Recipes

sour-cream-coffee-cake-recipe

A Plain and Perfect Coffee Cake Recipe

A Plain and Perfect Coffee Cake Recipe 2000 1334 Alison Ashton

Coffee cake is one of those retro specialties, an old-school standby from the Mrs. Maisel era. You know, when having a nice, simple, home-baked “something” to serve with coffee was hostessing done right. It didn’t have to decorated to within an inch of its life and Instagram ready.

read more
cranberry-rose-cocktail-applejack

Sip This: Cranberry Rose Cocktail

Sip This: Cranberry Rose Cocktail 2000 1334 Alison Ashton

Packages of fresh cranberries in markets this time of year mean it’s time to make a key ingredient for this seasonal cocktail: the Cranberry Rose.

read more

Ghee: An Old-Is-New Food Trend

Ghee: An Old-Is-New Food Trend 2000 1334 Alison Ashton

Ghee — Indian-style clarified butter — is the latest old-is-new food trend. Sure you can buy it, but ghee is easy and fun to make at home. Here’s how.

read more
tahini-zucchini-bread-almonds-golden-raisins-medium

Tahini Zucchini Bread with Golden Raisins & Almonds

Tahini Zucchini Bread with Golden Raisins & Almonds 2000 1334 Alison Ashton

A bumper crop of summer squash inspired this zucchini bread with tahini, caradmom, almonds and golden raisins.

read more
improvised-pasta

No, You Don’t Always Need a Recipe

No, You Don’t Always Need a Recipe 2000 1335 Alison Ashton

The cooking that makes me happiest happens when I step away from a recipe and improvise with whatever’s on hand, like with this summery pasta.

read more
lettuce-jam-vertical

Give Me Your Tired Lettuce … for a Winning Condiment

Give Me Your Tired Lettuce … for a Winning Condiment 467 700 Alison Ashton

Don’t toss that wilted lettuce! Use it to make a stellar condiment. You know something’s up when you return home from a few days out of town happy to see a…

read more
borscht-soup-horizontal

Immunity-Boosting Borscht

Immunity-Boosting Borscht 700 469 Alison Ashton

Borscht: A Russian soup that always satisfies Quick, name a Russian dish. Bet borscht is the first thing that comes to mind. It’s practically a national dish in Russia, Ukraine…

read more
avocado-persimmon-salad-freekeh-horizontal

Plan Ahead for Fast Meals

Plan Ahead for Fast Meals 700 469 Alison Ashton

  This tasty salad was the result of desperation, preparedness and luck — all helpful elements for fast meals on the fly. You know that advice you always hear to…

read more
dark-chocolate-ancho-chile-cake-horizontal

Dark Chocolate-Ancho Chile Cake

Dark Chocolate-Ancho Chile Cake 916 613 Alison Ashton

When dark chocolate meets ancho chile, it’s a happy taste match. This recipe started with a tub of leftover sour cream in the fridge and a yen for something with…

read more
vegan-cheese-2.0-horizontal

Vegan Cheese 2.0

Vegan Cheese 2.0 1000 670 Alison Ashton

Cashew vegan cheese gets streamlined for better results. I’ve said it before: I’m not vegan,  I’m not into raw food and the Paleo Diet isn’t for me. But I am…

read more