Nothing is more comforting than a hot, melty grilled cheese sandwich. Grilled cheese and tomato soup are a combo made in heaven. It’s the perfect easy lunch recipe and great for even the pickiest of eaters. The best grilled cheese always starts with a sturdy bread, lots of cheese and […]
Easy to make homemade dough is perfect for pizza night. Let everyone top their own for a made-to-order dinner everyone will love.
Here is a way to salvage that dense loaf of sourdough you made. We’ve all had our failures making sourdough that just was too dense to eat. Here is a way to use that dense loaf whether for appetizers or as a cracker for soup, these turn out great so […]
Coq au vin is a French dish of chicken braised with wine, lardons, mushrooms, and optionally garlic. A red Burgundy wine is typically used, though many regions of France make variants using local wines, such as coq au vin jaune, coq au Riesling, coq au pourpre or coq au violet, […]
Chicken Shawarma is a popular gourmet sandwich that you can get at Middle Eastern restaurants. Marinated chicken chunks are mounted on a large rotating skewer and then roasted slowly to perfection against a gas burning grill. Due to the unavailability of such industrial roasters at homes, Chicken Shawarma has typically […]
This yogurt dip is incredibly versatile—serve it with toasted pita wedges as an appetizer, or pair it with grilled lamb, chicken, fish or vegetables.
Dipping a crispy toast finger (the French call it a mouillette) in a soft egg yolk has to be one of life’s great pleasures. “When I was a kid, I loved it,” says Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Evidently, he’s still fond of it because he has created an adult version that’s elegant […]
This is a wonderful dish that is popular in many regions of Greece, especially during the Summer months when tomato season is in full swing and there’s so many tomatoes in sight, one doesn’t know what to do with them.
Skordalia is a beautiful Greek-style garlic dip that has a thick base of either day-old bread or mashed potatoes. This easy skordalia recipe is made of mashed potatoes and flavored with garlic, crushed almonds, and lemon juice. Extra virgin olive oil is the way to whip it all together […]
Easy baked and healthy chicken with pesto and tomatoes.
This beautiful tri-color challah bread will truly inspire bakers! This is my favorite way to modify the traditional challah bread recipe. It’s tasty, easy to make, and love.
The scotch egg needs no introduction – their English origins (they were created by Fortnum & Mason of Piccadilly in 1738), metropolitan modishness, and comedy potential having already been thoroughly chewed over, digested, and the crumbs left out for the wasps on these pages. It’s got to the point where […]
Good brisket is often called the Holy Grail of barbecue—an apt description, given how rarely you find good smoked brisket in the wild. I’ve tasted barbecued brisket all over the country, and, while you can certainly find some that’s truly transcendent, the vast majority of the time, it’s a dry, […]
Welsh Rarebit is a delicious blend of savory ingredients: sharp cheddar, egg yolk, Worcestershire sauce, whole grain mustard, and beer, piled onto slabs of toasted bread and broiled into a bubbly cheese sauce. A jammy sweet broiled tomato tops them off, a slight break from tradition that makes these cheese […]
This is one of my favorite ways to eat pork. Pork chops are crusted in pecans and breadcrumbs, then topped with delicious homemade pumpkin butter. (You can always use store-bought pumpkin butter if you can find it but homemade is always better).
This is delicious bread. You can toast it for breakfast, make grilled cheese sandwiches or even shape slices into hors d’oeuvres, top with a little sauce and sauce and toast under the broiler. This is one of my favorite bread recipes!
Let's be honest….making sourdough is a nightmare! It’s a really long, laborious process and after all that time, love and effort you are more often than not rewarded with a dense, heavy, gummy loaf that is only barely edible as toast!You may be one of the lucky or gifted few […]
This version of "Eggs Benedict" the eggs are separated and there are lots of versions based on history, taste and style. In our recipe, we favor the version we got at Sam's Anchor Cafe in Tiberon, Steve, the owner told me how they do it. so well. The secret is […]
Crisp, feathery light, and with a delightful, mild tang, these waffles evoke memories of Gold Rush days in California, when sourdough pancakes, biscuits, and bread were served to miners morning, noon, and night. This recipe also makes great pancakes.
This Cioppino recipe is undeniably a San Francisco original, made famous in the 1850s by Genoese immigrant Giuseppe Bazzuro at his eponymous restaurant. Derived from the traditional ciuppin—which means “little soup” in the Genoese dialect—the dish was originally a puree of cooked vegetables and leftover fish scraps. Over the years, […]
They are called “drowned eggs” because they are prepared with plenty of broth (caldillo) and / or sauce. The first time I heard someone say huevos ahogados I was just a little girl in my great grandmother’s house, trying to figure out why they were talking about eggs that had […]
This bread, with its mellow tang, is perfect for those who like their sourdough bread noticeably sour, but not mouth-puckeringly so. For extra-sour flavor, add 1/4 teaspoon sour salt (citric acid).
Easy dish to make
Gazpacho, the granddaddy of all uncooked soups, has several things in common with a smoothie. It’s a cold, thick liquid containing ripe, juicy produce. You make it in a blender. It’s refreshing on a hot summer day.