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Chilaquiles Casserole

(Photo by Brian Samuels) When one of our Big Traveling Potluck speakers tasted my Chilaquiles Casserole,  I got word she said it was the best thing she had eaten in a long time. And she clarified. This was not just the best breakfast, but the best thing, she had eaten in a long time. The [&hellip

Myra’s Beloved Oatcakes

Along with the rest of the women on our Earthbound Farm trip last fall, Mom and I  were immediately drawn to its co-founder, Myra Goodman. Touring their large-scale organic farming operation in California, we were in awe that this thriving business all started so small. Myra recalls bagging lettuces in her living room with husband [&hellip

Warm Brussels Sprouts Salad with Roasted Grapes and Walnuts

For a time I swore off Thanksgiving first courses. They mostly get in the way of what people really want to do: chow down on all the good stuff! But for us this year, Thanksgiving is small and simple. We’re serving a few classics, done well, and I’m hoping for  a good strong fire, and [&hellip

Bowties with Kale, Peas and Creamy Ricotta Sauce

Along with a group of other very gifted people, I helped host a hundred food bloggers and sponsors this past weekend at our fourth annual Big Summer Potluck. More on that story next week. For now I’m feeling good about our gathering. It was a lot of work, so naturally I’m tired, but with the [&hellip

Chocolate-Cherry Valentine Cakes for Two

Valentine’s Day is a week away, and I’m starting to make plans. David and I usually eat in. I’ll probably roast up a little rack of lamb because it’s so perfect for two people. There’ll probably be some smoked salmon and champagne involved. Desserts’s a little harder. Last year I made crepes. This year I’m [&hellip

Italian Sausage Stew with Potatoes and Cabbage

It’s been a heck of a week for so many of us here on the east coast. David and I are fortunate. We lost four trees here at the rectory in Connecticut and were without power for five days. At our home in Pennsylvania there’s still no power, and we’ve got significant tree loss, but [&hellip

Braised Chicken with Forty Cloves of Garlic

For decades cooks have been making Chicken with Forty Cloves of Garlic like this: separate a couple of heads of garlic into cloves, stuff them into a chicken’s cavity, and then roast for an hour or so. Enclosed in the chicken pouch and its own papery casing, the garlic essentially stews during roasting and you [&hellip

Angel Hair with Creamy Truffle Sauce

Is it me or is truffle oil making a come back? Either way, I know I’m using it more often in things like pizza dough, salad dressings, and pasta dishes. I love how just a teaspoon can bring a deep, earthy flavor to a dish. My mother-in-law gave me a Nigella Lawson cookbook for my [&hellip

Shove-it-in-the-Oven Spring Stew

Even though spring isn’t officially here for another three solid weeks, the daffodils and crocuses are already making their appearance. And as I’m en route to Panama City, FL today, the flight attendant has just announced it’s 78 degrees in the northern part of the Sunshine State. So now’s as good a time as any [&hellip

Edamame & Red Quinoa Salad

Recipe by Thermador Serves 4 as a main course and 6 to 8 as a side dish 3 cups cooked red quinoa (1 cup quinoa, 2 cups water) 8 tablespoons rice wine vinegar 6 tablespoons grapeseed oil 2 tablespoons flax oil 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro 2 limes, juiced 1 tablespoon Xagave 3/4 teaspoon salt [&hellip

Picnic for the Planet

Before I moved to New York City, I thought Central Park was just another ‘must see’ tourist spot. But when I moved here last year, my perspective quickly changed. I understood the necessity of this park—the true meaning it held for the people who live here. I am eternally grateful to the people who had [&hellip

Slow Cooker Chicken Curry

This Slow Cooker Chicken Curry is just as delicious as it looks. Allaya of Salt and Paprika said it would be: easy to prepare, delicious and “mild but complex with deep flavors.” She wasn’t wrong! For the full recipe, step-by-step photos, and the story head over to the Tasty Kitchen Blog where I’m guest posting today! [&hellip

101 Cookbooks’ Double Broccoli Quinoa

  I found this recipe on the popular food blog, 101 Cookbooks. I can honestly say it’s the best quinoa dish I have ever tasted. If you haven’t already checked out Heidi’s blog, head over there for more delicious and healthy vegetarian recipes. Serves 4-6 as a main, 8-10 as a side 1 cup quinoa [&hellip

Three Many Cooks Now in USA Weekend!

As of January 2011, we Three Many Cooks are the weekly food columnists for USA Weekend magazine, a Sunday insert in some 20 million newspapers across the country. We didn’t make a splashy deal about it when it happened, but now that we’re all settled, we wanted you to know about it too. Our being [&hellip