A recipe for gingered Brussels sprout and shiitake pot stickers with an irresistible maple soy dipping sauce and a closer look at the gorgeousness that is The First Mess Cookbook by Laura Wright. Jump to the recipe! [Read more…]
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A sating mac and cheese recipe with al dente fusilli, crispy speck, and tender Brussels sprouts. [Read more…]
I’ve spent the past couple weeks wrestling recipes. My kitchen has been the scene of dry pie crusts, rubbery custards, and ho-hum chicken. However disappointing, these are the reasons we test recipes. They develop and evolve, and each iteration is an improvement. It took some work, but in each case I eventually finished with something I really love and can’t wait to share.
The unexpected twists and turns of recipe development combined with photography-unfriendly storm clouds threw my weekly posting schedule off. I needed something good, pretty much immediately. Something that didn’t need to be worked and reworked. As it often does, inspiration came from ingredients – the season’s first batch of Brussels sprouts and an unexpected basket of quince at the grocery store. [Read more…]