Oyster dressing is my personal favorite Thanksgiving side. It’s about the wondrous flavor, enhanced by decades of loving preparation by Mamaw. My wife carries on the family tradition, though she doesn’t like oysters and taught me how to make it. Now we prepare the Thanksgiving feast together. A favorite chef , Ed Lee was […]
If you love sprouts, this strawberry brussels sprout salad is the answer to your dreams Customize to your preference or include the kitchen sink!
Creamed poblano chili is inspired by Chef Fernando Olea, winner of James Beard Best Chef – Southwest 2022. I was fortunate enough to dine with him at Sazón in Santa Fe and taste his signature soup. This is a versatile recipe that I dearly love as both soup and chili. I usually make a pot […]
Coquille St Jacques is the easiest French dish you can imagine. Make it the focal point of dinner and your guests will gush with complements.
Mocha Dacquoise is an exquisite Chantilly cream filled, buttercream frosted delight on rum infused, toasted almond meringue crusts.
The perfect meatloaf burger includes everything you love and is made to order for you. I like mine with cheese and remoulade. What’s on yours?
Chilled tomato caprese gazpacho screams sum-sum-summertime, just like the Jamies sang in the 50’s. Don’t you love fresh tomatoes?
Born of necessity, this is the first cornbread in America thanks to Native Americans and a staple of deep south Southern cooking.
Potatoes confit is easily made by the novice cook, but the flavor will convince you it was made by a three-star Michelin chef.
A grilled brie donut strays pretty far from your average grilled cheese sandwich. In fact, it’s more accurate to call it grilled cheese dessert, but regardless of name it’s well worth a taste. Gourmet Grilled Cheese My favorite grilled cheese is an exercise in simplicity, with only white bread, butter and velveeta. It’s comfort […]
I find sweet and spicy-hot flavor combinations irresistible. My obsession is always fulfilled by sweet and spicy butter pickles. The flavor comes from pickling with sugar and horseradish, not too sweet, not too hot and customizable to taste. Backstory Bread and butter pickles is the original name for these beauties, but neither bread nor butter […]
Pork belly rigatoni is my homage to the all’amatriciana inspired by ristorante Armando Al Pantheon in Rome. You too can be inspired without traveling by watching Stanley Tucci, Searching For Italy, the Rome episode. The original recipe is a legacy of the city of Amatrice, made with guanciale and bucatini, but both are unavailable […]