browned butter and thyme popovers with whipped honey butter

I love rolls as much as the next person; amongst my favorites are these and these. Armed with a good pep talk (or tantalizing photos of buttery rolls) I am usually able to convince myself that making yeasted breads are worth the effort. But on Thanksgiving I throw in the towel and give up any […]

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cauliflower half-steaks with hazelnuts, sumac, gruyère, and lemony herbs

I love cauliflower, but honestly this recipe is all about the topping for me (I often eat it by the spoonful). Ever since I tried Joshua McFadden’s cauliflower steaks from his cookbook, Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables*, I became determined to make my own fall-inspired version for Thanksgiving. My first iteration of this […]

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onion, mushroom, and barley turnovers

Now that Halloween is over it feels like we’ve just stepped onto a slip ‘n slide and are speeding towards Thanksgiving. One pattern I’ve noticed is that many families seem to be doing something slightly different than the “traditional” dinner this year. If that is you, more power to you; there’s no rule book saying […]

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curried butternut squash soup

For all of my non-adult years (a debatable number, depending on whom you ask) I equated squash with baby food. Not that I was that far off, as those of you with children can attest. But like a few other foods (tomatoes, beans, and even honey), I have seen the light and crawled out from […]

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roasted squash, cambozola, and caramelized onion flatbread with lemony greens

I wish I could poll all of you and ask, “what is the difference between pizza and flatbread?” The official answer, from my unofficial google research, is that pizza is made with yeasted dough, whereas flatbread is sans yeast (hence, the name flatbread). However, I think many of you might agree with me that the […]

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vegetarian gravy

Vegetarian gravy. It’s not just for the vegetarians, I promise. I love being able to have gravy without the hassle of cooking meat. Let’s be honest, most of us wouldn’t turn down gravy in any form, especially with potatoes (and spooned over everything else on our dinner plate, because #Merica). But ultimately, the best reason […]

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roasted rosemary leaf potatoes

I usually try to write something short, witty, and tantalizing to kick off my posts, but right now I’d like to pause my usual banter and acknowledge that this year has been hard, and the holidays coming up will be unlike any year before. Many states are locking down again, for good reasons, and our […]

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salted caramel apple hand pies

Remember last year when I confessed that I don’t really like pumpkin pie? Well, in keeping with tradition of sharing embarrassing pie facts about myself, I’ll confess that I also don’t really like apple pie. Unlike my daughter, I could go without mountains of sugary apples (she devours sautéed apples with cinnamon). I’m mostly in […]

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maple and nutmeg pie with salted bourbon whipped cream

If I never eat another piece of pumpkin pie in my lifetime, I will not die with any pie related regrets. Sure, I might miss the Thanksgiving nostalgia of pumpkin pie, but I have never helped myself to a second piece and even wished I had eaten another homemade roll instead. Some (or most) of […]

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