Chicken Soup by Rebecca Katz, Cancer Fighting...

Sourdough Focaccia

Sourdough Focaccia

This is a same-day sourdough focaccia. It is a wet dough that needs a two-hour fermentation with stretch-and-folds at 30 minute intervals,...

Berry Crisp Granola

Berry Crisp Granola

I made this granola for my son who is going through some GI issues and needs to follow a low FODMAP diet for a couple weeks. As honey is...

Cashew Bars

Cashew Bars

Made with raw cashews, cacao butter (Navitas Organics now sells convenient wafers), and sweetened with a touch of honey and maple syrup,...

Orange Madeleine Cake

Orange Madeleine Cake

An orange version of my original Madeleine Cake, adapted from Dorie Greenspan's Quatre-Quarts. If you're in San Francisco, or other sea...

Same Day Pizza Dough

Same Day Pizza Dough

When I want pizza and haven't planned ahead, I make a yeasted dough and add some of my sourdough starter for same-day flavor complexity....

Meyer Lemon Curd

Meyer Lemon Curd

Homemade lemon curd is one of those things that seems difficult until you do it. Three eggs, and a half cup each of sugar and lemon juice...

Canelés de Bordeaux

Canelés de Bordeaux

I've never made canelés until recently. Beeswaxing individual, copper molds, preferably antique, filling them with batter and somehow...

Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Pumpkin Seed Pesto

This pesto is made from pumpkin seeds, the green ones known as "pepitas" which come from hulless pumpkin varieties. Ideally, soak them in...

Pasta with Clam Sauce

Pasta with Clam Sauce

There are no canned clams on the shelves of my grocery stores at the moment...I wonder if the word has gotten out?! Canned clams are great...

Baked Spiced Pears

Baked Spiced Pears

As with most of my recipes, consider this a starting point and have fun making it your own. The important points to consider are allowing...

Eggnog, Small Batch

Eggnog, Small Batch

Did you know you can make eggnog? All you need is a pint of cream, a couple fresh eggs, sugar, nutmeg, and some booze, if you like that....

X Cookies

X Cookies

One of my favorite and most used baking books is Baking with Julia. I grew up watching Julia Child cook on PBS in the 1970's and 80's and...

Snowball Cookies

Snowball Cookies

Butter, toasted pecans, and just a touch of powdered sugar make for the best snowball cookies. This is my recipe developed over the years...

Checkerboard Shortbread Cookies

Checkerboard Shortbread Cookies

When my brother lived in Seattle, I went to Café Basalu on every trip. It was a fine bakery and their checkerboard shortbread was one of...

Blackstrap Gingerbread Cookies

Blackstrap Gingerbread Cookies

These cookies are dark and beautiful, with a soft texture and spicy, just-sweet-enough flavor. The dough needs a long chill before you...

French Onion Soup Gratinée

French Onion Soup Gratinée

French onion soup isn't difficult to make, but it does take some time. You're looking at 45 minutes to caramelize the onions and another...

Brothy Clam Chowder

Brothy Clam Chowder

Clam Chowder cooks quickly and is something you can whip up on a moment's notice if you have a few ingredients on hand—three bottles of...

Cranberry Sauce with Cognac

Cranberry Sauce with Cognac

Cranberry sauce is one of my favorite things to make for Thanksgiving. I love the colors, aroma, and the sight and sound of the berries...

Brandied Pumpkin Pie

Brandied Pumpkin Pie

Year after year, Thanksgiving after Thanksgiving, I make the brandied pumpkin pie from Gourmet magazine, 1992. The original recipe calls...

Banana Bread

Banana Bread

"It's the most amazing, most perfect banana bread!" Five years ago, my friend's then 12-year-old son made me blush with his complement....

Stir-Fried Cabbage with Fish Sauce

Stir-Fried Cabbage with Fish Sauce

The only green vegetable I had on hand last night was half of a once beautiful cabbage from Chance Farm. I think it arrived in the last...

Italian Wedding Soup

Italian Wedding Soup

I was in the mood for a new soup last week so I did a little googling to find out about one of my friend's favorites, Italian Wedding...

Lacto-Fermented Hot Sauce

Lacto-Fermented Hot Sauce

It's autumn here in Montana, the time of year we put gardens to bed and find ways to use the last of the tomatoes and chile peppers....

Sourdough Pizza Dough

Sourdough Pizza Dough

Making pizza dough at home isn't hard, but it helps to think in advance and get the dough made before you've got that pizza craving. This...

Chocolate Mini Loaves

Chocolate Mini Loaves

Don't let pumpkin have all the fun this fall, chocolate bread and cookies are great too! Thanks to Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito from...

Slow Cooker Posole

Slow Cooker Posole

Posole is a slow cooked stew/soup made with cooked hominy (the namesake of the dish), pork (but chicken is pretty good too!), and a quick...

Sourdough Pretzels

Sourdough Pretzels

Making pretzels isn't much different from making bagels, but there is a distinct flavor difference even without the lye bath, which I...

Icelandic Cod with Cannellini Beans

Icelandic Cod with Cannellini Beans

This is my favorite way to cook fish at home...steamed with white beans. It's the best (and easiest) one-pot meal in my repertoire. Many...

Tomato Conserva

Tomato Conserva

Transform the late summer tomato harvest into a cooking condiment you will use throughout winter. This recipe makes two small jars which...

