Deconstructed Chicken Enchiladas

Easy, fast, delicious—here’s a great weeknight dinner. Have one person shred the chicken while the other one chops veggies and starts the sauté, and it’ll be done in no time.

Deconstructed Chicken Enchiladas
Serves 4—6

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/2 onion, chopped
3 large garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2—1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon salt… Read more

Pasta with Garlicky Spinach, Cannelloni Beans and Pine Nuts

This is a recipe that lends itself to interpretation—and always turns out tasty.

Pasta with Garlicky Spinach, Cannelloni Beans, and Pine Nuts
Yield: 4 servings

16 ounces rigatoni or rotini (or other short pasta)
4 tablespoons unsalted Kerrygold butter
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup pine nuts (or salted pistachios or almonds)
6 large garlic cloves, chopped (or … Read more

Uncle Johnny’s Lasagne

My uncle Johnny came from a large Italian family in New York City. After World War II, he ended up in San Francisco, where he met and married my mother’s sister. I learned all my best Italian recipes from him, and this might be my favorite because it’s so easy … and, of course, delicious.

Uncle Johnny’s Lasagne
6 servingsRead more

One Big Chocolate Chunk Cookie

Here’s a delicious lazy person’s cookie—mix all ingredients in a food processor, pat into a 10″ circle, press in some chocolate chunks, and bake!

One Big Chocolate Chunk Cookie
Yield: one 10″ cookie

6 tablespoons unsalted Kerrygold butter, softened
3/4 cup (135g) brown sugar
1/4 cup (55g) superfine sugar
1 organic egg
2 teaspoons Madagascar vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon LorAnn … Read more

Savory Dutch Baby

Quick and delicious, a Dutch Baby is something like a hearty deflated soufflé, something like Yorkshire Pudding.

Savory Dutch Baby
Serves 4

1 cup + 2 tablespoons (140.6g) all-purpose flour (measure by spooning into cup & leveling)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
8 large organic eggs, room temperature
3/4 cup organic whole milk, room temperature
2 tablespoons finely … Read more

Mushroom-Tomato Risotto

Risotto is a forgiving and adaptable dish that’s deeply comforting.

Mushroom-Tomato Risotto
3-4 Servings

4 cups chicken stock
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil (or butter)
4 cloves garlic, minced
4 shallots, minced
1 cup arborio, carnaroli, or vialone nano rice
1 cup dry white wine
1-2 cups additions**
(In this case, 1 cup wild mushroom, 1 cup chopped canned Read more