Gingery Chicken and Rice Noodle Soup with Crispy Garlic

If you’re in need of a hot, comforting meal there’s nothing quite like soup, and this is one of our favorites. Take chicken soup, and give it a healthy thump of spicy ginger, add garlic and shallots and serve with a squeeze of lime, a sprinkle of cilantro leaf, and some crispy toasted garlic. It’s like a big hug from an old friend.

Caramelized Apple, Shallot and Cheddar Tart

Puff pastry tarts with a creamy Cheddar spread, topped with sweet caramelized apples and shallots, and a sprinkle of fresh thyme. Sweet apples and tart Cheddar cheese? A marriage made on a local farm.

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. 

Easy Creamed Corn with Basil

Easy Creamed Corn with Basil

Easy Creamed Corn with Basil

Easy Creamed Corn with Basil is a summer staple in our house. These sweet kernels are just barely simmered in a sauce made from silky mascarpone cheese, a little half and half and not much else. Add a sprinkle of fragrant basil and you’ve got a simple, supremely summery side!

When summer corn is at its sweetest, it doesn’t take much to make it shine. A quick steam, a sprinkle of flaky sea salt, maybe a slick of good cultured butter is all that’s needed, and often not even that. But towards the end of the season our taste buds (and our teeth) need a break from gnawing kernels straight from the cob. That’s when we make this Easy Creamed Corn with Basil. Almost as quick as a simple steam, this method brings out the best in the corn, keeping the kernels crunchy, but bathing them in a silky, creamy sauce that’s the work of minutes.

read more…

Roasted Delicata Squash with Miso-Maple Butter

Roasted Delicata Squash with Miso-Maple Butter

Delicata squash (or your favorite winter variety) roasted until deeply caramelized and glazed with a delicious miso-maple butter. It's sweet, salty and so satisfying. I love butternut squash to bits but even I, an admitted squash fiend, sometimes just can't deal with...

read more
Savory Beef Stew with Mustard and Brandy

Savory Beef Stew with Mustard and Brandy

Cork and Knife Our new cookbook is out very soon — and its focus is one of our favorite ingredients: booze! We show you how to use the cooking properties of beer, wine, bourbon and more to make your dishes pop! I have to say...

read more
Our other winter warmer: Vanilla Old Fashioned

Our other winter warmer: Vanilla Old Fashioned

Cork and Knife Our new cookbook is out very soon — and its focus is one of our favorite ingredients: booze! We show you how to use the cooking properties of beer, wine, bourbon and more to make your dishes pop! Like our Maple Syrup...

read more
Hasselback Potatoes with Easy Garlic Confit

Hasselback Potatoes with Easy Garlic Confit

This post is sponsored by US Potato Board. Thanks for supporting Nerds with Knives' sponsors! Get ready for a new holiday tradition: crispy-skinned Hasselback potatoes studded with soft, meltingly tender cloves of confit garlic (like roasted garlic, but even more...

read more

Pre-order our new book!

Buy our first book!

Sign up for recipes in your inbox!

Join the Nerds gang to receive automatic weekly recipes by email!