Pecan Pie with Salted Maple Ice Cream

Pecan Pie with Salted Maple Ice Cream

Pecan pie, a southern standby, holds a special place in my heart. My college roommate relied on baking these pies for professors to account for any lateness on school assignments. Presented along with her charming southern drawl, I'm convinced that they boosted her...

Mixed Crostini

Mixed Crostini

With a variety of toppings that combine savory and sweet flavors, these toasty slices of bread make the perfect finger food, and preparing several types of crostini ahead of time ensures your guests will have plenty to snack on. Feel free to experiment with any jams...

Chocolate Pots de Creme with Jasmine Honey Cream

Chocolate Pots de Creme with Jasmine Honey Cream

Pots de creme are equal parts rich and creamy. I love to add a little something floral to the custard to give the classic flavors another layer of complexity. Here I've opted for a hint of jasmine and honey, lending a delicate finish that balances out the richness of...

Wild Mushroom Risotto with Caramelized Leeks

Wild Mushroom Risotto with Caramelized Leeks

Building a proper pantry is not done without a stash of rice. Some varieties I keep on hand are long-grain aromatic basmati rice, jasmine rice, nutty wild rice, and everyday brown rice. And I always have a box or two of Arborio waiting for the fay when I crave a...

Spiced Pear Prosecco Cocktail

This spiced cocktail is perfect for sipping at a wintertime party. Cinnamon, star anise, and cloves give the pear nectar and aromatic quality, and bubbly prosecco adds festive elegance. For an equally delicious nonalcoholic beverage, replace the bubbly with seltzer....

Heirloom Bean Soup with Crisp Kale

Heirloom Bean Soup with Crisp Kale

Heirloom beans, in a variety of shapes and sizes, a rainbow of colors, and speckled patterns, are almost too beautiful to cook. These beans are often found through seed banks-organizations that save seeds from extinction and contamination. There's been a resurgence of...

Hazelnut Hot Chocolate

Hazelnut Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate is soul food-warming for both body and mind. And when it's cold outside, it is my go-to beverage, the perfect chilly weather treat. To add richness and a good amount of depth, I've added a touch of Nutella for its dreamy hazelnut flavor, and to finish, I...

Flourless Chocolate Caramel Cookies

Flourless Chocolate Caramel Cookies

Rich, decadent, and moist, these flourless cookies are the answer to any and all chocolate cravings. This recipe is a simple one to make and will have everyone who partakes begging for more. These cookies demand to be eaten straight out of the oven when the caramel is...

Fig Walnut Oatmeal Cookies

Fig Walnut Oatmeal Cookies

There's something about the chew of an oatmeal cookie. They are tender, and their sweetness never cloys. For this recipe, I've included figs for a bit of subtle sweetness, and walnuts for a boost of crunch. When taken out of the oven, the toasted oats and the roasted...

Pear Ginger Tart

Pear Ginger Tart

Open-faced tarts have a lovely rustic appearance and are utterly delicious without being fussy, and this freeform tart, which requires little effort to make, allows the fruit flavors shine. The homemade crust is flaky and buttery and ready to be layered with your...

Sauteed Red Cabbage with Caramelized Oranges

Sauteed Red Cabbage with Caramelized Oranges

Red cabbage, with its deep purple color. adds a punch of brightness to cold-weather dishes. Great raw or cooked, this leafy biennial is one of the most versatile veggies. It is often used for slaw and it's also wonderful with a little heat involved. In this sauteed...

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