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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Garlic-Studded Sirloin Roast with Chili Pepper Crust

It's good to be back in the kitchen! (Here, have a giant platter of meat!) The last two weeks have been a whirlwind! Between baking dozens of practice tarts for Bon Appetit's Holiday Bake-Off Party...

Ultimate Mac ‘n Cheese

I'm going to tell you right now: Don't blame me if you gain a few pounds. This is one of my ultimate comfort foods. Whenever I make it, it always turns into an excruciating battle with my (underdeveloped) sense of self control.

Garlic & Ginger Encrusted Rack of Pork

This post could also be titled: How to Find An Oddly Butchered, Bone-In Pork Loin Roast, Chisel Away at It Like It's the Statue of David, and Turn it into a Lovely Roasted Rack of Pork Worthy of Company.

Pasta with Brown Butter & Chanterelles

Chanterelle mushrooms have got such a fantastic flavor—and when you infuse it into melted butter, half a dozen mushrooms goes a long way. This is an elegant and luxurious appetizer for about four, or main course for two.

Sunday Pot Roast (a.k.a. Beast in a Pot)

Pot roast is stick-to-your-ribs, winter home cooking at its coziest. It's also an economical way to feed a crowd when you're on a budget. All you need is a big hunk of beef, an even bigger pot, a handful of ingredients, and a little patience.

How to Make Pulled Pork in the Oven

I knew I wanted to make pulled pork. I also knew that our grill wasn't set up, and we don't have a smoker yet (yet!). I figured, "OK, it's a pork shoulder. I'll braise it." And that's where it all started.

Cajun Catfish Bites

Hands down, this is our favorite way to prepare catfish: Cut into chunks, coated with spicy breading, then shallow fried 'til golden brown.

Prosciutto and Basil Wrapped Chicken Fingers

These chicken fingers are fast food, Mouse-House style. They're the perfect thing to make when you Just Need To Eat, Like Now (a fairly common occurrence at our place these days, given that we just moved).

Pad Thai

Pad Thai, perhaps Thailand's most infamous noodle dish, has dozens of incarnations—including several regional variations—each one a slightly different take on the mouthwatering combination of sweet, salty, and sour flavors. Some are super spicy,...

Chili Garlic Beef Ribs

This recipe is so easy, it's kind of like cheating. I'm OK with that, though. (I'm all for fancy sauces and complicated meals. But there's a definite time and a place for dishes like this.) It takes no time to slap together—then your oven does all the hard work.