Ragù Bolognese

Step aside Marinara Meat Sauce, Ragù Bolognese is without doubt the Queen of Italian sauces. This stick to your ribs pasta will warm your heart and soul any time of year. So yeah, this takes 4-5 hours to make, but the good news is that using the oven-braise technique means that you don't have to … Continue reading Ragù Bolognese

Panko Parmesan Crusted Chicken Piccata

This twist on an Italian classic uses Japanese panko bread crumbs to create a delicate yet irresistibly crisp breading on the outside of lightly fried chicken cutlets which are then served with a savory and tangy pan sauce over angel hair pasta. Time: 45-60 minutes Level:  Easy/Intermediate Cost: About $4-6 per plate Serves: 4- 6 … Continue reading Panko Parmesan Crusted Chicken Piccata

Paella: How to Make an Edible Art

    “If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him… the people who give you their food give you their heart.” – Cesar Chavez Paella is that it is a social dish.    It's built - layer by layer - in one pan and served at the … Continue reading Paella: How to Make an Edible Art

All American Beef Stew

Yankee Cooking At Its Best This New England Classic is easy to make, but does require a long braise. The active cooking time is probably an hour or less. It is even better the second day. The first time I made this, the aroma filled my SoCal home and brought me straight back to my … Continue reading All American Beef Stew

Your 2022 Fall Cooking Bucket List

Fall is one of my favorite times of year. Here's to soups and stews and savory, soul-warming food. #1 Khao Soi Curry Full of warm, savory spices, this unique Northern Thai Curry is all kinds of cozy. I first had this version of curry in Bend, Oregon of all places. I was on a business … Continue reading Your 2022 Fall Cooking Bucket List

Traditional Japanese Ramen

This is not the ramen you had in college Okay, the bad news first, but don't skip: This takes two days to make. The good news is that it's probably only a couple hours on Day 1, and a couple hours on Day 2. Mostly, you just have to plan ahead and commit - but … Continue reading Traditional Japanese Ramen

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. Ingredients: 1. 4 chicken breasts, butterflied 2. 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 3. 2 teaspoons fresh mint, finely minced 4. 2 teaspoons fresh cilantro, finely … Continue reading Mojito Tacos

Cedar Wrapped Salmon & Asparagus

Infused with the sweet, smoky aura of cedarwood, this salmon and asparagus preparation makes for a killer presentation, and is easy to put together! Ingredients 4 fresh salmon portions, approximately 4-6 ounces each 1 lb asparagus, divided into 4 portions (see note*) 1 lemon sliced into 8 thin rounds 1/4 cup mayo 1 teaspoon Aleppo … Continue reading Cedar Wrapped Salmon & Asparagus

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 Ingredients (Recipe Serves 4): For the Jalapeño Green Goddess Dressing 4 Anchovy Fillets, packed in … Continue reading Grilled Chicken Thighs; Summer Salad; Jalapeño Green Goddess Dressing