my cookbooks: recipe index


Peach and Sour Cream Pancakes
Cinnamon Toast French Toast
Gingerbread Spice Dutch Baby
Plum Poppy Seed Muffins
Whole-Wheat Raspberry Ricotta Scones
Chocolate Chip Brioche Pretzels
Almond Date Breakfast Bars
Apricot Breakfast Crisp
Big Cluster Maple Granola
Maple Bacon Biscuits
Big Breakfast Latkes
Greens, Eggs, and Hollandaise
Baked Ranchero Eggs with Blistered Jack Cheese and Lime Crema
Potato Frittata with Feta and Scallions
New York Breakfast Casserole
Fig, Olive Oil, and Sea Salt Challah
Cheddar Swirl Breakfast Buns

Vinegar Slaw with Cucumbers and Dill
Zucchini Ribbons with Almond Pesto
Fingerlings Vinaigrette with Sieved Eggs and Pickled Celery
Iceberg Stack with Blue Cheese and Radishes
Tomato Scallion Shortcakes with Whipped Goat Cheese
Kale Salad with Cherries and Pecans
Sugar Snap Salad with Miso Dressing
Broccoli Slaw
Cranberry Bean Salad with Walnuts and Feta
Roasted Baby Roots with Sherry-Shallot Vinaigrette
Honey and Harissa Farro Salad

Sandwiches, Tarts, and Pizzas
Avocado Tartine with Cucumber and Sesame Seeds
Chicken and Egg Salad Toasts with Lemon Aioli and Fennel
Emmentaler on Rye with Sweet and Sour Red Onions
Ratatouille Sub
Broccoli Rabe Panini with Mozzarella
Wild Mushroom Tart
Butternut Squash and Caramelized Onion Galette
Pizza Dough
Rushed Pizza Dough
Leisurely Pizza Dough
Everyday Margarita Pizza
Shaved Asparagus Pizza
Eggplant and Three Cheese Calzone

The Main Dish: Vegetarian
Gnocchi in Tomato Broth
Sweet Peas and Shells Alfredo
Linguine with Cauliflower Pesto
Heart-Stuffed Shells in Lemon Ricotta Béchamel
Leek Fritters with Garlic and Lemon
Jacob’s Blintzes, or Sweet Potato Blintzes with Farmer’s Cheese
Corn Risotto–Stuffed Poblanos
Slow-Cooker Black Bean Ragout
Roasted Tomatoes and Cipollini Onions with White Beans
Spaghetti Squash and Black Bean Tacos with Queso Fresco
Roasted Eggplant with Yogurt–Tahini Sauce and Cumin-Crisped Chickpeas
Wild Rice Gratin with Kale, Caramelized Onions, and Baby Swiss
Mushroom Bourguignon

The Main Dish: Seafood, Poultry, and Meat
Vermouth Mussels with Tarragon Oven Fries
Seared Halibut and Gazpacho Salsa with Tomato Vinaigrette
Pancetta, White Bean, and Swiss Chard Pot Pies
Sesame-Spiced Turkey Meatballs and Smashed Chickpea Salad
Mustard Milanese with an Arugula Fennel Salad
Flat Roasted Chicken with Tiny Potatoes
Harvest Roast Chicken with Grapes, Olives, and Rosemary
Pork Chops with Cider, Horseradish, and Dill
Balsamic and Beer–Braised Short Ribs with Parsnip Purée
Maya’s Sweet and Sour Holiday Brisket and Roasted Fingerling and Carrot Coins
Tomato-Glazed Meatloaves with Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes
Pistachio Masala Lamb Chops with Cucumber Mint Raita

Buttered Popcorn Cookies
Rhubarb Hamantaschen
Salted Brown Butter Crispy Treats
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
Cranberry Crumb Bars with Mulling Spices
Gooey Cinnamon Squares
Brownie Roll-Out Cookies
Alex’s Chocolate Raspberry Rugelach

Pies and Tarts
Whole Lemon Bars
Butterscotch Banana Tarte Tatin
Chocolate Silk Pie
Marbled Pumpkin Gingersnap Tart
All Butter, Really Flaky Pie Dough
Almond and Sweet Cherry Galette
Deepest Dish Apple Pie
Peach Dumplings with Bourbon Hard Sauce

Mom’s Apple Cake
Grapefruit Olive Oil Pound Cake
Blueberry Cornmeal Butter Cake
Olive Oil Ricotta Cake with Concord Grape Coulis
Tiny But Intense Chocolate Cake
Golden Sheet Cake with Berry Buttercream
Chocolate Hazelnut Crepe Cake
S’more Layer Cake
Red Wine Velvet Cake with Whipped Mascarpone

Puddings and Candy
Strawberry Cheesecake Fools
White Chocolate Pudding with Blackberry Curd
Tres Leches Rice Pudding
Apple Cider Caramels
Coffee Toffee

