Lobster Pasta

Fresh Maine Lobster in cream sauce; garlic, lemon and white wine reduction Spaghetti, Red Pepper Flakes, Basil, Thyme - and of course Lobster - come together in a creamy, lemony white wine reduction to make an exquisite meal Murder in the Kitchen: An Homage to Alice B. Toklas Ingredients  4 Lobsters (about 1.5lbs each; that’ll … Continue reading Lobster Pasta

Southwest Pork Chili Verde

This simple Southwestern stew is as simple as it is delicious. Instant Pot, Slow-cooker, and the traditional oven braise all work equally well and yield spectacular results. Ingredients 3-5lbs Pork Shoulder (aka "Pork Butt") - I prefer bone in for added flavor, but boneless works too 1 Large onion, quartered and ends removed 2-3 shallots, … Continue reading Southwest Pork Chili Verde

Cajun Jambalaya

Today is Mardi Gras, which means it's time for some Cajun Jambalaya!  The observant chef will notice that this dish bears a striking resemblance to paella, but somewhat simpler and with different ingredients. Recipe Notes:  This dish also works well served over pasta (Pictured).  While not traditional, it's quite delicious.  Simply substitute the rice for … Continue reading Cajun Jambalaya

Game Day Feast

It's that time of year again! This Sunday is Super Bowl Sunday - that weird yet super-fun day where Americans, all told, will eat approximately 28 million pounds of nachos, 1.25 billion chicken wings, and 8 million pounds of guacamole. The recipes below don't yield those types of quantities, but should be more than enough … Continue reading Game Day Feast

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

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

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 wings 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon kosher salt For the Sauce 4 tablespoons butter 1 clove garlic, grated on a microplane or pressed 1 cup Sriracha … Continue reading Grilled Sriracha Hot Wings with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing