Oregon Cheese
Difficulty - Moderate

Translated from Spanish to mean “in the style of the shepherd,” al pastor pork is traditionally spit-grilled. This easy-to-make version has the same great flavor and tender meat without the mess of a rotisserie. For added zing, plan ahead and marinate pork overnight. Makes 12 tacos.

This grown-up gourmet treat with a twist takes little effort and makes an excellent dessert. Creamy pumpkin and mascarpone, punctuated with a touch of cinnamon and vanilla, are balanced by the crunch of almond praline and delicate ladyfingers.

Serves: 4
Difficulty: moderate
Active time: 30 min
Non-active time: 4 hr or overnight
Special tools: silicone mat, heat-resistant rubber spatula, electric mixture, four 10-oz glass jars/bowls/ramekins
Note: can make one day ahead

These savory pork chops are pounded thin, dusted with flour, quickly browned and topped with a creamy mustard sauce, then finished with sautéed apples and leeks. Cauliflower-Potato Mash and Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon make excellent sides.


Difficulty: intermediate
Time: 45 min
Serves: 4
Special tools: meat mallet or heavy pan

Mushrooms, cream and bourbon add a burst of mouthwatering flavor to this twist on meat and potatoes, featuring tender beef, roasted potatoes with garlic, thyme and wilted kale with bacon. Serves 2.

Perfect for a light dinner when served with a green salad and white wine, this colorful squash and cheese tart features a flakey crust topped with fantastic fall vegetables and a drizzle of sweet-tangy white balsamic dressing.


Serves: 4
Difficulty: moderate
Cook time: 50 min
Special tools: rolling pin and parchment paper

The batter for this simple Easter cake is made entirely in a processor bowl. It features crunchy pecans, the zing of ginger and healthy Greek yogurt to add texture and tangy-ness. Layered with a lemon, ricotta, cream cheese frosting, this beautiful dessert is sure to delight.

Serves: 8
Difficulty: moderate
Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 30 min
Special tools: 9" round cake pan(s), food processor

Saltimbocca means “jump in your mouth”, which is exactly what the flavors do in this dish!

Easy and elegant, this flan recipe is infused with dark French roast coffee and real Tahitian vanilla bean. Make this delicious, romantic dessert a day ahead for a beautiful Valentine's Day finale that you're sure to love.

Serves: 6
Difficulty: moderate
Special tools: medium soufflé cups or 8"-9" pie pan, strainer
Make ahead: prepare at least 1 day and up to 3 days ahead, chilled

This playful dessert combines creamy peanut butter with a moist chocolate brownie and a crunchy center. Perfect for graduation get-togethers!

Makes: 12 servings
Difficulty: moderate
Active prep time: 45 min
Special tools: standard muffin pan, stand mixer
Make ahead: brownie cups and crunch balls can be frozen up to 2 weeks in advance; assemble finished cups up to 2 days ahead and chill

This recipe serves as a vegetarian meal with a green salad or can accompany barbecued meats.

Beautiful and delicious, this easy recipe for pork loin, surrounded by sweet and savory Honey-Glazed Squash, celebrates the joys of fall roasting.

Serves: 4
Difficulty: easy to moderate
Prep time: 30 min
Non-active time: 24 hours
Cook time: 60 min
Special tools: kitchen string, food processor

Savory and satisfying, this neo-traditional rice dish is a perfect combination of risotto, pumpkin and sweet Italian sausage, punctuated by fresh herbs and Manchego cheese. An all around feel-good meal that makes great leftovers. (Serves 6)

One of the most enjoyed Korean dishes in the Western World, this thinly sliced steak is traditionally served with rice, lettuce leaves and kimchee – a spicy pickled cabbage. Simple and delicious, our method takes less time than most recipes.

Great for gatherings of family and friends, our recipe for sticky pull-apart biscuits is fun and easy to make. A delicious start to the day, this treat is best served piping hot with coffee or tea.


Difficulty: moderate
Serves: 6-8
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 25 min
Special tools: pastry cutter, 9” round cake pan or Bundt pan

Create these brownies for your football fan sweetheart!

