Caramel-Lime Blueberry Pudding Cake

Caramel-Lime Blueberry Pudding Cake Caramel-Lime Blueberry Pudding Cake

Romanesco, Applewood-Smoked Bacon, Cranberry & Pecan Salad

Romanesco, Applewood-Smoked Bacon, Cranberry & Pecan Salad Romanesco, Applewood-Smoked Bacon, Cranberry & Pecan Salad

Pumpkin Ricotta Gnocchi with Garlic Sage Butter

Pumpkin Ricotta Gnocchi with Garlic Sage Butter Pumpkin Ricotta Gnocchi with Garlic Sage Butter

Savory Pumpkin Honey Dinner Rolls

Savory Pumpkin Honey Dinner Rolls Savory Pumpkin Honey Dinner Rolls

Sweet Corn & Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Sweet Corn & Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Sweet Corn & Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Spiced Caramel Apple Sauce

Spiced Caramel Apple Sauce Spiced Caramel Apple Sauce

Tuscan Melon & Blackberry Salad with Prosciutto & Yogurt Chevre Dressing

Tuscan Melon & Blackberry Salad with Prosciutto & Yogurt Chevre Dressing Tuscan Melon & Blackberry Salad with Prosciutto & Yogurt Chevre Dressing

Blackberry Lime Syrup with Star Anise

Blackberry Lime Syrup with Star Anise Blackberry Lime Syrup with Star Anise

Roasted Green Chile Soup with Mexican Crema, Frizzled Tortillas & Charred Sweet Corn

Roasted Green Chile Soup with Mexican Crema, Frizzled Tortillas & Charred Sweet Corn Roasted Green Chile Soup with Mexican Crema, Frizzled Tortillas & Charred Sweet Corn

Smoked Sockeye Salmon Cakes with Chipotle Aioli & Green Apple Pico de Gallo

Smoked Sockeye Salmon Cakes with Chipotle Aioli & Green Apple Pico de Gallo Smoked Sockeye Salmon Cakes with Chipotle Aioli & Green Apple Pico de Gallo

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Really Wild Mushroom Soup: Two Fabulous Ways

Really Wild Mushroom Soup: Two Fabulous Ways

I love almost everything about Mushroom Soup, except one glaring thing—the color. The color displeases me so much that it almost deterred me from this post. How in heavens name was I going to get mouthwatering … [Read More...]

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Romanesco, Applewood-Smoked Bacon, Cranberry & Pecan Salad

True confession. This is my first close encounter with romanesco. Tempted many times over the years at the Portland Farmers Market, this past weekend, I succumbed. I bought two heads without a clue what to do with them.A member of the brassica oleracea family, … [Read More...]

Pumpkin Ricotta Gnocchi with Garlic Sage Brown Butter

Pumpkin Ricotta Gnocchi with Garlic Sage Butter

Can you say NYOK-ee? Luckily, gnocchi are more difficult to pronounce than to actually make. And unlike the pronunciation, you have latitude on how to make, shape, and sauce these delectable little dumplings.Beyond the standard ingredients of ricotta, eggs, … [Read More...]

Savory Pumpkin Honey Dinner Rolls with Maple Pumpkin Spice Butter

Savory Pumpkin Honey Dinner Rolls

I knew these rolls were going to be a hit, but I didn’t anticipate the mania that ensued as I took them from the oven, let them cool for a few minutes, pulled them apart, and piled them on a platter to serve.I mean, should you stop someone from eating six rolls, … [Read More...]

Sweet Corn & Vanilla Bean Ice Cream with Spiced Caramel Apple Sauce & Gingersnap Crumble

Sweet Corn & Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Never heard of sweet corn ice cream? Well then, you’re in for a REVELATION. As my collection of American Southwest and Mexican cookbooks grew over the years, I occasionally encountered this “oddity” in one or another of the dessert chapters. Recently, I searched the … [Read More...]

Spiced Caramel Apple Sauce

Spiced Caramel Apple Sauce

You know the flavor contrast you get when you bite into a perfect caramel apple—first rich, creamy, sweet caramel, and then bracingly tart, juicy apple? Add half a dozen spices and that’s what this caramel sauce tastes like.At first, you think, “Oh yeah, … [Read More...]

Tuscan Melon & Blackberry Salad with Yogurt Chevre Dressing & Pancetta

Tuscan Melon & Blackberry Salad with Prosciutto & Yogurt Chevre Dressing

Like most of the baby boom generation, I grew up on the ubiquitous American iceberg lettuce salad with the usual assortment of dreary bottled dressings. It was only in adulthood that I discovered that fruit could be used to good effect in a salad—beyond the ghastly … [Read More...]

Blackberry Lime Syrup with Star Anise Over Lemon Sorbet

Blackberry Lime Syrup with Star Anise

This sweet-tart sauce is the essence of late summer. It transports me back to the country roads and wind-swept beaches of Vashon Island, where I spent so many Septembers foraging for blackberries, baking for hours in the scorching sun, just to get enough ripe berries … [Read More...]

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