Red Chile Pasta Dough

Ingredients 3 cups 00 flour, plus more for dusting 1 teaspoon salt 3 eggs plus 2 yolks 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, plus 1 tablespoon 1 tablespoon water 4 tbs red chili pepper flakes (more for added spiciness) Instructions…
Pork Wellington

Pork Wellington

As I clippity-clop down cobble stone roads on my horse-drawn carriage… OK, so you don’t have to be THAT fancy to enjoy Pork Wellington.

Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken pot pie, the All-American comfort food… would you believe it isn’t American at all? Yep, you can thank the Greeks and Romans for this. The first pies, made by the Greeks, were baked meats in an open crust pastry known…

Macaroni and Cheese

Mac ‘n cheese. It’s the quintessential comfort food- sure to cure illness, the heaviest heartache or the run-of-the-mill bad day. On one of my darkest days, I received a heartfelt card from my dear friend Michelle with this recipe tucked…

Tiramisu

Here’s a fun fact: Tiramisu is a derivation of the Italian/Latin word, ‘Tirar’ or ‘to pick up’. Venetian prostitutes back in the day are said have dipper their bread into coffee as a ‘pick-me up’.

Scotcheroos

  Ingredients 1 cup sugar 1 cup rice syrup 1/2 cup salted peanut caramel* 1/2 cup Nutella, 6 cups crisp rice cereal 6 ounces chopped bittersweet chocolate 1 cup butterscotch-flavored chips fleur de sel or flaky sea salt For the…

Panpepato

“Panpepato is rumored to have strong aphrodisiac qualities and has the ability to stop couples from arguing, two very good reasons to give it a try this holiday season.” True or not, this Italian fruit cake is far from any…

Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

A lemony twist on momma Dowdle’s famous recipe. I don’t know what it is about this speckled bread, but it’s addicting and good god does it make my house smell good. Recipe: Lemon Poppy Seed Bread Ingredients 1 box white…

Fried Beets with Spicy Aioli

Recipe: Fried Beets with Spicy Aioli Ingredients 20 beets 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup white vinegar Soybean oil, for frying 2 cups cornstarch 2 cups Japanese mayonnaise (I use Kewpie) Sriracha Instructions Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.…

Chinese Sticky Ribs

Recipe: Chinese Sticky Ribs Ingredients 3 tablespoons five spice powder 1 tablespoon kosher salt 2 1/2 cups Chinese cooking wine (I use Shaoxing wine) 1 cup light brown sugar 1 1/4 cup oyster sauce 5 pounds beef short ribs 2…