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Marinated Zucchini and Tomatoes on Ricotta Toast
Ricotta Toast – One of Life’s Great Pleasures! Look, I’m one of those people who will plop...
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Quick and Easy Smoked Sausage with Harissa
This is for Those Days When You Need to Get a Tasty Meal on the Table – Pronto. Don’t we all...
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Melted Blue Cheese Sandwiches with Ham and Strawberries
There Are Sandwiches… and Then There Are SANDWICHES. If you’re anything at all like me, you’re...
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Shrimp and Black Bean Panzanella
Everything I Love in a Meal is Right Here on This Plate. My love for panzanella is no secret. It happens...
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Baked Potato Halves with Garlic Butter
The Title of This Recipe Kind of Says It All! While I love a good baked potato, I frequently find that...
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Pork Pasta with Gochujang and Gochugaru
It’s Different, Interesting, and Scrumptious, While Also Being Reassuringly Familiar. How about...
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Roasted Fennel, Zucchini, and Clementines with Tomatoes and Feta
Not Your Typical Roasted Veggie Meal. At All. Here is a pretty simple pan of roasted vegetables and...
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Pancetta and Tomato Achaar Beans
Here is One Flavor-Packed Bowl of Stewed Beans! Once again, I was in the mood for beans. As much as...
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Bacon-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms On Bitter Greens
Talk About a Great Main Course Salad Meal! Lots of bacon. That’s what happened here. I started out by...
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Sweet Potatoes with Lime Chipotle Butter
If You Even Remotely Like Sweet Potatoes, You’ve Gotta Try These! Sweet potatoes can be so boring....
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Sheet Pan Chicken, Apple, Cabbage, and Croutons
Who Doesn’t Love a Great Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner? I set out to make a quick and easy chicken...
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Sausage, Bean, and Escarole Bake
The Flavors of White Beans, Italian Sausage, and Greens Hardly Need Anything Else in Order to Shine. Escarole...
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Citrus and Zucchini Confit
A New Way to Enjoy My Favorite Citrus! One of my greatest joys, amongst many, of my recent move north,...
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French Toast
What’s For Brunch? French Toast with a Secret Ingredient. Hello, friends!  It’s been awhile. I...
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Roasted Carrot Spread with Capers
Sweet Roasted Carrots and Capers Make an Exceptionally Delicious Spread/Dip. I’ve seen many recipes...
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Korean-Inspired Pork Shoulder
Isn’t It Time for Some Rich and Crispy Pork with an Easy Korean Style Dipping Sauce? Over the...
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Peach and Tomato Salad with Ricotta
This is the Perfect Way to Enjoy the Last Great Peaches of Summer. I know I’ve recently posted a couple...
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Black Rice Stuffed Baked Tomatoes
Feta, Nigella Seeds, Pomegranate Juice and Arils Combine for a Unique and Delicious Take on Stuffed Tomatoes. I’ve...
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Shrimp, Bean, and Peach Salad with Chamoy Dressing
Now, Here’s a Main Course Salad That is Anything But Boring. Yeah, it’s blisteringly hot outside...
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Italian Sausage and Spicy Peach Sandwiches
A Scrumptious Twist on Italian Sausage Sandwiches! This meal came about because I had some Italian...
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Green Tomato Pie with Bacon and Panko Crumbs
A Summer Main Course Pie That Puts Green Tomatoes Front and Center. I love green tomatoes. They are...
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Crispy Skillet Potatoes and Burrata Over Tomato Sauce
Potatoes This Good Don’t Need Much of Anything Else. I had a real hankering for my Crispy Skillet...
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Savory Tomato Cobbler with Cheddar Cream Biscuits
A Cobbler That’s Not Dessert? Oh, Yeah, It is a Very Good Thing. I’ve run across a couple of recipes...
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Fried Salmon with Peanut Yogurt Sauce
A Different Spin on Salmon. Wow, Is It Good! I had a taste for salmon. But I didn’t have a taste for...
