Chanterelle Pasta

Chanterelle Pasta

Chanterelles are one of my favorite mushrooms, and this dish really brings out their flavor. The reason mushrooms go so well in pasta dishes is because the pasta acts as a neutral base to allow the taste of the mushroom to shine. These mushrooms work…

Pork and Chanterelle Stuffed Zucchini

Pork and Chanterelle Stuffed Zucchini

The best thing about stuffing vegetables, whether they be peppers, eggplants, or in this case zucchini, is the sheer variety of filling choices. Zucchini has a pretty mild flavor with a touch of savory once baked which makes it the perfect vessel for these pork…

Gnocchi With Gorgonzola Sauce

Gnocchi With Gorgonzola Sauce

The simple pleasures of a classic Italian pasta dish. Well, technically not pasta as gnocchi is primarily made from potatoes, but you get the point. For this Gnocchi With Gorgonzola Sauce recipe you can use either homemade gnocchi, or store-bought, and the good thing is,…

Ahi Steak With Orange Honey Glaze

Ahi Steak With Orange Honey Glaze

Seared Ahi is one of those incredibly simple dishes I don’t see very often anymore. Ahi, being the Hawaiian name for Yellowfin Tuna, is a thick rich fish perfect for searing just like you would a beef steak. In fact, if you were so inclined,…

Osso Buco

Osso Buco

Osso Buco is one of the greatest date night meals in existence. It can be prepared hours ahead of time, it looks beautiful, and it is extremely rich and satisfying. I pair mine with a base of Polenta using this classic recipe and blend up…

Perfect Polenta Recipe

Perfect Polenta Recipe

For some reason people think Polenta is an intimidating dish. The truth is, it’s probably one of the most simple dishes to make. It’s like making rice, but with one more step. All Polenta is, is coarsely ground cornmeal. The stuff you’d use to make…

Penne Alla Vodka

Penne Alla Vodka

Penne Alla Vodka is an extremely simple dish that became popular in the 1980’s. It can be made in less than 15 minutes with near no prep time. You can customize this dish with some grilled chicken using this recipe or pancetta or whatever else…

Korean Fried Chicken

Korean Fried Chicken

Korean Fried Chicken is a popular bar food served all over Korea. This recipe was shown to me by the mother of a friend I had met in Seoul earlier this year, and now I’ll pass it on. Korean Fried Chicken is different than what…

Dill Potatoes with Pork Belly

Dill Potatoes with Pork Belly

Dill Potatoes with Pork Belly and Sour Cream is a classic Eastern European dish perfect for family gatherings or potlucks. It can be served hot or cold! This dish pairs well with…Vodka! Of course it does. If you are bringing it to a potluck or…

Simple Salmon Poke

Simple Salmon Poke

While this is in no way a traditional Hawaiian Poke, it is my modern take on it, and what is cooking if not an ever changing art.  Traditional Hawaiian Poke is simply diced raw fish or octopus, soy sauce, onions, nuts, and sesame oil.  Ingredients…