Pumpkin Cheesecake with Bourbon Crème

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Bourbon Crème

This gorgeous cheesecake is full of good things—succulent pumpkin; those familiar warm spices of cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg; and unctuous cream cheese—all with the smoky surprise of bourbon in both the filling and the topping. Carve out a special afternoon for this...
Apple-Chile Cobbler

Apple-Chile Cobbler

This cobbler starts out tamely enough, with the usual apples and the warm spiciness of cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. But then the unexpected punch of roasted chile peppers kicks in, giving this classic dessert uncommon depth, savoriness, and personality.
Jake’s Autumn Squash Pot

Jake’s Autumn Squash Pot

This delicious, filling, vegetarian stew combines winter squash, beans, peppers, and onions with interesting seasonings such as cocoa, cinnamon, and cumin. If you'd like to add meat, use cooked sausage, bacon, or high-quality ground beef pork, chicken, or turkey.
Cilantro Pesto

Cilantro Pesto

When we mentioned cilantro pesto on one of those occasions of abundant herbs, someone asked, “What the heck do you do with it?” Dot it on a cornmeal crust as the base for a Mexican-style pizza. Use it as the binding sauce with basil pad thai noodles and shrimp. Make...
Roasted High-Season Vegetable Sauce

Roasted High-Season Vegetable Sauce

When I make this roasted veggie sauce, I do a holy load. We sometimes pick up as many as eight bags of booty this time of year and need to use it or lose it. I freeze most of it, but I give a lot of it away as a smooth sauce. My friends’ faces light up when I walk...
Taste of the Tropics Melon Soup

Taste of the Tropics Melon Soup

This divine soup is pure refreshment on a hot summer day, with its fragrant melon, creamy coconut, aromatic basil, and zingy mint, pepper, and ginger.
Lettuce Soup with a Lotta Green Garlic

Lettuce Soup with a Lotta Green Garlic

Nothing screams spring like tiny leafy greens and green garlic. And yes, they can make a yummy soup. At first squint, one might not think this soup would be as tasty the next day, but it certainly is. In case you don’t know, green garlic (also called garlic scapes or...
Nutty Asparagus and Garlic Scapes for Your Salad

Nutty Asparagus and Garlic Scapes for Your Salad

When asparagus is at its pencil thinnest and the garlic scapes first appear, they love to get together with a nut and top your spring greens with joy. (For the uninitiated, garlic scapes—sometimes also called green garlic or whistles—are the long, curly shoots bearing...
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