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

Rustic White Bread

Unlike the Basic Artisan Bread which is a no-knead version that takes 24 hours to rise, this version takes about 4 hours start to finish. Ingredients: 1. 16oz All-Purpose flour (about 3 cups), plus perhaps another 1/2 cup for work surface kneading 2. 2 teaspoons Kosher salt 3. 3/4 teaspoon active dry or instant yeast … Continue reading Rustic White Bread

Bruschetta

This makes for a great appetizer or even a light dinner. Follow these tips to elevate your brushetta game from great to magnificent. Note: The instructions below recommend that you toast the bread while finishing the bruschetta - this is mostly for efficiency. If you don't feel like you can keep an eye on the … Continue reading Bruschetta

Killer Garlic Bread with Roasted Garlic

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 … Continue reading Killer Garlic Bread with Roasted Garlic

Chili-Lime Mango Dressing

Sweet, Spicy, Tangy, Creamy - this dressing is a sure fire way to liven up any medley of mixed greens.  Add sliced oranges, dried cranberries, an avocado, some walnuts - whatever suits your fancy - and you've got yourself a unique and amazing salad. Ingredients  5oz full fat plain Greek yogurt (2% will work fine … Continue reading Chili-Lime Mango Dressing

Antipasto Salad

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 … Continue reading Antipasto Salad

Tuscan Style Roasted Red-Pepper and Tomato Basil Soup

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 … Continue reading Tuscan Style Roasted Red-Pepper and Tomato Basil Soup

Southern Chicken Salad

Chicken Salad is one of those things that people apparently have really strong opinions about.  That should come as no surprise, considering the number of different versions there are out there; there's chunky chicken salad, smooth chicken salad, Napa Almond chicken salad.  Some people like to add grapes, some people like to add Indian or … Continue reading Southern Chicken Salad

New Mexico Sopapillas

I love these guys - puffy, airy little pastries designed to do one thing: be a delivery mechanism for awesome flavors.  They are a staple of New Mexican cuisine, and as far as I can tell, almost exclusive to it as well. Sopapilla literally means "little soup pillow" and that's what they are best at … Continue reading New Mexico Sopapillas

Caesar Salad

This Homemade Caesar Salad is tangy, delicious and the perfect compliment to almost any meal. Time: 10 minutes Level: Easy Cost: About $4 (for the whole thing!) Serves: 4- 6 Ingredients 1 Egg (Coddled, if you wish, or 2 egg yolks) 3-4 cloves garlic. minced 2 teaspoons dry ground mustard 2 teaspoons Anchovy Paste (optional, … Continue reading Caesar Salad