Apple, Cranberry, and Pecan Galette

Serves 8–10 / An elegant yet comforting dessert. If cranberries are not available, try substituting fresh blueberries; just stir them in when you add the toasted pecans, so they don’t bleed too much. View recipe.

Baked Winter Squash with Heirloom Beans and Hominy

Serves 6 / Served grouped on a platter or on individual plates, this dish is a striking centerpiece for any festive table. Hominy, also known as posole, adds a nutty flavor and texture to the creamy beans. For convenience, the hominy and beans may be cooked in advance. In a pinch, canned beans will do; you’ll need about three cans total, and be sure to drain and rinse well. View recipe.