Category One Pot Wonders
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 – […]
Pasta. Sage. Brown Butter. Parmesan. That’s it. This four ingredient pasta comes together in just a few minutes and is far greater than the sum of its parts.
This classic American-Italian Dish is comfort food at it’s best. Crank up the Pavarotti, uncork a bottle of wine, and prepare yourself for a meal that will challenge the best New York Italian hole-in-the-wall joint any day. Best part? Easy: 30 minutes start to finish.
This post invites you to experiment – it is a blueprint and a technique, not a rigid recipe that must be followed. Use whatever ingredients you have on hand, or whatever you like.
Another beloved Italian-American Classic, this basic dish will rival anything you might get at your local red-and-white checkered tablecloth joint and comes together in about 30 minutes.
Tiger Prawns, Sambal, Lime, Cilantro, Garlic Butter Sauce I call this “Midnight” Shrimp Scampi because it comes together in 10 minutes, is light enough for a late night snack, and filling enough to call dinner. Garlic, butter, Indonesian hot sauce and lime create the perfect balance.
This salad is a meal in itself. Variety is the key here: Do what you like, but be sure to include lots of different veggies, greens and Italian deli meats. Also, be sure to make the dressing from scratch – the dressing really livens up the salad, and since you’re having salad for dinner, you […]
This delicious Thai dish is full of fresh, bright flavors and is the perfect balance between spicy, sweet and savory. It also comes together in about 30 minutes, making it the perfect dish for a busy weeknight or some time when you don’t want takeout but aren’t wanting to spend a ton of time in […]
This delicious seafood stew hails from the French port city of Marseilles and represents the best of Provençal cooking: A mirepoix of onions, carrots and celery is sautéed in butter and oil, savory aromatics are added to the base along with white wine, stock and saffron and then a variety of fresh fish is gently […]
Recipes change over time. As we spend more time in the kitchen and become better cooks, we learn new things; as we learn new things, we incorporate them into the dishes we already know how to make. That’s ultimately how a dish becomes “ours” – when we’ve come to know it so well through years […]