Category Archives: fall recipes

Golden Vegetable Soup: a Forgotten Childhood Staple

Golden Vegetable Soup: a Forgotten Childhood Staple

ShareTweet My sister called me the other day, asking me for my mother’s soup recipe. This is the soup we grew up with, the soup she served us for lunch on so many cloudy Parisian days. The soup we complained about, bored to tears by its simplicity and predictability, but that we now craved asContinue Reading

The Secret to Great Homemade Fondue

The Secret to Great Homemade Fondue

ShareTweet The secret to homemade cheese fondue? No fondue pot necessary. Now that we’re officially in spring, it seems funny to be talking about fondue, a winter comfort food. But we fly West for spring break, to hit the slopes with fleeces and sun glasses, returning home proudly with raccoon tans. And when I’m skiing,Continue Reading

Pumpkin Spice Madeleines: Little Puffs of Fall

Pumpkin Spice Madeleines: Little Puffs of Fall

ShareTweet For the last month, my Facebook feed has been filled with love notes about Starbucks Pumpkin Spice latte. I don’t like too many spices in my coffee, but I was inspired to play around with this fall spice blend in my baking. Since my personal Starbucks addiction is those little three-packs of madeleines, IContinue Reading

Storing Sweet Corn for Winter

Storing Sweet Corn for Winter

ShareTweet Summer corn is my children’s favorite food. On the cob and off the cob. On the grill and boiled. They’ll take their corn any way they can. In years past, we’ve spent all winter missing the surprise sweetness of that first kernel bursting on the tooth. But this winter, I’ve got some surprises inContinue Reading

Sweet Potato and Raisin Chicken Tagine: a Fall Slow Cooker Recipe

Sweet Potato and Raisin Chicken Tagine: a Fall Slow Cooker Recipe

ShareTweet Are you craving fall? Judging by my Facebook stream and the many references to Starbucks pumpkin lattes, I’m guessing that I’m not the only one excited for the crinkle of golden leaves underfoot. As the Chicago weather continues to zig zag between breezy and hot, I’m taking matters into my own hands and bringingContinue Reading

Roasted Squash Arancini: a Celebration of Leftovers

Roasted Squash Arancini: a Celebration of Leftovers

ShareTweet Leftovers are unappealing. Dumped into dented plastic containers, they get shoved to the back of the fridge and forgotten, until they’re discovered weeks later, covered in funky patterns of furry chartreuse mold. I’ve been reading a fantastic little book by Tamar Adler called An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace that challenges theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Favorite Fall Recipes

Favorite Fall Recipes

ShareTweet Food is family. How many of your childhood memories are tied up with favorite dishes, shared meals, and family celebrations? I was always an enthusiastic sous chef to my mother in the kitchen, but it wasn’t until I left home that I fully appreciated them. I went to high school and college on theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

>a Lighter Take on French Onion Soup

ShareTweet > French onion soup is one of those quintessential comfort dishes, a deeply satisfying brown savory broth topped with a decadent crust of rich melted cheese. Although you’ll find it on French menus, it’s much more likely that an American will order it rather than a French person. When a Frenchman is craving uneContinue Reading