Better-than-the-box Mac and Cheese

Ingredients: 1/2 pound rotini, fusili, or elbow macaroni 4 tablespoons butter 2 eggs 6 ounces evaporated milk 3/4 teaspoon dry mustard 10 ounces sharp cheddar, shredded Salt and pepper To Make: Cook the pasta according to package directions to just al dente. Drain the pasta and return to pot with the butter. Set pot over […]

Homemade Tomato Sauce

Ingredients: 1 16-ounce can crushed tomatoes 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 cloves cloves, minced 4 fresh basil leaves, finely chopped Sugar, salt, and pepper To Make: Heat the olive oil in a heavy sauce pot, add the garlic and cook until soft. Add in the crushed tomatoes and a pinch of sugar. Season […]

Chicken and Scallion Yakitori

Ingredients: 1 lb skinless boneless chicken thighs 3 bunches large scallions 1/4 cup sweet rice wine 3 tablespoons sake 3 tablespoons soy sauce 2 teaspoons sugar   Vegetable oil 12 wooden skewers To Make: Preheat broiler. Place a wire rack on to a broiler pan lined with foil, brush the rack with vegetable oil, set […]

Spicy Chicken Dumplings

Ingredients: 3/4 pound ground chicken 3 garlic cloves, minced 1/4 cup scallions, finely chopped 2 thai chilies, finely chopped 3 teaspoons soy sauce 1 teaspoon sriracha 1 teaspoon sesame oil 45 prepared wonton skins 1 egg, beaten vegetable oil To Make: Mix together the chicken, garlic, scallions, chilies, soy sauce, sriracha, and sesame oil. Place […]

Easy Cassoulet

Ingredients: 6 chicken thighs, skinless and boneless olive oil 3 carrots, sliced 1 medium onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 15 ounces butter beans, drained and rinsed 15 ounces black beans, drained and rinsed 1 cup tomato sauce 1/4 cup red wine 1 teaspoon thyme, crushed 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice 8 ounces smoked sausage, sliced […]

Steak au Poivre

Ingredients: 2 6-8 ounce steaks, 1-inch thick lots of black pepper, freshly crushed coarse sea salt 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon butter 1 shallot, minced 3 tablespoons brandy 1/4 cup white wine 1 tablespoon heavy cream To Make: Season steaks liberally with salt and pepper, pressing firmly in to the meat. Heat oil in […]

Sweet and Spicy Enchiladas

Ingredients: 3/4 cup sour cream 12 ounces chili sauce 14 ounces jellied cranberry sauce 4 cups shredded cooked chicken 2 cups shredded cheese, cheddar/monterey jack 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped 1 cup canned green chilies, chopped 1 jalapeno, finely chopped 12 flour tortillas To Make: Preheat oven to 375. Prep a 13×9 baking dish with […]

Radicchio and Mozzarella Pasta Bake

Ingredients: 3 heads radicchio, sliced into strips 2 pounds plum tomatoes, cored and chopped 1 medium onion, diced 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 tablespoons butter 1/2 cup heavy cream 8 ounces fresh Mozzarella, diced 1/2 cup Parmigiano 1 pound of your favorite tube-shaped pasta To Make: Preheat oven to 400. Cook pasta until about 3/4 […]

Mediterranean Eggplant and Chicken

Ingredients: 3 medium eggplant, cut lengthwise into 1/2″ pieces 6 boneless chicken breast halves, diced 1 medium onion, diced 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1/2 cup water Dried oregano Salt and pepper Extra virgin olive oil To Make: Preheat oven to 400. Soak eggplant in salted water for 30 minutes. Afterwards brush with olive oil and […]

Basil Chicken Salad

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons dijon mustard 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 1 garlic clove, finely minced 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest 1/4 teaspoon salt 4 cups cooked chicken, chopped 2 cups fresh spinach 1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes, chopped To Make: Whisk together the basil, olive […]