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Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes

These Yukon Gold mashed potatoes are a big hit at my house. There are actually cheers when my family finds out we’re having mashed potatoes for dinner… they usually enjoy the potatoes more than our main dish!


Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

Spaghetti is one of my ultimate comfort foods: a sweet and spicy tomato sauce with meat and noodles. This recipe has some family history to it, too.


Chicken Noodle Soup

This is a classic chicken noodle soup recipe. It is perfect for a cold winter day, when your family has the sniffles, or when you just want to eat something comforting.


Tender Smoked Brisket

Beef brisket is a barbecue icon. It has a tendency to be dry, but it doesn’t have to be. If you follow this recipe, your brisket will the most tender, juicy brisket you’ll ever have. It will be the stuff of legend! There are three steps involved: a long sous vide water bath, a cool-down, […]


German Pancakes

Hot, fluffy, sweet German pancakes are perfect on a snowy Saturday morning. This breakfast recipe is so yummy, and it is perfect for when you want to make something but don’t have more than the normal staples on hand. German pancakes brown beautifully when baked in a cast-iron skillet, but if you don’t have one, […]


Reduced Chicken Stock

Reduced Chicken Stock

Homemade chicken stock is so easy to make, and uses mostly leftover ingredients. Reducing it concentrates the flavor. Recipes you make using your own homemade chicken stock will be so much better than using the store-bought kind.


Perfect Caesar Salad

Secrets for Perfect Caesar Salad

Caesar salad is dead simple to make.  For me, the tricks are in these techniques: prep your greens, grate your own cheese, and make your own croutons.


Chicken Pasta à la Bryan

There is something about the flavors in Chicken Bryan from Carrabba’s that I love. Tonight I made a chicken pasta dish with many of the same flavors. I wasn’t going for a copycat recipe; I wanted to make something I could call my own. Here it is! First, I use a sous vide to cook […]


Honey Butter

Every Christmas morning, and other times during the year when my kids are especially good, I make honey butter as a treat. It goes equally well with scones or cornbread. Print Recipe Honey Butter This honey butter recipe is perfect to drizzle over cornbread or scones for some yummy comfort food! It is whipped to […]