It's winter time and with it comes the foods of winter. The warming braises, roasts, and baked goods that are wonderfully comforting for those nights when the temperature drops to "considering climate change denial" levels. But even then, at some point this winter you're probably going to get tired of constantly consuming comfort food, and the idea of eating a salad will sound increasingly compelling. Something crisp, cool, and cleansing to break up the eventually monotony of warm and rich.Read More
The problem with beef is the problem of OR. Standing in front of the glass at the butcher counter, a person has to choose between a full flavored cuts OR tender steaks. And when that issue is averted (by a dry aged ribeye, for example), the problem then becomes whether to choose something economically priced OR extremely expensive. It's nearly impossible to have a great tasting, tender, inexpensive steak. Until now...Read More
This is my favorite marinara sauce to date. Bright tomato flavors supported by an invisible cast of aromatics, while a healthy dose of garlic infused olive oil adds body and richness. Best of all, it's incredibly hands off, easy to make, and done in 30 minutes.Read More
Cheesy French toast just makes sense. Cheese, after all, has a pretty consistent track record of making bread based foods better, so why can't it do for French toast what it already did for pizza and sandwiches?
The answer is that it most definitely can.Read More
There are endless ways to cook a humble potato, but recently in the bleary eye'd A.M., I've been defaulting to hash browns. Crisped up slowly over a medium-low flame, hash browns are relatively hassle free, leaving you with time to make coffee, fry up some thick strips of bacon, and, right before the potatoes finish, cook a few eggs with still runny yolks in the leftover bacon fat.Read More
Having recently lost my job, my chicken and dumplings needed to be leftover friendly and take as much goddamn time as possible to cook because frankly, I had nothing better to do.
This was a task I was basically born to succeed at. So here's my recipe for chicken and dumplings for the single and unemployed.Read More