Cranberry Sausage Stuffing

A simple recipe for cranberry sausage stuffing with lots of variations depending on what you have on hand. Sausage, stale bread, nuts and dried berries are the stars.

Caldo de Queso

How to make classic Sonoran caldo de queso, a cheese soup with a rich broth, roasted chiles, potatoes and chunks of cheese.

Golumpki, Polish Cabbage Rolls

Polish cabbage rolls, also known as golumpki, are, like many "thing wrapped in other things," comforting, easy, versatile and delicious.

Spanish Quail with Paprika and Onions

A Spanish recipe for quail stewed with paprika and onions. You then strain off the liquid and serve that with pasta. it's a great date night dish.

Cumberland Sausage

Cumberland sausage is a classic English fresh sausage flavored simply with mace, sage and pepper. Normally pork, you can use other meats, too.

Lingonberry Sauce

Making lingonberry sauce is easy: It's just lingonberries and sugar - and time. Sugared lingonberries are a versatile Scandinavian condiment.

Big News, Big Changes

If you haven't heard, I have moved from California to Minnesota, with all that entails.

Huitlacoche Quesadilla

A recipe for huitlacoche quesadillas. Huitlacoche, "corn smut," is a mushroom that grows on corn, and is amazing cooked with chile and onion on a tortilla.

Birch Bolete Bonanza

How to identify, harvest and cook the birch bolete, Leccinum scabrum. Birch boletes are edible, but best dried first.

How to Make Chipotles

How to make chipotles at home. You need ripe jalapenos, a smoker, and time. They're easy to make, and store well.

Mahi Mahi Ceviche

A mahi mahi ceviche recipe inspired by ceviches I've eaten in Baja California. Dorado ceviche is common there, and often uses fruit like mango or pineapple.

chanterelle sauce

A recipe for a summery chanterelle sauce that works well with fish, poultry, pasta or bread. Chanterelles, cream, corn and roasted garlic.