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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...

Madeleine Cake

Madeleine Cake

We call this madeleine cake at my house because it is reminiscent of the little French...

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...

Grad Party Mojitos

Grad Party Mojitos

Refreshing and non-alcoholic, this recipe is built to fill two 2-gallon dispensing jugs, making 36...

Shrimp Escabeche

Shrimp Escabeche

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

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...

Chocolate Granola

Chocolate Granola

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

Oven Fried Chicken

Oven Fried Chicken

Crispy chicken from the oven? Yes! This has been a favorite recipe of mine since 2008, when I...

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...

Cocoa Pecan Truffles

Cocoa Pecan Truffles

A delicious and nutritious treat for everyday and holidays. Keep a few in the fridge and freeze...

Turmeric Chicken Pilaf

Turmeric Chicken Pilaf

This one-pot chicken and rice dinner is perfect for weeknights, as it comes together in about half...

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...

Sourdough Focaccia

Sourdough Focaccia

This is a same-day sourdough focaccia. It is a wet dough that needs a two-hour fermentation with...

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...

Cashew Bars

Cashew Bars

Made with raw cashews, cacao butter (Navitas Organics now sells convenient wafers), and sweetened...

Orange Madeleine Cake

Orange Madeleine Cake

An orange version of my original Madeleine Cake, adapted from Dorie Greenspan's Quatre-Quarts. If...

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...

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...

Canelés de Bordeaux

Canelés de Bordeaux

I've never made canelés until recently. Beeswaxing individual, copper molds, preferably antique,...

Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Pumpkin Seed Pesto

This pesto is made from pumpkin seeds, the green ones known as "pepitas" which come from hulless...

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...

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...

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,...

X Cookies

X Cookies

One of my favorite and most used baking books is Baking with Julia. I grew up watching Julia Child...

Snowball Cookies

Snowball Cookies

Butter, toasted pecans, and just a touch of powdered sugar make for the best snowball cookies....

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...

Brandied Pumpkin Pie

Brandied Pumpkin Pie

Year after year, Thanksgiving after Thanksgiving, I make the brandied pumpkin pie from Gourmet...

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...

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...

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...

Slow Cooker Posole

Slow Cooker Posole

Posole is a slow cooked stew/soup made with cooked hominy (the namesake of the dish), pork (but...

Sourdough Pretzels

Sourdough Pretzels

Making pretzels isn't much different from making bagels, but there is a distinct flavor difference...

Tomato Conserva

Tomato Conserva

Transform the late summer tomato harvest into a cooking condiment you will use throughout winter....

Panna Cotta

Panna Cotta

Panna cotta is a dessert made with lightly sweetened cream that is delicious with fresh berries,...

Polenta Tomato Tart

Polenta Tomato Tart

When it's fresh tomato season here in Montana, I'm usually satisfied with a plate of sliced...

Vegan Caesar Dressing

Vegan Caesar Dressing

Urban Remedy had me addicted to their Vegan Caesar for awhile, but then I got tired of buying...

Flank Steak Teriyaki

Flank Steak Teriyaki

I grew up in Almaden Valley, the country-fringe of San Jose, back when apricot orchards were the...

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...

Chicken Soup

Chicken Soup

  Chicken Soup makes about 2 quarts of chicken broth for soup Phase 1 soup broth/stock2–4...

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...

Sonoma Chicken Salad

Sonoma Chicken Salad

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

Egg Salad

Egg Salad

A text with a friend yesterday reminded me to post some of my "just stir it together" favorites,...

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...

Artichoke Nibbles

Artichoke Nibbles

My Mom made a lot of recipes from Sunset magazine in the 1970's and these Artichoke Nibbles are...

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...

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...

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...

Raw Kale Salad with Quinoa

Raw Kale Salad with Quinoa

This salad has been a favorite of mine since before I moved to Montana, over a dozen years ago. I...

One Pot Rice and Beans

One Pot Rice and Beans

New York Times Cooking ran a one-pot meal feature and it inspired me to simplify our rice and bean...

Osso Buco

Osso Buco

Osso buco refers to a cross-cut piece of beef shank that exposes the "hole in the bone" and...

Sourdough Pullman Loaf

Sourdough Pullman Loaf

Sourdough bread baking can be simpler than you think. I've learned a lot from this basic loaf over...

Big Pot of Tomatoes

Big Pot of Tomatoes

It's tomato season and more tomatoes ripen each day. This is a great thing, but what do you do...

Spring Rolls

Spring Rolls

These Vietnamese style spring rolls make for a cool and refreshing dinner. Set up all the...

Sourdough Bagels

Sourdough Bagels

If you've been to our house this year you've probably had these bagels with cream cheese lox. The...

Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies

There are three factors to making bakery-style sugar cookies at home. You know what you...

Broccoli Beef

Broccoli Beef

My son and I adapted this recipe from a Cook's Illustrated page I ripped and filed from the...

Strawberry Cashew Cream

Strawberry Cashew Cream

Raw food chefs use cashews to make everything from "cheese" to "cheesecake". Being somewhat of a...

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