Roasted Carrot Spread with Capers

Sweet Roasted Carrots and Capers Make an Exceptionally Delicious Spread/Dip. I’ve seen many recipes that use carrots as the main ingredient in a spread or dip and I’ve made quite a few of them. But I had something else in mind when I came up with this recipe. I wanted the flavor of roasted carrots, […]

Pork Noodle Bowl with Umami Sauce

Pork Noodle Bowl with Umami Sauce

Now Here is a Bowl of Noodles I Fully Support. Kenji Lopez is a favorite of mine and I came upon a recipe for his take on XO sauce in his new cookbook The Wok *. He calls it Umami Sauce because it doesn’t have the requisite dried scallops and shrimps, called for in typical […]

Pork, Pineapple, and Pomegranate Molasses Kebabs

Pineapple Pork Kabob

Tender Pork Kebabs Slathered in a Spiced Yogurt Blend. I was in the mood for pork kebabs and the more I thought about I couldn’t get pineapple out of my mind. It’s a classic combination, but I wanted more than the flavors typically associated with this pairing. I finally decided on yogurt seasoned with black […]

High-Heat-Roasted Baby Bok Choy

Bok Choy

Simple and Quick with the Best Results. When it comes to cooking baby bok choy, I think I’ve tried all the requisite techniques. But the one that is far and away my favorite is roasting briefly at a high heat. This is the only method that gives me a tender base with crispy leaves, which […]

Ravioli with Orange Cream Sauce and Crispy Prosciutto

Ravioli with Orange Cream Sauce and Crispy Prosciutto

A Quick and Easy Recipe That Tastes Like You Spent Hours in the Kitchen. As much as I enjoy making my own pasta, there are those busy times when a bag of frozen cheese ravioli comes in really handy and saves the day. This recipe came about because I’d just served a tomato sauce the […]

Pan-Seared Lamb Chops with Himalayan Black Salt and Rosemary

Pan-Seared Lamb Chops with Himalayan Black Salt and Rosemary

It Only Takes a Few Minutes to Make Mouthwatering Lamb Chops. This is hardly a recipe. But I stumbled across a combination awhile ago that I think is so good, I had to share it. A year or so ago, I first tasted black salt, kala namak, that is used extensively in Indian cooking. I […]

Good Ol’ Fresh Bread

Good Ol' Fresh Bread

One of the Easiest Breads You Could Ever Bake. I love good bread and bake all kinds. From French baguettes, to Japanese milk breads, to focaccia: You name it and I bake it. The only bread I don’t bake is sourdough. I love it, too, but I’ve never been interested in maintaining a starter. I […]

Spaghetti with Anchovies, Tomatoes, and Parsley

Bursting with Flavor and It’s Made Quickly. I Promise. This is the pasta I make when the day has gotten away from me and I need to get a meal on – pronto. I first made this many years ago when I was homeschooling my son and we found ourselves starved in the middle of […]