Comforting & Quick Chicken Soup

Putting diced chicken thighs into the pot with vegetables turns this into a satisfying chicken soup that is so quick to make, you can easily  toss...

Roasted Vegetable and Parmesan Frittata

Having roasted vegetables on hand means you can make a hearty frittata anytime. If you want even more spice in this brunch dish, which tastes just ...

Skillet-Fried Banana Bread

Based on the stellar recipe from Mastering Spice, this loaf is sliced, then fried in slices to create a flavorful crust. Perfect with cream, ice cr...

Roasted Mixed Vegetables

I used to be all about high-heat roasting, but the great chef Ana Sortun taught me to “slow it down, let it cook.” That lesson applies here. By roa...

Rich Cinnamon Syrup

Made with vibrant and floral soft-stick cinnamon, this flavor-packed and dense syrup (rich means a 2:1 ratio of sugar to water) is a great ingredie...

Sfinge Moroccan Donuts

Sfinge (also transliterated as sfenj) are a Moroccan donut-like fritter traditionally made from an unsweetened yeast dough. Usually served with pla...

Dutch Apple Pie

If you're ever too intimidated to make a pie from scratch, start with this one. Crisp topping also acts as pie dough, which is simply pressed into ...

Feta Stuffed Meatballs

My oven-roasting technique simultaneously cooks the meatballs and the olives forming a rich sauce. Inspired by the meatball kebabs I grew up with i...

Brown Sugar Banana Bread

When I had to create a banana bread recipe for a baking magazine, I realized that banana bread is the perfect vehicle for the heat of pepper or chi...

Sofrico Meatballs

Meatballs are a perfect vehicle for any seasoning, in this case our spin on sofrito using the Sofrico spice blend with onions, garlic, and bell pe...

Apple Cider Donuts

The first thing that comes to mind at the end of summer is apple season, which means it’s time for apple cider doughnuts! I’ve gone apple picking a...

Fruit Crisp

Sherry Yard, a brilliant pastry chef and dear friend, asked me to create a blend to spice up her signature fruit crisp. In the process of tryin...