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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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Arugula, Lentil, and Butternut Squash Salad

Arugula, Lentil, and Butternut Squash Salad

I always have a supply of arugula in the refrigerator. The delicate leaves have a peppery bite and make for an excellent base for any salad. Here I've added lentils and sweet butternut squash to highlight the earthy flavors of autumn. FOR THE SALAD 1 butternut squash...

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Pomegranate Poached Figs

Pomegranate Poached Figs

Both figs and pomegranates were some of the earliest fruits recognized and cultivated by humans. In Greek mythology, the ruby-colored seeds of the pomegranate were even used to tempt a goddess. Fig trees were sacred in ancient Cyprus and have long been a symbol of...

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Seared Scallops and Chanterelle Pasta

Chanterelles, an autumn treasure, have a slight finish of pepper on the tongue and smell of apricots. With their fruity and woody flavors, these mushrooms are excellent in pasta dishes, and their tulip shape makes them a beautiful addition to the plate. Scallops are...

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Pickled Cauliflower

Pickled Cauliflower

Cauliflower is a wonderful pickling vegetable because it holds its shape and texture well in the vinegar brine. Weeks will pass and there will still be a tangy crunch waiting for you in the jar. That said, this recipe serves as a great base for any quick pickle; feel...

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Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies

Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies, my version of the classic chocolate chip cookie, are one of my favorite recipes of all time. I came up with the idea one day when I was ina cookie-baking mood and was digging around for chocolate in my pantry. I came across a bag of chocolate-covered...

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