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Pork Pasta with Gochujang and Gochugaru

Pork Pasta with Gochujang and Gochugaru

It’s Different, Interesting, and Scrumptious, While Also Being Reassuringly Familiar. How about pasta with a meat sauce that is just different enough to be interesting, but still recognizable as a comforting ragu? That’s what I had in mind when I set out to make this meal. The majority of the ingredients are very recognizable – […]

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 I love a bowl of beans that have been simply cooked in their own delicious broth, I wanted something a little more stew-like this time around because I wanted to scoop these with some good […]

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 cooking 10 slices of bacon, but I wasn’t sure I’d use all of it. Really? Who was I kidding? It ended up being the perfect amount of bacon. No big surprise there. I haven’t made stuffed […]

Charred Shishito Peppers with Anchovy Cream

How Good are These Blistered Peppers When Paired with a Warm Anchovy Cream Dipping Sauce? Very Very Good. By now, many of us have enjoyed charred shishito peppers that are served with a little drizzled olive oil and salt. I love them and could easily eat them weekly. There’s something about holding onto the stems […]

Sausage, Bean, and Escarole Bake

The Flavors of White Beans, Italian Sausage, and Greens Hardly Need Anything Else in Order to Shine. Escarole and beans is a classic dish for a reason. It’s one of those ultimate comfort foods. The bitter flavor of the greens mellows completely when they’re braised with the beans. I had a taste for it, but […]

Black Rice Stuffed Baked Tomatoes

Feta, Nigella Seeds, Pomegranate Juice and Arils Combine for a Unique and Delicious Take on Stuffed Tomatoes. I’ve been singing the praises of black rice for awhile now. I love its chewy texture and flavor. Plus, the deep purple color is so beautiful when it’s cooked. I find it irresistible in salads and mixed with […]

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 Potatoes. But during these hot summer days, I find myself not particularly in the mood for a meat and potatoes meal. I’ve done a lot of things with these potatoes. In the past, I’ve even served them […]

Green Mango and Hibiscus Chutney

An Unusual, but Delicious Pairing. As I’ve mentioned, I’ve been cooking up a storm in order to use the green and underripe mangoes on my tree. I have a huge bounty this year and wanted to take advantage of the green ones before they all start ripening. Green mangoes make wonderful chutneys, pickles, and salads. […]

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 me. On average, I get in the mood for a slow cooked tomato based pasta sauce every couple of months. Probably more often than that, now that I think about it. And I make different variations […]

Green Salad with Anchovy-Garlic Cream

Green Salad with Anchovy-Garlic Cream

You’ve Gotta Make This. Trust Me. I’ve been making this salad for years. Every time I make it my son will remind me this is his very favorite green salad. For good reason. It’s unlike any other salad I make and I’ve never eaten anything else to which I could compare it. It’s unique.  Heavy […]