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Sweet potato side dish

Sweet Potato Side Dish with Pomegranate and Red Walnuts

As Thanksgiving draws closer, we’re all trying to put together menus that will entice and satisfy everyone at the table. And that’s where this sweet potato side dish comes in. It’s tasty, colorful, vegetarian, and it can be adapted to be vegan-friendly. Also, it’s versatile enough that it can even take a starring role. This […]

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mexican hot chocolate brownies

Mexican Spiced Brownies

It’s the time of year when we all want warm spices and cozy desserts. So what better time to enjoy some Mexican spiced brownies? These brownies are so rich, and so gooey. Plus, they have layers of spices that’ll make you say, “Whoa. Hey! Oh wow!” We decorated these Mexican spiced brownies with a powdered […]

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This Italian-style Fioretto cauliflower gets delicious flavor from pine nuts, olives, and sun-dried tomatoes.

Italian-Style Fioretto Cauliflower

If you haven’t seen fioretto cauliflower before, we’d like to introduce you. What is it, exactly? While “regular” cauliflower has a dense head of thick florets, fioretto cauliflower is delicate and flower-y. In fact, it’s literally referred to as “flowering cauliflower.” The taste is slightly sweet and nutty, and the florets are not quite as […]

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teddies apple cake

Teddie’s Apple Cake – An Enduring Tradition

We’ve been eating Teddie’s Apple Cake in my family for years. How many years? 46 to be exact. That’s the number of years ago since Teddie’s Apple Cake was first published in the New York Times. And it’s not just a classic in our family. This cake has stood the test of time for many […]

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fig cake

Fig Cake Recipe (Gluten Free and Vegan)

It’s fig season, which means it’s time for a glorious fig cake. What makes a great fig cake? In our book, the characteristics include: 1) tastes great; 2) looks great; and 3) everyone can enjoy it. We’ve got the first two more or less figured out, but for the third one, we decided that it […]

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heirloom tomato roses

Heirloom Tomato Rose Pastry Recipe

Remember apple roses? If you have lots of heirloom tomatoes, why can’t you make heirloom tomato roses? That was our question earlier this week as we surveyed a bumper crop of late-season heirloom tomatoes. Rose pastries look complicated, but they’re really pretty simple. All you need are some strips of puff pastry dough, thinly sliced […]

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