coffee-rubbed ribs

Coffee-Rubbed Ribs

I’ve seen coffee being used as a savory ingredient all over the place lately and after finally trying it myself I can see why! It adds a deep earthy flavor that is delicious and unique. For these fall-off-the-bone pork ribs, I mixed...
cinnamon meatballs with marinara sauce

Cinnamon Meatballs with Marinara Sauce

I find that cinnamon works beautifully in savory dishes, especially in combination with beef, garlic and tomato. The flavor combination is perfect in these cinnamon meatballs that also have a slight tang from sour cream/milk-soaked bread cubes. I adapted America’s Test Kitchen’s meatball...
salad with baked goat cheese tarragon patties

Baked Goat Cheese Salad

This delicious baked goat cheese salad is topped with warm and crispy breadcrumb-coated goat cheese and tarragon patties and sprinkled with pomegranate seeds for a bit of fruitiness. It takes only 30 minutes to put together and is substantial enough...
ginger garlic lime cilantro meatballs with coconut rice

Asian Meatballs

I’ve got an easy recipe for delicious ginger garlic lime and cilantro meatballs with coconut rice here today.My starting point for this recipe was a pound of beef from the round that I had in the fridge and didn’t know...
pulled chicken sandwich

Pulled Chicken Sandwich

This spicy and tangy pulled chicken sandwich is delicious and easy to make. You dry rub boneless, skinless chicken thighs with a mix of Hungarian paprika, ground chipotle and chili powder, then bake the chicken in a low-temperature oven until...
chicken andouille gumbo

Chicken Andouille Gumbo

This delicious chicken Andouille gumbo is full of great flavors all the way from spicy to smoky. As a bonus, this recipe doesn’t require much work at all because rather than stirring for hours at the stovetop, the roux is...
chunky chili

Chunky Chili

This hearty, comforting chili is made with tender chunks of beef rather than ground beef. Its highlight is a homemade chili powder blend made with cumin, oregano, Hungarian paprika, ancho chili, chipotle chili and roasted garlic. I’ve got a hearty,...
chicken salad

Chicken Salad

I’m not usually a fan of cold dinners (with the notable exception of sushi, I could eat that every night) but a good chicken salad sandwich is all right with me every once in a while on a hot summer...
spicy pulled pork

Spicy Pulled Pork

This delicious, flavorful and spicy pulled pork is rubbed with a chili, Hungarian paprika and oregano spice rub, then slow-roasted in the oven and finished with an easy sauce made from garlic, tomato and the roast’s drippings and juices. For...
chicken tikka masala

Chicken Tikka Masala

The butter, the cream and the flavorful spices have long made chicken tikka masala one of my favorites but until last week I had only ever eaten the classic curry at a restaurant. It turns out that it’s not difficult...
shrimp coconut curry

Shrimp Coconut Curry

This shrimp coconut curry is easy to make in a cast iron pan or a Dutch oven and has great flavor from smoked paprika, chipotle and ancho chili powder, coriander seeds, turmeric, fresh ginger, lots of fresh peppers, coconut milk...
sesame salmon salad

Sesame Salmon Salad

This healthy spring sesame salmon salad with strawberries and pea shoots is delicious and easy to put together. You bake the salmon in the oven and make a quick dressing with sesame oil and seeds, freshly grated ginger, olive oil,...
universal stir fry sauce

Stir Fry Sauce

The only from-scratch stir fry sauce recipe you need! A simple mix of sake, soy sauce and corn starch flavored with fresh ginger, garlic, sesame and red pepper flakes. Works great with chicken, beef, shrimp, tofu, vegetables, you name it....