Roast turkey is a classic North American holiday dish. It’s the toughest one though. Brine your bird. Cover it with tin foil. Butter under the skin. Roast it in pieces. Stand on your hands while the turkey roasts. Wear a yellow tie. Lot’s of advice out there on how to make a decent bird. I have my own opinion (of course:-). What saves bad turkey and elevates turkey done right into superstar territory is the gravy. And there’s no secret here. Anyone can do it. Concentrated homemade turkey stock. It’s the silver bullet that will make your gravy the one your mother-in-law raves about.
Salmon salad nicoise makes a great fancy lunch or light dinner. Salmon, potatoes, green beans, tomatoes and olives. Perfectly cooked hardboiled eggs. Tied together with a simple mustard vinaigrette. Perfect.
Sometimes you need comfort food. Gnocchi with sausage tomato sauce and fresh mozzarella is pure, simple comfort food. Just warm and gooey and good.
Mexican chicken with roasted tomato salsa upscales Mexican into dinner party territory. Two simple ingredients come together with a bit of classic technique to make something more than the sum of the parts.
Warm corn bacon salad. It’s one of those recipes that almost aren’t worth posting. Nothing to it. Too easy to be taken seriously. But everyone raves. So here it is…
Cajun roast chicken. Easy. Delicious. One skillet. It’s perfect for weeknight dinners when you feel the need to eat something new.