Category Archives: Recipes

Melt-in-Your-Mouth Pan-Seared Gnocchi with Browned Butter Sage Sauce

Talk about comfort food! Gnocchi are tasty little Italian dumplings made with potatoes and flour and then boiled like pasta until they’re fluffy pillows of total greatness. My recipe is aimed for beginners and adds egg yolks to make the … Continue reading

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The Perfect Bison N.Y. Strip Steak, Sous-Vide Style

Since Brad’s heart attack a few years ago, he is not supposed eat any meat that doesn’t fly or swim, with the exception of game. Bison is allowed in his diet (in moderation) and luckily Harris Teeter recently started to … Continue reading

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The Perfect Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Baked Two Ways

Do you prefer a soft and chewy oatmeal cookie, or one that is crispier? Since National Oatmeal Cookie Day is quickly approaching on April 30, I am sharing my recipe for the perfect oatmeal cookie, baked each way based on … Continue reading

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14-Karat Carrots, Just in time for International Carrot Day

Since International Carrot Day is April 4th, I wanted to share a new recipe I’ve been developing using my sous vide and cast iron, plus revisit a couple of previous posts to help celebrate this carrot holiday! I hadn’t really … Continue reading

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Perfect Pepperoni Petal Pizza Puffs

Not only are these pepperoni pizza petal puffs adorable and look just like flowers, but they taste great, too! I found this recipe (which I modified some) on and wanted to give a shout out to blogger Aubrey for her … Continue reading

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Incredible Pressure-Cooker Black Beans with Turkey Kielbasa

This easy black beans and turkey kielbasa recipe has become a staple in our home year round – it is so incredibly flavorful, works great as a meal or a side dish, and reheats beautifully. But, is it a soup … Continue reading

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The Best Jalapeño and Cheddar Skillet Cornbread

If you like your cornbread with a bit of a kick, then this recipe is for you. The jalapeños add the heat, which you control, and the cheddar adds a tasty salty, cheesy flavor. And using both flour and cornmeal … Continue reading

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Sous Vide Duck Breasts with Blueberry-Citrus Port Wine Sauce

In 2013 at the International Food Blogging Conference in Seattle, I attended a sous vide workshop on this fairly new technique (at least for the home cook) of prepping food, but unfortunately forgot about it soon after I got home. … Continue reading

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Shrimp Potstickers with Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce

I love these garlicky shrimp potstickers and they are totally worth the effort it takes to assemble them, which really isn’t that much. These little “purses” are packed with tons of flavor and pair wonderfully with a spicy peanut dipping … Continue reading

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Heavenly Hasselback Potatoes

Heavenly Hasselback Potatoes Thank the chefs at Restaurant Hasselbacken in Stockholm, Sweden for the invention of this yummy potato in 1953. Also known as accordion potatoes, the result is the same: a single potato, sliced into thin wedges but left … Continue reading

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