Whipped Ricotta with Tomato and Olives

I love serving ricotta as-is with some toppings, and not just using it for baking or cooking. The key is using the best quality ricotta you can ge...

Steamed Mussels

My wife, Lisa, and I like mussels a lot, especially when we’re having friends over. It’s a very social meal, best eaten with the pot in the center ...

Roasted Butterflied Chicken

Crisp, flavorful brown skin over juicy meat is the mark of a good roast chicken. My technique of butterflying the chicken before roasting ensures b...

Shrimp, Fennel & Blood Orange Salad

Blood oranges are one of my favorite things and I always look forward to their season. This recipe features them simply peeled and sliced with crun...

Grilled Romaine with Lemon and Parmesan Cheese

Here's a fun spin on regular salad. If you do not have a grill or just are in a rush, a grill pan or broiler will do a great job. Both the grillin...

Chili Oil

Here's one of my takes on chili oil. I heat fresh aromatics and whole spices to infuse the oil with their flavor, then strain them and mix in a ric...

Burrata, Tomato & Olive Salad

You really do not need much to serve a great burrata. This recipe offers a quick and simple way to create a 5 minute salad for a side dish or appe...

Olive & Arugula Frittata

Frittata is probably one of the best ways to use anything in your fridge and any leftovers. It is a one pan dish and a crowd pleaser. I like to ad...

Baked Penne

This old-school style of baked penne—coated with classically spiced red sauce, mozzarella, and Parmesan—is pure comfort food. My nostalgia for it c...

Oven-Roasted Chicken Soup

Roasting chicken first and then braising it in the oven with sautéed vegetables makes for the best chicken soup. The oven gives the chicken a rotis...

Creamy Slaw with Labne Tahini Dressing

In my version of a creamy slaw, labne and tahini replace the traditional mayonnaise. The labne has a tangy edge and the tahini a nutty richness tha...

Savory Squash Pie

Not sure if this is a pie or something else entirely, but what matters is that it tastes great and is simple to make. You can serve is as a side or...