Recipes

Homemade Ravioli

Homemade Ravioli with Pancetta and Asparagus

Homemade ravioli is one of those home cooked meals you just have to make at some point.  It doesn’t take a lot of work, it’s a ton of fun, and you can use all sorts of fillings! I’m using pancetta and asparagus in a brown butter sage sauce.

Sausage Cassoulet

Sausage Cassoulet with Broccoli Rabe

A cassoulet is a classic slow cooked dish originating from the south of France which typically has pork or duck and white beans. I picked up some sage pork sausage from L. Halteman’s at Reading Terminal Market to make this Sausage Cassoulet with Broccoli Rabe.

Raw Grass Fed Milk Mozzarella

Homemade Grass Fed Raw Milk Mozzarella

Homemade Grass Fed Raw Milk Mozzarella certainly is a mouthful. A mouthful of delicious accomplishment!  I’ve always wanted to make cheese at home so I thought I’d give it a shot with some raw milk I picked up at the Fair Food Farmstand in Reading Terminal Market. 

The Best Mac and Cheese

Mac and Cheese

What’s the secret to the richest, creamiest, silky smoothest Mac & Cheese? I’ve tried The Food Lab’s Ultra-Gooey Stovetop Mac and Cheese Recipe by Kenji López-Alt and it’s quite good. But, there’s kind of a lot of steps and ingredients and I’ve heard of this secret ingredient which is supposed to […]

Beef Stew with Guinness

Beef Stew with Guinness

This beef stew with Guinness recipe focuses on developing flavor by using different cooking techniques. The beef is first broiled, the onions are fried in olive oil and butter, and the potatoes are pre-cooked in salty water.

Tomato Braised Chicken Thighs

Tomato Braised Chicken with Homemade Pappardelle

This recipe for chicken thighs braised in tomatoes with white beans, served over homemade pappardelle is one of my all time favorites. There’s something about the chicken fat melting in to the acidic tomatoes that melds in to one of the most under-appreciated sauces ever.

Chicken Nuggets

Chicken Nuggets

Once you’ve made these chicken nuggets at home, you’ll never get them at a fast food joint again. These really are so easy that you might find yourself making them two or three time a week.

Fish Tacos

Tilapia Fish Tacos

Tacos! What can’t you do with the blank slate that is the corn tortilla? And who the heck doesn’t love a taco?! I’ve lightly fried up some fish tacos for lunch today and, not only do they look pretty, they taste light and healthy.  I’ve left out heavy, overwhelming ingredients like […]

Turkey Taco Salad

A Taco Salad for Game Night

Whether you’ve got people over for The Final Four, The Super Bowl The Big Game, or just some Chutes and Ladders, this healthy Turkey Taco Salad comes together quick enough to feed a hungry group.

Pita sandwich

Revisiting the Pita Sandwich

Back in the eighties, it seemed like the pita sandwich was everywhere. I remember going to the tavern with my mom and they would serve their hamburgers on pita bread. That burger was awesome, I think, because it was so peculiar to be served on something other than a hamburger […]

White Bread Loaf

Fannie Farmer White Bread

You wouldn’t think it’s possible but this bread is depressing.  Although it took almost a full 24 hours to get here, this is the best bread I’ve ever made and one of the best I’ve had in my life.  So, whatever circumstances that led to its creation, I know it’s unlikely […]

Brioche Bacon Egg and Cheese

A Brioche, Bacon, Egg and Cheese morning

A good Sunday morning starts with a bacon egg and cheese sandwich and a fresh cup of fair trade coffee.  A better Sunday morning starts with fresh made brioche bread and a sunny playlist.  I’ve been flipping through this Fannie Farmer cookbook for inspiration recently and have already started on two different […]

Scratch Made Chicken Soup

Scratch Made Chicken Soup

A completely from scratch chicken soup doesn’t take too much effort. This is a light broth so the stock is simple. The noodles were even made from flour and egg but that’s one of the easier parts of this recipe.