Farfalle with Peas & Crispy Prosciutto

Here’s an absolutely divine weeknight pasta dish that’s a triple threat: It’s easy, it’s quick and it’s delicious. Here’s what you do: As the spaghetti boils just dump the frozen peas in with the boiling pasta a couple minutes before the timer is set to ding. Add peas, crispy prosciutto, a little pasta water and…

Wild Mushroom Ragout with Bittersweet Chocolate

We use mostly cultivated mushrooms and we give them a boost of wild flavor in a couple of ways. The first is to make an intense, flavorful broth with a handful of dried porcini. The other is to actually buy some wild mushrooms. A scant half-pound of chanterelles, even if pricey, won’t break the bank. (It’s optional…

Grilled Shrimp Caesar Salad with Cornbread Croutons

We wanted to amp up the volume on the very popular Caesar salad and we did that by turning it into a GRILLED SHRIMP CAESAR SALAD w/ CORNBREAD CROUTONS. The char on the grilled shrimp & the sweetness from the cornbread adds levels of flavor to you salad and making your own homemade dressing takes…

Pavlova Cake

This classic dessert was named after a Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, and there’s a great debate about who made it first: Australia or New Zealand. Anna who probably was as light as a cloud as she fluttered across the stage, so it’s no surprise that her honorary dessert is also as light as a puff…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Cake

These are classic American childhood flavors, combined in very grown-up way. The cake features a crispy wafer crust topped with layers of peanut butter and chocolate mousse, then finished with a chocolate glaze and a sprinkling of crunchy peanuts.

Shingled Sweet Potatoes with Harrisa & Pistachio Dukkah

Harissa lends both a spiciness and an earthiness to this savory sweet potato dish. It gets a final flourish of Dukkah, a Middle Eastern seasoning made of toasted nuts, seeds and spices and is as much a snack as it is a seasoning.

Asian Marinated (Wagyu) Skirt Steak

SERVES 4 This simple Asian marinade is so versatile and almost effortless, it will become a staple in your grilling repertoire. Southeast Asian flair, takes mere minutes to make this steak and, the marinade of soy sauce, ginger, garlic, honey and lime is ideal for skirt steak, but it works beautifully with any tender meats…