Spicy Cheddar Cornbread Pudding

A little spicy, a little sweet and a lot delicious, this Spicy Cheddar Cornbread Pudding is our most-requested side dish ever. We use two kinds of cheeses — extra-sharp cheddar and pepper jack — to give it loads of flavor. Make it with fresh summer corn when it’s in season, but it’s just as good with frozen corn the rest of the year. 

Thai Basil Gimlet

Thai basil adds spicy, anise-like notes to a gimlet. Together with lime, elderflower liqueur, and good quality gin, the Thai basil gimlet is a cool twist on an elegant classic that we can sip while enjoying the color and scents of our summer herb garden.

Salted Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

Is it possible for a cookie made without butter or flour to be the most delicious cookie we’ve ever tasted? The answer is a resounding YES. With only 3 essential ingredients: peanut butter, eggs and brown sugar, these cookies are practically a miracle. Crisp on the...
Mustard and Maple-Glazed Butternut Squash stuffed with Farro and Winter Greens

Mustard and Maple-Glazed Butternut Squash stuffed with Farro and Winter Greens

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Mustard Glazed Butternut Squash Stuffed with Farro and Winter Greens

Opposites attract in most walks of life, and recipes are no exception. Our favorite dishes are flavored with a careful balance of sweetness and spice. We’ve infused a mix of winter vegetables and farro with sweet maple syrup and spice supplied by Maille Dijon Originale Mustard, to make a really delicious and easy vegetarian dinner for a cold evening.

Why do winter-season dinners feel more of a challenge to put together than summer ones? The days are darker, the evenings draw in, there isn’t quite as much fresh local produce at the store or farmer’s market, and maybe we don’t have the energy to get as creative as we’d like. But here’s the key: sticking with simple ingredients such as hardy winter squash, healthy farro and fresh greens, and then packing them with winning flavor combinations will reward you with a dinner as healthy and delicious as it is straightforward.

In this recipe, we’ve partnered with Maille Dijon Originale Mustard to create a hearty seasonal winter supper packed with nutrition and flavor. 

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Pan-Seared Pork Chops with Apples and Onions

Pan-Seared Pork Chops with Apples and Onions

Pork chops marinated in a spice brine, cooked to perfection and served with garlic-sauteed broccoli rabe and an apple-onion sauce. Chops don't get much better than this.  One of the things I love about living in Beacon is that it really feels like a community that is...

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Lobster Mac and Cheese (with Garlic & Lemon Breadcrumbs)

Lobster Mac and Cheese (with Garlic & Lemon Breadcrumbs)

Are there people in the world (who are neither lactose or gluten intolerant) who don't like mac and cheese? If there are, I certainly haven't met them. Not liking mac and cheese is basically like not liking trees, or kittens. You may not be obsessed with trees or...

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Blood Orange Margaritas

Blood Orange Margaritas

We ring in the new year with blood orange margaritas, combining the winter citrus with tequila, lime and triple sec to create damn tasty cocktails.

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Buckwheat Blinis with Salmon Roe and Crème Fraîche

Buckwheat Blinis with Salmon Roe and Crème Fraîche

These buckwheat blinis have become our go-to new year's eve appetizer - topped with creme fraiche and salmon roe, they taste as fancy as they look. I'm sorry, did you not know that we Nerds (with Knives) are not only skilled in the art of playing video games and...

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Mini Phyllo Cups with Cappuccino Cream

Mini Phyllo Cups with Cappuccino Cream

Crunchy, buttery phyllo shells filled with rich, smooth cappuccino cream. Make lots of these bite-sized lovelies because they will go quickly (if they even make it out of the kitchen).  I don't know if it's a weird inverted class thing, but I'm always hesitant to make...

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Stuffing Cakes with Poached Eggs and Chive Hollandaise

Stuffing Cakes with Poached Eggs and Chive Hollandaise

If there's anything better than excellent Thanksgiving or Christmas side stuffing, it's stuffing cakes made from the leftovers. Makes the perfect hangover breakfast! This is one of those leftover Thanksgiving recipes I had been thinking about for years but just made...

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Curried Butternut Squash and Apple Soup with Maple Cream

Curried Butternut Squash and Apple Soup with Maple Cream

This Curried Butternut Squash and Apple Soup is silky and luscious, with the perfect balance of sweet and spice. A little swirl of maple-sweetened sour cream takes it over the top. I feel like it was only a few weeks ago that every post I wrote seemed to start with me...

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