Creamy Tuscan Salmon 

Picture a pan-seared salmon drowning in a creamy Parmesan sauce with garlic, olives, tomatoes, spinach, and fresh basil. This sexy recipe is the perfect date night dinner – and it’s ready in 30 minutes! What’s not to love? Present to the table in its cooking vessel. Ladle into bowls and serve with warm crusty breadContinue reading Creamy Tuscan Salmon 

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Oven-Fried Crispy, Garlic & Herb Smashed Potatoes The cooking techniques in this recipe are responsible for the deep flavor layers you will taste on the interior of these potatoes. So much so, I’m willing to bet these will quickly become a family favorite. Oh, and did I mention the additional crunchy oven-baked texture? Whoa! PairContinue reading

Korean BBQ Pork Ribs, Mapo Style with Grilled Asian Pears

Mapo-gu in Seoul, Korea, is known for its hip vibe with quirky boutiques and late-night restaurants serving Korean BBQ with beer. Relaxed rooftop bars overlook Hongik Park’s hangout, while jazz bars and live music venues in the area have an offbeat feel. Mapo is also a popular spicey Chinese dish made with tofu and braisedContinue reading “Korean BBQ Pork Ribs, Mapo Style with Grilled Asian Pears”

Summertime’s Three Ingredient Fruit Leather

Fruit leather is one of my favorite snacks. Making it is gratifying, and you’ll know what your family’s eating-only three wholesome ingredients! You’ll Need:  3 cups fresh organic fruit, your choice 2-3 tablespoons local wild honey; you can substitute sugar or sugar-substitute 2 tablespoons of organic lemon juice Here’s How:  Step 1: Prepare three 12×18-inch bakingContinue reading “Summertime’s Three Ingredient Fruit Leather”

Death By Chocolate

I’ve been developing this dense brownie recipe for a while. One day my eldest daughter was searching through my hand-scribbled recipes I keep in the top utility drawer in the kitchen. Recipes and formulas that I’ve only half-written. Some contain ingredients without a method, and some include methods without ingredients. Cleary, lazy chef syndrome. AlthoughContinue reading “Death By Chocolate”

Smoky Duck Tacos with Bing Cherry Sauce

Rev up your next taco night with a little something different! You’ll Need 1 pound duck breast 2 teaspoons chipotle chili, ground 1 teaspoon cumin, toasted and ground 1/4 teaspoon salt to taste 2 cups Bing cherry sauce ( recipe below)  12 street taco sized corn tortillas, lightly grilled Red cabbage and carrot slaw (Continue reading “Smoky Duck Tacos with Bing Cherry Sauce”