Featured Recipes

Mini-pumpkin Soup with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds, Shaved Parmesan, and Fried Sage

Not just for decoration, these little pumpkins make a delicious holiday soup.

Dandelion Greens Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash and Pecan Dressing

If your market doesn't have dandelion greens, arugula will be a delicious stand-in.

Thanksgiving Hens

These little birds cook in way less time than a big turkey and make a perfect holiday meal for a small family.

Vermont Apple Crisp with Maple Sauce

The key to this fall dessert's flavor is Grade B maple syrup, which is more intense than the readily available Grade A.

Scallops with Black Beans and Zucchini

This quick dinner from Ming Tsai is perfect for a busy night. It cooks in 7 to 8 minutes in a wok.

Three Mushroom Tart

These days you see all sorts of once exotic mushrooms in the supermarket—portobello, shiitake, chanterelle, etc.—and they don’t cost nearly as much as they used to.

Creamed Spinach with Crispy Shallots

Creamed spinach was one of those special-occasion side dishes my mom served when I was a kid.

Lottie Baumgartner's Cinnamon Cheese Rolls

A viewer sent me this quick idea. These delicious breakfast rolls are made from slices of bread.

Slow-roasted Spiced Baby Back Ribs

This recipe was inspired by my field trips to Memphis to cover the annual barbecue cook-off there.

Jean Anderson's Oven Fried Chicken

Ideal for entertaining, this easy chicken recipe goes into the oven and minds itself while you do other things.

Pumpkin Flan

This silky smooth pumpkin flan is the ultimate comfort dessert. The secret ingredient that makes it so special is evaporated milk.

White Chicken Chili

I love the white chicken chili on the menu at the burrito palace in our neighborhood; here's my quick-to-make home version.