Cheddar Pumpin Ale Soup

Unfortunately it’s still winter, so it’s pretty cold and dreary…in good news, it’s still soup season! This soup  was inspired by a cheddar ale soup I had at a California Food and Wine Festival last year. When I decided to remake it I thought “why not add pumpkin ale?”. Let’s be honest everything in the…

Mango Habanero Egg Rolls

Egg rolls are a perfect party food, and these ones are packed with a fruity heat, chicken, black beans, and a cabbage cilantro slaw. Set aside some of the mango habanero sauce for dipping! The sauce takes a little bit of love and a lot of mise en place. To make life easier on myself…

Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings

I’m not going to talk much about these wings, because you should just go make them! They were so luscious I barely used my dipping sauce…and I love some thick creamy ranch or bleu cheese. While I did put spice in the breading and butter sauce, these wings absolutely will not offend your spice adverse…

Coconut Chicken with Peanut Sauce

As I’ve mentioned before, we love rice bowls. This includes the sweet and creamy coconut rice. The coconut rice and peanut sauce is what really makes the dish…bringing the rich sweet flavors of peanut together with the bright ginger and acidic lime zest. I started with the rice since rice likes to take its sweet…

Meatball Bahn Mi

We love bahn mi sandwiches, in fact they are one of the few sandwiches he actually approves of that isn’t toasted. I have found that for me it’s easier to make a really flavorful meatball and then add the traditional toppings. For a good bahn mi you have to find a good hoagie that isn’t…

Citrus Carnitas Tacos

Happy taco Tuesday! For this round of tacos I turned to my favorite taco meat, pork. Some deliciously slowed cooked pork roast, paired with bright citrus flavors and pickled red onions are what we needed to brighten up dinner on another wintery day. On this post I have a few different recipes. One for the…

Pan-Seared Chicken with Tarragon Cream Sauce

The deliciously herbal flavor of tarragon pairs perfectly with the bright pop of cherry tomatoes. The layers of flavor in this sauce tastes like it was a long labor of love but the meal came together in just around 30 minutes.

Chicken Parmesan with Tarragon Tomato Sauce

Chicken parmesan is a delicious classic. So classic that I won’t spend much time talking about it other than it’s become one of our go to recipes since it pairs so well with fresh pasta, or pasta of any kind. When I make tomato sauce I usually like to add a little spice to it,…

Sous Vide Steak with Gorgonzola Sauce

Sous Vide Sous vide cooking involves vacuum sealing your food and then putting it in a temperature controlled water bath. Since the water bath is controlled, the food is cooked to a precise temperature and cannot be overcooked. So in todays case, I was able to perfectly cook my steak to medium-rare while leaving it…

Mandarin Fennel Focaccia

I love fresh fennel, the taste really grew on me through culinary school but it’s not a flavor that pairs with everything. So when I was on an airplane a few months ago watching a cooking show with no volume, my daughter had borrowed my headphones, and I saw the host make a bread with fresh…