25 Harvest-Inspired Recipes Showcasing Fall Vegetables
From acorn squash and pumpkin to cauliflower and turnips!
Triple Ginger Cookies
While it’s perfectly fine to roll these cookies in granulated sugar, it’s worth seeking out coarse sugar for its addictive crunch.
I got the genius idea to put popcorn in a cookie from one of my favorite food bloggers, Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen.
These gluten-free cookies are also delicious made with Mexican spices. Just omit the peppermint extract and add 1 tsp ancho chili powder and 1⁄2 tsp cinnamon to the dry mix.
For thumbprints, you want a stiffer jam made with pectin so it won’t bleed into the cookie. These are also delicious filled with lemon curd or chocolate ganache.
Golden Pecan Balls
These snowy orbs are rich, buttery and crunchy with nuts. Golden syrup gives them a unique, toffee-like flavour.
Chocolate Compost Cookies
Momofuku Milk Bar pastry chef and co-owner Christina Tosi took New York by storm with her salty-sweet Compost Cookies. I’ve applied her genius concept to my dark chocolate cookie recipe.
I learned the secret to perfect shortbread when I wrote a story about Lesia Kohut, the owner of LPK’s Culinary Groove, a patisserie in Toronto. Bread flour keeps the texture from getting too sandy.
Nutella Sandwich Cookies
Adapted from Alice Medrich’s Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy Melt-in-Your Mouth Cookies, these dark chocolate wafers are delicious on their own and even better with a gooey filling of Nutella.
When I was growing up, Christmas wasn’t complete without my grandmother’s piparkoogid, the Estonian spin on gingersnaps. After a few humorous lost-in-translation moments, I managed to wrestle the recipe from her and carry on the tradition.
I’ve been making variations of these biscotti for more than two decades. The recipe comes from my aunt Sue Devor, a retired pastry chef.
Spring Lamb Chops With Fresh Mint Sauce
With the fresh mint sauce taking just 2 minutes to prepare, and the grilled lamb chops around 6 minutes, this could easily become a favorite workday main.
Yakitori are traditional Japanese kebabs often served by street vendors.
Quinoa-Stuffed Mushroom Caps
Don’t use red quinoa for this recipe as it won’t absorb the flavors as well.
Winter Caprese Bites
Oven-drying tomatoes slowly removes the water and intensifies the fruit’s natural umami. The tomatoes can be made up to 3 days in advance.
Arctic Char Gravlax With Horseradish Cream
This recipe can also be made with the equivalent weight of salmon cut from the tail end. If using center-cut salmon, it will need to cure for 36 to 48 hours.