Herb & Panko Crusted Rack of Lamb with Mint Yogurt Sauce

Roasted rack of lamb is a brilliant centerpiece dish because it’s effortlessly-impressive to serve for special occasions, yet simple to prepare for an everyday meal. You’ll not go wrong with this roasted rack of lamb. The recipe uses a Panko coating with a blend of fresh spices that makes gives it full flavor. It also calls…

Poppy Seed Angel Food Cake with Grapefruit Curd

Serves 8-10 Ready for a slice of heaven? We are no stranger to decadent and rich cakes. But what about a cake recipe where butter, fat, and egg yolks run away in fright? No matter how healthfully we try to eat, most of us sometimes craves something sweet and more so during tough times. A…

Framboise Chocolate Torta

Serves 10-12 Framboise chocolate torta is a European-style cake that is extremely moist with deep chocolate notes that conspire with Framboise (raspberry liqueur) and fresh raspberry purée then draped with a chocolate butter glaze. This is a chocoholics dream which is why I always make it for Valentines Day for Timothy. I recommend using artisanal…

Polpette Alla Romana Sub a.k.a Roman-Style Meaball Sub

Makes 12 Subs The perfect meatball sandwich first needs perfect meatballs, great sauce and gooey melty cheese. Once you have those two in place, the rest is a matter of construction and bara bing, bada boom. So back to the meatballs…roasting them on an wire rack gets them evenly browned and keeps them juicy. Adding…

Green Tabasco Roast Chicken

Anytime I think about roast chicken, this is what comes to mind each time — a juicy, crispy-skinned bird. And in case you’re thinking “roast chicken is roast chicken,” as I once did, I’m here to tell you that this is not just any roast chicken recipe. “Lek jou lippe” or “Lip smacking good” Afrikaans…

Pecan Chocolate-Caramel Tart

Serves 12-14 Pecan chocolate-caramel tart is a pâte sucrée crust (shortbread cookie crust) filled with pecans enrobed in a homemade chocolate-caramel sauce. It’s kinda like a premium candy bar with the chocolate-caramel coated pecans set in the buttery, sweet shortbread crust — which is to say perfect! The crisp texture and buttery flavor goes perfectly…

Roasted Carrot-Ginger Soup with Coconut Roasted Shrimp

Serves 4 We LOVE, LOVE, L_O_V_E this soup, and that’s without exaggeration. The carrots natural flavor and sweetness is enhanced by roasting the carrots before for 10 minutes. This carrot-ginger soup has the perfect flavor balance with the sweetness from the carrots and the warm and heat from the ginger. A little coconut milk and…

Sweet Potato Cornbread

Makes Two 9×5 inch loaves There are as many variations of cornbread as there are good bakers and adding sweet potatoes to crumbly cornbread isn’t a new idea, but it sure is a good one. This version combines the nutty, toasted flavor of stone-ground cornmeal with the sweetness and richly flavored sweet potato to produce…