Kristen Polidore

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perfect blueberry muffins

When blueberries first show up at the market, it feels like sacrilege to bake with them — ditto with raspberries, blackberries and strawberries. …

spaghetti with lemon and olive oil

Look, it wasn’t my finest moment but my Happy Valentine’s Day gift to my husband was an <i>epic meltdown</i> over book deadlines and recipe flops and the …

french onion soup

I’m firmly of the belief that no matter what ails you in the realm of the kitchen, onion soup can cure it. Never cooked before? Don’t think you’ll be …

crispy potato roast

I fell for a photo this week. It was on marthastewart.com and it looked like an accordion, or maybe a Slinky, of thinly sliced, crisped potatoes and …

skirt steak with bloody mary tomato salad

Back when I started dreaming up a cookbook I would one day write, all I knew is what I didn’t want: I did not want to work every weekday, weekend and …

roasted eggplant with tomatoes and mint

One of the things I’ve been fiddling around with last year is the idea of making bruschetta without, you know, bread. I shared a …

roasted tomato soup with broiled cheddar

Lest you think I spend any part of my days doing Important Things — preparing, and totally not at the last second or haphazardly, for my only child’s …

The Best Egg Sandwich You'll Ever Have

Confession: I'm a terrible cook. Long recipes freak me out, and I only flip through cookbooks to admire the photos. When everyone else was l...

pasta with garlicky broccoli rabe

In my humble opinion, there’s cooking and there’s cooking. (I know, I’ll just give you a minute for the staggering profundity of that sentence to …

chocolate swirl buns

A few years ago, I conquered one of what has to be one of the seven wonders of my culinary world, chocolate babka. Babka, if you’re new to it, poor …

zucchini rice and cheese gratin

New, simplified directions:<p>Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Oil or butter a 2-quart baking dish, or 2 smaller 1-quart dishes (as I did, with the intention …

mediterranean baked feta with tomatoes

A few summers ago, I discovered what I consider to be one of the greatest things that has ever been placed over oiled grill grates on a beachy summer …

baked orzo with eggplant and mozzarella

Okay, I know that despite everyone being back to school, people actually showing up to the office again, like, to <i>work</i>, again and Labor Day being but …

spaghetti with broccoli cream pesto

Surely, you didn’t think I was going to stop my hasty populating of the broccoli archives with just one new recipe, right? I mean, sure, the slaw is …

my favorite buttermilk biscuits

I won’t lie: I generally feel — being a Jewish kid from suburban New Jersey — about the least qualified person on earth to talk about biscuits. My …

greek salad with lemon and oregano

Recently, I attempted to roughly outline the parameters of the gap between the recipes you see here on this site and what I might have made for …

bowties with sugar snaps, lemon and ricotta

So, I didn’t really know how to tell you this earlier, but we’ve gone to roam. I mean, we are <i>in</i> Rome, here, for a week and a half. Why so long? Why …

slow-and-low dry rub oven chicken

Five years ago, I fell in love with dry-rub barbecue. Prior to the summer of 2008, I naively believed that the only way to make ribs deliciously on …

burst tomato galette with corn and zucchini

I have a long history of spectacular tomato tart failures. There was the one that enchanted me on TV a decade ago, with a parmesan crust, bacon, fine …

baked pasta with broccoli rabe and sausage

Guys, I am in the weeds this month. After a summer of lazy, a summer of two vacations and a husband (eh, unpaid assistant) always around, making life …

Blueberry Streusel Muffins Recipe Demonstration - Joyofbaking.com

S’mores Pancakes

Pancakes are definitely a breakfast food, although I occasionally have them for dinner just to mix things up. I typically serve them with butter, …

Pretzel Bagels

Part bagel, part pretzel. A Pretzel Bagel delivers the best of both types of bread because you can enjoy it as-is (or topped with mustard), like a …

Bacon and Egg Breakfast Lasagna -with yoyomax12

Mozzarella and Basil Bread

I tend to make a lot of dishes that involve tomatoes and basil during the summer, when my garden is full of fresh tomatoes. Caprese salad is one of …

Mango and Peach White Wine Sangria

Sangria is one of my favorite party drinks to make during the summer. Usually, you’ll see sangria made with red wine, and it is a fantastic way to …