This time of year, a cozy night at home can be a welcome break from the holiday party circuit. Should you find the opportunity for a little R&R, it’s nice to have an easy weeknight recipe at hand.
Sage meringue wisdom: a dry day is a good day for meringues of all sorts. These are best made the day of serving. If it’s damp where you are, make the meringue 2 to 3 hours beforehand. While its classic French cousin is crisp, pavlova contains cornstarch and is baked a little less, giving it a soft, marshmallow-y center.
These dusty looking veggies buried in snowy salt are somewhat surprising. Who would guess that so much salt could yield tender, beautifully cooked veggies? Herbs mixed in with the salt perfume the flesh of the vegetable. Once out of the oven, just brush the salt aside to reveal vegetables that are perfectly seasoned and cooked.
Is this pumpkin pie? Nope! It’s a tart. We love the ratio of filling to crust on this one. The crust is like a cookie: crunchy, hazelnutty, and topped with chocolate. Not too sweet and not too rich, we crown it all with a thin layer of creamy pumpkin filling, delicately spiced with cinnamon and ginger. It’s our holiday staple and we have a sneaking suspicion it will become yours as well!