Chef Kerry Stanton

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


Recent Posts

Apple, Sausage, and Caramelized Onion Stuffing

Apple, Sausage, and Caramelized Onion Stuffing

Stuffing can be so much more than mushy bread. This fragrant version of the Thanksgiving staple enhances cubes of rustic bread with savory Italian sausage, sweet caramelized onions, crisp apple pieces, tart dried cranberries, and a zesty mix of herbs for an exciting side dish […]

Caramelized Onion and Bacon Gravy

Caramelized Onion and Bacon Gravy

Liven up your Thanksgiving feast with a dynamic sauce. This impressively rich and flavorful gravy gets a flavor boost from sweet caramelized onions, smoky bacon, and fresh herbs, plus it can be made in advance to help ease the “turkey day” cooking schedule. Refrigerate the […]

Meatless Monday – Gluten-Free & Vegan Wild Rice Stuffing

Meatless Monday – Gluten-Free & Vegan Wild Rice Stuffing

It’s called “turkey day,” but most families include a few members that don’t eat meat; others avoid gluten, and poor vegans really suffer on Thanksgiving thanks to butter-laden side dishes. Let’s throw these family members a bone (or carrot stick) with a hearty and flavorful […]

Braised Short Ribs with Creamy Parmesan Orzo and Cranberry Gremolata

Braised Short Ribs with Creamy Parmesan Orzo and Cranberry Gremolata

Braised, fork-tender short ribs is a classic cold weather recipe. This version pairs the tender, silky beef with creamy and easy parmesan orzo then tops it all with a refreshing and textured condiment of dried cranberries, parsley, lemon zest and pumpkin seeds. Pair this dish […]

Pumpkin Spice Cake with Cranberries

Pumpkin Spice Cake with Cranberries

This quintessential New England cake features two ingredients from fall’s bounty; pumpkin and cranberry. Slightly sweet. A tad savory. Slices of these moist loaves, complete with vibrant bursts of tart fruit, are tasty additions to any cheese board when topped with goat cheese and a […]

Meatless Monday – Apple Cider Glazed Brussels Sprouts and Cipollini Onions

Meatless Monday – Apple Cider Glazed Brussels Sprouts and Cipollini Onions

Holiday season is here, which means it’s time to start gathering your family’s favorite recipes. If you want to change things up this year, try Apple Cider Glazed Brussels Sprouts and Cipollini Onions. The savory root vegetables take on a sweet, sticky, and slightly spicy […]

Apple Cider Braised Chicken Thighs

Apple Cider Braised Chicken Thighs

Every year, local orchards press apples to produce sweet, crisp cider. A must-have beverage for fall foliage peepers and shivering parents watching their kids from athletic field sidelines, cider is refreshing and warming when served chilled or hot, but this seasonal drink is also great […]

Fall Farro Salad with Apples and Parsley

Fall Farro Salad with Apples and Parsley

It’s not yet time for heavy, stick-to-your-ribs recipes that will soon occupy crock pots all over New England, but we’re getting close. The air is crisp and we can finally don cable-knit sweaters and be comfortable, which means dishes – sweet and savory – usually […]

Crispy Turkey Cutlets with Cranberry and Pear Compote

Crispy Turkey Cutlets with Cranberry and Pear Compote

In 1867, William G. Bell created the 100 percent natural, salt-free herb and spice blend that comes in a little box with a turkey front and center. After 150 years, Weymouth-based Bell’s is still producing the iconic seasoning by mixing small batches of imported spices […]

Meatless Monday – Crispy Gochujang Eggplant with Sesame Ginger Zoodles

Meatless Monday – Crispy Gochujang Eggplant with Sesame Ginger Zoodles

Eggplant doesn’t always have to be “parm-ed” and served with spaghetti. This Meatless Monday recipe for Crispy Gochujang Eggplant uses classic Korean flavors to jazz up the baked eggplant that becomes custard-like under the spicy breading mixture. They are served atop a zucchini and summer […]

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 […]