This comforting, mostly hands-off meal has a sauce built right in, and has the kind of flavor that seems (deceptively) like you worked on it all day. It does take 24 hours to marinate, so plan ahead.
Substitute small new potatoes or quartered golden potatoes for the purple ones, and this hearty salad will be just as good. It’s easily doubled.
This recipe uses heat and sugar to quickly pickle thinly sliced Meyer lemon. The sweet, sour, and lightly bitter pickled lemon adds tons of flavor to this fast chicken dinner.
Raw and vegan, this eggnog is so different from what you've had before! It's full of warm spices as well as protein, fiber, and healthy fats. Cheers!
These not-too-sweet, shortbread-style cookies are a great basic cookie to have in your back pocket. Barley or oat flour instead of the rye flour could be interesting here, or if you want something more neutral, regular all-purpose would work too!
This sweet potato side dish would be perfect on the Thanksgiving table - you can easily double or triple the recipe for a large group.
This gratin, with a crispy crust and a soft, creamy filling, is surprisingly easy to make.
Gluten-free and vegan, this pasta dish is creamy comfort food that everyone can enjoy. Toss in more cooked vegetables before serving if you’d like – steamed kale or roasted broccoli would be delicious.
This dressing is rich with herbs and loads of vegetables, and bakes up with a perfectly crispy crust.
After a long day, this is a good, easy dinner to throw together that's fast but still tastes incredible.
Leftover pork from this easy dinner is fantastic in a sandwich the next day.
Scented with leek and garlic and enriched with cream and Gruyère, this gratin is baked in a low oven, which leaves a crispy crust and buttery potatoes. A mandoline will make quick work of the potatoes!
Rich brisket is balanced with subtly spicy Chinese five-spice powder and lightly sweet satsumas.
A compote made from Satsuma madarins and both pomegranate juice and seeds makes this rich and creamy panna cotta extra-special.
This palate-cleansing salad balances out rich winter meals. The recipe calls for the vegetables to be thinly sliced, and a mandoline would come in handy here.
This healthy meal can be on the table in 30 minutes, perfect for a weeknight dinner, or feeding impromptu guests.
The addition of coconut milk and vanilla makes this sweet potato dish really special.
Crunchy and vibrant, this salad is flavorful and refreshing.
Refreshing, light, and festive, this granita is the perfect way to finish a heavy meal.
Wild rice grows truly wild in Wisconsin, not just cultivated as in other states. Nutty, filling, and flavorful, this pilaf is a wonderful everyday dinner addition, but would also be welcome at the Thanksgiving table.
Vanilla and almonds go so well together that you might find that you prefer it unsweetened. If not, this recipe has different options for sweetening to your liking.
This sauce is so addictive. Try tossed with rice or udon noodles with vegetables for a filling meal.
Thin down this sauce down to use as a tangy salad dressing, or leave it thick to spread on sandwiches, or as a dip for vegetables.
This slighty sweet, salty dressing takes a bowl of simple steamed vegetables and warm grains to another level.
Made with whole grain oats and seeds, these crackers are high in protein and fiber, and are really easy to make! If you use gluten-free oats, the crackers are gluten-free, too!
Winter root vegetables turn sweet and packed with flavor when roasted, and when lightly coated in maple syrup, they turn into a stand-out side dish.
This flavorful and hearty side dish is a perennial favorite at the Willy Street Co-op, and is perfect for the Thanksgiving table!
Winter vegetables can often seem heavy, but this root vegetable and apple salad is crisp and refreshing, a great antidote to filling holiday foods.
This is a festive, straightforward recipe, and is easily doubled for company.
Even if you didn’t grow up eating roasted chestnuts, there’s something very nostalgic about them that makes them a perfect treat during the holidays.
The key to light, fluffy mashed potatoes is a potato ricer: it gently turns the potatoes into tiny flakes, leaving you with perfect mashed potatoes.
Roasting squash alongside chicken this way turns it meltingly tender, with a crisp coating, almost candy-like.
Tomato adds depth and unexpected favor to this creamy squash soup. Serve with grilled cheese sandwiches for a filling meal.
Nutty toasted pecans are a nice complement to Brussels sprouts.
This hearty pasta dish makes a great dinner: fast and easy, and full of flavor. Omit the bacon for a just as satisfying vegetarian meal.
Apples are cooked once in a skillet before being topped with crumble and baked. The long cooking time turns the apples caramel-scented, sweet, and sticky.
Served with a simple green salad dressed in a light vinaigrette, this one-pan dinner hits the spot on cool, blustery, fall evenings.
Feel free to use whatever lettuce or blend of greens you like here.
Baba ghanoush is a Levantine eggplant dish that's perfect slathered on a slice of baguette, making it excellent picnic food. It's richly flavored with tahini, lemon, and lots of garlic.
Eggplant doesn't need a lot of preparation to taste great. Specialty varieties like Lilac Bride often lack the astringent flavor and big seeds that Italian Globe eggplant sometimes has.
This crowd-pleasing Chinese main dish is quick and easy.
Marinating tofu for just 15 minutes permeates it with flavor, and creates a nice glaze after it's baked. Italian frying peppers bring loads of taste but no heat.
With loads of summer vegetables, hearty mushrooms, and plenty of sweet Hungarian paprika, this vegetarian goulash is full of texture and flavor. Leftovers keep wonderfully for lunch boxes, as well.
If you don't have a grill or the space for one, a ridged, cast-iron grill pan works great. Heat over medium-high heat, and cook the tuna for 4-6 minutes, turning once.
Skirt steak and sweet fried peppers are infused with garlic in this pasta dish. Makes enough for a crowd!
Honeydew or cantaloupe would both be great in this dessert, sweet and cool with a bit of unexpected heat.
This raw tart, filled with fragrant, juicy, sweet peaches, is perfect for the summer months when lighter food is welcome.
Improving upon perfect summer peaches seems unlikely, but baking them with a buttery and crisp topping makes it happen.
This jam adds depth of flavor wherever it's used: layer on pizza instead of tomato sauce, spread on a sandwich, or serve with cheese and crackers.
Melon and paper-thin prosciutto are a perfect pairing, salty and sweet. This well-rounded salad features both, along with peppery arugula and champagne vinaigrette.