Cream Cheese and Lox

Cream Cheese and Lox

Brunch is one of my favorite ways to get together with people. It's casual because of the timing and I can do what I do best—BAKE! This...

Coffee Gelée

Coffee Gelée

The raspberry gelée I made to top panna cotta last weekend didn't gel. The recipe called for straining of the raspberry purée after the...

Panna Cotta

Panna Cotta

Panna cotta is a dessert made with lightly sweetened cream that is delicious with fresh berries, lemon curd, or even a layer of gelée if...

Sheet Pan Polenta Tomato Tart

Sheet Pan Polenta Tomato Tart

This recipe is a hybrid of my polenta appetizer squares and the polenta tomato tart I adapted from Michele Anna Jordan for Edible...

Polenta Tomato Tart

Polenta Tomato Tart

When it's fresh tomato season here in Montana, I'm usually satisfied with a plate of sliced tomatoes and mozzarella or a B.L.T, but this...

Vegan Caesar Dressing

Vegan Caesar Dressing

Urban Remedy had me addicted to their Vegan Caesar for awhile, but then I got tired of buying wilted greens in a plastic tub with little...

Flank Steak Teriyaki

Flank Steak Teriyaki

I grew up in Almaden Valley, the country-fringe of San Jose, back when apricot orchards were the view from our bedroom windows. Mom got...

Fior di Latte Gelato

Fior di Latte Gelato

Campione got me going on this fior di latte/fleur de lait topic. They serve it two ways for dessert, a scoop with biscotti crumbles or...

Rhubarb Crumb Cake

Rhubarb Crumb Cake

This crumb cake is the offspring of three good cakes—Stella Moss's Rhubarb Sheet, the Rhubarb Streusel Stella did for Judy Cornell of...

Vietnamese Rice Noodle Salad

Vietnamese Rice Noodle Salad

Nuoc Cham, a Vietnamese dipping sauce made with fish sauce and lime juice, makes a great dressing for rice noodles. I like to cook the...

Ginger Pecan Snaps

Ginger Pecan Snaps

These cookies are crisp and reminiscent of gingerbread with a satisfying complexity that's rare in cookies. I use sucanat, an unrefined...

Chicken Soup

Chicken Soup

  Chicken Soup makes about 2 quarts of chicken broth for soup Phase 1 soup broth/stock2–4 carrots, quartered 2 celery ribs,...

Avocado Lime Dressing

Avocado Lime Dressing

Serve this dressing with a green salad or sticks of jicama on taco night or drizzle over a black bean bowl with shredded cabbage and some...

Classic Caesar Salad Dressing

Classic Caesar Salad Dressing

I got obsessed with vegan Caesar salad this past week, but then my pal Alison reminded me that classic Caesar is a classic for good...

Strawberry Rhubarb Compote

Strawberry Rhubarb Compote

It's just about rhubarb season here in Montana, we just need a few more warm-ish weeks to ripen the stalks. For now, I'm grateful for...

Avocado Ranch

Avocado Ranch

I made this dressing to go with Bison Taco Salad, and had some extra so the next day I tried it on top of Black Bean and Red Cabbage...

Cinnamon Baked Donuts

Cinnamon Baked Donuts

Here's a donut version of cinnamon toast. I like using buttermilk and an additional hit of apple cider vinegar—don't worry, they're...

Bison Taco Salad with Avocado Ranch

Bison Taco Salad with Avocado Ranch

Taco salad is a fresh way to enjoy a pound of ground bison or beef and an easy way to achieve compromise family dinner if you have a pack...

Sonoma Chicken Salad

Sonoma Chicken Salad

Sad fact: Whole Foods has changed their Sonoma Chicken Salad and at least what is available here at Bozeman (Whole Foods arrived earlier...

Taco Salad with Quinoa and Beans

Taco Salad with Quinoa and Beans

Spicing up quinoa and adding some beans makes a great "taco meat" for taco salad. Thanks to Kathryne Taylor for the original recipe in her...

Egg Salad

Egg Salad

A text with a friend yesterday reminded me to post some of my "just stir it together" favorites, and give them a home on my blog. Egg...

Brothy Beans with Bacon

Brothy Beans with Bacon

A little bit of bacon goes a long way with this pot of beans. Keep them brothy or reduce to barely a glaze, either way they are fantastic...

Artichoke Nibbles

Artichoke Nibbles

My Mom made a lot of recipes from Sunset magazine in the 1970's and these Artichoke Nibbles are still a family favorite—they'd be perfect...

One-Pot Creamy Mushroom Pasta

One-Pot Creamy Mushroom Pasta

Here's just what you need for these snowy spring days—a warm and creamy mushroom pasta that only uses one pan! At the beginning of March I...

Sourdough Hot Cross Buns

Sourdough Hot Cross Buns

I've been researching hot cross buns the past week and have been humbled and learned a lot about sourdough baking. When you're dealing...

Lemon Lavender Bundt Cake

Lemon Lavender Bundt Cake

This is Flo Braker's Lemon Lavender Mail-a-Cake from Baking for All Occasions: A Treasury of Recipes for Everyday Celebrations. I have...

Mint Chip Smoothie

Mint Chip Smoothie

Here's a green smoothie to add to your line-up, something I adapted from Urban Remedy. Mint and baby spinach are the fresh items, and...

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