Roasted Broccoli Almond Soup

Roasted Broccoli Almond Soup

This broccoli almond soup recipe is the next addition to the fall soup season collection. You know – the time of year when the wind blows and the rains come and you try as you might to resist turning on the heat. While I love 

Mango Pico de Gallo Recipe

Mango Pico de Gallo Recipe

Pico de gallo (salsa fresca, or salsa mexicana according to Diana Kennedy’s The Art of Mexican Cooking) is a classic tomato and onion relish served throughout Mexico. Here I’ve included ripe mango to add color and sweetness to this mango pico de gallo recipe.

Fried Patty Pan Squash Patties

Fried Patty Pan Squash Patties

Squash patties. Those of you with a vegetable garden know that late summer brings a bounty of summer crops. Perfect tomatoes. Maybe some beans. A pepper or two. And squash. So. Much. Squash. Every year I make a list of recipes to use up all 

A Sweet Corn Soup Recipe with Bacon and Potatoes

A Sweet Corn Soup Recipe with Bacon and Potatoes

This sweet corn soup recipe is an ode to the end of summer. A time to revel in the bounty of the harvest and enjoy the last few warm days and nights. This corn soup is for those nights.

Peach and Burrata Caprese Salad

Peach and Burrata Caprese Salad

This peach and burrata Caprese salad is a great example to show you that food doesn’t have to be fussy to be delicious. It may be simple. But those perfectly ripe peaches and tomatoes give off an aroma that screams out “Summertime!” And the rich, 

Watermelon Panzanella with Sourdough Croutons

Watermelon Panzanella with Sourdough Croutons

This watermelon panzanella is a marriage between a poorly risen sourdough (a long story) turned into homemade sourdough croutons and a large watermelon that happened to be sitting on my countertop. And that happy union became a variation on a classic summer salad.

Spinach Caprese Salad with Cherry Vinaigrette

Spinach Caprese Salad with Cherry Vinaigrette

This spinach caprese salad with cherry vinaigrette is one of those salads that you’ll want to eat all summer long. Think of it when the tomatoes are bursting, the basil is overgrowing its pot, and the trees are weighed down with so many cherries that 

Mashed purple sweet potatoes and banana

Mashed purple sweet potatoes and banana

I don’t know when I started adding banana to my mashed sweet potatoes. But it was obvious that was what I needed to do with a couple of the Stokes purple sweet potatoes I picked up at the grocery store. Plus, I needed mashed purple 

Purple sweet potato pancakes (aka purple sweet potato latkes)

Purple sweet potato pancakes (aka purple sweet potato latkes)

When life gives a Jewish girl purple sweet potatoes, what does she do? She makes purple sweet potato pancakes and homemade applesauce.

Okra + bacon + rice = okra pilau

Okra + bacon + rice = okra pilau

“Okra!” kiddo shouted with joy, as she sat down to the dining room table. During the month of February, I will be reflecting on and celebrating Black History Month by cooking from Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African American Cooking by Toni Tipton-Martin. My