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Asparagus, Beet, and Blood Orange Salad with Burrata
It’s Even More Delicious Than it is Beautiful. As you can see, this is one gorgeous salad. It’s...
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Pasta with Pork Ribs, Tomato, and Miso Mushroom Butter Sauce
Sunday Pasta Sauce is a Tradition for a Very Good Reason. This recipe is 100% pure comfort food for...
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Cheddar Pie with Kimchi and Chinese Sausage
An Unusual and Very Tasty Twist on the Classic Cheese Pie. I’ve been using the kimchi I made in quite...
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Slow-Roasted Strawberry Ricotta with Fried Dumpling Wrappers
Creamy Ricotta Dip with The Best Chips I’ve Ever Tasted. I don’t know if any of you have ever...
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Hibiscus Steak Sauce Over Grilled Ribeye
The Bright Flavor Pairs Perfectly with a Rich Steak. It’s been quite awhile since my son purchased dried...
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Pork and Black Garlic Dumplings
Homemade Dumplings – So Much Better Than Store Bought. When it comes to dumplings, I’m a fan of...
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Maple Glazed Chicken with Saffron Chipotle Rice
Chicken and Rice – A Whole New Level. I don’t really know where to begin explaining this recipe....
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Roasted Red Pepper and Walnut Dip
This is So Much More Than Can Be Described in a Simple Title. This dip, known as Muhammara, is said...
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Shrimp in Spicy Tomato Orange Sauce
Quick and Easy, but Packs an Explosion of Flavor. I got to thinking about shrimp fra diavolo. When...
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Lamb Meatballs in Beet and Pomegranate Sauce
There are Meatballs, and Then There are These Meatballs. I mentioned in my tahdig recipe post, that...
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Tahdig with Barberries, Peas, and Mint
Nothing Beats That Crispy Layer of Rice. Whenever I make a tahdig, dinner becomes a special event....
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Salad of Black Rice, Beets, Apples, and Aged Cheddar
There’s Some Really Good Stuff Going on Here. Here I am with another rice salad. And what a beauty...
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Roast Chicken with Lemon-Basil Butter Sauce
An Easy, but Elegant Pan Sauce Gilds the Lily in This Recipe. I’ve mentioned on numerous occasions...
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Gratin of Red Cabbage and Black Garlic
Rich and Creamy Goodness is Sometimes Needed. I wanted some shredded red cabbage for a recipe. All...
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Rigatoni with Lamb, Harissa, and Halloumi
Come on. Doesn’t This Sound Good? When I set out to make this, here’s what I had in mind. Pasta...
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Focaccia/Pizza with Lemon Ricotta, Strawberries, and Peas
I Can’t Resist Fresh Cool Toppings on a Warm and Chewy Crust. Is this recipe best labeled as...
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Braised Oxtails with Salty Orange Cream
Elegant and Rich, but Surprisingly Vibrant. I’m not fond of a lot of braised meat recipes as I find...
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Beans with Salty Orange Cream and Croutons
A Bowl of Beans Unlike Any You’ve Ever Tasted. Here I am, back with another bowl-of-beans recipe....
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Lamb Kebabs on Beet Flatbreads
Skewers of Lamb Served on Top of Flatbreads is Never a Bad Thing. I made my Beet Flatbreads with Pomegranate...
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Beet, Orange, and Blue Cheese Panzanella
How’s This for a Beautiful and Oh-So-Delicious Salad? I’m back with another panzanella. It’s...
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Potato Galette with Tomatoes and Oranges
Potatoes, Crème Fraîche, Tomatoes, and Oranges Encased in a Buttery Crust – Sound Good to You? I was...
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Cured Salmon with Creamy Lime Sauce
Melt-In-Your-Mouth Deliciousness. Right Here. I was really in the mood for cured salmon. In the past,...
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Bacon, Avocado, Pickled Onion and Sliced Orange Sandwich on Talami Bread
One of the Best Sandwiches I’ve Ever Tasted. You know how it goes. You get a taste for something....
