Butternut Squash with Browned Butter and Thyme

If you have only one oven in your kitchen, any Thanksgiving side dishes you prepare generally need to be made on the stovetop, as the turkey is taking central stage in the oven. Here is a simple butternut squash side that you can easily do on the stove. The trick to this dish is browning […]

Mashed Potatoes with Brown Butter, Goat Cheese, and Sage

Guest author Garrett and I made these mashed potatoes the other day. So good! ~Elise The story of my first Thanksgiving away from home is one I tell with pride. Sure, we all have epic disasters in the kitchen and Thanksgiving horror stories to tell, but mine is epic. The dinner was a wreck: the […]

Squid Ink Pasta with Pumpkin, Sage and Browned Butter

Okay, I know. This is one of those weird ones. But it is Halloween, and I was looking for something black and orange (go SF Giants!) to make, and I saw a package of squid ink pasta at The Pasta Shop in Berkeley, and I just had to have it. Have you ever had squid […]

Seared Scallops with Brown Butter Caper Sauce

A beautifully seared scallop is a delight to behold and a pleasure to eat. It can be just a little challenging to accomplish though. First, you need to start with good quality “dry packed” scallops, or natural scallops, not “wet packed” that are soaked in preservatives. The scallops should be fresh and sweet smelling, not […]

Cauliflower Mashed “Potatoes” with Browned Butter

I had to laugh at our last holiday meal when my sister proclaimed, “these are the best mashed potatoes ever!” only to be informed that she was eating mashed cauliflower. Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes have been around for a while, and if you have yet to get on the bandwagon, I encourage you to try them! Cauliflower […]

Pasta with Spinach, Mushrooms, and Brown Butter

When it comes to this pasta dish with mushrooms, spinach, and brown butter, you couldn ’t ask for an easier or quicker weeknight meal. Just sauté a hefty amount of mushrooms, add cooked pasta and spinach, and stir until the spinach wilts. Just like that, dinner is ready! THE SECRET IS IN THE SAUCE With […]

Pasta with Butternut Squash, Bacon, and Brown Butter

Cool weather means winter squashes. And in my house, winter squashes more often than not mean butternut. This recipe with pasta, butternut squash, and bacon is easy enough that you could likely pull it off during the week, but it feels fancy enough—thanks to the brown butter—that you could serve it for guests, too. Recipes […]