Jessie Westra

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Toast with Tomato-Butter and Marjoram

Compound butters are a great way to add flavor in a flash. Try your leftovers slathered on roasted vegetables or a seared steak.<p>Dice 2 tomatoes (you …


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Healthy Banana Bread (Whole Wheat, Vegan, Oil-free & Sugar-free)

After more than a month of mindless eating and indulging I feel like I am finally back to my old self. All the overeating though made me feel great …

Summer Salad

Homemade Stroopwafels

I've always wanted a waffle cone maker, but admittedly, there's very little space in my cabinets for one to live. I've talked myself out of buying …

Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized Onions

<b>Food52 Review:</b> The inclusion of caramelized onions takes these mashed potatoes over the top: they have the depth of flavor and sweetness particular to slow-cooked onions, but the lightness and fluffiness of our favorite mashed potatoes. Pureeing the onions means that every bite of potato gets some …

mashed potatoes

The Pumpkin Bread I Can't Stop Eating

<b>Author Notes:</b><p>Happy Halloween! This pumpkin bread recipe is adapted from the "Morning After Pumpkin Bread" in my book, which in turn was adapted from Bon Appetit. This time I used half white and half wheat flour (you can use all white if that's all you have) and I lessened the sugar and put in a …


Pear, Brandy and Walnut Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry Sauce

Little Mushroom Pinwheels

<b>Author Notes:</b><p>This is the recipe that inspired my Little Spinach Pinwheels, but it's so easy I hesitated to post it earlier. This is my answer to those little mushroom turnovers with cream cheese pastry that my mom was so adept at making. It's another good appetizer to stash in the freezer and pull …


Canal House's Cranberry-Port Gelée

<b>Author Notes:</b><p>A DIY cranberry jelly for anyone who loves the stuff in the can (and even the ones who don't). Thanks to natural pectin in the cranberries, the gelée sets up all on its own, without gelatin or agar. Adapted very slightly from Canal House Cooks Every Day (Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2012)<p>…


Caramelized Butternut Squash Wedges with a Sage Hazelnut Pesto


Socca Pizza with Summer Squash and Feta

• Author: Cookie and Kate<br>• Prep Time: 1 hour 5 mins<br>• Cook Time: 20 mins<br>• Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes<br>• Yield: 2<br>• Category: Main<p>★★★★★<p>4.8 from 11 reviews<p>A simple …

Milk Chocolate Whipped Cream

• 4 ounces milk chocolate, finely chopped<br>• 3/4 cup heavy cream<br>• 3 tablespoons water<br>• A pinch or two of salt (optional)<p>Put the chocolate in a medium bowl.<br>• Bring the cream and water to a simmer in a saucepan and pour over the chocolate. Let stand for 30 seconds, then stir well.<br>• Let stand for 15 minutes or so …


Valrhona's Caramelized White Chocolate

<b>Author Notes:</b><p>Pale, sweet, arguably boring white chocolate is made of three ingredients with a lot of potential -- sugar, milk, and fat (in the form of cocoa butter). When you heat them, they turn to caramel. Some call the result the "Toffee of Milk". The cocoa butter amount matters -- the higher it …


Roasted Banana Paletas

<i>Every other Thursday, we bring you Nicholas Day -- on cooking for children, and with children, and despite children. Also, occasionally, on top of.</i><p><i>Today: A rich, creamy, Mexican-inspired ice pop that will keep you and the kiddos in your life cool.</i><p>There is very little that children will not eat if …

Fresh from the Garden Tuna Salad

<b>Author Notes:</b><p>I created this recipe after enjoying a similar dish at one of my favorite cafes. The best thing about this tuna salad is that unlike many traditional tuna salads, it requires no mayo! Instead, I make a "cashew mayo" dressing that serves as the binder for the tuna salad. Because the …


Avocado and Tangerine Salad with Jalapeno Vinaigrette

8 Servings<p>The jalapeño's ribs and seeds are the spiciest parts; be careful not to rub your eyes after handling (or wear gloves)!<p>July 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup fresh tangerine juice<p>1 jalapeño<p>1 small shallot, finely chopped<p>2 tablespoons white wine vinegar<p>Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper<p>1/4 cup …