Cool treats for hot days

Cool treats for hot days

Vanilla Ice Cream infused with Rose Geranium Leaves Makes about 1 quart; serves 6 to 8 1 cup heavy whipping cream 2 cups whole milk 3⁄4 cup sugar 24 rose geranium leaves or 6 sprigs fresh thyme or  1 small branch lemon verbena 6 large 

Food & Drink from the Garden

Food & Drink from the Garden

Fudgy Chocolate Chip Zucchini Loaf Cake with Maple Sour Cream Icing | 8 SERVINGS This is our teenagers’ favorite way to use up the zucchini growing out back. For about a blink of an eye, we had a Southern grocery store chain in Santa Barbara, 

Smoker recipes

Smoker recipes

Reverse-Seared Korean Marinated Tri-Tip  Cook Time: 40 minutes, plus 4 to 12 hours marinating  | Feeds: 6–8 When it comes to cooking beef, the flavors of Korean cuisine pair perfectly with any cut. For this recipe, I incorporated some of my favorite elements of Korean 

Flavorful Feast

Flavorful Feast

Baked Harissa Chicken Thighs with Chickpeas | Serves 4–6 Harissa is a smoky, intensely savory chili paste with a gentle heat level and lots of earthy spice flavors—it’s one of my all-time favorite condiments. Think of it as an ingredient that adds a magical layer of 

Air Fryer Recipes

Air Fryer Recipes

Black-Eyed Pea Patties  | 4 patties  I grew up eating a lot of black-eyed peas. They have always been on my grandma’s Sunday dinner menu. Sometimes I want to switch things up and I make these Black-Eyed Pea Patties. These little patties are full of 

Chocolate Dreams

Chocolate Dreams

Baileys Dark Chocolate Pecan Chess Pie 16 servings Piecrust  1-1⁄8 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled, plus more  for dusting  1⁄4 tsp sugar  1⁄4 tsp salt  1⁄4 cup pecans, roughly chopped  1⁄2 cup cold unsalted butter, chopped  4 to 6 tbsp cold water Filling  2 

Warm French Lentil Salad with Dijon

Warm French Lentil Salad with Dijon

Lentils are a common ingredient in the Mediterranean diet and for good reason. They are hearty, filling, a good source of plant-based protein and relatively inexpensive. This recipe calls for green lentils because they hold up their shape better when cooked than some other varieties. 

Perfect pairings

Perfect pairings

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Bacon and Dried Cherries | 12 servings  ½ lb bacon  2 lbs fresh Brussels sprouts, halved or quartered if they’re large  1½ tsp kosher salt, divided  1 cup dried cherries  1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced  ¼ cup apple cider vinegar  

Epic 30-Minute Roasts

Epic 30-Minute Roasts

Venison Loin with a Creamy Sauce  Venison has a particular gamy, intense flavor, so it is good to pair it with something light, sweet, and complementary in flavor. For this recipe, we first sear the meat in a skillet, then finish it in the oven. 

Pumpkin Walnut Sage Risotto

Pumpkin Walnut Sage Risotto

Total time: 30 minutes | Servings: 6 Risotto:  6 cups vegetable stock 1/4 cup olive oil 1/2 large yellow onion, finely diced 1 1/2 cups Arborio rice 1 cup pumpkin puree 1/4 cup grated pecorino cheese Walnut Sage Pesto: 2 cloves fresh garlic 1 cup