Trio of big flavors blends beautifully: Pork Chops with Basil and Garlic

A quick marinade of fresh basil, garlic and olive oil gives pan-grilled pork chops classic Italian flavor. Recipe below. I like basil ....more

The Ramos Gin Fizz: definitely shaken, not stirred

This classic New Orleans cocktail includes gin, orange flower water, half-and-half, an egg white, citrus juices and a whole lot of shaking. Recipe below. Years ago, when I was...more

Six recipes for a summer with a thousand Julys

We’re not cooking much this summer—well, not cooking much in the way of new shareable recipes. So I raided the archives to see what we’ve cooked in past Julys. Some good stuff, it turns.. ....more

Independence Day and food in the land of immigrants

We are a nation of immigrants. Appropriately enough, our eating on the 4th of July holiday weekend, a time that celebrates our nation’s birth, illustrates why this is a good thing. We started.. ....more

A vegetarian-inspired Feta and Olive Salsa plays nicely with Pan-seared Pork Chops

Feta cheese, black olives, red onion, dill, and lemon juice and zest do their predictably wonderful thing when mixed together and heaped on pan-seared pork chops. Recipe below. Leave it to me to.. ....more

Flavor, heat and a cool back story: “Old Godmother” Spicy Potatoes and Pork

Storied Asian condiment Spicy Chili Crisp adds complex flavors and a little kick to this improvised dish of fried potatoes, pork, garlic and scallions. Recipe below. Like a lot of people we know, we.. ....more

No ice cream maker? No problem: No Churn Strawberry Nectarine Ice Cream

Heavy cream, sweet condensed milk, fresh fruits or other flavorings of your choice and not much else create a luxuriously creamy, no churn ice cream. Recipe and variations below. This whole thing.. ....more

Salsa cruda minus the pasta: Tuna Artichoke Potato Salad

Potatoes stand in for pasta as the only cooked ingredient in this dish, warming the Italian tuna, artichoke hearts, capers, red onion, lemon and parsley. Recipe below. This was going to be a salsa.. ....more

Variations on a delicious theme: Hoisin Chicken Thighs, grilled or roasted

Hoisin sauce brings a barbecue sauce-like flavor to this chicken dish equally at home on the grill or in the oven. Ginger, garlic, sesame oil, soy sauce and rice vinegar add their own flavor notes.... [[ This is a content summary only ....more

Eat your (garden) enemy: Dandelion Greens, Prosciutto and Chicken Pasta

Dandelion greens add a pleasant bitter bite—and loads of nutrients—to this weeknight-quick pasta. Recipe below. Last week, we cooked with ramps acquired at a supermarket, of all places ....more