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Purée of Beets with Roasted Carrots and Dukkah (Duqqa)
A Glorious Combination of Color, Texture, and Flavors. Well, there are a few things going on here...
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Shrimp Pasta with Black Lime, Yogurt, and Black Garlic
Creamy Pasta with Shrimp – But with a Twist. Here’s a dish that I guarantee will surprise you...
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Pork Patties with 'Nduja Roasted Fennel and Potato Wedges
Nothing Dull About These Flavors. Here’s a very tasty meal I put together after thinking about what...
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Bacon, Potato, and Cheddar Tart
Bacon, Onions, and Crème Fraîche Play a Role in This Beauty. I found myself with an abundance of big...
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Ribs with Black Lime/Sichuan Peppercorn Salt and Asian Celery Salad
Juicy and Perfectly Seasoned Oven-Baked Ribs are Served with a Crisp Asian-Flavored Celery Salad. I’ve...
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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...
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Brothy Beans with 'Nduja and Orange
Nothing At All Boring About This Pot of Beans. Brothy beans. I just love the sound of that. Good beans...
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Roast Chicken and Pineapple with 'Nduja Butter
Combine ‘Nduja, the Spreadable Spicy Salami-Type Sausage, with Butter and You’ve Got the...
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Salmon Soup with Red Palm Oil
A creamy fish soup with a difference. I’m a fan of all good fish soups/chowders. From the tomato based...
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Roasted Pear and Havarti Pan Pizza
An Unusual, but Outstanding Pizza. If I Do Say So Myself. I know this is an unorthodox pizza. After...
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Pecorino Chicken Cutlets
Crisp, golden brown chicken cutlets that are loaded with flavor from the pecorino. I think fried chicken...
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Pork and Foie Gras Country Pâté
A French Classic for a Very Good Reason. I’ve long wanted to make this kind of pâté and finally got...
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Sumac and Maple Roasted Tomatoes
Melt in Your Mouth Perfectly Roasted Tomatoes. There are those times when comfort food is necessary....
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Sticky Coconut Rice Cakes with Turmeric Tomatoes
Crisp and Chewy Coconut Milk Rice Cakes are Out of This World Delicious. In my continuing cooking journey...
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Bacon and 3 Onion Quiche
So Creamy It Melts in Your Mouth. After making my Potatoes Au Gratin the other day, I still had a big...
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Pork Larb
So Much Flavor and Such Fun to Eat. I don’t know about you, but I love wrapping intensely flavored...
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Chilean Sea Bass with Orange Béarnaise Sauce
In My Book, Fish Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This. Chilean sea bass is a remarkably delicious...
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Cornbread and Chipotle Panzanella
Leftover Cornbread Makes a Great Bread Salad. I had a big slab of leftover cornbread and was in the...
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Skirt Steak Double Tacos with Tomato and Avocado Salad
Melted Cheese Between Two Tortillas Makes for a Killer Taco. I realize these look odd, but please bear...
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Lump Crabmeat, Fennel, and Grapefruit Salad
Here’s an Exciting and Unusual Crab Salad for Dinner Tonight. Good crabmeat is one of those delicacies...
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Royal Corona Bean Salad with Preserved Lemon and White Anchovies
So Easy and So Very Delicious. I cooked up a pot of Rancho Gordo’s Royal Corona beans and used some...
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Fish in Coconut Curry Sauce
White Fish, Green Beans, and Pineapple Bathed in a Beautiful Curry-Style Coconut Milk Sauce. When setting...
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Ravioli with Easy Uncooked Lemon Cream Sauce
Uncooked Cream and Lemon Juice Make a Beautiful Silky Sauce. As much as I appreciate and enjoy making...
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Ham Sandwich with Quick Scallion Kimchi and Chinese Sausage
How’s This for a Very Different Take on a Ham Sandwich? I ran across a recipe for Quick Scallion...
