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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Poached Pears with Spiced Caramel

If you know me, you know that I'm not a huge fan of making fussy desserts. Creamy. Buttery. Rich. Yes. But fussy, not my speed. (Don't get me wrong, I love fancy pastry, but life's...

How to Make Stuffed Artichokes

Nom, nom, nom. Oh, I'm sorry, I didn't see you! I was too busy attacking the artichokes! These artichokes weren't always so delicious. In fact, at one point, they were actually practically attacking me. Don't let this...

Fresh and Spicy Peach Salsa

This is one of my favorite fruity salsas. The sweetness of the peaches is offset by spicy Serrano chilis, lime, cilantro, and an unexpected party guest: cool, crisp cucumber.
bowl of green almonds

How to Prepare Green Almonds

Green almonds have a really short season—sharing that Endangered Spring Vegetable Status with ramps, fiddlehead ferns, and pea greens—from April to about mid-June. You might find them labeled "fresh almonds."
bowl of smashed peas

Smashed Peas with Mint

Seriously? You guys know me: This is kind of not my style. Where's the butter? Where's the bacon? Why is there no wine? Why does this seem...healthy? Who are you and what have you done...

Spicy White Pizza with Bacon, Shrimp & Asparagus

For this pizza, you build layers of flavor by quickly sautéing the shrimp in a little bit of bacon fat and freshly cracked black pepper. The bacon adds a subtle smokiness that pairs really well with the asparagus.
slice of compound butter

Drunken Cranberry Orange Compound Butter

I know: When will I stop raving about compound butter? Never, probably. (But I'll bet you could guess that.) The stuff is just too easy to make—and too darned good. What is compound butter? If you've never made...
Loaf of orange pound cake

Orange Pound Cake

Warning: Baking this cake will fill your kitchen with the irresistible smell of oranges. This is a slightly modified version of a recipe I saw recently in Saveur. It's a buttery pound cake shot through with freshly grated orange zest and soaked with sweet orange syrup.

Easy Baked Tortilla Chips Dusted with Spicy Chipotle Salt

This is like cheating, it's so easy. In fact, it kind of IS cheating, since I didn't make the tortillas from scratch. No matter. This is a fast and simple way to make delicious, spicy tortilla chips.

How to Roast Garlic

Now, I like garlic in pretty much all its forms, but roasted garlic has to be one of the best substances on the planet. And making it is one of those ineffable acts of culinary magic.