Mushroom Stock

This mushroom stock has stunning rich flavor for stellar soups and fantastic risotto.

Iowa City Chili

There's a chill in the air here in the Heartland, the kind of windy, rainy days that drill into your bones and create a hankerin' for a rib-sticking bowl of chili. It's also a great way to use up the last of your tomatoes and peppers, or to begin to use your new "puttin' ups" (as Kurt's grandma used to call them).

BLT Bread Salad with Creamy Buttermilk Dressing

This salad brings together all the best of a BLT in a salad: crisp lettuce, salty bacon, juicy tomatoes and a tangy stand-in for mayo with buttermilk dressing . . . not even the bread is left out.

Romaine Slaw

Somewhere between a salad and a slaw, this dish makes a great side for grilled chicken or ribs.