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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Warm Beet Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

Who hated beets when they were a kid? Raise your hand. Me, too. I couldn't stand them when I was a little mouse. They were either pickled and vinegary or boiled and vinegary. Either way, they...

Rustic, Family-Style Pork with Red Sauce

This is a fabulous way to feed a crowd on a budget. Pork shoulder is a tough cut of meat, so it's generally on the cheaper side. (In fact, this is the same cut of...

Tangy Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dip

Packed with sour cream, buttermilk, and blue cheese, this dip is a perfect creamy companion for spicy, hot wings or a crunchy, cold crudite platter. I served this as one of the sides for...

Spicy Chipotle-Lime Ketchup

This dip was a hit this weekend when we had folks over to watch the fight. I served it as one of the companions to my Crispy Sesame Chicken Nibbles. The cold, garlicky ketchup was a...

Rustic Cranberry Bacon Chutney with Rosemary and Port

This stuff is so good, it's evil. It's smokey and sweet. It's dotted with bits of bacon and rosemary. It's bursting with unexpected orange flavor that's followed by a refreshing tartness from the cranberries. I could...

Hot Buttered Rum Pecan Sundae

The topping for this sundae has all the rich, buttery flavor of pecan pralines—without the time or trouble involved in candymaking. Basically, this recipe makes a mini-batch of pecan candy by superheating a small amount...

Garlicky White Beans, Two Ways: Dip & Creamy Soup

I have a great—and relatively newfound—love for white beans. (See? I do eat more than meat.) Here are two of my favorite ways to prepare them. The first recipe is for a thick dip that's...

Quick Meat Ragout with Orecchiette

This is a rich and hearty sauce that you can make in just about the amount of time it takes to boil a pound of orecchiette. Honest. Italian for "little ears," orecchiette are those nickel-sized round...

Brown-Sugar Cranberry Sauce

  Ever since I was a kid, cranberry sauce has always been one of my favorite things about the fall. Most of the time, my mom made homemade cranberry sauce. Now, she's an amazing cook. Sometimes, though, if...

Rib of the Week: Ruby Lacquered Pork Ribs

Ah, pork. It goes so well with so many things—including fruit. So, as I was eyeing the package of pork spare ribs in my fridge last night, I noticed I had leftover raspberry sauce from...