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.
This hearty beef chili follows the same method as most other soups and stews and can be done in the oven in 4 hours or in a slow cooker over 4-8 hours. It is an updated version with a little less heat (the previous version had a whole can of chilis in Adobo!) and a […]
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 […]
Fall is one of my favorite times of year. Here’s to soups and stews and savory, soul-warming food.
To my great happiness, it is once again Hatch Chile Season! The Hatch Chile hails from the small town of Hatch, NM – arguably the pepper capital of North America. Hatch Chiles are exactly the same pepper as the well-known Anaheim Pepper, but because they are grown in the rocky soil of arid Southern New […]
This method will rival the best French Restaurants, yet is simple and easy enough for any home cook. The hardest part is finding a Frenched rack of lamb. Ask your butcher to do it for you, or keep in mind that lamb chops and lamb loin chops, or even a boneless leg of lamb will […]
This garlic bread is so good that it’s easy to eat it in place of eating dinner by mistake (my wife did this last night). For whatever reason, it is highly addictive. Also, it’s guaranteed to keep the vampires away but won’t leave you feeling like a giant bulb of garlic due to the fact that […]
Other than salmon, Mahi Mahi is my favorite fish to cook with. It is firm, but not too firm, flaky, but not too flaky. Meaty like swordfish but tender like cod. Really, it’s the perfect fish. Perhaps most important, it is currently not over-fished and is therefore a sustainable option. It works well pan fried, […]
Many recipes for breakfast skillets take about an hour to complete, because they have you adding water to your skillet with the potatoes. You have to wait a least 40 minutes for your potatoes to cook through. In the morning, if I’m hungry and hankering for a good old fashioned breakfast skillet, I ain’t got […]
This recipe is a riff on classic tomato soup, but the addition of fresh basil and roasted red-peppers bring it a superior depth and a fresh, vegetal brightness that truly elevates this dish to the next level. Serve with grilled cheese, in a bread bowl, with a rustic hunk of French bread, with soup crackers […]