Turkey and Dried Black Bean Chili

Welcome goblins, settle down ghouls… it’s time for Halloween Chili.h/t my favorite Halloween album of all time Halloween Hootenanny.On Halloween night, I want a dinner that sticks to the ribs of my trick or treaters, a buffer from the high fructose corn syrup binge that is coming. I want beans, meat, and a little heat to cut through the sugar that’s on the way. And, I want a chili I can throw together during the afternoon, so I have time to answer the steady stream of witches and robots knocking on the door.And pass out some more high fructose corn syrup ....more

Oven Roast Crispy Fingerling Potatoes

This is an ode to half sheet pans.Half sheet pans are the utility infielders of my kitchen. They’re not expensive, fancy, or flashy. They just get the job done, particularly when the job is roasting ....more

PicOfTheWeek: Salmon over Charcoal

Salmon on the grill, with a little flareup ....more

What is it we want from food?

Don’t we keep coming back to exactly that issue? What is it we want from food? Our symbolic demands are entangled with our sensory demands in the act of eating.- Adam Gopnik, talking with Christopher Kimball on the America’s Test Kitchen Radio Podcast, Episode 325 “What is it we want from food?” That’s it ....more

Slow Roasted Pork Loin with Rosé Pan Sauce

This post is sponsored by the National Pork Board and Costco. Celebrate #Porktober with pork at Costco! As the weather turns crisp and you start gathering around the table with family and friends more frequently, serve something you know they’ll love – tender, juicy pork! ...more

PicOfTheWeek: Pork Loin Roast

Pic from another #Porktober recipe - pot roasted pork loin - coming later this week.. ....more

Simple Sous Vide Carrots

One of the big advantages of sous vide cooking is trading time for effort. Sous vide carrots are a perfect example. They’re easy - peel the carrots, seal the carrots, drop them in a water bath ....more

Knob Creek® Rye Whiskey Old Fashioned with Grilled Orange

This post is sponsored by Knob Creek® Distillery and the Original Brothers of Bourbon website.I enjoy the bold, spicy taste of Knob Creek® Rye Whiskey while I grill. The other day, as I sipped my drink and waited for the grill to preheat, the penny dropped. I can grill my oranges, adding smoky, caramelized fruit flavors to my Old Fashioned ....more

Porktober Prize Pack Giveaway Winner

This post is sponsored by the National Pork Board and Costco. Celebrate #Porktober with pork at Costco! As the weather turns crisp and you start gathering around the table with family and friends more frequently, serve something you know they’ll love – tender, juicy pork! ...more

PicOfTheWeek: The pork chops are almost there...

Leftover shot from my #Porktober sponsored post earlier in the week. The pork chops are close...so, so close...(Recipe here: Grilled Boneless Pork Chops with Apple Cider Brine and Apple Butter Glaze) ...more