Pork Loin with Cranberry Apple Stuffing

We enjoy this dish so much, it ended up replacing turkey as the traditional holiday main course. Find a good pork loin (whole pork loin, not just a tenderloin) to use. The two key things to know about this dish – Don’t worry about butterflying the loin, if you’ve never done it before. This video…

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Alma’s Cheese Log

My mom learned this recipe from her mother, Alma, who made it every Thanksgiving and Christmas. It was a must-have while the family was together; you couldn’t imagine seeing the card table, Scrabble, marbles, or any other games played after dinner without this snack there, on the table. It just wouldn’t happen. It’s always been…

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Galvez Seahorse

While at the Hotel Galvez this year, we enjoyed many Seahorses at their pool. This cocktail is sweet enough to be tasty, but light & refreshing enough that you can enjoy a few of them without that “heavy” feeling.

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Cooking a Ribeye

When I travel to California for work, it’s becoming a habit for my friend Karim Marucchi & I to have steaks at least once. I enjoy cooking them, so we’ve begun doing dinners at his house with friends and ribeyes have become the steak of choice. How can you go wrong with that? This recipe…

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Sweet Heat pork tacos

“Sweet Heat” pulled-pork tacos

After making barbacoa tacos, I wanted to try the same thing but with pork, instead of beef. Pulled pork has a completely different flavor space, from beef, so there’s a lot to play with. I didn’t want traditional pulled pork; my goal was tacos, so I wanted more spiciness, less barbecue.

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Crawfish boils – more than just the crawdads

The joy of a crawfish boil is┬ánot just in the cooking & eating of crawfish. It’s the entirety of the affair: Friends, family & neighbors coming together to socialize around food. It’s an event, not just a meal.   And what an event. Prep time starts days ahead of the first batch of crawfish being…

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