Author Archives: jamesbradfordgray

Flatbread Pizza

Depending on how many different types of pizza you want to make, this can either be a relatively quick endeavor or part of an afternoon. I like to make several types of pizza, baking them one or two at a time during a football game or Sunday afternoon get together.

Grilled Chicken Thighs; Summer Salad; Jalapeño Green Goddess Dressing

This dish is a celebration of the very best flavors of deep summer. Make it soon – grilling season is almost at an end, and the ingredients which imbue a bright, earthy flavor to each bite are in prime season

Grilled Sriracha Hot Wings with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

These wings are a riff on classic buffalo wings – perfect for game day, or any day for that matter!

Grilled Shrimp with Garlic Saffron Aoli and Old Bay

This grilled shrimp is summer on a plate.

Corned Beef and Cabbage

I vaguely remember my mom attempting to make this St. Patrick’s Day classic one time during my childhood.  As I remember, it involved braising the corned beef by itself in beef broth in the slow cooker, all while every burner on the stove was taken up cooking each ingredient – carrots, potatoes, cabbage, onions – […]

Your 2020 Fall Cooking Bucket List Has Arrived: Recipes to Warm Your Heart and Soul

Fall is one of my favorite times of year. Here’s to soups and stews and savory, soul-warming food.

Medianoche Sandwiches

The perfect “midnight” snack, it’s easy to see how this sandwich became a staple of the Havana late night scene – after an evening of drinking, dancing and music, this is guaranteed to hit the spot. Also, they’re pretty darn good just for dinner.

Authentic Pesto Genovese

This is it. The real thing. Made according to the very specific instructions of the Genoese Pesto Societies.

Mojito Tacos

These fresh, vibrant tacos are perfect for a warm summer evening. Named for the drink, these tacos are brightened up by the flavors of rum and mint – and it totally works.

Rustic White Bread

Unlike the Basic Artisan Bread which is a no-knead version that takes 24 hours to rise, this version takes about 4 hours start to finish. Ingredients: 1. 16oz All-Purpose flour (about 3 cups), plus perhaps another 1/2 cup for work surface kneading 2. 2 teaspoons Kosher salt 3. 3/4 teaspoon active dry or instant yeast […]