Month: July 2015

Smoky Southwest Chili Mac

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 jalapeno pepper, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 medium zucchini, shredded 1 lb 93% lean ground beef 2-14 oz canned fire-roasted diced tomatoes 15 oz canned dark red kidney beans, drained 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 1 1/2 tablespoons New Mexican chili powder 1/2 teaspoon […]

Olive Oil-Poached Tomatoes over Pesto Gnocchi

Ingredients: for the tomatoes: 3/4 lb mixed heirloom tomatoes, thickly sliced (about 1/2-3/4 lb) 5 cloves garlic 1/2-3/4 cup Bertolli extra virgin olive oil sea salt freshly ground black pepper for the pesto: 2 cups fresh basil 3 cloves garlic 1/4 cup Parmesan 1/4 cup Romano cheese 1/4 cup toasted […]

Shishito-Crimini Home Fries

Ingredients: 1 1/2 lb Russet potatoes, peeled, quartered and sliced 1 large onion, quartered and sliced 4 slices thick cut bacon, diced 4 oz shishito peppers, tops cut off 8 oz crimini mushrooms, sliced salt freshly ground balack pepper Directions: Parboil the potato in a medium pot. Drain and set […]

Okra and Andouille Frittata

Ingredients: 9 eggs, beaten 3 andouille sausages (I used chicken andouille), diced 1 small onion, diced 2 cups diced okra 2 shishito peppers, minced 1 ear of corn worth of corn kernels 2 cups shredded, peeled potatoes* 1/2 tablespoon Cajun seasoning olive oil butter sea salt freshly ground black pepper […]

Zucchini and Feta Stuffed Turkey Meatloaf

Ingredients: 2 lbs ground turkey thighs 2 cups grated zucchini 1/2 cup crumbled feta 1 egg, beaten 2/3 cup matzo meal 1 small onion, diced 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon dried oregano 2-3 tablespoons tomato paste kosher salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: Preheat oven to 400. In a large […]

Brined Dill Potatoes

Ingredients: 1 1/2 lb small potatoes, halved* 3/4 cup apple cider vinegar 3 bay leaves 1 tablespoon olive oil or butter 1/4 cup fresh dill, minced sea salt Directions: Place the potatoes, vinegar and bay leaves in a 2 1/2 quart saucepan. Add water to cover. Bring to a boil. […]

Baltimore-style Crab Cakes (the other way)

Ingredients: 3/4 lb blue crab meat* 15 saltines, crushed 1/2 teaspoon good quality dry mustard (like Colman’s) Old Bay to taste (I used less than usual because my crab was already seasoned) 1 egg 1/4 cup mayonnaise Directions: Heat 1/2-inch canola oil in a large skillet. Meanwhile, combine all ingredients […]


Ingredients: for the marinade: 3/4 cup plain yogurt 1/2 teaspoon allspice (freshly ground if possible) 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon cayenne 1/2 teaspoon turmeric 1/4 cup diced red onion 1 1/4 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch cubes for the […]

Bacon Cherry Jam Jalapeño Poppers

Ingredients: 10-12 jalapeño peppers, stems and membrane removed and halved 8 oz Neufchatel cheese, at room temperature* 4 oz extra sharp cheddar cheese (I used Cabot Seriously Sharp), grated 1/2 small onion, diced 1/4 cup cherry-raspberry jam 5 slices thick cut bacon, cut into thirds Directions: Preheat oven to 400. […]