Dried Cranberry Shortbread Cookies

Dried Cranberry Shortbread Cookies

Do you have a great baker in your office?  No?  You should probably quit. We have Lynn and she makes many Mondays bearable with the homemade treats she brings us.  Recently she made these little melt-in-your mouth gems.  So delicious were these cookies that I probably...
Cassoulet

Cassoulet

Earlier this year, Melissa Clark published The New Essentials of French Cooking in the New York Times and I took it as a personal challenge from Melissa to me.  To which I said, out loud in my home, like a boss “game on Melissa. Game on.” And why not start...
Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street

Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street

I always give Cook’s Illustrated credit for teaching me how to cook and it will always be my go-to for classic American dishes like fried chicken, chocolate cupcakes, pancakes, burgers, roast turkey and countless other things I cannot live without. But Milk...
Hummus and Pita

Hummus and Pita

It’s not difficult to understand the crazy popularity of hummus.  Easy to make (with ingredients found almost anywhere), vaguely healthy, cheap, and versatile.   But like many popular things, it has strayed very far from authenticity.  People have added all...