Turkey Pot Pie Popover – an updated version of a classic. This is a great use of those turkey or chicken leftovers! Chicken pot pie on a cool night was the epitome of comfort food when I was a kid. A rich and creamy chicken filling with adorable little bites of peas and carrots, and […]
Looking to transform that leftover turkey sandwich? Try a Turkey Bao – made with turkey, hoisin sauce, sriracha, cucumber, scallions, and cilantro in a freshly steamed bun. Do you have tons of leftover turkey after Thanksgiving? Are you wondering what to do with all of said turkey? You’ve got the classic turkey sandwich, of course. […]
No Thanksgiving dinner is complete without the dressing. Though, before we jump in, let’s clarify the terms ‘stuffing’ and ‘dressing’. They’re both constructed the same way; the difference lies in the method of cooking. Stuffing is cooked inside of the bird, whereas dressing is cooked separately, usually in a baking dish. The problem with cooking stuffing in the bird, is the increased risk of salmonella bacteria seeping into the porous bread and not cooking through. Growing up, you probably had stuffing cooked in the turkey every Thanksgiving and it never made anyone sick – I know that was the case with our family. However, it only takes one time… and no one wants the distinctive title of ‘the person that sent everyone to the hospital on Thanksgiving’.
So back to the dressing. Like a savory bread pudding, the bread soaks up all of the wonderful flavors you add. Dressing comes in numerous varieties – some are made with dried fruit, vegetables, or even oysters. My personal favorite is Pork Sausage Dressing. Whatever your fancy, the star is always the bread. However, it’s not the bread on it’s own that’s so delicious (although I have never met a bread I didn’t like) it’s all of the wonderful flavors in this recipe like pork, apple, sage, and thyme that infiltrate every little pore in the bread that make it so moist, tender, and resulting in such incredible flavor!
Super creamy, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, with brilliant ribbons of basil pesto make for an extraordinary side dish. Careful… they just might steal the show! I think one of the best aromas to come from the kitchen is roasting garlic. Who out there agrees with me? Roasting garlic creates a soft and caramelized delight that’s […]
Chef Patrick O’Connell describes it as, ‘liquid autumn’. Rich, mildly sweet, and silky smooth – this Apple Rutabaga Soup is one of the tastiest soups I’ve ever had! When I was living in DC, I had the fortunate pleasure of dinning at The Inn at Little Washington. The interior design of the Inn is truly […]
Sweet and Sour Chicken has been a longtime childhood favorite. Though that statement comes with a caveat. All Sweet and Sour Chicken is not created equal and depending on the restaurant, the quality can vary greatly. Certain types of expedient Chinese food establishments often produce a plate that contains far more batter than tasty chicken, and the sauce is some unholy conglomerate of what looks like corn syrup and red food dye. I don’t know about you, but personally I like my food to resemble something from whence it came.
Kung Pao Spaghetti alla Vodka – a Sichuan-style pasta with vodka sauce. You may be familiar with California Pizza Kitchen’s uber popular Kung Pao Spaghetti. Think of that spicy kung pao taste with a rich and creamy vodka sauce. It’s a dish that will have you going back for extra helpings!
Hey everyone! I hope you all had a safe and wonderful New Year! I meant to get you this one prior to the new years festivities, but time just got away from me. But as far as I’m concerned, it’s never too late to enjoy Korean Fried Chicken!
My first Korean Fried Chicken experience was when I was home from college on winter break. I say, ‘experience’ because it truly was an experience in every sense of the word! Stepping into a little hole-in-the-wall joint I was greeted by a kaleidoscope of sounds, smells, and languages. People from across the globe seemed to have all converged into this tiny little space, all to order Korean Fried Chicken (the other KFC).
The wings were amazing! Tender, juicy, crispy, slightly sweet and a nice kick of heat! I devoured them much like a child would eating their first ice cream cone; my fingers (and perhaps even my face) were orange and sticky – I was a mess and I was in foodie bliss.
Vietnamese Iced Coffee is fantastic – hot day or otherwise! Now imagine that sweet and creamy beverage made into ice cream. What makes this even better? NO expensive, counter -cluttering piece of equipment needed!
This Chorizo Torta is perfect for breakfast for brunch. It’s quick, easy, and totally delicious!
These Thai Style Hot Dogs are a fantastic twist on an American classic – topped with a cool papaya salad, crunchy peanuts, and spicy Sriracha.
Prepare your taste buds! Tender, juicy steak on crusty garlic bread, with aged provolone cheese, rich caramelized onions, and a drizzle of parsley oil.
Two favorites, wrapped into one delicious little package. I’m talking about lox in the form of a summer roll. Don’t let name fool you – no matter the season, summer rolls make a fantastic light lunch or healthy snack. Lox, often found in a Jewish deli, and not to be confused with smoked salmon, is made […]