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"BBLT" Pasta - Bacon, Basil Leaf & Tomato Pasta with Olive & Manchego Breadsticks
Pasta with Fresh Uncooked Tomato Sauce Topped with Bacon? Yeah. It’s Really Good. When tomatoes...
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Potato, Roasted Red Pepper, and Salmon Salad with Pickled Mustard Seeds
I Hesitated to Call This a Salad Because It Is So Much More. You know how it is when you get a taste...
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Roast Chicken with Pomegranate Molasses
Brush Your Chicken with Pomegranate Molasses for a Lacquered Finish. I’ve written about buttermilk...
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Chili-Rubbed Pork Shoulder Sandwiches with Peach Salsa
Rich and Smoky Pork is the Perfect Match for Bright Peach Salsa. I recently cooked a pork shoulder...
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Tomato and Chili Shrimp with The Ultimate Focaccia
Fluffy Focaccia and Juicy Shrimp Make for an Irresistible Meal! This meal began with the focaccia....
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Plum and Watermelon Salad with Fried Halloumi
Warm and Crispy Cubes of Cheese Top a Salad of Summer Fruits. Here I am again with another summer salad...
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Prosciutto Wrapped Roasted Peaches and Fresh Mozzarella
Add Great Bread and You’ve Got Yourself a Fantastic Light Meal. It’s no secret that I love peaches....
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Savory Waffles with Ricotta and Chili Crisp
An Unusual and Surprising Combination that is Oh, So Delicious. When we made our batch of chili crisp,...
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Tomato, Corn, and Bacon-Flavored-Aioli Pie
A Savory Pie Bursting with the Flavors of Summer When making a BLT the other day, I decided to add some...
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Shrimp Salad with Charred Corn, Peaches, and Avocado
Cold Shrimp, Corn, Peaches, Avocado, and Bacon? I’m All In. Here’s a main course salad that...
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Tahdig Topped with Cherry and Pomegranate Salad
An Irresistible Combination. One of my all time favorite foods to eat is tahdig – rice cooked...
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Green Bean, Chorizo, and Mackerel Salad
This is a Salad that Satisfies on All Levels. I’m here once again with a salad that contains tinned...
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Pork, Pineapple, and Pomegranate Molasses Kebabs
Tender Pork Kebabs Slathered in a Spiced Yogurt Blend. I was in the mood for pork kebabs and the more...
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Strawberry, Watermelon, and Tomato Gazpacho
Beat the Heat with An Ice Cold Bowl of This Fruit-Filled Gazpacho. Well, Gazpacho Season is here. Besides...
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Panzanella with Roast Beef and Feta
A Bread and Tomato Salad with Cold Roast Beef Hit the Spot. Slices of cold roast beef make for a surprising ...
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Best Roast Beef with Prune & Peppercorn Marinade
This Recipe is Truly a Game Changer. I’ve written about this roast in the past, but I feel it’s worth...
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Korean-Inspired Spicy Pork Rice Bowl
Everything I Love About Food is Right Here in This Bowl. I eat some type of rice bowl regularly. The...
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Spaghetti with Sardines, Fennel, Saffron, and Crispy Breadcrumbs
A Quick and Easy Southern Italian Pasta Dish. There are many many recipes out there for this classic...
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Spicy Honeyed Chicken Kebabs with Parsley Salad Wrapped in Bara
Who Doesn’t Love a Juicy Kebab Wrapped in Fried Flatbread? This plate of food is a mix of cultures...
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Crostini with Strawberry Salsa, Ricotta, and Peas
Strawberry Salsa on Toast Smeared with Ricotta? Oh, Yes! In case you’re looking for more ways to enjoy...
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Buckwheat Crepes with Ricotta, Tomatoes, and Bacon
This is so Delicious, I Repeated it Again a Few Nights Later. Well, as promised, here’s one of the...
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Scarlet Spaghetti with Anchovies, Walnuts and Crispy Breadcrumbs
Does Brilliantly Colored Beet Flavored Pasta Sound Good to You? I’ve seen recipes for brilliantly colored...
