Almond Shortbread Cookies
Almond Shortbread Cookie

There can never be too many recipes for shortbread, whether for holiday baking or “just because” baking. That “just because” moment could be a for teatime treat, a gift for a friend, or to finish a dinner party.

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Chicken Fried Rice
Chicken Fried Rice

When I was a kid, I always looked forward to days when my mother made fried rice for dinner. Like most Asian families, we ate regular plain rice almost every day with dinner, so any time my mother felt inspired to change up our dinner routine felt like a treat to me!

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Whole Wheat Pasta with Kale Pesto
Whole Wheat Pasta with Kale Pesto

Kale, oh kale. The craze for kale has not abated, and I, for one, am glad about it. If the general public can embrace kale, who knows what culinary boundaries we can cross together in the future?

Kale has long been a popular vegetable in New England since it can be grown all year round in both the field and cold frames. Luckily, its popularity has really gained traction everywhere lately, giving us plenty of new ways to enjoy it – like this pesto pasta!

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9 Baking Tools That Will Make Your Life Better
9 Baking Tools

It’s the time of year when the kitchen seems to have a permanent dusting of flour on all surfaces. I sort of give up on deep cleaning until the cookie season has ended.

Sound familiar?!

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Quick Sausage, Kale, and Crouton Sauté from Smitten Kitchen Every Day
Quick Sausage, Kale, and Crouton Saute

The beauty of Deb Perelman — herself, her blog, and her books — is her sense of humor, humility and grace. She understands that cooking for a family is different than cooking for your own personal creative expression, or for a group of cherished friends.

When food meets the dinner deadlines of young children, life gets pretty intense. No one is more hardcore than a hungry toddler an hour shy of bedtime.

In her new book, Smitten Kitchen Every Day, Deb addresses the reality of feeding a family — and wanting it to be a positive experience.

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Mint Chocolate Cream Pie
Mint Chocolate Cream Pie

Ever since I can remember, chocolate cream pie has almost always been a part of my family’s holiday dessert spread. It was one of my grandpa’s favorites and my brother always requests it.

My grandma was the pie-maker in our family and her classic chocolate cream pie made with homemade pudding was the inspiration for this minty version.

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Meal Plan for December Week 2

This month, Summer Miller is back and excited to share her family’s meal plans for December. Happy holidays, everyone!

I try to feed my family a few dishes I know they will like each week, combined with a few new items I hope they will try. I’m a big believer in food love by association. So far, this approach has worked for me.

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2017 Holiday Gift Guide
2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Hello everyone!

We hope you are staying safe and warm and enjoying the holiday spirit wherever you are.

As we gear up for the festive season, we thought we might share with you a few of our favorite ideas for holiday gifts this year.

Happy Holidays!

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Potato Herb Tart
Potato Herb Tart

During the holiday season, you need a few recipes that you can pull out of your proverbial back pocket – recipes that are both easy and dazzling. This potato tart fits both requirements.

There are just four main ingredients: frozen puff pastry, potatoes, olive oil, and herbs. Can’t beat that.

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Cranberry Pistachio Chocolate Biscotti
Cranberry Pistachio Chocolate Biscotti

If you have never made biscotti but often order them at coffee shops, you will be pleasantly surprised how easy they are to make at home.

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