apple cider caramels
So, friends. Yesterday was the day, the day that that the 336-page, 2.8-pound bundle of joy that I began working on over three years ago tip-toed cautiously out of my tiny kitchen in hopes that you…
cinnamon toast french toast + book preview
Guys, I wrote a cookbook. When I was 32 weeks pregnant in the summer of 2009 (in fact, this was overflowing on my kitchen counter during my first meeting across town) and should have been doing nor…
'Smitten Kitchen's Big Cluster Maple Granola Recipe
"Nothing glues like protein." Indeed, this granola was the most well-clustered I've ever produced in my kitchen. The toasted wheat germ adds a boost of nuttiness (and nutrition) while also helping the oats bind together.
pancetta, white bean and chard pot pies
For the last month or so, my cookbook had been on a boat, an image which delighted me to no end. I pictured it heading to a dock at the edge of a continent, like Arya at the end of Book 3 of Game o…
Smitten Kitchen's Harvest Roast Chicken with Grapes, Olives, and Rosemary Recipe
Oven-roasted chicken pieces make for a speedy and soul-satisfying cool-weather dinner. Deb Perelman's method in The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook is easy enough to throw together for a weeknight meal. The chicken tastes even better alongside the chicken-fat slicked olives and roasted grapes.
'Smitten Kitchen's Mushroom Bourguignon Recipe
Those who have followed Deb Perelman's blog Smitten Kitchen for any length of time have learned that she works wonders with vegetables (and also butter). Her past life as a food-loving vegetarian shows in each of her recipes. Her Mushroom Bourguignon is a perfect example. Meaty portobellos (or creminis) and pearl onions are browned a la chuck roast, then added to a rich tomato and wine gravy.
Smitten Kitchen's Honey and Harissa Farro Salad Recipe
It's hard to get through fall without encountering more than a few roasted vegetable salads. They're earthy, filling, and entirely seasonal. In The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook, Deb Perelman writes about a few such salads, but the one that drew my eye was her Honey and Harissa Farro Salad. I'm a big harissa fan, and the idea of tempering its spiciness with honey sounded like a perfect dressing base. But what the title of the recipes leaves out is that over half of this salad is made up of…
Smitten Kitchen’s Chocolate Chip Brioche Pretzels
Our friend Deb Perelman, who runs the enormously adored cooking site Smitten Kitchen just published her first cookbook and I got to spend an afternoon in her kitchen making one of the recipes, an insanely decadent breakfast treat: think pretzel meets chocolate meets the most tender brioche dough you’ve ever laid teeth on. (Here’s a peek into her kitchen!) This is just one of over 100 recipes (and more than 300 photographs, all by Deb) 105-plus recipes. 300+ full-color photos.