Hearty Vegetable Chowder

This hearty chowder is a meal unto itself.  It warms you from the inside out on a cool day. Prep time:  15 minutesCook time:  30

Homemade Chicken Stock

Photo and Recipe by Tod DimmickDon't throw out those bones! Savory, flavorful homemade stock is the base for all kinds of recipes. Soups are the


 Ribollita appeals to my food sensibilities.  Loaded with vegetables, its whole premise is waste-nothing (Stale bread? Chuck it in!), it's a rich stew, and of

Kale & Carrot Chowder

Sometimes, this chunky stew is just what the doctor ordered.  This could easily be prepared all vegetarian. Prep time:  15 minutesCook time:  20 minutesServes:            4-6INGREDIENTS½

Stuffing Muffins

This tasty variation on classic stuffing makes great use of leftover bread. Adapted from my recipe for the Phantom Gourmet television show. Prep time: 20

Roasted Roots

Photo:Tod DimmickI've been playing with variations on this Wolfgang Puck recipe for years. It's a terrific destination root vegetables, and a perfect addition to the

100% Whole Wheat Bread

Yes, it is possible to make a loaf of 100% whole grain bread with a light crumb, chewy crust, and real flavor. Total prep time including kneading: about 20 minutesUnattended time: about 4 hoursCook time: 25-35 minutes INGREDIENTS3 cups whole wheat flour (“white” whole wheat works well)1/4 cup fun stuff Continue Reading

Sauteed Spinach

The key here is brief exposure to heat, so that the leaves are bright green and retain some of their crisp texture. Prep time:  5 minutesCook time:  5 minutes INGREDIENTS3 TB olive oil2 cloves garlic, slivered12-16 oz spinach, washed and dried.1 teaspoon fresh lemon juicefreshly ground black peppersalt to taste Continue Reading