BEEF & CHEDDAR CROISSANTS

I live outside of Chicago—the land of Polish sausages and beef sandwiches. Everybody has an opinion on who makes the best beef. I’ll tell you who really makes the best…

Strawberry Scones

The word “scone” originated from the Dutch and means “beautiful bread.” These little wedges of beautifully baked goodness are filled with juicy red strawberries and make a satisfying breakfast bite…

Chicken with Spring Vegetables and Herbed Cream

This is a plain but luxurious dish that really shows off the best of spring. It isn’t difficult, but you need very good ingredients, both chicken and vegetables. It has…

Poussins with Indian Spices and Fresh Coriander and Coconut Chutney

The components here are quite simple, but blend wonderfully together. It’s the abundance of the presentation – get out your biggest platter for the poussins – that makes it seem…

Chicken in bitter orange and guava adobo

This is the kind of food everyone salivates over as soon as you take it to the table; it is so dark and glossy and smells great. You can get…

Meal Prep Breakfast Burritos

Preparing a breakfast burrito from scratch can be too tall an order for a workday. Follow this recipe the next time you’re craving a breakfast burrito and enjoy them all…

Quinoa Porridge, 3 Ways

Quinoa is a seed with its origins in South America. It is high in fiber, protein, and B vitamins, making it a great choice for breakfast. Prepare a batch of…

Chicken Legs in Pinot Noir with Sour Cherries and Parsnip Purée

It’s amazing what you can do with some chicken legs and a packet of dried fruit! This dish is dark, rich and rather grand-looking. You don’t have to use Pinot…

Caramel-Popcorn Sundaes

MAKES 8 SUNDAES As a kid, I loved going to baseball games. It should come as no surprise that one of the things I liked best about going to the…

Quadruple-Chocolate Brownie Sundaes

MAKES 8 SUNDAES This is my “death by chocolate” dessert. Every element has chocolate, and I grate a little more over the top. I love the combination of chocolate and…

Maple-Pecan Tart

MAKES 1 (10-INCH) TART Most people make pecan pie, but I prefer a tart. The filling is so rich and intense that I like the smaller bites, and this way…

Chess Pie with Sweet Curry Crust

MAKE 1 (9-INCH) PIE I love the flavors of curry. The warm spices are so aromatic and addictive. One of the interesting things about working with curries is how the…