Open Faced Flatbread Breakfast Sandwiches

Pretty, generous, sustaining, colorful.

Does the word brunch make you happy?  Clearly you’re in solid company. I am not alone in thinking that a well-executed brunch dish is one of the most special meals of the week. There is something about it that feels gorgeously indulgent—such a far cry from the breakfasts most of us experience on a day-to-day basis: a couple of scrambled eggs, a bowl of cereal, maybe a power bar eaten on the way to work. The opposite of indulgence, a more fueling-up-for-the-day kind of eating. So when I have a moment to take my time in making breakfast or brunch …

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Spicy Pear and Cilantro Salsa

Bright and citrusy and sweet and herby.

I forget about fruit salsas, which is kind of funny considering a) how much I like them and b) how many recipes I’ve written for them over the years.  But the nice thing about forgetting about a food you love is that you get to rediscover it over and over again. If this sounds to you like someone justifying a premature senior moment, you are correct. Yes, serve this with chips (pita chips, tortilla chips, whatever chips you like), but also serve it on top of or alongside grilled chicken, pork, steak or fish (or chicken, pork, steak or fish …

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Slow Cooker Teriyaki Beef Tip Steaks

This teriyaki-ish take was greeted with a vigorous thumbs up, and actually especially from the dog who doesn’t even have actual opposable thumbs. 

Yes, yes, the Instant Pot has taken over the world, and I have definitely been dabbling away with mine.  But despite the fact that the pressure cooking element of the Instant Pot is probably the one that most people find the most attractive, we all still do love our slow cooked meals. How often do you use your slow cooker (or the slow cooker feature of your Instant Pot?) Which slow cooker camp are you in?  Are you a person who reaches for it a few times a week, who really adheres to the dump it and forget it mindset, who …

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How to Cook Spring Produce

As we approach spring, the excitement mounts. Longer days, warmer weather, and an abundance of amazing produce that is nothing short of inspiring. Farmers’ markets are exploding with all kinds of produce, and it’s impossible not to gather up as much as one can carry and cart it all home. But then what? Put all of these beautiful fruits and vegetables to work! Here are some suggestions for ways to use all of the gorgeous produce of the spring season.   Apricots Try them instead of plums in this crisp. Apricots go beautifully with many cheeses, so add them to a bountiful …

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Lamb Satay

Savory and irresistible, served with a multi-layered peanut sauce.

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