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Brussels Sprouts Mac and Cheese with Breadcrumbs

There are few more comforting meals than classic mac and cheese. It’s simple and rich kid food that grown ups love, too. And this baked Brussels sprouts mac and cheese is one I turn to again and again. (Adding some vegetable matter makes me feel better about eating a dish that’s mostly carbs and cheese.) …

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Naan, bubbled and chewy Indian flatbread

Whenever we order Indian food, regardless of whatever else we get, we pretty much always include naan. That wonderful pliant and chewy white flatbread that’s such a wonderful vehicle for soaking up sauces. It’s traditionally baked in a clay oven, which makes the translation to the typical American home kitchen a bit tricky. Most of …

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Crispy Potatoes, oven roasted goodness

These crispy potatoes are something I make all the time. They’re everything I want in a roasted potato: crisp on the outside, soft on the inside, and thoroughly seasoned throughout. They are pretty much as satisfying as french fries without requiring any messy vats of hot oil. There are a few tricks to getting there. …

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Instant Pot Black Beans, simple nourishment

We all need to have some building blocks for weeknight meals in our repertoires. These Instant Pot black beans are squarely in that category. They can be repurposed for so many uses from nachos to soups to quesadillas to black beans and rice. They’re a great component of so many simple lunches and dinners. Dried …

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Raw Corn with Miso Lime Butter, a savory salad

This summer we’ve been overrun with sweet corn. There have been several ears in every farm box we’ve gotten for the last month. And while I love fresh sweet corn, boiled simply for a few minutes, slathered with butter and salt, we’ve had more than enough of it this summer. So I’ve been getting creative …

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Panzanella: the end of the tomatoes, with bread

We’ve had a bit of a cold snap around these parts. A little autumnal chill that hints at the jacket weather to come. The kind of weather that begs for closing up windows and putting on warm socks. Of course, yesterday it was too warm for long sleeves, and even though there was apple pie …

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