Chef Kerry Stanton

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

Recent Posts

Pico de Gallo with Roasted Poblanos and Lime.

Pico de Gallo with Roasted Poblanos and Lime.

If you’re hosting a Super Bowl party to cheer on the Patriots, there’s a good chance that you’ll serve chips and dip. As you peruse the tortilla chip section of the grocery store, it’s clear that some varieties are designed to stand up to a […]

Chicken Cacciatore with Parmesan Polenta

Chicken Cacciatore with Parmesan Polenta

The classic Italian dish of Chicken Cacciatore, or hunter’s chicken, is a rustic braise of poultry with herbs and tomatoes. There are as many versions out there as there are Italian grandmas, and here’s one more with woodsy rosemary and chunky aromatic vegetables cooked in […]

Chicken Marsala Meatloaf

Chicken Marsala Meatloaf

Meatloaf is traditionally slathered with ketchup before baking, but I can’t find any rule etched in stone stipulating the use of this sauce and method. This Italian-inspired version gives meatloaf a makeover. Chicken Marsala Meatloaf lightens the loaf’s caloric and fat values by using ground […]

Meatless Monday – Cauliflower Tikka Masala

Meatless Monday – Cauliflower Tikka Masala

Chicken tikka masala is a common Indian dish, but on this Meatless Monday, let’s swap the poultry for cauliflower. The florets are marinated in a spiced yogurt, broiled to replicate the heat of a tandoor, then simmered in a fragrant masala sauce made with tomatoes, […]

Smoky Clam Chowder

Smoky Clam Chowder

Today is National New England Clam Chowder Day! The beloved culinary staple of the Northeast may come in thick or thin forms, in a cup or a bread bowl, but the creamy stew of bivalves, potatoes, and cream should never include tomatoes. In fact, the […]

Chicken & Corn Chili

Chicken & Corn Chili

There’s nothing better after a day of hitting the slopes than sitting in front of the chalet’s fireplace with a crock of hearty, spicy chili. Warm your soul and stomach with this easy and light version of apres ski chili. Made with shredded chicken and […]

One Pan Greek Chicken Thighs with Orzo and Feta

One Pan Greek Chicken Thighs with Orzo and Feta

If you’re starting the year off with challenging resolutions, keep dinner easy with one-pan meals. This Greek-inspired dish starts with pan-seared chicken thighs that are then braised in the same pan on top of orzo in a white wine, oregano and lemon sauce, with artichoke […]

Caramelized Onion and Herb Focaccia

Caramelized Onion and Herb Focaccia

I know we are all trying to stick to our New Year’s resolutions, but sometimes you can’t help but crave carbs. Let’s call it a cheat day. If you’re gonna splurge, give this Caramelized Onion and Herb Focaccia a try. The crisp, herb and onion […]

Thai Drunken Noodles with Chicken

Thai Drunken Noodles with Chicken

It’s customary in Asian countries to eat long noodles on New Year’s Day to signify longevity. Plus, the filling pasta helps to aid in a speedy recovery if you celebrated with too much champagne the night before. This traditional Thai dish, called Drunken Noodles or […]

Green Beans with Asian Pesto

Green Beans with Asian Pesto

The new year is generally a time for trying, and hopefully sticking with, healthy habits. If one of your goals is to eat more vegetables, try adding this flavorful recipe for green beans with an Asian pesto to your diet. This nut-free pesto combines fragrant […]

Meatless Monday – Vegan Minestrone

Meatless Monday – Vegan Minestrone

‘Tis the season for the sniffles. If you feel a cold coming on, make a big pot of this Vegan Minestrone that is chock full of nutrients to stave off sickness. This hot soup and the addition of hot red pepper flakes also helps to […]

Deconstructed Beef Wellington

Deconstructed Beef Wellington

Beef Wellington is an extravagant dish of seared beef tenderloin that is coated with a layer of pate and mushroom duxelle then wrapped in puff pastry and cooked until the buttery layers of the pastry rise into a crisp, golden brown crust. The end result […]

Meatless Monday – Creamy Peas with Onion and Thyme

Meatless Monday – Creamy Peas with Onion and Thyme

Creamed onions have been a staple on my family’s holiday table since I can remember, but this year we are swapping them for a modern, herbaceous, and greener version. This sightly more health-conscious recipe combines peas with softened onion slices, fragrant thyme, and a mixture […]

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 […]