March is a strange time of year. It heralds the arrival of spring, but some of us are not out of winter’s icy grip just yet. The New York Times Food team cooked accordingly. While we still turned to hearty meals — seafood stews, a big pot of beans and birthday baked ziti — we also dipped our toes into the pool of spring produce. (A full-throated hello to our dear friend asparagus.) Here are our favorite recipes we cooked last month.
I cooked a lot of old standby dishes in March: Alana Kysar’s huli huli chicken is always a winner. I use boneless thighs and roast them on racks in the oven. (Come summer, I’ll grill them.) Colu Henry’s pasta e ceci is a great 30-minute meal, so I make it a lot, but my 6-year-old has developed an aversion to chickpeas, so I substitute cannellini or Great Northern