Chef Kerry Stanton

Recipes created with love and flavor, for novice cooks and nuanced chefs.


Recent Posts

Sausage and Tortellini Soup with Spinach

Sausage and Tortellini Soup with Spinach

This Sausage and Tortellini Soup with Spinach is comforting, piping hot and packed with savory Italian flavors to warm you up during this chilly season, without packing on those extra pounds associated with a full bowl of pasta. The soup’s vibrant and slightly spicy tomato-based […]

Chicken Cordon Bleu Mac & Cheese

Chicken Cordon Bleu Mac & Cheese

Yesterday was National Pasta Day, but let’s keep this party going and revel in the starchy goodness of noodles. This recipe for Chicken Cordon Bleu Mac & Cheese borrows flavors and techniques set in motion by classical French chefs. The Swiss cheese bechamel sauce, accented […]

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

The perfect oatmeal cookie houses a chewy, fudge-like texture inside a wafer-thin crisp wall of oats. They may look dry and crumbly from the outside, but this recipe, which includes hydroscopic molasses, guarantees that the first bite reveals a soft surprise. I’ve also swapped the […]

Glazed Chicken with a Spicy Fruit Salsa

Glazed Chicken with a Spicy Fruit Salsa

Sharing a meal brings us together and makes us stronger. After chatting with friends who have loved ones living on Saint Thomas, still struggling to find wholesome food and safe shelter after hurricane Irma devastated the U.S. Virgin Island, I was touched to learn that […]

Pumpkin, Sausage & Sage Lasagna

Pumpkin, Sausage & Sage Lasagna

Grocery stores and coffee shops might as well designate an aisle and menu section, respectively, for pumpkin pie spice products that permeate our senses during autumn. This recipe for Pumpkin, Sausage & Sage Lasagna does not include nutmeg or cinnamon, but it does feature October’s […]

Apple and Pear Crumble

Apple and Pear Crumble

The trees are ripe for picking, and if you have bags and bushels of fall fruit at home, it’s time to get cooking. This Apple and Pear Crumble is a great weeknight dessert that’s easy to assemble and wholly satisfying on crisp evenings. Ingredients 2 […]

Traditional Cincinnati Chili

Traditional Cincinnati Chili

The season of vibrantly colored leaves, mulled cider and football is here. As the crisp fall air sets in, the urge to huddle together, watch the game and dig into a big bowl of chili only grows stronger. Our beloved New England Patriots are not […]

Oven-Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Creamy Harissa Sauce

Oven-Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Creamy Harissa Sauce

Fries come in all different forms: French, steak, shoestring, zucchini, and even chicken – a version made popular by the fast casual restaurant Popeyes®. They are each satisfying in their own way but the ultimate comfort fry, for me, is made from sweet potato. The […]

Shrimp with Cannellini Beans and Spinach

Shrimp with Cannellini Beans and Spinach

We all need a quick and easy go-to recipe for those nights when you work late, are busy helping the kids with homework, or don’t feel like washing copious pots and pans. This simple, healthy, and satisfying meal of Sauteed Shrimp with Cannellini Beans and […]

Fried Cauliflower “Rice” with Chicken

Fried Cauliflower “Rice” with Chicken

This Fried Cauliflower “Rice” with Chicken will satisfy your craving for indulgent Chinese food while maximizing your veggie intake. This fiber-filled and protein-packed version is bursting with the rich flavors found in the traditional side dish, and is just as hearty, but by using chopped […]

Grilled Pork Chops with Grilled Corn & Poblano Salsa

Grilled Pork Chops with Grilled Corn & Poblano Salsa

Pork is often tethered to hearty fall recipes, consisting of seasonal ingredients like apples and butternut squash, but let’s save the warming stews and braises for when the weather becomes as crisp as one of those Granny Smiths or Cortlands. Farmer’s market and grocery store […]

Meatless Monday – Seared Radicchio & Red Pepper Salad

Meatless Monday – Seared Radicchio & Red Pepper Salad

As fall sets in, it’s time to switch up your salad game. Aim for an interesting melange of heartier ingredients like this Seared Radicchio and Red Pepper Salad. Caramelizing the balsamic vinegar marinated radicchio and red peppers not only helps to reduce the bitterness of […]

Lemon Sugar Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches with Tarragon Scented Wild Maine Blueberry Jam

Lemon Sugar Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches with Tarragon Scented Wild Maine Blueberry Jam

Psst. The PTO bake sale is about to get more sophisticated, and a little sloppy too. Show off your sandwiching skills at the next school event by filling a cooler with these Lemon Sugar Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches with Tarragon Scented Wild Maine Blueberry Jam. […]

Easy Weeknight Meal: Chicken Larb Lettuce Wraps

Easy Weeknight Meal: Chicken Larb Lettuce Wraps

Tacos are technically a traditional Mexican dish but these days restaurants are filling tortillas with all sorts of globally-inspired ingredients. On this “Taco Tuesday,” try lightening things up with these Thai-inspired Chicken Larb Lettuce Cups. These verdant and crisp handheld packages house a fragrant ground […]

Meatless Monday – Radish and Carrot Salad with Garlic Dressing

Meatless Monday – Radish and Carrot Salad with Garlic Dressing

Caesar salads are wonderful. That creamy, garlicky and lemony dressing clings to crisp romaine lettuce before being kicked up with a nutty punch of parmesan cheese and briny anchovies. Unfortunately, while you’re technically eating a salad, it’s not exactly figure friendly. This Radish and Carrot […]