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A big improvement on Chinese takeout: deep-fried chicken thighs, tossed in a strongly spiced, tangy orange sauce.
Finally, garlic gets its time in the sun: both roasted and sauteed garlic, married in a mix of rich broth, thyme, and cream for a delicious Roasted Garlic Chicken Soup
Carrots, potatoes, fennel, and bacon: a strange combination that makes for an incredible side-dish. You'll want seconds of your veggies!
Have you been neglecting one of the two major breakfast food groups? Belgian waffles are easy to make, freeze well, and delicious
Crisp batter with a surprisingly rich, porky flavor while the meat inside was stunningly tender and juicy. Best fried chicken ever!
Not your everyday dense, furdgey brownies. Still chocolatey and loaded with nuts, but these are light as air and flavored with honey--perfect to woo your valentine!
The classic Spanish rice: paella! In this rendition, there's big flavors like lamb, red peppers, chickpeas, saffron, and rosemary.
Chili con Carne--beef, slowly simmered in a highly spiced blend of peppers, tomato, chocolate, beer, and beans.
Orange cake, orange buttercream, marmalade, and candied citrus layers all come together sort of like a creamsicle in decadent cake form.
If you bake, you undoubtedly have vanilla extract in your pantry. Why not make your own? Its cheap, simple, and tastes so much better!
In this Indian korma, lamb is stewed in a spiced curry of almond, garlic, ginger, and cream to yield tender, deliciously crusted lamb.
You don't need a special occasion to enjoy Devil’s Food Cake filled with Praline Buttercream topped with Fudge Frosting. Just a fork will do
Pizza, topped with pumpkin sauce, beef, squash, pine nuts, leeks, sundried tomatoes, olives, and feta cheese. Different and delicious
Delicious, dense, and decadent, you'll only need a small scoop of this rich chocolate hazelnut ice cream to hit the spot.
Channa masala is a delicious, strongly spiced, tangy curry with chickpeas as the protein. Its also a surprisingly quick meal to put together
There's a lot more to "meat sauce" than ground beef and tomato. Ragu alla Bolognese is a work of love and an incredible Italian classic.
Graham cracker crust holds a sweet potato pie covered with a sticky, maple pecan topping and paired with a scoop of fresh ginger ice cream.
Everything you could want in a biscuit: tender, flaky, buttery, and flavored with aged cheddar, chives, cayenne, and buttermilk.
Pan fried pork chops with a surprisingly potent southwestern kick in the form of honey chipotle cranberry sauce
A brightly-flavored, beefy blend of homey comfort food and Asian flavors: Braised Short Ribs with Plum Sauce
Who doesn't love muffins? Breakfast, snack, dessert--whatever. Enjoy a batch of cranberry and orange muffins topped with hazelnut streusel
Tender filets of Kona Kampachi, sauteed in butter and topped with a cognac cream sauce
Like banana bread, but, well, pumpkin! Add some spices, nuts, and a swirl of cream cheese in the middle for this pumpkin bread.
Caramelized Apple and Cinnamon Cream Tart: kind of like apple pie meets ice cream meets cheesecake--all in a rosemary graham cracker crust.
Fresh figs, fennel bulb, prosciutto, and leek for toppings, roasted shallot cream sauce, and gruyere--what's not to love about this pizza?
Ceviche: fresh fish, "cooked," but without heat. Kona kampachi is marinated in grapefruit, lime, and other strong, South American flavors
There’s a reason this pie is a classic--flaky crust with a sweet, cherry filling whose flavor is further intensified with...black pepper?
A rosemary-scented graham cracker crust is filled with whipped lemon mascarpone and topped with a plethora of figs and a drizzle of honey
Melon pureed with Port and mint, transformed into a creamy, tapioca pudding, and topped off with a Port & spice poached fig.
A savory use for blueberries--gamey, rich, dark, and lightly spiced--Lamb Chops with Blueberry Sauce
How to celebrate my blog's 1 year birthday? Cake, of course! Brownie base, chocolate mousse, chocolate cake, and chocolate ganache!
Grilled Swordfish with Tomatillo Corn Relish
How will you cope without blueberries in the coming months? Get out a clean jar and preserve some blueberry jam!
Carne Asada Tacos with Watermelon Mango Avocado Salsa--zesty, spicy, tropical, and surprisingly refreshing!