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Blueberry Buckle (Alton Brown Style)

FOR THE TOPPING 1/2 cup sugar 1/3 cup cake flour 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed and chilled FOR THE CAKE 2 cups cake flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon ground…

Baked Summer Squash

2 pounds summer squash (zucchini, pattypan squash, yellow crookneck squash) 1/4 cup olive oil 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/3 cup bread crumbs 1/2 teaspoon flaked salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper Preheat the oven to 350°F.…

Quick Pickles

4-5 pickling cucumbers ½ cup water, at room temperature or cooler ½ cup rice vinegar or white or cider vinegar 1 ½ tablespoons maple syrup or sugar 1 ½ teaspoons fine sea salt ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional, for heat) 20 twists…

Black Pepper Chitarra with Zucchini and Garlic Scapes

2 medium zucchini, julienned 1 pound chitarra or spaghetti style pasta 3 tablespoons olive oil 10 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped 1 1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes, plus more for garnish 1 bunch garlic scapes, thinly sliced 1/4…

Swiss Chard and Mushroom Quiche

For the Pine Nut Crust 1⁄2 cup whole wheat pastry flour 3⁄4 cup unbleached white flour 1⁄2 teaspoon sea salt 1⁄4 teaspoon baking powder 1⁄2 cup pine nuts 1⁄4 cup ice-cold olive oil 1⁄2 cup ice-cold water For the Filling 7…

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Pie

PASTRY 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup shortening (cold) 2 to 3 tablespoons orange juice (cold) CRUMBLE TOPPING 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup oats 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar 4 tablespoons butter (cold,…

Asparagus Risotto

6 cups vegetable stock, preferably homemade 1/4 cup olive oil 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 cup Arborio or Carnaroli rice 1/2 cup dry white wine 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed, stalks cut into 2-inch lengths 1 cup thawed frozen peas 1 teaspoon…

Pizza with Ramp Pesto and Fresh Mozzarella

FOR THE PESTO: 4 oz. ramp greens, about 8 cups 2 oz. Parmigiano Reggiano, cut into 4 chunks 1/4 cup pine nuts 1/3 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar pinch salt FOR ONE PIZZA: 1 round pizza dough olive oil 2 oz cheese sea…

Sausage, Cheddar and Chive Savory French Toast

10 slices French bread (1 inch thick)- you can use Balthazar White 1 pound bulk pork sausage, any variety of Griggstown Chicken Sausage works too, casings removed 8 large eggs 2 cups 2% milk 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, Washington Crossing…

Healthy Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies

From Amy's Healthy Baking: 1 cup instant oats ¾ cup whole wheat or gluten-free* flour 1 ½ tsp baking powder 1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon ⅛ tsp salt 2 tbsp  coconut oil or unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly 1…

Pressed Broccoli Rabe and Mozzarella Sandwiches

Kosher salt 12 ounces broccoli rabe (about 1 1/2 bunches), tough stems discarded, coarsely chopped 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided 2 large garlic cloves, minced Pinch red pepper flakes 1/4 cup green olives, pitted and finely chopped 1…

Chive Butter

1 pound (4 sticks) butter (unsalted) ½ cup chives (fresh, finely chopped) In a large bowl, mash the butter with a potato masher or just squish it up with your hands. You can even cream the butter using the…