Raspberry Russian Cocktail

Cheers to the holidays! Here, have a drink. Or two. Because that’s what the holidays are all about, after all: friends, family, and a good stiff drink to tide you over until they all...

Crispy Potato Latkes with Spiced Pear Compote

It’s Hanukkah time, and you know what that means: latkes. Lots and lots of latkes. I’ve discovered that when it comes to latkes, there are two kinds of people in this world: sour cream...

Mexican Hot Chocolate Snowball Cookies

Remember that one time, you left out the sugar in your first batch of cookies, perhaps the one time in recent history when you didn’t taste the dough first, taking a giant bite out...

Mint Chocolate Swirl Bark

It shall be our new Christmas tradition: whip up a batch of super easy chocolate bark and devour it before it can make it into any gift bags. Oops. Luckily that ‘super easy’ part...

Ginger Persimmon Scone Muffins

I simply adore persimmons, which I believe to be entirely underutilized in cooking and baking. In fact, my all-time favorite green bean recipe (which I made again this year for Thanksgiving) utilizes persimmons in...

Marzipan Pear Hand Pies

Just because you’re fully and wholy pumpkin’d out doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy some pie. ‘Tis the season, after all. Because, let’s face it, other than pumpkin, it’s pretty much impossible to get...

Pumpkin Bolognese with Pappardelle

There are few things as satisfying as a hearty bolognese on a blustery winter day. It fills your stomach and warms your body from the inside out. Bolognese is an Italian meat-based sauce named...

Clips & Quips: Near and Dear

I recently acquired a few of my late-grandmother’s cookbooks (they go perfectly with the priceless box of her handwritten recipes) including a well-used copy of the Joy of Cooking (something every cook should have...

Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes

Perfectly fluffy, creamy and buttery: that’s what defines the perfect mashed potato in my mind, and these potatoes fit that description to a T. But you’d be surprised to know that these perfect mashed...

Bittersweet Chocolate Pumpkin Tart

I love Thanksgiving. But can we talk about the obvious lack of chocolate in the typical lineup of Thanksgiving desserts? I mean, pumpkin, pecan, apple, and cranberry are great and all, but fruits, nuts,...

Kitchen Basics: Making and Freezing Homemade Squash Puree

Pumpkin puree doesn’t have to come from a can. And neither does squash or sweet potato puree, for that matter. In fact, making it from scratch is surprisingly easy and it makes for one...

Savory Goat Cheese & Squash Quiche

If pumpkin pie had a savory cousin, this would be it. Wait, don’t go, I promise it’s a good thing! Normally I’m not one for savory versions of sweet things either (my attempt at...