Orange-Cardamom Butternut Squash Woodsy-minty cardamom and pungent black pepper are paired with fresh, bright orange zest and salt for a decidedly different way of seasoning winter squash. A drizzle of honey pulls all the flavors together and heightens the sweetness without being cloying. Apple Rose Puffs These apple roses are almost as pretty as the real thing — and much tastier. DIY fondant is easy, inexpensive and perfect for Halloween cupcakes Fondant — the smooth, pliable icing used on intricate wedding cakes and other confections — is an icing I love to work with but often forget about. Sign up for Restaurants & Recipes updates Receive updates directly to your inbox by signing up for our weekly food newsletter. Sunken Apple Cake Sunken Apple Cake is a German-style apple cake featuring hasselback-cut apples baked in a vanilla- and lemon-flavored batter. Homemade Funnel Cakes You needn't wait for the fair or food festival to enjoy this sugary fried treat. Funnel cakes are quite simple to make at home. You just need a pot for frying and something to dispense the batter, such as a squeeze bottle. Clove-Infused Tomato Soup This spicy tomato soup can be served two ways — with a puff pastry lid or with puff pastry sticks for dipping. Easy Apple Danish This apple danish skips the yeast dough and instead uses ready-to-bake puff pastry from the freezer. Shaping German-style Pretzels Laugengebäck, German for lye bread, can be formed and baked in a variety of shapes with the pretzel twist being the most iconic. Sumac Chicken With Butternut Squash, Red Onion and Tahini-Yogurt Sauce Sumac — along with red chile, cumin and garlic — add zip to this easy, yet flavorful sheet-pan chicken dinner with butternut squash and red onion. New Mexico-Style Green Chile Sauce Hatch chiles are renowned for their complex hot and sweet flavor. This recipe is typical for what you'd find in New Mexico. Serve it over eggs, enchiladas, add a little pork, beef or chicken to make it a meal, stir it into a batch of cornbread, use it to top a burger, add to cheese dip, whatever your heart and taste buds desire. Polenta Nachos (Polentchos) Rounds of pan-fried polenta stand in for the tortilla chips in these nachos topped with seasoned meat, beans, cheese, jalapenos, pickled red onion, olives, radishes, tomatoes and cilantro. Pickled red onions are easy, fast, delicious Now that onions are safe to eat again (knock on wood), it’s a good time to share this quick pickle recipe. They taste great on everything from burgers to salads and nachos, and even straight from the jar. Seared Scallops Over Corn, Peaches and Tomatoes Seared sea scallops are served atop a bed of in-season sweet corn, peaches, tomatoes and jalapeno dressed with olive oil and lime juice in this simple, yet luxurious recipe. Yeasted Breakfast Cake Pears spiced with cinnamon top this variation of Yeasted Breakfast Cake. Lemon Mascarpone Pasta Mascarpone, lemon, hazelnuts and fresh herbs come together in this easy pasta dish that can be dressed up with add-ins like sauteed mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, green peas or cooked and diced pancetta or bacon. Butter-Basted Fish A fish recipe even picky-eaters will love. Filets of cod (or black sea bass, haddock, pollock or hake) are pan-seared then basted with melted butter that's been infused with garlic and thyme. A squeeze of lemon finishes the dish. Peach Tiramisu This seasonal twist on tiramisu, replaces the coffee, rum and cocoa of traditional tiramisu with peaches, bourbon and just a touch of cinnamon. Cheese Stuffed Peppers Mild, sweet and hot peppers are stuffed with two kinds of cheese, corn, spices and seasoned meat in this version of pepper poppers. Nice Cream Nice cream (aka banana ice cream) does not taste exactly like real ice cream. But it is delicious. And on a hot day it’s a much cooler way to deal with a glut of overripe bananas than firing up the oven to bake banana bread. Gadgets & Gizmos: Bodum Bistro Electric Milk Frother When one gets used to having frothed milk in her morning coffee, it's hard to give up. Fried tomatoes — green or ripe — are a summer favorite Whether they're green or ripe, one of my favorite ways to eat tomatoes is dipped in buttermilk, dredged in cornmeal and pan-fried. Jam session Many cooks have a bit of trepidation about canning. Leak leads to Cherry Hand Pie delight If your dad is a cherry pie fan, these little pies would make a great dessert to serve Sunday for Father's Day. Sheet Pan Fajitas still sell the sizzle Toss the seasoned meat and vegetables on a rimmed sheet pan, pop it under the broiler while you heat your tortillas and voila! Potato Pancakes never go uneaten I love potato pancakes. Especially the kind made with leftover mashed potatoes. Roasted strawberries, syrup seasonal treats If the old adage "we are what we eat" is true, I will soon turn into a strawberry. Easter cakes in the time of corona This Easter may not be like all the others but the foods we eat hold the same, if not more, importance than ever. Pineapple pancakes make up for postponed vacation If all had gone according to plan, I'd be sitting a on beach sipping a rum drink right about now. But just because I'm not at the beach, that doesn't mean I can't eat like I am. Salvadoran-style Cheese Pupusas "What's for supper," my husband asks as he walks into the kitchen to find me covered with cornflour dust. "Pupusas." Everything you need to know to make Asian-style dumplings at home Pierogi, ravioli, momo, wontons, baozi, jiaozi — these are just a few of our favorite filled dumplings. Let the cake's molten chocolate flow This dessert goes by many names: moelleux au chocolat, chocolate surprise cake, molten chocolate cake, chocolate lava cake, chocolate molten lava cake, chocolate souffle cake ... Malasadas, Hawaii's famous doughnut, are a Mardi Gras treat My first bite of a malasada was on a lanai with a mountain view on the island of Kauai. The little doughnuts were part of a spread of local foods served during "orientation" at the resort where I was vacationing. Taking stock of pantry nets Pasta e Fagioli We all know we should keep a variety of nonperishable foods and plenty of water on hand in the event of an emergency. World of dumplings The world of dumplings is a vast, carb-rich, wonderland. Taco Queso Dip makes a great Super Bowl meal Like millions of Americans, I will be watching Super Bowl LIV this Sunday. And like millions of Americans, I will indulge in a variety of snack foods. Quick Butter Tomato Sauce This buttery tomato sauce was delicious on everything I put it on — pasta, hunks of crusty bread, a spoon. Snowmen Cookies This sugar cookie recipe stands out because it doesn't require a cookie cutter to create these cute little snow people. The trick is all in the baking process. Cranberry Shrub I was first introduced to shrubs — the syrup and the drink made from sweetened fruit juice and vinegar — a few years ago. Sugared Cranberries Garnish your drink with sugared cranberries. Quick Cinnamon Rolls These sweet biscuits come together in about 30 minutes and are superb served warm from the oven. Here's how to make brown sugar apple pie reminiscent of Granny's I've been eating a lot of apples this fall. I just can't seem to get my fill of them. I've been eating them fresh and baked into all sorts of things. Cauliflower love affair gets fried and cheesy Cauliflower has been having a moment for a few years now.