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

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

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

Poke Nachos

A fusion of the fresh, bright and zesty flavors of Japanese and Mexican cuisine This is SUPER easy, and SUPER good. Wash it down with a couple of Mexican or Japanese light, crisp, dry lagers spiked with a little lime juice, and you've got dinner. The only thing a little tricky about this recipe is … Continue reading Poke Nachos

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

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. Make a pizza, eat a … Continue reading Flatbread Pizza

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! Ingredients For the Wings 2 lbs fresh chicken wings2 teaspoons baking powder1 teaspoon kosher salt For the Sauce 4 tablespoons butter1 clove garlic, grated on a microplane or pressed1 cup Sriracha hot sauce2 tablespoons honey1 … Continue reading Grilled Sriracha Hot Wings with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing