Chorizo and Snap Peas with Cilantro-Lime Olive Oil

The thing about chorizo is, when it’s good, it’s big, smoky, spicy, eyes-to-the-back-of-your-head good. When it’s bad, it’s crusty, greasy, day-old 7-Eleven hot dog bad. Uck. There are lots of things that fit this category – shrimp, pizza, tomatoes, burgers, fish and chips, mixed drinks – the kind of stuff you can’t stop eating when … Continue reading Chorizo and Snap Peas with Cilantro-Lime Olive Oil »

Homemade Limoncello (Not Lemon Jell-O) Thumbprint Cookies

Now hold on a minute, this recipe is not about jell-o. It’s all about a fruitful journey. Thumbprint cookies made with homemade limoncello liqueur. Sixty lemons, six mandarins, 5 bottles of 100 proof vodka, 9 cups of sugar and 75 days later, we produced 20 375ml bottles of limoncello, 24 limoncello cookies, and 16 ounces … Continue reading Homemade Limoncello (Not Lemon Jell-O) Thumbprint Cookies »

Artichoke and Orange Galette with Walnuts and Green Garlic

Dear Jamie Oliver, If you were to come over for dinner, I’d bake you an artichoke and orange galette, and maybe we’d discuss America’s obesity problem. I may also cook this for you. Or this, or maybe this. But we’d start with a buttery, rich galette stuffed with the season’s finest flavors – artichoke, citrus, … Continue reading Artichoke and Orange Galette with Walnuts and Green Garlic »

Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits with Smoky Sweet Butter

Although I love cooking, my greatest food-crush is on baking. There is something magical about putting raw dough in an oven and having something completely different emerge minutes later. What was once a gooey mass of flour, water, and yeast becomes a loaf of chewy rustic bread or a lump of sticky cookie dough grows … Continue reading Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits with Smoky Sweet Butter »