My grandmother’s kitchen in Winterport was always decorated with copper molds, and each holiday, one of us kids would be allowed to pick out the shape that would be used for Aunt Betty’s cranberry sauce. As I grew older and had children of my own, I… Read More
    PORTLAND, Maine — Restaurant chefs turn out fancy fare day in and out. At Thanksgiving, time off for most, they retreat to the classics and unwind with family at the Thanksgiving table. We asked a few top toques for their favorite side dishes, desserts and the… Read More
    Forget green bean casserole. The stalwart of holiday tables has seen its day. Now it’s time to give green beans a Thanksgiving makeover. Start with fresh beans — no canned or frozen here. You want the crisp, brightness of fresh ones. Trim the ends and spread… Read More
    Root vegetables are a traditional addition to the Thanksgiving table, but that doesn’t mean they need to be an afterthought. Turn up the flavor volume on your carrots this holiday with this recipe for tender carrots dressed with a quick and easy lemon-thyme vinaigrette. Lemon-Thyme Carrots… Read More
    As the daughter of an avid home cook, and more recently as the daughter-in-law of another devoted home cook, I’ve never had the opportunity to prepare a Thanksgiving dinner. The roasting of the turkey, the mashing of the potatoes and the saucing of the cranberries have… Read More
    The turkey’s done. The potatoes mashed. The stuffing baked. But the gravy? It’s all lumpy. Or too salty. Or just downright awful. So what do you do? Psst! Lean in close … I have a little secret: I know how to make a foolproof gravy that… Read More
    Ingredients: 100 grams buckwheat flour 100 grams King Arthur all-purpose flour 4 grams salt 2 tsp. Rumford baking powder 340 grams water Directions: Stir together the buckwheat flour, all-purpose flour, salt and baking powder… Read More
    With barbecue season in full swing, healthful eating might not be the first thing on your mind, but this is a great time to experiment with vegetables, lean cooking methods and other smart food choices. Here are some ways to lighten up your next party:… Read More
    NEW YORK — Aliya LeeKong hopes to inspire American home cooks with her interpretations of dishes from around the world in her debut cookbook “Exotic Table.” A former investment banker of Indo-Pakistani and Tanzanian heritage, LeeKong was the culinary creative director at Junoon, the Michelin-star… Read More
    Summertime is high season for eating outdoors; weekend plans will soon be filled with cookouts, backyard parties and picnics. That often means bringing a dish, usually a dessert or salad, to go with the host’s main course. With salads, the lineup is often the same: potato… Read More
    4 servings These warm blueberry desserts aren’t really pies, but don’t let convention stand in the way of enjoying them. A simple lemon-accented blueberry filling gets a cookie dough topper. The cookie bakes along with the filling, providing a perfect foil to the tart berries. Read More
    My younger brother and my sister don’t remember them. Our older brother tried to make them, but they didn’t turn out. And dad doesn’t have the recipe, nor does he remember how he made them, though he does remember that he made them. They were apple… Read More
    I can still hear their voices. “Close your eyes, Mommy.” And through half-shut lids I would see my two girls walking into the bedroom, carefully balancing a tray bearing my Mother’s Day breakfast. I can smell hot (but not quite strong enough) coffee, and eggs, and see a… Read More
    All too often, March roars in like a lion, but if you’re lucky it will blow out like a lamb. No matter what the weather’s like, celebrate the last week of National Nutrition Month with delicious lamb recipes. Start with a featured family meal of Grilled… Read More
    Tickets to a play, a couple bottles of good wine, a fuzzy sweater. Those were among the gifts I received during the December holidays. Just what I like and much appreciated, thank you. But my favorite gift of all was nuts. Not crazy nuts — literally, nuts. The… Read More