• 50-50 Artisan Pizza Dough

    50-50 Artisan Pizza Dough

    Over the years, I’ve experimented with dozens of pizza dough recipes and I’ve finally settled on this one as being the most satisfying (to me, anyway) and simplest for the…

  • Cheesy Fingerling Potatoes

    Cheesy Fingerling Potatoes

    For me, the slight chill of fall in the air is a perfect match for roasted potatoes. I especially like Raclette-style spuds with melted cheese on top. This is a…

  • Gambas al Ajillo

    Gambas al Ajillo

    During our visit this week to the new Finca Pintxos Bar, my wife and I enjoyed a traditional Spanish dish called gambas al ajillo (shrimp with garlic). Last week I…

  • Butter Poached Prawns

    Butter Poached Prawns

    For simplicity and robust flavor, this decadent recipe for prawns poached in butter is one of my all-time favorites. With only three ingredients, the only way you can screw this…

  • Pad Kee Mao

    Pad Kee Mao

    One of my favorite Thai dishes is a popular one called “Drunken” Noodles (pad kee mao). However, there is nothing drunk about them; no alcohol is used in this recipe.

  • Spicy Basil-Serrano Pesto

    Spicy Basil-Serrano Pesto

    I love basil pesto for pasta or for spreading on other foods like steak, grilled fish, bread, eggs and others. Since we have fresh basil in our garden and also…

  • Linguine with Shellfish & Chorizo

    Linguine with Shellfish & Chorizo

    I really love shellfish and I also love pasta. And, I’m a big fan of Spanish chorizo. So, here is a tasty marriage of those ingredients: linguine pasta with shrimp,…

  • Grilled Corn on the Cob

    Grilled Corn on the Cob

    I love sweet spring/summer corn on the cob, especially when it’s lightly charred on the grill. Corn is simple to cook on the grill, and I prefer to cook my…

  • Oaxacan-Style Tlayudas

    Oaxacan-Style Tlayudas

    During my college days, I spent some summers in Ciudad Oaxaca, Mexico. One of my favorite taste memories of the time – in addition to their rich moles – was…

  • Sri Lankan Chicken Curry

    Sri Lankan Chicken Curry

    When I was in graduate school a colleague of mine from Sri Lanka would occasionally invite me and some other students over for dinner. I will never forget the wonderful…

  • Beer-Braised Boneless Short Ribs

    Beer-Braised Boneless Short Ribs

    Braising with beer is one of the easiest entry points into cooking with beer. One of my favorite recipes is beef short ribs braised with Irish stout. It’s pretty simple…

  • Balsamic Flat Iron Steak

    Balsamic Flat Iron Steak

    When it comes to simple recipes, it really doesn’t get much easier than this one for grilled flat iron steak that is marinated in balsamic vinegar. The balsamic gives the…

  • Arugula Salad with Strawberries

    Arugula Salad with Strawberries

    We’ve got tons of arugula growing in our garden this summer, so we’ve been eating a lot of salads. Here’s a unique salad that contrasts sweet strawberries with peppery arugula.

  • Grilled Miso-Ginger Salmon

    Grilled Miso-Ginger Salmon

    Salmon is an incredibly versatile fish for grilling. Marinating salmon fillets in a simple uncooked marinade using miso, mirin, ginger, and a few other ingredients results in a wonderful grilled…

  • Tortilla-Crusted Chicken Tenders

    Tortilla-Crusted Chicken Tenders

    Everyone seems to love the crunchy texture and flavor of this simple recipe for tortilla-crusted chicken tenders, from little kids to grandpa.

  • Shellfish Pappardelle

    Shellfish Pappardelle

    Shellfish pappardelle is a rich Cajun-Creole style pasta dish combining cream and Creole seasonings with sweet seafood such as crawfish.