Crushed Roasted Potatoes With Pistachios

Using a fork to gently crush crispy-tender potatoes creates cracks, so lemon juice and the  spice-infused oil from the pan can seep into the fluffy...

Chicken Shawarma

Whether you have Shawarma West with its deep earthly flavors with cumin and turmeric or Shawarma East with a more floral blend of allspice and rose...

Brown Butter Tomato Sauce

I accidentally came up with this pasta sauce many years ago and still make versions of it at home and work. Here’s to brown butter tomato sauce. Th...

Basic Tomato Sauce

A good basic tomato sauce is a must have pantry item.  Whether you buy a good quality one in a jar or make your own, basic tomato sauce makes pasta...

Sweet Potato Walnut Gratin

Melted cheese covers this walnut-studded puree. The salty notes of cheddar complement the earthy sweetness of the sweet potatoes nicely. Together, ...

Classic Tomato Soup

A good classic tomato soup is perfect and comforting.  This recipe comes together quickly with pantry ingredients and can be a blank canvas to spic...

Baked White Beans

Dried garlic and parsley make the crunchy panko topping on these beans savory and irresistible. Under that crisp layer, feta cheese melts into a bu...

Duck Fat Potatoes

Duck fat makes potatoes taste better—period.  It gives them a deep, meaty savoriness.  Many markets sell rendered duck fat in the meat section.

Lemon Garlic Roasted Cauliflower

Chili Oil with Lemon and Garlic is a great medium for cooking with flavor.  I like baby cauliflower (it can also be called Caulilini or Chinese cau...

Hot Pot and Sauces

Hot pot is fun and delicious. I love the versatility of the broth, the array of vegetables, the paper-thin variety of proteins, extras like wide no...

Birria: Tacos and Soup

Birria is a delicious stew of simple meat and complex flavor that makes you wonder how you lived without it.  The tacos then take the stew to anoth...

Chili Oil Three Ways

There are so many amazing ways to enjoy chilies. You can have them fresh or fried, ground or whole, flakes or powder. And they're delicious in a wi...