Pasta with Meatballs and Sauce
A classic meat combo for meatballs is about one third each of veal, beef and pork. You can often find this in the meat area of the supermarket labeled “meat loaf mixture,” and if so, your work is done.
Kitchen Sink Chopped Salad
This is a kitchen sink salad. As in, Step 1: Open vegetable bins and peer inside. Step 2: Save any depressing looking vegetables for soup and pull out the rest for this big-bowl salad.
Brown Sugar Cinnamon Popovers
Crispy on the outside, slightly custardy on the inside, the slightly sweet popovers are a snap to make and, oh, so impressive.
Most American kumquats come from Florida and California, and they are available during winter months. In case you have never seen them, they look like tiny, oval-shaped oranges.
Raspberry-Lime Ice Pops
The raspberry and lime flavors are equally distinct in these bright, refreshing ice pops.
Mexican Roasted Tomato Soup
Homemade creamy tomato soup is a remedy for just about anything. Packed up in jars, and reheated later, it's the perfect home-delivered meal.
Roasted Asparagus with Parmigiano and Thyme Crumbs
A side dish that makes the most of spring's tender asparagus, all topped off with buttery breadcrumbs.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
These roasted Brussels sprouts are tender yet firm and have a wonderful nutty, earthy flavor.
Tupelo Honey Coleslaw
From barbecues to fish-fries, coleslaw is the preferred side. Cooks around the South will swear by theirs. This once is a mash-up of creamy and vinegary, and it's pretty darn good anytime.
This salsa capitalizes on a plentiful crop of cucumbers and tomatoes harvested in the summertime. Try using heirloom tomatoes like Cherokee Purple and Brandywine.
Macaroni and Cheese with Mushrooms and Kale
Good old mac and cheese, but with a sophisticated edge. Smoked paprika, mushrooms (porcini and cremini) and kale add great flavor.
Pumpkin Cheese Bread
If there were ever a snack hearty enough to stand up to a hearty stout, this is it. A beautiful deep orange from both the pumpkin and the Cheddar, this savory loaf has autumn written all over it.
Frittata with Chorizo
The Italian frittata gets a Western spin in this hearty dish, brimming with spicy, smoky chorizo, buttery Manchego cheese, and a tangle of peppers and onions.
Blueberry Lemon Muffins
These delicious muffins, with sweet blueberries and tart lemon, are a great start to the day.