Tami Weiser

Tami is a writer, recipe developer, culinary educator, and caterer. She is a graduate of the Professional Culinary Arts program at the Institute for Culinary Education (ICE) in New York.
Pumpkin Cheesecake Is Like Two Desserts In One
I never celebrate Thanksgiving without it.
Oct 24, 2023
25+ Recipes for a Memorable Rosh Hashanah Meal
This year Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins at sundown September 25. Break out the honey and get baking — here are over 25 ways to celebrate.
Sep 15, 2023
Deep-Dish Quiche Lorraine with Swiss Chard and Bacon
This deep-dish quiche is a hearty, flavor-packed meal in a pan. There are a few culinary tricks built into the recipe, like making a very stable cream cheese dough that — in an unusual twist — has eggs in it, and plenty of chilling and pre-baking. The result is a showy, lightly eggy, deeply satisfying meal that’s worth every moment of effort.
Jul 24, 2023
How To Make Classic Thousand Island Dressing
Fact: Homemade salad dressings are better. They are fresh, lively, and easy to customize. This is especially true when it comes to the oft-maligned classic, Thousand Island dressing — yes, I mean that pink dressing on the salad bar in the giant squeeze bottle. The homemade version of this dressing’s got a few neat tricks up its sleeve — including a hard-boiled egg used as a thickener.
May 15, 2023
How To Make the Lightest, Crispiest Waffles
We're harnessing the power of whipped egg whites to give waffles that coveted airy crunchy and adding one must-have ingredient that really sets pancakes and waffles apart.
Apr 10, 2023
How To Make the Best Buttery Scones
Once you get the hang of the technique of making the dough, you'll be serving them with ease for snacks, brunches, breakfasts, and even for your own casual tea parties at home.
Apr 7, 2023
How To Make Fluffy Potato Kugel
Learn the modern way to make a classic potato kugel.
Mar 20, 2023
How To Make Pecan Pie: The Easiest Method for the Best Result
The only pecan pie recipe you'll ever need.
Nov 3, 2022
Pumpkin Risotto Is Creamy, Satisfying, and Extra Cheesy
It's the ultimate fall comfort food.
Sep 28, 2021
Recipe: Vegan Banana & Chocolate Coconut Pie
From the filling to the whipped topping to the pie crust, coconut in its various forms makes an incredibly decadent vegan pie a reality. Neither the layer of banana slices hidden underneath a silky chocolate filling nor the fluffy whipped coconut cream topping need much of an introduction. If you love coconut and are looking for a vegan treat that delivers on flavor, this is it. But to be clear, the real star of this recipe is the incredibly flaky vegan pie crust.
Feb 5, 2020
How To Make a Hearty Breakfast Fruit Salad
This fruity tabouli is a formula, a recipe blueprint, that is so versatile you'll be having a different breakfast every day for months with ease.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Greek Tsoureki (Easter Bread)
Just wait until you cut it open to oohs and ahhs of family and guests!
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Meyer Lemon-Olive Oil Chiffon Cake
Chiffon cakes are, as the originator Harry Baker opined, “something cosmic.” A chiffon cake is in the family of aerated, egg-based foam cakes — like sponges and angel food cakes — all sky-high and light. With the addition of oil, a chiffon bakes up into one of the most versatile cakes in the baking repertoire.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: 20-Minute Fresh Tomato Risotto
There are two little helpers: Grated tomatoes, and your pressure cooker.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: 15-Minute Fresh Tomato and Feta Tart
The tomato tart is a classic summer dish. It stands alone as a great appetizer, makes a light brunch with an egg on top, or supports the lead as a charming side dish with grilled chicken or seafood. It has a surprise ingredient of cinnamon — borrowed from the dishes in the Mediterranean — that works to bring together the briny feta and rich tang of cream cheese into one glorious homage to tomatoes that you can pull together in just 15 minutes.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: French Onion Soup Casserole
If you’ve got leftover caramelized onions, or you are about to make a recipe that uses them, double up. And while you’re at it, grab that loaf of leftover bread because you are about to embark on a trip to France in one delicious vegetarian casserole based on the famous soupe à l’oignon gratinée.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Turkish-Style Shepherd’s Pie
I have a bit of a love affair with shepherd’s pie, and I always make extra mashed potatoes just in case the spirit strikes me. Leftover mashed potatoes, after all, are a great start to any shepherd’s pie; they’re able to soak up that yumminess from the bubbling stew below, and easy enough to doctor up with a few fresh herbs and some warm cream if need be.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: One-Bowl Cream Cheese Biscuits
Biscuits are notoriously fussy. Good ones, at least! This recipe combines the best traits of the temperamental (but ever-loved) butter biscuit and the cream biscuit. The flavor is clean and milky, the tops are crisped and buttery, and the crumb is oh-so-delicate. You do still have to be careful not to overmix at two important points while making this biscuit: when adding the butter and cream cheese, and especially when adding the liquid. This recipe has very little liquid.
Jan 31, 2020
The 3-Ingredient Sauce That Will Change the Way You Cook
Head to the fridge and grab the butter and a small saucepan, and read on for how to make the sauce that might just change how you cook this fall.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Iceberg Wedge Salad with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing
When we talk about a great steak dinner we’re really talking about the big picture of what’s on your plate. The steak is front and center, but the sides are what makes it feel special. In fact, when it comes to steak dinners, a really good side can steal the show. In this series on Steakhouse Sides we’re sharing recipes for the scene stealers so make sure you leave ample room on the plate!
