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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 I don’t want to eat an entire big potato, unless I’m serving it as a main course. After making my Sweet Potatoes with Lime Chipotle Butter, in which I slice the potatoes in half […]

Cantaloupe with Peanut Dukkah

How About a Simple and Unique Summer Melon Salad? I love eating and serving a simple melon salad with my meals in summer. I can’t think of anything more refreshing and satisfying. If you’ve got a good melon, you really don’t need to do a lot to it in order for it to be delicious. […]

Cheddar Pie with Kimchi and Chinese Sausage

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 a few recipes and here’s one of my favorites. I added it to a creamy cheddar pie to which I also added sliced Lap Cheong – Chinese sausage *. If you’ve never eaten this sausage, […]

Jean’s Perfect Jar of Kimchi from Eric Kim

Eric Says This Kimchi is Perfect Kimchi. I feel sure most of you have either tasted it or have even made your own batch of the fermented napa cabbage, which is known as baechu kimchi.  I first made it quite awhile ago and have since tried different methods and recipes.  In order to achieve the […]

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 to have originated in Aleppo, Syria, but is now ubiquitous in many Middle Eastern communities. Roasted red bell peppers, walnuts, bread crumbs, pomegranate molasses, Aleppo pepper, cumin and olive oil are combined into what is […]

Salad of Black Rice, Beets, Apples, and Aged Cheddar

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 it is. Black rice lends itself so well to salads that I’ve kind of been hooked on it for awhile. It has the perfect texture for a salad because it doesn’t ever get mushy when I […]

Potato Galette with Tomatoes and Oranges

Potato Galette with Tomatoes and Oranges

Potatoes, Crème Fraîche, Tomatoes, and Oranges Encased in a Buttery Crust – Sound Good to You? I was in the mood for a savory galette. And I had a day where I could spend time in the kitchen putting it together without any other pressing matters on the agenda. There are those days where you […]

Black Rice Salad with Roasted Oranges, Lemons, and Butternut Squash

Black Rice Salad with Roasted Oranges, Lemons, and Butternut Squash

As Delicious as It is Beautiful. As you’re undoubtedly aware, I have a great fondness for citrus fruits. Whether they be fresh and bright, candied, or roasted in order to deepen their flavor, I turn to them again and again. For this dish, I roasted a couple trays of sliced oranges and lemons until they’d […]

Bacon, Potato, and Cheddar Tart

Bacon, Potato, and Cheddar Tart

Bacon, Onions, and Crème Fraîche Play a Role in This Beauty. I found myself with an abundance of big baking potatoes due to a mistake with my grocery order, so I started thinking about what to do with some of them and decided on a tart. I began by making up a batch of my […]

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 […]