Simple Salt & Pepper Cast Iron Chicken Thighs

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Simple Salt & Pepper Cast Iron Chicken Thighs

I recently had a friend reach out for a super simple and comprehensive recipe that she could make for a dinner party. Simple to cook, but one that would still impress her guests. This is one of those recipes that can be made in a pinch with few ingredients and pairs well with just about any side.

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Crispy Pork Schnitzel with Citrus Salad

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Crispy Pork Schnitzel with Citrus Salad

I love the contrast between the fresh, bright citrus salad that tops the crispy fried pork schnitzel in this recipe.

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Mussels in Tomato Broth with Bacon

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Mussels in Tomato Broth with Bacon

Right after the New Year is a great time to experiment with new recipes or new ingredients! This recipe is inspired by a dish I had at a restaurant in NYC last winter called Flex Mussels.

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Lobster Pot Pie

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Lobster Pot Pie

In this recipe, chunks of lobster meat are combined with a creamy base loaded with potatoes, carrots, leeks and shallots and topped with buttery, flakey puff pastry.

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Herb Roast Beef Tenderloin

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Herb Roast Beef Tenderloin

The two-day preparation, while it may seem overwhelming, is the secret to making the meat so juicy and flavorful.

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Lemon Rosemary Sous-Vide Turkey with White Wine Gravy

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Lemon Rosemary Sous-Vide Turkey with White Wine Gravy

Prepare to be amazed – you can sous-vide your turkey cuts as far as a month in advance by chilling, then freezing the bags. On Thanksgiving Day, reheat the turkey in the sous-vide water bath and then sear the pieces to complete the process just before serving.

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Thanksgiving Turkey Meatballs with Gravy & Red Wine Cranberry Sauce 

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Thanksgiving Turkey Meatballs with Gravy & Red Wine Cranberry Sauce 

These turkey meatballs are tender and easy to make and have all of the delicious components of a Thanksgiving dinner when they are smothered in homemade gravy and cranberry sauce. This is a great roast turkey alternative dish for a smaller Thanksgiving dinner or a friendsgiving gathering.

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Red Wine Braised Lamb Shanks with Butternut Squash

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Red Wine Braised Lamb Shanks with Butternut Squash

Cinnamon sticks and thyme in the braised dish add a warm aroma while sliced onions add a sweet flavor and when braised have a jam-like consistency. Carrots, celery and chunks of butternut squash accompany the lamb. 

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Crispy Polenta with Spicy Tomato Sauce, Sautéed Kale & Mushrooms 

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Crispy Polenta with Spicy Tomato Sauce, Sautéed Kale & Mushrooms 

This is a heavy rotation in my house because it can easily be assembled from things in the fridge. I actually developed the recipe when I went foraging in my refrigerator for ingredients so that I didn’t have to make a trip to the grocery store.

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Citrus Chili Braised Short Ribs with Carrots and Charred Corn Polenta 

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Citrus Chili Braised Short Ribs with Carrots and Charred Corn Polenta 

These short ribs are braised in a citrusy, chili based broth until they are falling off of the bone.

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Fried Cauliflower and Avocado Tacos

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Fried Cauliflower and Avocado Tacos

Nothing says summer gatherings like meals that can be easily made in large quantities and set out on a big table for a laid back dinner party.

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Crawfish Étouffée

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Crawfish Étouffée

Do you call them crawfish, crayfish or crawdads? They are all the same thing, but it all depends on where in the United States you are living.

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Traditional Southern Crawfish Boil

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Traditional Southern Crawfish Boil

I was having a difficult time tracking down whole live crawfish on the West Coast so I did what any normal person does these days, I turned to the internet.

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Sheet Pan Roast Chicken and Spring Vegetables with Carrot Top and Walnut Pesto

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Sheet Pan Roast Chicken and Spring Vegetables with Carrot Top and Walnut Pesto

In this recipe a whole chicken is broken down and arranged on a sheet pan with an assortment of spring vegetables and lemon.

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Bangers & Cauliflower Mash with Guinness Onion Gravy & Mushy Peas

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Bangers & Cauliflower Mash with Guinness Onion Gravy & Mushy Peas

“Bangers and mash” is a way more fun way of saying sausages and mashed (usually) potatoes. Bangers got their name for how they sputter around in the pan when cooking.

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