Fruit Caponata

As you may know, I’m a huge fan of Sicily and their regional cuisine. My wife and I had many servings of caponata as we traveled the island, and th...

Beach House Paella

My brother and I grew up eating versions of paella made by our German and Japanese parents. Though both would have upset most traditionalists, we l...

Spring Sauces!

May is an uncertain time. Vegetables and fruits are beginning to appear at market but who knows when or how many. The weather can vary wildly, and ...

Chocolate Truffles

Chris' longtime passion for chocolate is present in every creation he makes at his shop. In this recipe, he pairs the gingerbread-like flavors of t...

Cajun Kraut Cakes

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

Cocoa & Cara Cake Mix

Make an easy and delicious holiday season cake with this easy to use mix. Just add the wet ingredients and follow the instructions below.

Easy Puff Pastry - Empanadas

I love eating puff pastry almost as much as I dislike making it. I mentioned this to a customer and she shared a recipe with me from an old book b...

Pan-Braised Meatballs

My wife and I had gotten tired of the usual meatballs and kofte we make. This variation brings together lamb for flavor and pork for texture, and t...

Espelette Crab Toast

Piment d’Espelette harvest is finished for the year and winter Mexican avocados are here, so I started thinking about how to combine two great thi...

Sweet and Spicy Eggplant Relish

In this recipe, the Marrakesh N6 spice blend brings sweet and savory notes to the vegetables and honors the tradition of Moroccan cuisine. The coar...

Black Bass Couscous

This recipe is a real tribute to Persian cuisine. The dried lime peel in the Isphahan N.1 spice blend has an intense, sweet-citrusy flavor that enh...

Summer Borscht

Beets are available in abundance now, and this soup perfectly showcases their earthy richness and gentle sweetness. Serving a soup cold can be a c...