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Quiche with Bacon and Brussels Sprouts

Are there still people out there pretending that quiche is some kind of effete food? Because that’s bosh. When done well, quiche makes for a delightful savory breakfast or brunch (or even a mean lunch or dinner alongside a simple green salad). It’s rich with egg-and-dairy custard that makes for a lovely contrast with a …

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Ricotta Pasta with walnuts, garlic, and black pepper

When it comes to weeknight dinners that clock in under half an hour and still manage to taste like something real—a little bit cheffy, even—it’s tough to beat this ricotta pasta. It’s a sort of cousin to cacio e pepe, in that in its soul it is a cheesy, creamy tangle of long noodles flecked …

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Baked Sweet Potatoes stuffed with Marinated Feta

This baked sweet potato stuffed with marinated feta is perfectly balanced between hot and cold, sweet and salty, creamy and crunchy, bright and mellow. It’s a spin on a stuffed baked potato. But this time it’s a sweet potato, and the filling takes a turn for the Mediterranean with salty olives and tangy feta and …

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Roasted Mushroom Pizza, caramelized goodness

This roasted mushroom pizza is seriously good. It’s so much better than the average mushroom pizza. So much deeper and better and more flavorful. I used to slice fresh mushrooms and throw them on a pizza without a thought. Those pizzas were fine, but they were squandering so much potential. And mushrooms are absolutely brimming …

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Curried Sweet Potato Latkes with Cilantro Mint Chutney

It’s not hard to make a good latke. I mean, they’re fried crispy potato cakes–what’s not to like? But these curried sweet potato latkes are so good. Especially if you, like me, have a soft spot for Indian flavors.  And while latkes are classic for Hanukkah, they certainly don’t need to be limited to that …

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