rachel's recipes

Enjoy (and hide) your veggies in this summertime cake

I’ve been lamenting the zucchini in its ever-growing pile on my kitchen counter. I am funny about texture (I have a difficult time enjoying anything soggy) and zucchini tends t ...

Rachel's Recipes: No need to fear the fiesta in this frittata

I’m well known for my timing. It’s terrible. I published a pork tenderloin recipe during the swine flu crisis (in which I said I prefer pink pork and I still do; I just don’t ...

Rachel's Recipes: Fresh summer fruit makes it easy to cobble together dessert

While we don’t do it very often, I really do love having friends over for dinner. However (and this is a failing of mine), I also tend to overcomplicate things. I will work mys ...

Rachel's Recipes: Crisp cucumbers make for cool culinary delights

Summer produce always brings to mind my Charles Dickens habit and makes me start murmuring about the best of times and the worst of times, and really – how better to describe it? ...

Rachel's Recipes: Seasonal tomatoes top mouth-watering appetizer

My niece recently asked me what my favorite meal is. When you’re 9, this is an easy question to answer — and the answer tends to be something like “pizza” or “hamburger ...

Rachel's Recipes: Turn up the heat with spicy Thai dish

Soaring summertime heat always sends me in search of spicy food. Maybe it’s the idea that at least if I’m heating myself up on the inside, I have some kind of control over my ...

Rachel's Recipes: Stuffed mushrooms can be more than an appetizer

Those of us who are currently observing Lent are likely scrambling to provide our families with vegetarian meals every Friday. There is no doubt that our society is heavy on the ...

Rachel's Recipes: Options endless with chili

Some who have followed my column online may have noticed that I have come under fire in the past for sharing recipes that use meat. Not all of my recipes use animal products — s ...

Rachel's Recipes: Cutlets are good anytime

Turkey isn’t just for Thanksgiving and this week’s recipe should give you an idea or two. Turkey cutlets are tricky. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen them on sa ...

Roast chicken a multi-purpose, affordable meal

One of the first meals I ever made entirely by myself was a roast chicken. I am fairly certain I saw the recipe in a teen magazine and this was the recommendation for “date nig ...