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Dal Makhani (Indian Lentils and Beans)

Dal Makhani (Indian Lentils and Beans)

Garam masala is a blend of ground spices used in Indian cooking. Mixtures vary depending on the locale and type of dish in which they are used, but traditional mixes usually include cinnamon, roasted cumin, cloves, nutmeg, and green cardamom seeds or black cardamom...

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Parsnip and Pear Pancakes with Horseradish Sour Cream

Parsnip and Pear Pancakes with Horseradish Sour Cream

This delightful recipe is by Michelle Abendschan, who writes the Fennel*Twist blog, formerly Je Mange le Ville. She notes, "I am a huge fan of potato pancakes from way back, so when I came across this recipe for parsnip and pear latkes, I was practically out the door...

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French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

While this recipe may look long and complicated, this is truly an amazing soup that, like all good things, is really worth waiting for. And who doesn't love a savory bowl of French onion soup with its richly sweet caramelized onions and creamy melted cheese on a...

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Meat Loaf: Yes, Virginia, There Is a Great Meat Loaf!

Meat Loaf: Yes, Virginia, There Is a Great Meat Loaf!

This is absolutely delicious meat loaf and sauce. Those who claim they don’t believe there can be such a thing as a great meat loaf will love this. A second batch of sauce served hot is good to serve with the meat loaf. Meat Loaf: Yes, Virginia, There Is a Great Meat...

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Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

  Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic Do not be alarmed at the quantity of garlic in this traditional French dish. Baking the garlic in the oven along with the bird softens and mellows it to a piquant, sumptuous sweetness, with none of the harsh pungency of the raw...

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Pumpkin Cheesecake with Bourbon Crème

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...

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Apple-Chile Cobbler

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,...

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Pear and Watercress Salad

Pear and Watercress Salad

  Pear & Watercress Salad This is a lovely, earthy fall salad that uses lemon juice and truffle oil to make a delicious vinaigrette. If you don't have truffle oil, you can substitute a good quality extra-virgin olive oil. 2 firm ripe pears2 tablespoons fresh...

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Pumpkin-Ginger Soup

Pumpkin-Ginger Soup

This is a very simple soup but simply delicious and satisfying. For an even easier variation, use frozen, already-cooked squash. Pumpkin-Ginger Soup 1 small cooking pumpkin1/2 cup cashew pieces ((not roasted or toasted))1 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger ((or to...

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Harlow House Baked Beans

Harlow House Baked Beans

These beans are baked uncovered for the last hour to crisp the pork. Pork sausages, frankfurters, beefsteak, and baked ham glazed with brown sugar and studded with cloves are all delicious with baked beans. This recipe is adapted from The Plimoth Colony Cook Book....

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Shrimp with Oranges, Black Rice, and Coconut Milk

Shrimp with Oranges, Black Rice, and Coconut Milk

Weeknight cooking is all about simplicity and speed without sacrificing elegance and flavor. Seafood, as long as you purchase it from a trusted purveyor the day you plan to use it, never fails at being fast and delicious. “Forbidden” black rice is available at Whole...

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Pumpkin Pie with Spiced Walnut Streusel

Pumpkin Pie with Spiced Walnut Streusel

The piecrust dough can be made 2 days ahead; keep it chilled until you are ready to use it, and let it soften slightly at room temperature before using. Pumpkin Pie with Spiced Walnut Streusel Butter Piecrust Dough1¼ cups all-purpose flour½ tablespoon sugar½ teaspoon...

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