Party Snacks and Drinks
How to Throw a Dinner Party (That You’ll Actually Get to Enjoy)
Spicy Brittled Peanuts
Pumpernickel Grissini with Horseradish Crème Fraîche Dip
Smoky Deviled Eggs with Crisped Jamón and Crushed Marconas
Blue Cheese and Black Pepper Gougères
Rosemary Gruyère and Sea Salt Crisps
Baked Potato Crisps with The Works
French Onion Toasts
Broiled Clams with Chorizo Breadcrumbs
Spritzy Ginger Lemonade
Muddle Puddle Battle


Deli Rye English Muffins
Granola Biscotti
Jam-Bellied Bran Scones
Baked Oatmeal with Caramelized Pears and Vanilla Cream
Spinach, Mushroom and Goat Cheese Slab Frittata
Everything Drop Biscuits with Cream Cheese
Ricotta Blini with Honey, Orange and Sea Salt
Loaded Breakfast Potato Skins
Sticky Toffee Waffles
Raspberry Hazelnut Brioche Bostock
Polenta-Baked Eggs with Corn, Tomato and Fontina
Magical Two-Ingredient Oat Brittle
Flipped Crispy Egg Taco with Singed Greens
Alex’s Bloody Mary Shrimp Cocktail
Perfect Blueberry Muffins

Cauliflower Wedge
Mango Apple Ceviche with Sunflower Seeds
Potatoes and Asparagus Gribiche
Winter Slaw with Farro
Smashed Cucumber Salad with Salted Peanuts and Wasabi Peas
Sushi Takeout Cobb
Kale Caesar with Broken Eggs and Crushed Croutons
Charred Corn Succotash with Lime and Crispy Shallots
Whitefish and Pickled Cucumber Salad
Fennel, Pear, Celery and Hazelnut Salad
Fall-Toush Salad with Delicata Squash and Brussels Sprouts
Carrot Salad with Tahini, Crisped Chickpeas and Salted Pistachios

Soups and Stews
Red Lentil Soup, Dal-Style
Pea Tortellini in Parmesan Broth
Mini-Matzo Ball Soup with Horseradish and Herbs
Roasted Tomato Soup with Broiled Cheddar
Cucumber Yogurt Gazpacho with Mint, Almonds and Grapes
Spiced Carrot and Pepper Soup with a Couscous Swirl
Grandma-Style Chicken Noodle Soup
Manhattan-Style Clams with Fregola

Sandwiches, Tarts and Flatbreads
Broccoli Melts
Artichoke and Parmesan Galette
Leek, Feta and Greens Spiral Pie
Grilled Yogurt Flatbreads
Corn, Bacon, and Arugula Pizza
Roasted Tomato Picnic Sandwich
A Very Simple Pizza Dough
Winter Squash Flatbread with Hummus and Za’atar
A Dense, Grainy Daily Bread

Vegetarian Mains
Halloumi Roast with Eggplant, Zucchini and Tomatoes
Parmesan Dutch Baby with Creamed Mushrooms
Crispy Tofu and Broccoli with Sesame-Peanut Pesto
Fried Green Plantains with Avocado Black Bean Salsa
Broccoli, Cheddar and Wild Rice Fritters
Wild Mushroom Shepherd’s Pie
Spring Fried Barley with a Sesame Sizzled Egg
Zucchini-Stuffed Zucchini with Sorta Salsa Verde
Romesco, Chickpea, and Smashed Egg Bowl
Dry-Rub Sweet Potato Steaks with Green Bean Slaw
Tomato and Gigante Bean Bake | Pizza Beans
My Go-To Garlic Bread
Cacio e Pepe Potatoes Anna
Caramelized Cabbage Risotto
Mujadara-Stuffed Cabbage with Minted Tomato Sauce
Spaghetti Pangrattato with Crispy Eggs
Brussels and Three Cheese Pasta Bake
One-Pan Farro with Tomatoes

Meat Mains
Brick Hens with Charred Lemon
Siberian Pelmeni
Crispy Short Rib Carnitas with Sunset Slaw
Quick Sausage, Kale and Crouton Sauté
Smoky Sheet Pan Chicken with Cauliflower
Chicken and Rice, Street Cart Style
Grilled Squid with Chickpeas, Chiles and Lemon
Meatballs Marsala with Egg Noodles and Chives
Beefsteak Skirt Steak Salad with Blue Cheese and Parsley Basil Vinaigrette
Pork Tenderloin Agrodolce with Squash Rings
Sizzling Beef Bulgogi Tacos
Miso Maple Ribs with Roasted Scallions
Bacony Baked Pintos with The Works

Two Thick, Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Mega-Cookies
Strawberry Cloud Cookies
Double Coconut Meltaways
Olive Oil Shortbread with Rosemary and Chocolate Chunks
Pretzel Linzers with Salted Caramel
Bakery-Style Butter Cookies

