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Friday, October 20, 2017
chicken fingers with blue cheese dressing

Panko & Chili Crusted Oven Fried Chicken Fingers

As much as I love (love, love) fried food, this is one of my all-time favorite ways to cook chicken. This is my entry into Breakstone's Triple Churned Challenge. You can vote for my recipes daily—and be entered to win $300!

Mini Meat Loaves

Based on Ina Garten's fabulous recipe, these meat loaves pack huge comfort-food goodness in a small package. They're a great thing to serve at a dinner party. I mean, come on: Who wouldn't love a little meatloaf, made just for them?

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).