Couscous salad with apples and feta.

I made up this recipe after we had a similar salad at a delightful little bar/cafe in Lucca, Tuscany. Couscous is the ideal base for any kind of salad—and this one has a lovely range of flavors and textures: crisp, sweet apple, salty Feta, briny olive, crunchy almonds. It’s kinda perfect, actually. Get the recipe for Couscous Salad with Apple and Feta over on writes4food.com! Continue reading

Quick breaded chicken tenders with corn salad.

You’ll want to bookmark this recipe, not just because it’s the thing to fix for dinner tonight (what with summer sweet corn being totally awesome right now), but because these Quick Breaded Chicken Tenders is a basic, all-year, even-for-picky-eaters kind of lifesaver recipe. Get the recipe on writes4food.com! Continue reading

Christmas Cookie-palooza: Almond wreath butter cookies.

Me: I tinkered with this cookie recipe. Mom: How could you? Sorry, Mom, but my version of our family’s favorite Christmas cookie recipe is just, how to say it? Better. Get out the cookie press, folks, and make this your last batch before the 25th. Get the recipe for Christmas Almond Wreath Cookies on writes4food.com! Continue reading

Heirloom bean and tomato panzanella salad.

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Will you just look at this gorgeous plate of summer goodness? Heirloom tomatoes, beans, hunks of toasted bread, fresh herbs — I mean, c’mon, does it get better than this? You’ll want this recipe for Heirloom Tomato and Bean Panzanella Salad, trust me. Get it on writes4food.com! Continue reading

Dutch baby croque monsieur-style.

puff pancake (Dutch Baby) croque-monsieur style | writes4food.com

I celebrated Mother’s Day by making my mom a whole bunch of homemade goodies this weekend, including a zesty lemon tart and an antipasti spread. But brunch turned out to be the hit of the weekend, thanks to this Dutch Baby (puff pancake) topped, croque monsieur-style, with ham and Gruyere. Get the recipe! Continue reading

Hearty vegetable bolognese.

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This vegetable-laden take on the traditional Italian Bolognese pasta sauce is extraordinarily satisfying. Don’t be put off by the list of ingredients: ALL the chopping happens in the food processor, and within an hour you’ll have an incredible meal. Leftover sauce freezes well, so make a big batch! Get the recipe! Continue reading

Best recipes of 2015.

peach streusel bar cookies recipe | writes4food.com

What was your favorite dish to make this year? I’ve compiled my favorite recipes from 2015, from strawberry shrub to overnight oatmeal to the best damn potato salad ever. Get the recipe roundup! And happy wishes for a fantastic new year! Continue reading

Sharing a summer favorite: tomato and corn pie.

recipe for summer corn and tomato pie

We’ll still enjoy red, ripe tomatoes for several weeks yet, but summer corn is on its way out at farmers’ markets around here. So make this summer favorite tomato and corn pie in a no-roll cornmeal crust — while you still can! Get the recipe. Continue reading