My favorite (hard) boiled egg recipe is all about the steam
May 13, 2019
I am a huge fan of Chef John and his Food Wished channel on YouTube. I am also a fan of not messing up the simplest of recipes: making a hard-boiled egg. An egg that’s creamy and a little yolky and easy to prepare, to peel, and not overcook. Chef John from Food Wishes is on my YouTube channel rotation and he has a simple, foolproof, recipe for making the perfectly-cooked eggs
A fresh and simple arugula and walnut pesto recipe from my sisters at 1970 Dogwood Street
September 26, 2018
When Anne Haas and Jen Tucker post a recipe, I jot it down. I love pesto, though I don’t think I’ve ever had an arugula and walnut variant. Ever since I got right with pasta and potatoes, I am back in love with lovely sauces, and pesto is one of the most refreshing, healthy, restoring, […]
My giant peppermill
September 12, 2018
The audacity of putting a gianormous screw top pepper grinder on top of and included with my peppercorn refill changed my life and I’ll never go back. No more peppermills for me, it’s storming ground pepper baby. I’m calling her Florence! Check that scale. I don’t have small hands. Awesome!
Easy baked bone-in chicken thighs recipe
June 18, 2018
I am always looking for quick, easy, delicious ways to eat chicken. I used to be a breast white meat kind of guy (that’s just how I grew up) but I have fallen for dark meat. Chicken wings, thighs, and legs make me happy and are cheap and easy to prepare–and it’s hard to mess […]
Traditional porcupine meatballs recipe prepared in a pressure cooker
May 15, 2018
My mum’s pressure cooked porcupine meatballs were the ultimate special treat comfort food in my home growing up. They have such a unique smell and mouthfeel. While it was tomato-based, it was also very savory and the sauce looked a little more like a brown sauce than tomato sauce.
Mark’s Mexican Meth is fit for a king but made for a pauper
May 3, 2018
Mark’s life is partially driven by his extreme frugalness. He’ll gladly starve himself to keep his per-day food costs down to two-dollars-a-day. He often calls it fasting or even “whoops, I totally forget to eat.” I, on the other hand, have never missed a meal.
Uncle Mark’s Anchovy Vinaigrette Umami-Bomb Sauce of the Gods
April 30, 2018
My buddy Mark Harrison never recommends recipes for me. However, he’s become obsessed with this recipe to the point of really pressing it on me because he knows how much I love strong flavors, olive oil, garlic, and even anchovies!
A very traditional potato latke / potato pancake recipe even your mother would love
December 17, 2017
My mom and I had a few traditions: lunchtime wine at the Olive Garden, margaritas at El Paso Café, a Beefeater gin on her birthday, a really nice medium Filet Mignon at Outback, and lunches at Jewish delis. We would always start with a plate of potato pancakes–latkes–with sour cream and apple sauce. We would […]
Crock-pot chicken just changed my entire life
December 21, 2016
Wondered what to do with all these chicken pieces until I remembered that I own an awesome-ass slow cooker Crock-Pot. See you in seven hours on low! Wow, just 7 hours at low with salt and pepper. My life is changed forever. Hail Lord Crock-Pot! Literally the most amazingly flaky chicken falling off the bone! […]
Smoky Chipotle Refried Beans
June 6, 2016