Cornmeal Crust

I first presented this crust way back in July, offering it as the topping for a Cuban meat loaf, that Picadillo Loaf you see in the picture above. It’s fall now and time for heartier and warmer foods. You can use this recipe simply to make a lovely cornbread....
Skillet Pie from Ken Haedrich

Skillet Pie from Ken Haedrich

Ken Haedrich has a fleet of wonderful cookbooks. His latest, Harvest Baker, is clearly the flagship, the best book he has ever written. And that, I assure you, is saying a great deal. This was the first recipe Suzi and I made from the book. We are cast iron fans, love...
TBT Recipe: Baked Beans with an Apple Rum Crust

TBT Recipe: Baked Beans with an Apple Rum Crust

Today's Throwback Thursday Recipe is one you have to make. A year ago, it was twenty degees colder here in NYC but I suspect that chill will return. When it does, this is a recipe that will simply delight you. Cold Weather Cooking by Sarah Leah Chase has just been...
French Butter Pie Pastry from Pies, Glorious Pies

French Butter Pie Pastry from Pies, Glorious Pies

This recipe comes from a book titled Pies, Glorious Pies. The book has several lovely pastry recipes, all shown with a sequence of photos to guide you from flour to dough. Yes, pastry making is something that can trigger high anxiety. I can bake a cake or make a...
Salt Tenderloin

Salt Tenderloin

I first posted this recipe in May and I'm repeating again because I've enjoyed it a dozen times in the past few months. Enjoyed? No, relished. Read on and I hope I can convince you that this is the ultimate way to cook beef tenderloin. Do you have some...