Crispy Fried Saltines
Depression-era fried saltines (aka crackerflitters) are a satisfying way to get sweet crunch.
Canned tomatoes are a welcome flavor addition to what is usually a starchy, sweet meal.
Slow-Braised Beef and Pumpkin Stew
A stew that’s perfect for cold nights and serving to good friends.
Rice with Vegetables and Dried Currants
This rice—flavored with cumin seeds, carrots, and currants—is fit for a king.
Cardamom-Scented Chanukah Cookies
The addition of fragrant spices transforms these cookies into a holiday-worthy treat.
Country Spinach, Tomato and White Bean Soup
A hearty, healthy vegetable soup, perfect for the holiday season.
Cheesy chicken enchiladas wrapped in corn tortillas and highlighted by hot jalapenos and cooling cilantro.
Mexican Pork Posole
This traditional Mexican Posole will be welcomed warm meal on a chilly Dia de los Muertos.
Fruited Turkey Dressing
Brioche lends a hand to this simple stuffing that will pair well with just about any bird.
White Spinach Lasagna
Stick to traditional noodles that need to be cooked rather than the no-boil ones.
Black Walnut Ice Cream
The strong flavor of black walnuts is perfect in this rich ice cream—sprinkle with sea salt for added interest.
Banana Black Walnut Cake
A heavenly sweet banana cake highlighted by a luscious chocolate glaze and studded with black walnuts.