Tarts and Pies
Wintry Apple Bake with Double Ginger Crumble
Julie’s Punked Strawberry Tart
Chocolate Pecan Slab Pie
Caramelized Plum Tartlets
Apricot Pistachio Squares
Bake Sale Winning-est Gooey Oat Bars

Marble Bundt Cake
The Smeteneh Küchen | Sour Cream Coffee Cake
Banana Bread Roll
Marzipan Petit Four Cake
Chocolate Peanut Butter Icebox Cake
The Party Cake Builder

Puddings, Frozen Things, Etc.
Blackout Brownie Waffle Sundae
Lemon Meringue Pie Smash
Cheesecake Semifreddo with Gingersnaps and Cranberries
Danish Rice Pudding with Cherry Black Pepper Sauce
Peach Melba Popsicles
Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake
Cannoli Zeppole

Apps, Snacks and Party Food
Kale-Dusted Pecorino Popcorn
Herb and Garlic Baked Camembert
Chopped Liver on Rye, Roumanian Steakhouse Style
Mom’s Bread Bowl with Spinach Liptauer and Pickled Red Onions
Crushed Olives with Almonds, Celery, and Parmesan
Garden Gin and Tonic with Cucumber, Lime, and Mint
Pomegranate and Orange Peel Fizz


breakfast anytime
sour cream and flaky cheddar biscuits
peanut butter, oat, and jam bars
my bodega-style egg-and-cheese
peach crumb muffins
slumped parmesan frittata
chocolate chip buckwheat pancakes
breakfast potato chips and sheet pan eggs
zucchini cornbread and tomato butter
caramelized cinnamon sugar french toast
three breakfast salads
honeydew with avocado and almonds
citrus with radishes and hazelnuts
tomatoes with cottage cheese and bagel seeds
bialy babka
challah cheesecake buns
blueberry pancake cobbler

snow peas with pecorino and walnuts
sesame asparagus and carrot chop
cucumber salad with garlicky dill yogurt
two-bean salad with basil vinaigrette
endive salad with apple matchsticks
deli pickle potato salad
double shallot egg salad
farro salad with roasted tomatoes
the big green little gem salad

soups and stews
ginger garlic chicken noodle soup
simple black bean chili
winter squash soup with red onion crisp
essential french onion soup
slow-simmered lentils with kale and goat cheese
cozy chicken and dumplings
creamy tomato chickpea masala
clam chowder with bacon croutons


small vegetables
charred brussels sprout toast with ricotta
pea, feta, and mint fritters
charred salt and vinegar cabbage
skillet white beans “caesar”
spiced sweet potato oven fries
broccoli rabe with broken burrata
braised winter squash wedges
spinach spiral bread

medium vegetables
leek and brie galette
carrot tarte tatin
skillet piperade eggs
green angel hair with garlic butter
soy-glazed tofu with crisped rice
toasted ricotta gnocchi with pistachio pesto
pecorino polenta with garlicky kale
cauliflower cheese baked potato

big vegetables
portobello hoagie
deepest dish broccoli cheddar quiche
tomato and corn cobbler
creamy coconut rice with chili-lime
baked orzo and artichokes
tangy baked eggplant and couscous
swiss chard enchiladas
zucchini and pesto lasagna

meat and one perfect plate of shrimp
crispy chili garlic butter shrimp
the angry grandma (pizza)
“russian” blt
chicken with rice, chorizo, and tomatoes
cabbage and kielbasa with rye croutons
weeknight lemon chicken wings
steak and corn tacos
skillet chicken parmesan
slow-roasted chicken with schmaltzy croutons
turkey meatloaf for skeptics
crushed ranch-y potatoes
oven-braised beef with harissa
crispy oven pulled pork
fettuccine with white ragù
lamb skewers with crackly vinegar glaze
perfect meatballs and spaghetti
raclette tartiflette

chocolate peanut butter cup cookies
thick molasses spice cookies
oatmeal date shortbread
chocolate chip cookies with salted walnut brittle

big crumb pie bars
bee sting bars
luxe s’more bars
the blondie chipwich

tarts, crisps, and a well-deserved crème brûlée
raspberry crostata
mango curd tart
apple butterscotch crisp
family-style crème brûlée
easy drop berry shortcakes

better-than-classic pound cake
whole lemon poppy seed cake
carrot cake with brown butter and no clutter
devil’s food cake with salted milk chocolate frosting
strawberry summer stack cake
pumpkin snacking cake
chocolate dulce puddle cakes

sips and snacks
salt and pepper limeades
apple cider old-fashioned
white russian slush punch
honey thyme baked feta
spicy crushed olives with pistachios
toasted sesame almonds
chocolate olive oil spread