Roasted Beet Salad

Roasted Beet Salad - Tossed with mustard vinaigrette, topped with goat cheese, caramelized onions, candied walnuts, and alfalfa sprouts. @dawnsrecipes

This salad is inspired by one I saw recently at Burtons Grill. I’ve been twice with friends who’ve ordered it, and it always strikes me how beautiful the presentation is. Much to my delight, our recent CSA shares have included many of the ingredients necessary to replicate this salad at home. Continue Reading →

Bacon Rose Bouquet

Bacon Rose Bouquet | Dawn's Recipes

Firstly, let me apologize for not posting this before Valentine’s Day. I couldn’t very well make it in advance since I was giving it to my husband. I had to wait till he was at work today, otherwise the telltale aroma of bacon filling our house would have given it away. Plus, he reads my blog. If you’re not celebrating Valentine’s Day till the weekend, I’ve still got you covered. Otherwise, why not Pin this now and you’ll have it ready for next Valentine’s Day, or for Father’s Day, or for that special someone’s birthday? Continue Reading →

Whole Wheat Buttermilk Waffles

Whole Wheat Buttermilk Waffles - Whole wheat flour gives these waffles a crispy exterior and a tender interior. Add nuts, berries, or other fruit to customize to your hearts content.

This recipe is adapted from King Arthur Flour’s Classic Buttermilk Waffle recipe. I love a good waffle, but it’s so easy to wind up with waffles that are mediocre at best. They often end up either too dry from overcooking or with an exterior that is too spongy. One trick is to use pastry flour. Pastry flour gives waffles a delightfully crispy exterior and a tender, light interior. Continue Reading →

Baked Winter Squash Slices

Baked Winter Squash Slices | Dawn's Recipes

Delicata squash is something I discovered recently thanks to my local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). It is a long, round heirloom squash with ribbed sides. The think, edible skin is yellow with darker yellow or green stripes. The flesh is the color of orange sorbet. It is similar in taste and texture to acorn squash. Continue Reading →

Roasted Carrots and Parsnips

Roasted Carrots and Parsnips | Dawn's Recipes

One of the things I love about our winter CSA share is all the root vegetables we get. These hearty vegetables really stand up well to roasting, and the process brings out their natural sweetness. A little olive oil, some seasonings, and a bit of time in the oven is all it takes to turn these seasonal beauties into a fantastic side dish. Continue Reading →