5 Great Simple Asian Dishes

If pressed to pick one cuisine to cook and eat for the rest of my life, I think it would have to be Asian. Now that’s a total cheat, since the idea of Asian cooking encompasses a vast array of more specific Asian cuisines, from Thai to Japanese to Chinese . . . and those cuisines encompass a whole array of other more discrete Asian cuisines (take Chinese food—we have Szechuan, Catonese, Hunan, etc., etc. . . .) And a smidge of a confession—I would eat sushi every day if the fates would allow. It’s my favorite food, yet it’s …

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Mini Pizzas

These Mini Pizzas get inhaled pretty quickly, so count on at least 4 per person—more if my family is coming.

If you want to wow your gang during an Oscar viewing party, or any Game Day or even a movie watching or Netflix bingeing session, mini pizzas are a great way to go. But there’s no need to make this an all day project; there are plenty of shortcuts to take. You could make your own pizza dough… but you could also buy it at the supermarket or a local pizzeria. You could make your own tomato sauce… but you could also buy a jar. And then all that’s left are the toppings. There are a number of choices, and …

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Alaska Rockfish Tacos

The favorite fish of Alaskans makes a beautiful taco: flaky, tender, and delicious.

Last June I went to Alaska, and I have not been able to stop talk about it since.  Stunning, stunning, stunning. Huge, clean open spaces, the nicest people (I kind of hate when people say that because it seems like—it is—such a stereotypical generalization, albeit a good one), and oh, oh, oh the fish. My chance to travel to this amazing state came via an invitation to join the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) on a trip to Alaska with a group of other food journalists. The goal was to learn all about their sustainable fishing industry as well as the …

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Sheetpan Macaroni and Cheese Squares

Mac and cheese becomes portable!

Making macaroni and cheese and baking it in a sheet pan (or a baking pan) is a party-friendly change of pace for this universally loved dish. And this is definitely one of my game-day (by game day I mean game watching day, lest there be any mistake) go-tos. It’s also a nice way to make macaroni and cheese for people who like a nice ration of crust to the lower layer of creamy, which is many of us.  If you want to see the whole thing coming together in action, click here for the video!   Baking the mac and …

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