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Shrimp and Corn Chowder
Corn chowder is a classic soup bursting with the sweetness of corn. It’s oh-so-creamy and body warming. When you add quick-cooking shrimp, corn chowder not only tastes great and feeds the soul, but it is also transformed into a complete meal in a single bowl. Usually, the thickness of a chowder comes from two sources: the starchy potatoes and the heavy cream.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Sheet Pan Bratwurst, Beets, and Chard
Hearty is the name of the game when it comes to the taste, but easy is what this one-sheet-pan-wonder is really all about. Warm up the earthy-sweet flavor of beets with caraway, the seeds that make rye bread taste like rye bread, and serve them alongside juicy brats. With the swipe of one flavor, you’ll feel like your vegetables could be in the Black Forest. Bratwurst is a German sausage made from beef, pork, or veal, and they are often available precooked or uncooked.
Jan 29, 2020
How To Make Chicken Parmesan
It's the difference between good chicken parm and great chicken parm.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: 10-Minute Garlicky Tomato Spaghetti
Lots of texture, a fresh taste, and the essence of tomatoes in a summery pasta dish in less than 10 minutes? Yes indeed. There are two things that make this dish sing a tomato tune. Let’s talk about them. Raw sauce is a wonderful way to use luscious, seasonal tomatoes without spending hours at the stove.
Jan 29, 2020
How To Make Two-Day Tomato Pasta Sauce
Tomato sauce can be so many things: fresh and simple, marinara full of vegetables, or slow-cooked until it is so luscious and rich that it’s the stuff of memories. This is the story of a sauce that delivers such a delicious, powerfully memorable impact that it is worthy of two days — yes, days — of cooking. So when you have a weekend to spare, or you’re snowed in and want a pot of sauce bubbling away all day long, here is the recipe your pasta dinner deserves. Deep.
Jan 29, 2020
How To Make Classic Swedish Meatballs with Sour Cream Gravy
What is a Swedish meatball? Köttbullar, like all traditional recipes, have thousands of variations, but what nearly all Swedish meatballs have in common is that they are made of ground pork and beef, use bread and milk as a binder, are covered with a rich gravy, and are served with lingonberry jam. With this recipe we’re sticking with tradition and delivering meatballs spiced, fried, and sauced to perfection.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Stuffing Fritters with Cranberry-Jalapeño Sauce
The most delicious use of leftover stuffing.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Deep-Dish Shepherd’s Pie with Sweet Potato and Chicken Curry
This version of a shepherd’s pie plays with the regional flavors of India, and in actuality, probably shouldn’t be called a real shepherd’s pie because it has no lamb. Perhaps an Indian chicken-wrangler pie would be a better name. Notwithstanding nomenclature and food history’s neurotic exactness, this dish embodies the flavors of the subcontinent.
Jan 29, 2020
How To Make the Best Chocolate Avocado Pudding
Creamy, smooth, sweet, and satisfying, chocolate pudding is a treat that always invites a smile. One version of chocolate pudding has been rising in popularity for the past few years, and it’s with very good reason. As the interest in plant-based food increases, the seismic shift from boxed mixes or stovetop versions found their hero in naturally creamy avocado.
Jan 22, 2020
How To Make Nutella Crêpe Cake
Some desserts were just made for Pinterest — and for the adoring oohs and aahs of a rapt crowd. It was only a matter of time before the delicate French classic, gâteau de crêpes, became the dessert that slays. A stack of what seems like a thousand paper-thin crêpes, sandwiched with billowing cream, this dessert was born hundreds of years too early for Instagram, but it’s back — and it’s an internet sensation.
Jan 21, 2020
How To Make a Classic Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
This classic cake is just right.
Jan 21, 2020
How To Make Freeze-and-Bake Tart Shells
Mini tart shells are great to have on hand; they’re ready to bake into a quick dessert or savory bite at the drop of a hat. This tart dough is stable, rich with butter, and designed specifically to be frozen and then baked straight from the freezer — but that’s not to say you can’t bake them right away. We’ve got you covered on all fronts.
Jan 21, 2020
Recipe: Gingerbread Chocolate Chip Cookies
These lively gingerbread-spiced chocolate chip cookies are easy to make and even easier to eat. When it comes to texture, this is a classic chocolate chip cookie — crisp on the outside, tender on the inside — but tucked into that dough is something extra special. The bright taste of ginger packs a fun and surprising wallop. The warm winter spices add a festive note and a pinch of heat, while the chocolate chips offer familiar and delicious comfort and oozy goodness in every bite.
Jan 21, 2020
Recipe: Deep-Dish Cabbage and Farro Casserole
Comfort food is an overused phrase, no doubt. But when I’m cooking for a large crew, I make a beeline to the cabbages and the butcher’s counter. As a kid, I ate my grandmother’s stuffed cabbage almost weekly. It was the sweet-and-sour Jewish-esque version, and I loved it. I’ve had Polish versions and Russian versions, and frankly there’s something synergistically wondrous about cabbage and beef or veal; they support and showcase each other.
Jan 21, 2020
Recipe: Polish Easter Babka
This beloved old-world cake is often dubbed as the pride of the Easter table.
Jan 21, 2020