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The end of summer promises a beautiful bounty of the most divine tomatoes. I piece and puzzle them into tomato tarts. I turn them into tomato sauce. I slice them thickly for tomato toast. I get giddy thinking of all the ways to enjoy them. And one of my favorite ways is preparing a big […]

Tomates Farcies (Stuffed Tomatoes)

August 18, 2020

This dish is so easy to prepare.  It’s simple and sumptuous, casual and composed, and the sheet pan makes it possible to relax and mingle with your guests without being tied up in the kitchen.  You can have this completely prepped and pop it in the oven when you’re ready to eat.  Country bread is […]

Sheet Pan Croque Monsieur

July 22, 2020

SERVINGS: 4 INGREDIENTS: 3/4 cup heavy cream 2 tablespoon stone ground mustard 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon honey 4 teaspoons paprika 2 teaspoons garlic powder 1 lb boneless thinly sliced chicken breasts Kosher salt Fresh ground pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/4 cup water or chicken stock INSTRUCTIONS: In a large liquid measuring cup, […]

Creamy Paprika Chicken

May 11, 2020

Chicken, mushroom, and leek is a flavor sequence I simply could not live without. Each component works in flawless harmony with the others. A star in its own right. And this recipe is the stage. I celebrate any dinner that disappears into the oven, only to reappear again golden and accomplished. This meal is perfect […]

Chicken Mushroom and Leek Cobbler

April 21, 2020

SERVINGS: 4 to 6 servings INGREDIENTS: Lemon Vinaigrette: Half of a red onion, finely diced ¼ cup olive oil Juice of 2 lemons 1 teaspoon garlic powder ½ teaspoon sugar 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes Salt to taste (about ¼ teaspoon) Pepper to taste   Salad: 2 bunches Lacinto kale, stems discarded and sliced into […]

Simple Kale Salad with Smoked Gouda

April 17, 2018

SERVINGS: 4 servings INGREDIENTS: 1 lb 90/10 ground beef sirloin 1 yellow onion, cut into chunks 1 egg, beaten ½ cup plain bread crumbs ½ tablespoon garlic powder ½ tablespoon onion powder ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon pepper ½ cup smoky or plain barbecue sauce 1 tablespoon maple syrup 1 tablespoon bourbon ½ teaspoon Worcestershire […]

Maple Bourbon Glazed Mini Meatloafs

May 25, 2016

SERVINGS: 4 servings INGREDIENTS: 1 lb of lean ground beef ½ yellow onion diced 1/3 cup of packed brown sugar 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce 2 teaspoons garlic chili sauce ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes ¼ teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 2 teaspoons rice vinegar 1 tablespoon […]

Shortcut Bulgogi Ground Beef

March 23, 2016

SERVINGS: 4-8 INGREDIENTS: 2-4 lbs snow crab legs 1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning ½ tablespoon minced garlic 1 stick of unsalted butter Salt to taste INSTRUCTIONS: Add water to a large stockpot, enough to cover all of the crab legs, and bring to a boil over high heat. Melt butter on low heat in a […]

Low Boil Snow Crab Legs with Quick Clarified Garlic Butter

January 27, 2016

SERVINGS: 6-8 INGREDIENTS: 2 heads of roasted garlic 2 tablespoons salted butter ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons of sour cream 1 ½ cup heavy cream, divided 1 ½ cup of fresh shredded Parmesan cheese, divided 2 teaspoons fresh minced sage 1 cup of frozen peas, thawed 8 oz of cubed pancetta 1 lb of good […]

Christmas Fettuccine

December 24, 2015

SERVINGS: 6-8 INGREDIENTS: 2 heads of roasted garlic 2 tablespoons salted butter ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons of sour cream 1 ½ cup heavy cream, divided 1 ½ cup of fresh shredded Parmesan cheese, divided 2 teaspoons fresh minced sage 1 cup of frozen peas, thawed 8 oz of cubed pancetta 1 lb of good […]

Christmas Fettuccine

December 24, 2015

SERVINGS: 6-8 INGREDIENTS: 2 heads of roasted garlic 2 tablespoons salted butter ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons of sour cream 1 ½ cup heavy cream, divided 1 ½ cup of fresh shredded Parmesan cheese, divided 2 teaspoons fresh minced sage 1 cup of frozen peas, thawed 8 oz of cubed pancetta 1 lb of good […]

Christmas Fettuccine

December 24, 2015