Newest Recipes

Beef Rendang

Ingredients Spice paste: 5 medium shallots, chopped (about 1¼ cups) 4 medium garlic cloves, chopped (about 1 Tbsp plus 1 tsp) 4-6 fresh red chilies (or rehydrated dried) 1 2-in. piece fresh or frozen-and-thawed galangal, peeled and chopped (about 2 Tbsp) 1 2-in. piece fresh ginger, peeled and chopped (about 2 Tbsp) 1 ½-in. piece […]

Palestinian Upside-Down Chicken and Rice (Maqlubeh)

Makes 8 servings. Ingredients: 2 cups basmati rice Kosher salt and ground black pepper 1½ lbs. bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs, trimmed 4 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1/3 cup slivered almonds 8 oz. cauliflower florets (1-inch pieces) 8 medium garlic cloves, chopped 4 Tbsp. (½ stick) salted butter, melted 4 tsp. ground cumin 1 Tbsp. […]

Key Lime Pie

Ingredients: Crust 1 1/2 cups graham crackers, crushed 1/4 cup sugar 5 tbsp butter, melted Filling 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk 1/2 fresh lime juice 1 tbsp lime zest, minced 1 egg 2 eggs, yolks and whites separated 1/4 tsp cream of tartar 2 cups whipped cream 1 lime, thinly sliced (optional) Preparation […]

Calabrian Shrimp And Orzo

Ingredients 10 oz peeled shrimp 4 oz orzo pasta 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped 1 zucchini, halved lengthwise and sliced crosswise 1 1/2 tsps chili paste (Calabrian if you have it) 2 Tbsps creme fraiche 1 Tbsp capers 1 lemon 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese Preparation Fill medium pot w/ salted water and bring to […]

Great Grandma’s Rum Cake

Ingredients Cake: 1 package Duncan Hines yellow cake mix 1 package instant vanilla pudding mix (3.4 oz) 4 eggs (room temperature) 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup rum 1/2 cup chopped pecans Glaze: 1 stick unsalted butter 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup water 1 oz. rum Preparation Preheat oven to 325˚. Prepare […]

Cashew Chicken

Ingredients 2 Tbsp. oyster sauce 1 Tbsp. rice vinegar 1 Tbsp. soy sauce 2 tsp. light brown sugar 3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided into 2 and 1 1/3 cup raw cashews 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts Kosher salt 1 tsp. cornstarch 12 oz. green beans, trimmed, halved crosswise 1/2 red onion, sliced 1/2″ thick […]

Roasted Broccoli & Fregola Sarda

Ingredients 1 lb broccoli, cut into small florets 1 red onion, thinly sliced 1 Tbsp Za’atar seasoning 2 eggs ⅔ cup fregola sarda pasta 2 Tbsps tahini 1 clove garlic, minced 1 lemon, juiced 1 oz. pecorino romano cheese 3 Tbsps roasted almonds, roughly chopped 1 bunch mint Preparation Preheat oven to 450°. Spread onions […]

Vegetable Grain Bowl

Ingredients 1 lb. Brussels sprouts, halved 12 oz. sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch cubes (~3 cups) 2 large shallots, peeled and thinly sliced 3 Tbsp. butter, melted 1 Tbsp. curry powder 3 garlic cloves, minced ½ tsp. black pepper 1 ½ cups uncooked pearled farro, rinsed ½ cup plain whole-milk yogurt 1 Tbsp. […]

Chocolate Toffee Cookies

Ingredients ½ cup all purpose flour 1 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt 1 lb. bittersweet (not unsweetened) or semisweet chocolate, chopped ½ stick (¼ cup) unsalted butter 1 ¾ cups brown sugar (packed) 4 large eggs 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract 7 ounce chocolate-covered English toffee bars (like Heath), coarsely chopped 1 cup walnuts, toasted […]

Crawfish Boil

Here’s the back of the napkin scribblings from the last boil: Add water to pot, turn on burner as water comes to boil, add powder, salt and splashes of liquid crab boil add bay leaf, whole red potatoes, halved onions, halved lemons, garlic test potatoes for doneness, once done… add crawfish and cook 5-8 minutes […]

From the kitchen of
Susan and Ben