Rhymes with Orange

This riff on a Bloody Mary takes advantage of seasonal citrus and uses my favorite mix (with a spicy addition) to keep everything simple and easy. ...

Carbonada (Beef & Pumpkin Soup)

This South American soup includes chunks of beef and pumpkin, plus plenty of hearty vegetables, all in a rich broth. My Argentinian friend taught m...

Cioppino

I discovered cioppino when I moved to the US, but it is very similar to bouillabaisse. Cioppino is a great way to enjoy seafood and the best part i...

Mini Frittatas

These individual frittatas are great for brunch parties. Potatoes make them a satisfying main course that needs just a salad to become a complete m...

Cajun Kraut Cakes

For most of my life I’d been dead set against instant just-add-water pancake mix. My wife and son Max had me see the light, after all who wants to...

Crispy Potato Skins

I cook potatoes pretty frequently (maybe it's a side-effect of being half-German), and I love the skins. Whenever I peel more than a potato or two ...

Primo Mary

This loaded and lightly smoky bloody mary gets much of its flavor from one of our favorite hot sauces, Primonition, made with our spices. The garni...

Jambalaya

My version is a bit of a mish-mash, a jumble-aya if you will. It's definitely more Creole than Cajun since it includes tomatoes, plus okra just bec...

Panettone Pain Perdu

Something quick and fun, since I found myself with a bounty of panettone and then wanted to see how much I could optimize my french toast techniqu...

Braised Collards & Black-Eyed Peas

This is a common dish to eat for good luck on New Years Day in the South, and something my wife Lisa (who is from Houston), and I often enjoy. We h...

Blackened Spinach Bread Pudding

I love bread pudding but am not always in the mood for something sweet. This recipe is inspired by a dish I had in New Orleans, and by Lior's pkail...

Fried Green Tomatoes

It's the end of tomato season in most places, and if you grew any yourself, you may have green ones left that will never ripen. This is one of my v...