Simmering wild blueberries with lemon zest and vanilla makes a tasty quick jam or dessert topping. Serve the compote on pancakes, stir it into yogurt or use it to top ice cream.
For this slice-and-bake cookie recipe, we've knocked back the sugar a bit and used white whole-wheat flour for more flavor, fiber and nutrients. Keep a roll of the dough in the freezer so you can quickly bake a batch if company stops by.
Caramelized Onion & Brussels Sprout Galette
Serve this vegetarian tart recipe as a main dish or in thinner slices for an appetizer or side dish. Since you'll be pleating the dough to create a rustic look, buy ready-to-roll pie crusts rather than prepared pie shells--you'll find them in the dairy section of your market with other ready-to-bake items or near the frozen desserts.
Gochujang & Sour Cherry-Glazed Pork Roast
For this standing rib roast of pork recipe, get the roast with the bone tips "frenched" (stripped of meat) and the chine bone removed for easy slicing. You can often find them ready to go during the holiday season, but you may want to call your butcher in advance to make sure one is available.
Beef Tenderloin with Cabernet-Mushroom Sauce
For this classic roast beef recipe, cremini or white mushrooms are delicious in the sauce. But if you want to get fancy, mix in some wild mushrooms, such as oyster, maitake or porcini.