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Spicy Fried Chicken and Ube Waffles with Maple Chili Crème Fraîche
Waffles and Fried Chicken I Finally Love. There were a lot of decisions that went into this dish. I’ve...
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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...
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Nik Sharma's Crème Fraîche Chicken Salad
A Very Different Take on a Classic. When I roast a chicken, we always eat the dark meat first and save...
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Fregola, Tomato, and Orange Salad with Tahini and Optional Sardines
In the Mood for a Different Take on Pasta Salad? Before I get started discussing the details of this...
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Spatchcocked Chicken with Chile Rub, Meyer Lemons and Croutons
Crisp Chunks of Bread Soak Up the Juices in this Traybake. Roasted chickens show up regularly in my...
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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...
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Fried Rice with Seared Cumin Pineapple
Garlic Chips, Garlic Oil, Cumin Seeds, and Curry Leaves are a Few of the Flavors in This Fried Rice. While...
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Casarecce with Roasted Tomatoes and Roasted Oranges
Intensely Flavored Pasta Dish that Satisfies on All Levels is Truly a Thing of Beauty. It’s no secret...
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Adobo-Inspired Chicken Braised in Dark Soy Sauce
After Marinating Overnight, This Comes together in No Time. I’m a fan of all kinds of adobos. There...
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Barramundi in Roasted Tomato Sauce with Garlic and Lemon
In the Mood for Fish Cooked in Harrisa Spiced Roasted Tomato Sauce with Charred Lemons and Roasted Garlic?...
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Ham and Cheese Tartines with Classic Baguettes
A Hot Open Faced Ham and Cheese Sandwich on a Freshly Made Baguette. I was in the mood for a tartine,...
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Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Scallions
A Crisp and Gooey Version of the Beloved Classic. Macaroni and cheese. It’s ubiquitous. Most of us love...
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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...
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Tagine-Inspired Chicken with Oranges, Olives, Caper Berries, and Dates
In the Mood for Soft Syrupy Oranges Sitting on Top of Warmly Spiced Chicken? When I got it in my head...
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St. Louis-Style Ribs with Fresh Sage, Orange Zest, and Cubeb
Coat the Ribs in a Fragrant Dry Rub for Deep Flavor Ribs. Pork ribs. I love them. And while I will...
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Turmeric and Lime Mussel Broth
Fresh Mussels Cooked in a Coconut Milk, Turmeric, and Lime Nik Sharma is one of my many favorite cookbook...
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Orecchiette with Italian Sausage and Pickled Peas
Simple, Yet Thoroughly Satisfying Comfort Food When it comes to frozen vegetables, there are only a...
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Steak Hache au Poivre / Hamburgers in Peppercorn Sauce
Rich Wine Sauce Turns Thick Peppercorn Crusted Ground Chuck Patties into a Company Worthy Dish Out...
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Panzanella with Assorted Citrus and Tuna
This Goes Right to the Top of the List of Best Things I’ve Ever Eaten. My Family Concurs. I’ve...
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Ribeye Steaks in a Cast Iron Skillet
Sometimes Nothing Will Satisfy. Except a Great Steak. I think I’ve cooked steaks in every imaginable...
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Pea, Asparagus, and Avocado Salad with Feta
Salad for Dinner Sound Good to You? This One Fits the Bill. Creamy, Crunchy, Bright, and So Satisfying. Dinner...
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Greens and Chermoula Potato Pie
Ottolenghi Strikes Again with a Surprising Take on a Main Dish Pie. I took on another Ottolenghi recipe...
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Pomegranate & Sumac Chicken
Chicken Thighs Roasted in a Bright, Tart, and Sweet Paste. Yes, Please. I’ve been cooking from...
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Green Cannellini Beans with Tahini
Beans that are Creamy and Full of Flavor from Tahini and Chili Oil. I’ve been cooking up a storm from...
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15-Minute Asian Style Meatballs
Got 15 Minutes? Transform a Bag of Thawed Frozen Meatballs into Solid Deliciousness Using 4 Ingredients. I...
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