Larry Lynch

@larrylynch | United States Personal Chef Association

Fall Fruit Desserts

Helen Rosner

This recipe comes from the so-called Grape Pie Queen of Naples, New York, Irene Bouchard. She started baking these sweet pies in the early '70's.

Matt Taylor-Gross

With a streusel topping and pie-like dough, this Rosh Hashanah apple dessert is half cake, half pie.

David Yoder

Crisp, …


Italian Appetizers, Appetizer Recipes

Laura Sant

Cavolo nero, also known as Tuscan kale, Lacinato kale, or Dinosaur kale, balances thinly sliced, salty prosciutto over toast.

Ingalls Photography

For this simple Italian hors d'oeuvre, delicate zucchini flowers are filled with salty anchovy fillets and batter-fried.

Ingalls Photography

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Italian Food

Make This Delicious Flavored Oil in Less Than Five Minutes

It all sounded so innocent at first. While working at New York City's Hearth, Food Editor Rhoda Boone learned a quick and simple trick to adding …


8 Hidden Uses for Common Kitchen Tools

It happens all the time. There’s a practically custom-built-for-me recipe, with beautiful photos and a foolproof method. All I have to do is grab my …


How to Make Roast Chicken Even Better

Working in restaurants is pretty hard work, so on their days off, my chef friends like to cook as simply—but still deliciously, natch—as possible. A …


7 Ways to Turn Yesterday's Stale Bread Into Tonight's Dinner

Day-old bread makes the best French toast and stuffing—the slightly dried-out texture keeps the bread from becoming a soggy mess, no matter how hefty your custard or sauce. But did you know day-old bread also happens to make a killer (if untraditional) take on the Southern classic, shrimp and grits? …

Bread Pudding

Healthy Harvest: Six Recipes to Celebrate Fall

This comfort food staple gets kissed with touch of fragrant curry. Soft doughy dumplings nestled in a warm, savory broth will hit all the right notes on a cool autumn day.


4 Cozy Recipes Perfect for October

It’s officially fall, and this October we’ve got cozy on the mind. So hurry up and make these dishes already—it’s nice over here. Come join us.

Magic Mushrooms

Our idea of magic mushrooms is crisp, golden (legal) substances with the power to lend a bass note of flavor to grain salads, turn a piece of …


Make a small batch of ice cream that tastes like pie a la mode

Victoria Lai’s frozen ode to apple-picking season makes a convincing case that fall — with its frequent lapses into Indian summer here in Washington — is actually the best time to eat ice cream.

“You get to share the bounty of the autumn fruit while holding onto the joys of a summer scoop,” says the …

Ice Cream

Make Your Kitchen a No (Fruit) Fly Zone

Fruit flies are like the world's worst dinner party guests. They show up uninvited and don’t bring anything (not even a tub of hummus). They get …


Mission Cantina + Mission Chinese Food = The Ultimate Burrito

Sometimes dreams do come true, especially if your dreams revolve around ma po tofu. I’ve been obsessed with the meat ragu-styled, Sichuan pepper bombshell that is Mission Chinese Food’s ma po tofu since my very first taste of it. Now MCF owner Danny Bowien and executive chef Angela Dimayuga have …


6 Greens You Should Definitely be Grilling

Thanks to an abundant CSA share, I spent this past summer grilling heads of romaine. The result is fantastic: lovely charred greens with a touch of caramelized flavor. Wondering what other greens I should be grilling, I reached out to an expert. Memphis Barbecue Co.’s Melissa Cookston is known for …


7 Best Fall Casseroles

From sweet butternut squash strata to healthy cauliflower casserole, here are seven amazing casseroles to make this fall.

1. Sweet Potato Casserole
What's the secret to this incredible casserole? A sweet and crunchy pecan-cornflake topping.

2. Butternut Squash and Kale Strata with Multigrain Bread
This …

Comfort Food

7 Hearty Turkey Chili Recipes

While chili purists will insist that the spicy stew be made with finely chopped beef, turkey is a leaner option that can be equally delicious. Here, seven turkey chili recipes so good, they'll make converts out of the most stubborn beef devotees.

