ribs in rack on barbecue

How to Grill Perfect Baby Back Ribs

These marinated, oven-baked, and grilled baby back ribs are worth the effort – the flavor and texture is perfect – tender and chewy in the best kind of way. And perfumed by bourbon and a spicy, smoky rub. Your guests will thank you!

Read full story Comments { 20 }
green cauliflower cut in half

How to Cook Green Cauliflower – Roast your Way to Success

Cook green cauliflower (or any color) by roasting it to perfection with just olive oil, lemon and salt and pepper or add your favorite fresh and dried herbs, creating the perfect side dish. So good that you’ll even turn on your oven in the summer to make this dish!

Read full story Comments { 31 }
fruit compote in a glass bowl with silver spoon and fresh strawberries on the side

Fresh Fruit Compote: The Perfect Pancake Topper (and so much more!)

Motivated by a fridge full of fresh fruit and a lack of maple syrup, I created this fresh fruit compote to top Sunday pancakes, waffles, yogurt and so much more. No fresh berries, frozen will work too! This is a simple and versatile recipe you’ll make over and over again.

Read full story Comments { 29 }
harissa on burlap in brown bowl w rose petals

Rose Harissa – Floral Notes Enliven this Smoky Spicy Condiment

Rose Harissa – a spicy, smoky North African condiment takes on another layer of flavor with the addition of rose petals and rose water. Having a hard time finding it in the store? Make your own. This simplified recipe comes together quickly and will be your new favorite hot sauce.

Read full story Comments { 12 }
strawberry spinach salad in red bowl with serving utensils on top

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Goat Cheese, Pecans, and Homemade Balsamic Dressing

Celebrate berry season with this strawberry spinach salad with goat cheese, pecans and strawberry balsamic dressing. It’s the perfect bright, tasty, and healthy addition to summer menus. Change up the ingredients to match your tastes or what’s in your refrigerator – it’s flexible and delicious no matter how you put it together.

Read full story Comments { 30 }
corn and edamame with red spoon

Melissa Clark’s Make-Ahead Corn Salad: Just in Time for Mother’s Day and Summer

Add this make-ahead corn salad to your summer entertaining repertoire. It’s so easy and flexible — perfect for a buffet and a crowd! And you’ll love the edamame, tomatoes, avocado, herbs and lime dressing too.

Read full story Comments { 16 }
Sangrita, not to be confused with Sangria, is like a bloody mary deconstructed and made with tequila. This one is tomato-based, other versions are said to be made with the leftover fruit juice from a fruit salad.

Sangrita – What Makes Tequila Completo!

Sangrita is a non-alcoholic mixture you drink alongside tequila. Not to be confused with sangria – sangrita is a tomato or fruit-juice based beverage. Depending on its region of origin, the ingredients change but it is always intended to complement and bring out the flavors of the tequila it accompanies.

Read full story Comments { 14 }
cooked kugel in pan with some on spoon

Potato Kugel – Passover Tradition with a Twist

Potato Kugel is a perfect side dish for your Passover seder. This crispy kugel uses carrots, parsley, and some dried herbs to brighten and lighten it up. All the best of the traditional dish with some tasty twists!

Read full story Comments { 11 }
Shakshuka in cast iron with pita bread

Shakshuka Recipe: An Easy Egg Dish for any Meal of the Day!

This shakshuka recipe is an easy egg dish for your brunch and dinner menus. Spicy tomatoes are topped with poached eggs and served with pita for dipping.

Read full story Comments { 47 }
matzo farfel kugel

A Brick by Any Other Name — Mastering Matzo Farfel Kugel for Passover

Kugel – a Yiddish term referring to a sweet or savory pudding prepared with noodles or potatoes is often made with matzo farfel on Passover. I share my insights from testing two different matzo farfel kugel recipes so you can create a moist delicious version the first time around!

Read full story Comments { 40 }
matzo meal pancake

Bubbe’s Bubula – Recreating my Grandma’s Puffy Matzo Meal Pancake

A super simple but nostalgically wonderful fluffy matzo meal pancake ideal for Passover or any time of the year, made with love by my Bubbe.

Read full story Comments { 64 }