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...
Easy-As-Pie Rhubarb Pie

Easy-As-Pie Rhubarb Pie

This is a truly easy, incredibly delicious pie that looks like it takes much more effort than it actually does. Once you start eating it, none of that matters,...
Chard with Raisins and Almonds

Chard with Raisins and Almonds

This recipe uses the colorful “rainbow chard” with its red, yellow, and orange stems. This is a wonderful dish for kids, who love its sweetness and bright...
Yukon Gold Potato Soup

Yukon Gold Potato Soup

Served cold, this would be vichyssoise; served hot, it is sometimes called soup bonne femme, or “good housewife” soup. Whatever it is called, it is inexpensive, satisfying, and very, very good. Thin-skinned Yukon Gold potatoes need not be peeled. In fact, the skins...
Paul’s Bartlett Pear and Black Pepper Pie

Paul’s Bartlett Pear and Black Pepper Pie

The black pepper gives the pears just enough of an edge to make guests wonder what delightful thing they’re eating. Paul’s notes for the pie dough: I use lard because I think it yields the flakiest pastry. You can substitute butter or any solidified vegetable...
Mom’s Lefse

Mom’s Lefse

Lefse is a traditional soft, thin, Norwegian flatbread that is made with leftover potatoes, flour, butter, and sometimes milk or cream and cooked on a griddle. Special tools are needed to prepare lefse, such as a lefse stick—a long wooden instrument that resembles an...
Applesauce with Bourbon, Sour Cherries, and Hazelnuts

Applesauce with Bourbon, Sour Cherries, and Hazelnuts

This is not your childhood applesauce, but a decidedly adult and—delectable—version combining the tangy, nutty, and Bourbonish. An unexpected combination that works beautifully from Russ Parsons, food writer and former celebrated columnist at the Los Angeles...
Baby Potatoes with Lemon and Chives

Baby Potatoes with Lemon and Chives

A new potato is a gastronomic treasure, a gem of the season, the delectable juvenile. Combined with lemon and a generous helping of chives, these babies...
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