Below you’ll find information about the recipes I most strongly recommend:

Main Dishes

  • Braised Beef Short Ribs (Cook’s Illustrated, January 2009; also featured on America’s Test Kitchen TV in 2010)
  • Herb-crusted Salmon (Cook’s Illustrated, May 2013; also featured on America’s Test Kitchen TV #1407, “Salmon and Latkes“, in 2014) — my take (and one of the most consistently popular articles on this blog)

Soups and Stews

Side Dishes

All of these can also be main dishes if you adjust the serving size appropriately.

  • Chef Corey’s New England-Style Baked Beans with Thick-Cut Bacon (Joanne Chang, Flour, too, p. 188) — my take
  • Mung ki dal (lentils and onions and cumin and butter, oh my!)

Holiday Favorites


  • Bittersweet chocolate sorbet (Joanne Chang, Flour, p. 264) — my take
  • Chocolate Five-Spice Flourless Cake (Ming Tsai, Simply Ming #525) — my take
  • Double-Fudge Brownies (King Arthur Flour, Whole Grain Baking, p. 341) — my take (easily my favorite brownie recipe ever, and it’s 100% whole-wheat!)
  • Salted Caramel Apple Pie (Emily & Melissa Elsen, The Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book, p. 148) — my take

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