Mini Fried Apple Pies

Mini Fried Apple Pies

Crust: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 cup shortening  ½ cup milk Filling: 1/4 cup butter  1 cup dark brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 3 tart apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1/4-inch dice 1 teaspoon cornstarch stirred into 1 teaspoon cold water.  Vegetable oil for frying Crust: […]

Broccolini with Brown Butter and Lemon

Broccolini with Brown Butter and Lemon

1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 bunch broccolini, ends trimmed, stalks halved if thick 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper Zest and juice of 1 lemon Salt and pepper Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add broccolini in a single layer and let cook without stirring until brown on […]

Overnight Roasted Pork Sandwiches

Overnight Roasted Pork Sandwiches

2 white onions, sliced 1/4 inch thick 1 6- to 8-pound bone-in pork shoulder 1 cup apple cider vinegar 1 cup whole grain mustard 1 cup dark brown sugar 2 tablespoons Louisiana-style hot sauce Salt and pepper Crusty rolls and pickles or kim chi, for serving Heat oven to 200F. Spread the onions evenly over […]

Crab Rangoon Dip

Crab Rangoon Dip

8 ounces flake-style   imitation crabmeat 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature 2 teaspoons sriracha, or to taste 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder Juice of one lemon 3 scallions, thinly sliced, plus more for garnish Salt  Crackers or wonton chips, for serving In a food processor, pulse crabmeat until finely chopped. Remove […]

Elvis Muffins

Elvis Muffins

Muffins: 1 1/2 cup flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon kosher salt  4 ripe bananas 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup sugar  1/4 cup butter, melted and cooled PB-Bacon Streusel 1/2 cup flour 1/2 cup dark brown sugar 1/2 cup oats 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 cup butter 1/4 cup peanut butter 6 […]

Pork Chops with Guava BBQ Sauce

Pork Chops with Guava BBQ Sauce

3 cups guava nectar 1/2 cup cider vinegar 1/4 cup dark brown sugar 3 tablespoons tomato paste 1 teaspoon sriracha, or to taste 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger Juice of 1 lime 2 tablespoons oil Salt and pepper  4 center-cut pork loin chops, about 1 inch thick Sliced green onions, for garnish, if desired Heat oven […]

Coq au Vin

Coq au Vin

4 slices thick-cut bacon, cut into 1/4-inch pieces 1 chicken (around 3 pounds), cut into 8 pieces 2 carrots, peeled and sliced 2 celery stalks, sliced 1 yellow onion, minced 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1/2 cup flour 1 bottle red wine, preferably a Cotes du Rhone or pinot noir 2 cups […]

Easy Baba Ghanouj

Easy Baba Ghanouj

1 eggplant, sliced into 1/2-inch rounds 2 tablespoons tahini 2 cloves garlic, minced, or to taste Juice of 1 lemon, or to taste Pinch cumin Salt Olive oil Chopped parsley, for garnish (optional) Heat the broiler to high.  Arrange eggplant slices in a colander and sprinkle generously with salt. Let stand 10 minutes, then rinse […]

Chocolate Peppermint Pie

Chocolate Peppermint Pie

2 cups bittersweet chocolate chips 3 cups heavy cream, divided 1 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup finely ground starlight mints (about 30) 1 prepared chocolate cookie pie crust 1 tablespoon confectioner’s sugar Place chocolate chips in a heatproof bowl. In a small saucepan, heat 2 cups cream until bubbling around the edges. Pour over chocolate and […]

Chili and Molasses Glazed Salmon

Chili and Molasses Glazed Salmon

4 salmon fillets, about 6 ounces each 1/2 cup molasses (dark or blackstrap) Juice of 2 limes 2 tablespoons chili powder Salt and pepper Heat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment. Place salmon fillets skin side down on prepared sheet. In a bowl, whisk together molasses, lime juice and chili powder. Using […]

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