The Super Foodie :: Miso Glazed Eggplant

When I spotted these tiny eggplants at the farmer’s market, I just knew I had to have them at my next dinner table! Roasted with a sweet miso glaze, they’re as tasty as they are adorable. I prefer chickpea miso but if you can’t find it, a sweet yellow miso will work as well! In […]

12 Tastes of Christmas :: Elizabeth’s Gumbo

Merry Christmas Eve! Today might just be my favorite day of the whole year… there’s something about the “night before,” with its twinkling lights and magical sense of anticipation that just might even trump Christmas Day for me. We’ll be spending a lazy day together — a long bundled up-walk around the neighborhood, mimosa brunch […]

12 Tastes of Christmas :: Athena’s Short Ribs

So thrilled to be kicking off another lineup of “12 Tastes of Christmas” — the annual series in which we ask our favorite foodies and tastemakers around the country to stop by and share what they’ll be serving on their holiday tables this season. We have so many great ones to inspire all kinds of culinary […]

Tuesday Tastings :: Fall Oxtail Pappardelle

We’re following up this morning’s pasta making class with an exclusive recipe from épicerie‘s chef and owner, Sarah McIntosh. If you know me, you probably know that I’m not the biggest meat-lover, and that 95% of the dishes I eat and cook are veggie-centric… but this Fall Oxtail Papperdelle has me singing an entirely different […]

The Super Foodie :: Spaghetti Squash with Marinara

I love spaghetti like a dog loves bones, but what I don’t love is that feeling of fullness when I’ve eaten my weight in noodles… which is why I think spaghetti squash is such a brilliant vegetable. It provides my spaghetti-loving satisfaction without that heavy, processed carb after-dinner sluggishness. And paired with this hearty, homemade […]

Tuesday Tastings :: Sweet Potato Tortilla Soup

I feel like there’s been just about every possible version of tortilla soup floating around out there, and I’ve had my go-to version for awhile (thanks Ina!) But last night, I felt like doing something different. Instead of the fire roasted tomato-based soup I’ve come to rely on, I was dreaming of something a little […]

Tuesday Tastings :: Fettuccine & Zucchini Ribbons

An added perk to my job this year is that I get to spend lots of quality time with my good friend Buff Strickland, the incredibly talented photographer that’s shooting my entire book. Buff’s laid-back vibe makes every shoot day a fun one, and since she also shares my love of simple, seasonal cooking, we […]

Tequila-Lime Fish Tacos

For this edition of In Season, I’m hereby declaring it Tequila Season (I was going to say taco season, but for those of us in Austin, taco season is really a year-round celebration). I can’t think of any better way to beat the summer heat than with a bright, zesty serving of fish tacos. I start […]

Tuesday Tasting :: Spicy Peanut Noodles with Edamame & Shrimp

Now that summer’s here and our weekends are spent hanging by the pool with family and friends, I’ve been really into big family-style bowls of seasonal farm-fresh ingredients that are a meal in themselves: salads and pastas that are just as good sitting out at room temp for late arrivals as they are served straight […]

Tuesday Tastings :: Moroccan Chicken Tagine

It used to be that if I was reading a recipe that called for a couple of exotic ingredients I didn’t normally keep in my pantry, I tended to pass, assuming it would be overly complicated. But lately, I’ve rediscovered that there’s a total joy in experimenting with unfamiliar ingredients, cooking with new techniques and […]

In Season :: Creamy Tortilla Soup

Here in Austin, we consume a serious amount of tacos. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack… any time of day can be considered taco time. Because of this, I always have leftover tortillas. When they start to get a little stale, I pop them in the freezer and eventually make this soup. There are two types of […]

In Season :: Shells & Brussels Sprouts

Jeanine here, and growing up, I was force-fed vegetables just as much as the next kid. Broccoli was at the top of my hate list, closely followed by mushy cooked carrots (which I still won’t eat to this day), but I never had to face brussels sprouts. My mom didn’t like them as a child, so she […]

Tuesday Tastings: Butternut Squash Strozzapreti

We eat loads of pasta at our house, and I’ve got to admit that I thought I’d tried just about every incarnation possible: linguine with sundried tomatoes & fresh mozzarella, pumpkin ravioli with brown butter, rigatoni with sausage and eggplant, spaghetti with roasted cauliflower & golden raisins, and orecchiette with sautéed kale are only a […]

In Season :: Sesame & Shiitake Soba Noodles

Jeanine here, and today I’m sharing my go-to meal of the moment: cold soba. I made a big bowl of this as a side dish with dinner last week, and then ate it for lunch the next two days in a row. And when I ran out, I made it again. It not only keeps […]

In Season :: Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash

Now that Halloween is over, the countdown to Thanksgiving has officially begun. For a lot of us, (myself, Jeanine, included) turkey day is no longer about the turkey. But I realize that for many, the idea of hosting a vegetarian or two at your holiday table is still a scary and stressful thought. The first […]

Fig, Caramelized Onion & Goat Cheese Pizza

Anyone else pondering what to cook this weekend? I’m getting ready to strap Phoebe in the baby carrier and head to the grocery to stock up on ingredients for some great meals – and this fig, caramelized onion & goat cheese pizza is on the agenda. We’ll be taking advantage of what could be the […]

Pumpkin Fettuccine

Strap on the stretchy pants and get ready to join in on my pumpkin craze. Jess here, and today I’m here to share a dish that practically screams fall-on-a-plate. This creamy pumpkin fettuccine alfredo is the perfect dinner to come home to with these cooler fall temps we’ve all been dying over (truth be told, I’m just pretending the […]