My Cook: Chicken Caprese Penne

June 10, 2019

Serves 2

Active Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 1 hr 50 minutes

Summer wouldn’t be the same without the classic appetizer found on Italian restaurant menus all over the world. The Caprese salad personifies Italian cuisine becoming greater than the sum of its parts through its adoration of simple ingredients and minimal preparation. Creamy mozzarella dances with the sweet acidity of juicy tomatoes and the lush green snap of fresh basil. All topped..

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My Cook: Salmon and Asparagus Orecchiette

June 3, 2019

Serves 2

Active Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 1.5 hour

While salmon and asparagus are the stars of this dish there’s a secret ingredient that steals the show. Crème fraîche is the richer, thicker, French cousin of sour cream and it single-handedly takes this dish to a whole new level. Crème fraîche is not quite as tangy as sour cream, but still has a little pucker that works well with the lemon and complements the mellow flavor of the dill. The..

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Slow Cook: Mujadara

May 29, 2019

 

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Cooking Time: 2 hours

Mujadara is an Iraqi recipe that dates back to the 13th century. This dish consists of lentils and rice flavored with a variety of different herbs and spices. We like to think that this recipe has lasted for as long as it has because it is highly flavored and incredibly delicious. Some recipes call for the finished dish to be topped with caramelized onions and tangy yogurt, which add..

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Slow Cook: Spicy Chickpeas with Chorizo

May 21, 2019
- Pork,

Serves 2

Prep Time:15 minutes

Total Cook Time: 5 hours, 45 minutes

This hearty, flavorful dish can easily be served as a main meal or as a side amongst other Spanish-style small plates. We love this dish for its variety of textures and flavors. The chorizo is broiled until crisp, then stirred together with flavorful harissa, hearty chickpeas, and tangy tomatoes. These elements then slow cook for 4 hours before getting topped with creamy burrata and..

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Slow Cook: Rice Pudding with Strawberries and Toasted Almond

May 18, 2019

Serves 6

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Cook Time: 3 hours 40 minutes

Rice pudding is a dish found in myriad iterations all over the world. The premise is simple: rice cooked in liquid and sweetened. The natural starches in the rice thicken the liquid to create a rich pudding. While many rice pudding recipes are as simple as that, we wanted to bring a few extra ingredients to the table to really make this dish shine. In our recipe, we call for..

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My Cook: Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

May 15, 2019

Serves: 6

Total prep time: 25 minutes

Total cook time: 3 hours 45 minutes

Ah, carrot cake. Is there any better way to consume vegetables than in a sweet, spicy and fragrant cake topped with tangy cream cheese frosting? I think not. This recipe brings together all of the elements that make carrot cake so wonderful without overwhelming your palate with spice. We wanted cinnamon and ginger, but only enough to complement the taste of the carrots..

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Slow Cook: Osso Bucco with Creamy Polenta

May 10, 2019

Serves 2

Active Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 9 hours

Osso Bucco translates to “bone with a hole” in reference to the bone marrow visible in the cross-cut of the veal shank. You can substitute lamb or pork shanks for the veal, but it is important to get the cross-cut shank for the most traditional preparation. The marrow from the bone helps to flavor the braising liquid and adds richness to the sauce. Slow cooking the polenta yields a creamy..

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My Cook: Steak au Poivre with Smashed Potatoes

May 1, 2019
- Beef,

Serves 2

Active Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours

Steak au Poivre is a luxurious staple of French restaurants all over the world. A juicy medallion of beef (traditionally the prized fillet mignon cut) is crusted in a layer of coarsely ground peppercorns and seared to perfection in a hot skillet. The pan sauce that accompanies the steak is prepared in a dramatic flourish tableside as the cognac is flambeed to cook off the alcohol and then reduced..

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My Cook: Salmon with Lentils and Green Beans

May 1, 2019

Serves 2

Active Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 1 hr, 40 minutes

This simple and light dinner is a great meal for early summer nights when it starts getting warm enough to enjoy your dinner al fresco. Perfectly cooked salmon fillets top a warm lentil and green bean salad that’s tossed with a bright vinaigrette seasoned with dijon mustard for a little spiciness and fresh dill, which is a classic herb for pairing with seafood. Let the lentils soak up..

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My Cook: Lamb Chops, New Potatoes, Asparagus, and Mint Gremolata

April 17, 2019

Serves 2

Active Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours

Spring has finally sprung and we’re celebrating with a dish that is all about the best things in spring. Fresh, crisp asparagus is lightly steamed to keep its crunch and sweet delicate flavor. New baby potatoes are small enough to be boiled whole their skin is very thin so there’s no need to peel them. We chose lamb loin chops for this recipe (think T-bone steak but lamb size) because they’re..

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