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Jul 6, 2022

Dirty Fried Chicken

This hot and spicy dirty fried chicken is crisp and juicy and slathered in a sweet and hot gochujang-based sauce straight from the fryer. 

Dirty Fried Chicken legs and thighs with beer.


This dirty fried chicken, with it's super crunchy skin and hot and sticky sauce, will have you coming back for seconds, even if the amazing sauce gets all over your hands and face (and even your clothes). 

Jul 4, 2022

Stirato | Italian Baguettes

This stirato, or Italian baguettes, is a super flavorful and airy bread that is so easy to make. 

Italian baguettes, sliced.

Stirato is a form of ciabatta that is cut into lengths and then stretched just before baking. The term stirato actually means "ironed" in English. 

Jul 3, 2022

Chicken Liver Pâté Crostini

This Chicken Liver Pâté Crostini is a tasty make-ahead appetizer that is actually pretty economical and easy to prepare. 

Chicken Liver Pâté Crostini serving suggestion.

This crostini, made from my favorite stirato bread, is the perfect vehicle for this delicious chicken liver pâté. 

Jun 27, 2022

Slow Cooker Barbecued Beef Brisket

This slow cooker barbecued beef brisket is so pull-apart tender and totally flavorful. It's a fabulous recipe for recreating the slow roasted and smoked flavor without a smoker. 

The slow cooker is the perfect vehicle for preparing brisket. This cut of beef was made for "low and slow." The results are super tender and "melt-in-your-mouth" delicious. 

Zucchini Carrot Muffins | #MuffinMonday

These zucchini carrot muffins, loaded with fresh vegetables and dried fruit, are super moist and just sweet enough. They go wonderfully with your morning coffee. 

Zucchini Carrot Muffins on a cake stand.

These muffins are a great way to use up some of that zucchini that either you or your neighbors have been harvesting from your gardens. 

Jun 25, 2022

Tomato, Garlic, and Basil Bruschetta

This tomato, garlic, and basil topped bruschetta is simple, light, fresh, and delicious. It makes a wonderful appetizer.

Tomato, Garlic, and Basil Bruschetta on a plate with a spoon.

This bruschetta with a tomato, garlic, and basil topping is my "go-to" fresh summer appetizer. With its bright, concentrated tomato flavor, it's a fabulous nibble with cocktails. 

Jun 23, 2022

Vegetable and Cheddar Tarts

These Vegetable and Cheddar Tarts, filled with zucchini, tomatoes, onions, and red bell peppers, and baked in a flaky and cheesy crust, are a delicious savory pastry treat that you can serve for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Vegetable and Cheddar Tarts with tomatoes and a salad.

This vegetable and cheddar tart with its cheesy filling and cheese-filled crust is a cheddar lover's dream.