Spiced and Spiked Chocolate Truffles

Skip To Recipe I have given these chocolate truffles as gifts to several of my friends, and they have been described as “thebomb.com” and as having healing powers (lol).  ... (more)

How to Properly Poach an Egg

Sadly, like eating well done steak, I ate chalky egg yolks for all my life.  I never knew how awesome poached eggs were until I had them at my... (more)

Parmesan Peppercorn Bread

Skip To Recipe Parmesan Peppercorn Bread: no fancy machinery required.  I specifically designed this recipe so you can make it by hand.  Every Christmas my dad orders goodies from... (more)

How to Properly Sear a Steak

Skip To Recipe You’ll never find me at a steakhouse. Steaks are one of the easiest things to cook yourself, and they are sooooo much more expensive at restaurants. ... (more)

Chocolate Chip Amaretto Cake

Skip To Recipe Every year for Christmas, my dad orders heaps and mounds of goodies from mail order food companies around the world.  One of my favorites every year... (more)

Orange Scented Crème Brûlée

Skip To Recipe I recently dined at one of my favorite restaurants, Va De Vi, and had an orange crème brûlée for dessert.  When I dine out, I don’t... (more)

Golden Crusted Fluffy Biscuits

Skip To Recipe Mmmm biscuits…you split one with a fork, slather with butter, and your teeth sink into the fluffy interior, and finish with the robust crunch of the... (more)

Honeydew Melon and Mint Sorbettifreddo (No Ice Cream Machine Required)

Skip To Recipe Sorbettifreddo…yeah, I made that up.  I made this via the semifreddo technique, but it has a consistency closer to a sorbet than a custard, so it’s... (more)

Rum Sauteed Pineapple with Vanilla Citrus Mascarpone Cream

Skip To Recipe I wish this dessert photographed as well as it tastes.  Because it deserves it.  This stuff is absolutely delicious, scrapeworthy, and bowl licking good.  If you... (more)

Pecan and Cornmeal Crusted Chicken with Honey Mustard Sauce

Skip To Recipe This is one of the most satisfying dishes I have made in a while, and it kind of came about by accident.  Catfish was on sale... (more)

Cherry Liqueur Macerated Dark Cherry Almond Crisps

Skip To Recipe When I was in Portugal a couple years ago, I bought this sweet cherry liqueur from a tiny little town named Óbidos.  It’s a famous local... (more)