1. Turkey-and-Pinto-Bean Chili
“It’s got some spice,” …


The Key to Perfect Apple Pie Is in the Crust

Even as a two-dimensional image, it doesn't really require words to have someone stop in their tracks and marvel at it. But we'll try anyway: it's …


Self Improvement Ideas For Budding Entrepreneurs – Training Tip #3 – Writing a Business Plan

Are you seeking self improvement ideas to help you to better manage your life, your relationships and your personal finances? Did you know that you …


The Right Way to Make a Turkey Club

Some sandwiches are the ideal lazy weekend option: Bread, protein, and condiments slapped together, maybe a couple of vegetables for good measure. …


The Best Way to Store Flour

Flour seems like something that should be easy to store. Drag one of those heavy bags home from the grocery store, tuck it away in your pantry, and …

Whole Grain

7 Best Apple Breakfasts

From fluffy pancakes to refreshing juice, here are seven terrific breakfast recipes to make with fall apples.

1. Apple Snickerdoodle Muffins
These apple-studded muffins are swirled with cinnamon and brown sugar.

2. Souffléd Apple Pancake
This fluffy apple pancake is ready in just 20 minutes.

3. Apple

Apple (Fruit)

Try This at Home: How to Make English Muffins

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Sheet Pans Are The Best Pans

You may know it as a rimmed baking sheet. Or perhaps a cookie sheet, or a jelly roll pan. I know it as a half sheet pan, and I can't live without it. …


Top Wine Terms Defined

We’re popping the cork on wine’s most misunderstood words.

By Alexis Korman

Attention wine lovers: If you never fully grasped the meaning of “umami” or …


How To Make Applesauce in the Slow Cooker - Recipe

Truthfully, it's hard to be sad about the end of summer right now. I mean, when there are things like apple picking just ahead of us — and along with …


Dark Chocolate Brownies

This recipe is similar to the one for Chocolate Soufflé Cupcakes, except for the baking powder, without which the batter stays dense and fudgy …


Let These Pork Belly Tacos Be Your Dinner Tonight — Delicious Links

I know, I know — it's not Taco Tuesday, but these pork belly tacos with cilantro-avocado cream really can't wait until then. You should probably just …


A Tale of Two Gravlax

The heritage of La Baleine sea salt inspired us to explore a classic way of using salt: gravlax. Today, we test and taste two versions of the Swedish staple.

It’s hard to conjure the Nordic region without thinking of its elements. The landscape is the entry point, it seems, to understanding the …


Why You Shouldn't Pair Cheese with Wine (Plus 10 Tips for Building a Better Cheese Plate)

Because the best thing to pair with cheese is more cheese.

Portland, Oregon is full of surprises: Turn a corner and you're in the middle of the largest wild park in the country, ask for directions and you'll leave the conversation with a recommendation for the best local cider, and order "omakase" …


7 Maple Syrup Cocktails for Fall Drinking

The easiest way to fall-ify a cocktail? Replace the usual simple syrup with rich and flavorful maple syrup. Here, seven maple syrup-laced cocktails to try this fall.

1. Maple-Bourbon Smash
Robb Turner, owner of Crown Maple, uses his richly flavored dark amber syrup to make this riff on an …

Maple Syrup

Yes, You Can Avocado That

As you can with an egg, you can add avocado to a dish and often turn it into dinner. Here, 8 recipes that could (and maybe even should) call for avocado.

1. Quinoa Salad
This superfood can almost always be paired with avocado, especially when the dish calls for other southwestern ingredients.



Delivering Happiness

By Larry Lynch

This morning I had the chance to meet Jenn Linn who worked with founder Tony Hsieh on his book of the same name, Delivering …

Tony Hsieh