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pork Milanese

Pork Milanese

Pork is “the other white meat”, or so it’s been called. In 1987 the U.S. National Pork Board began an aggressive advertising campaign to help position pork as a white meat alternative since it was commonly getting overlooked by consumers. The campaign was paid for using a checkoff (tax) collected from the initial sale of […]

chicken with wild rice

Cast Iron Chicken with Wild Rice

The colder months settle in, there’s nothing quite like a comforting and satisfying meal to warm the soul. This cast iron chicken with wild rice is just what you’ve been missing. A simple, yet hearty dish, that embodies the true essence of comfort food. This recipe brings together succulent, perfectly seasoned roast chicken and flavorful […]

soy glazed beef fillet

Soy Glazed Beef Fillet With Shiitakes

Easy dinner alert. This soy-glazed beef fillet is a lovely, Asian-inspired, dish that should be in your recipe arsenal if you’re a meat eater. A tender fillet of beef and flavorful shiitake mushrooms complement one another perfectly, with a prep-and-forget marinade I adore. A quick sear on high heat makes for a simple finish minutes before […]

tortilla soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Soup is good for the soul they say and I believe it. Chicken tortilla soup is one of the most representative dishes of Mexican gastronomy and it’s one I’ve loved for ages. Also known as “sopa azteca“, which means “soup of the Aztecs,” the exact origin of this famous soup is unknown, although many assume […]

braised brisket with fennel

Braised Brisket With Fennel and Shallots

Brisket is a cut of beef not everyone knows about, but should. And Jews love it. This is my braised brisket with fennel and shallots, and it’s a great, easy dish I make during the week, but that’s also elegant enough for a holiday dinner. Braised brisket is a popular dish in Ashkenazic Jewish cuisine […]


Bacon Wrapped Bison Meatloaf

Let’s talk about meatloaf, shall we? Some love it, some love to hate it and some love it in secret and refuse to admit it. I find this fascinating. Historically, meatloaf is considered a traditional German, Scandinavian dish that is cousin to the Dutch meatball. Meatloaf, when you break it down, is exactly as the name […]

lamb stew

Lamb Stew With Israeli Couscous

My husband loves lamb stew. In all honesty, I think it’s because it reminds him of goat stew, something we both become fond of while vacationing in Anguilla. Can’t say that I’ve ever had (or would eat) goat stew on a regular basis, but in the Caribbean it’s as common as a fish sandwich and […]

slow roasted pork burritos

Slow Roasted Pork Burritos With Pineapple Salsa

Sometimes you find things in the least expected places. Like killer burritos in Denmark. Sounds crazy I know, but it’s true. Some readers follow me on Instagram, if you do, you may already know what I’m talking about. While visiting Copenhagen last Spring, my boys and I stumbled across delicious slow roasted pork burritos at […]

Scallops with cheese grits

Scallops With Cheese Grits

I love scallops, but shockingly, I am the only one in my family who does. My husband will eat them if I make them into a ceviche, my younger son will sometimes eat them, and my older son will not touch them no matter what. Because of this, I don’t make them at home as often […]

Bulgogi pork

Bulgogi Pork

Bulgogi is one of Korea’s most well-known and loved barbecue dishes, typically featuring thin slices of beef that have marinated for hours and been grilled to perfection. The reason for the long marinating time is to allow the flavors to be absorbed, creating an extremely flavorful, tender meat so appealing to the senses, that you […]

tofu buddha bowl

Tofu Buddha Bowl With Miso Dressing

Buddha bowls, as they are often called on social media, are everywhere. Typically presented in a Zen-like fashion, these brightly colored, artfully arranged bowls consist of a cornucopia of vegetables and/or proteins that are eye-catching at first glance. If you ask me, Buddha bowls are works of art that can make you feel healthier just […]

Gratin of Haddock

Gratin of Haddock With Zucchini And Tomato

Casserole is a term I don’t love. By definition “casserole” can mean a deep pan used both in an oven and as a serving vessel or for the food cooked and served in such vessel. To me, a casserole always sounded like the name for something that was nondescript, randomly thrown together, mushy, and flavorless. […]

sheet pan garlic shrimp

Sheet Pan Garlic Shrimp With Asparagus And Fingerling Potatoes

My sheet pan chicken recipe was well received, so I am adding another easy sheet pan meal to my recipe arsenal.  I love shrimp, including shrimp ceviche.  To me, shrimp is a neutral shellfish.  You can do almost anything with shrimp, provided you don’t overcook them.  They are also a quick-meal option, which I love. Three out of […]

chimichurri sauce

Pan-Seared Filet With Chimichurri Sauce

A good friend of mine from college loves Chimichurri sauce.  The last time we were together, she ordered it as a side to a dish that didn’t come with it.  That didn’t matter, it just worked.  I have always loved this simple sauce myself, when made right, but had forgotten about it over the years. […]

meatballs with tomato sauce

Classic Meatballs With Tomato Sauce

Spaghetti with meatballs and marinara sauce, is considered an American family favorite.  Many think this well-known favorite is Italian, but it isn’t. Italy has its version of meatballs, but they are called “polpettes” but they are not served with pasta.  Unlike most American meatballs, polpettes are typically made from turkey or fish and are much […]

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