Everyone will fall head over heels for this creamy, dreamy mousse with its subtle coffee flavor. Serve this delightful dessert in clear glasses or cups with our thin Cacao Nib Lace for a sweet latte effect.


Serves: 4
Difficulty: easy to moderate
Active time: 45 min
Non-active time: 4-12 hr
Special tools: parchment paper; 4, 10 to 12 oz cups or ramekins; rimmed cookie sheet

A lively citrus marinade sets the stage for this one-skillet pork tenderloin over Caribbean Black Beans. Flavorful, fresh and gluten-free, it is delicious topped with bright Heirloom Tomato and Avocado Salsa and served with a side of tortilla chips.

Serves: 4
Difficulty: easy to moderate
Prep time: 15 min
Non-active time: 1-24 hr
Cook time: 20 min
Special tools: food processor or blender

Peak-of-the-season peaches, rose water and ground coriander perfume this pretty coffee cake, featuring farina for a moist and unexpected texture. Easy to prepare and best served warm, it can be enjoyed any time of day!


Serves: 8
Difficulty: easy to moderate
Prep time: 20 min
Bake time: 45-50 min
Special tools: stand mixer, rubber spatula, 9x2” pie or cake pan

Celebrate the start of grilling season with these tasty ribs that get a punch of flavor from a sweet peach glaze. Pair with our recipe for Roasted Herbed Potato Salad, and then add an iced tea or your favorite cold brew for a memorable meal. Serves 4-6.

Pumpkin, pears, ginger and spices bring out the wonderful fall flavors of this cake. To make it even more special, use pears grown in the Northwest.


Serves: 8-10
Difficulty: moderate
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 45 min
Special tools: mixer

Craving a new twist on enchiladas? This mouthwatering version features slow-roasted pork and a rich mole. Yields 20 enchiladas.

This French-inspired, vegan dish is both beautiful and delicious. The word "Tian" describes both the vessel in which it's baked and the layered contents.

Serves: 4-6
Difficulty: medium
Active prep time: 30 min
Bake time: 1 hr 45 min
Special tools: 2-qt ceramic or glass baking dishes, large-rimmed baking sheets, parchment paper

Delicious and comforting, this pasta dish, with its fresh roasted pumpkin and spicy Italian sausage, marries our favorite fall flavors. Wild mushrooms, toasted pepitas and fresh pecorino add texture, flavor and flourish. Serve with wine and warm bread.


Serves: 4
Difficulty: moderate
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 45 min

Want to please dad on his special day? Try this All-American meat and potatoes, off-the-grill meal with a gourmet twist.

This festive, braided-bread centerpiece makes a delicious accompaniment to your holiday turkey, ham or prime rib.


Serves: 8-10
Difficulty: moderate
Active time: 1 hour
Non-active time: approx. 2 hours
Special tools: food processor, stand mixer, parchment paper, pastry brush

Quick, easy and delicious, this flat iron roast recipe also features tasty root vegetables inspired by the season.


Serves: 4
Difficulty: medium
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 30 min
Make ahead: Blue Cheese Butter may be made up to 1 week in advance and frozen

A trio of cheeses, crispy bacon and a touch of hot sauce kicks up the flavor factor in this classic dish, which features an extra ooey-gooey layer of cheese in the center. Delicious!

Serves: 6-8
Prep time: 15 min
Total time: 1 hr
Difficulty: medium
Special tools: 2-quart casserole dish, sheet pan

An out-of-this-world treat! Stout and Espresso Caramel Sauce swirled between rich, chocolaty brownies and smooth vanilla ice cream.

Serves: 4
Difficulty: easy to moderate
Prep time: 50 min
Bake time: 18-20 min
Special tools: jumbo muffin pan (doz) or 8, 1-cup ramekins
Make ahead: freeze up to one week

This recipe is one of our bakery favorites, and always a crowd pleaser. Your family and guests will love it!

A new twist on an old meat-and-potatoes meal, this recipe doesn’t require a lot of ingredients but does serve up loads of flavor.


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