Short Rib Pot Pie

Short Rib Pot Pie

Photo by Gentl and Hyers Why humble-brag when you can just straight out brag?  I kicked my own ass when I made this dish.  You know how they say if you can read a recipe you can cook?  I did that.  But first, I used my formidable powers of discernment to pick a recipe...
Ultimate Sugar Cookies

Ultimate Sugar Cookies

Even though I have a perfectly fine recipe for sugar cookies, I’m always open to try a new one.  Because resisting new things makes you old and gives you frown lines and age spots and turkey neck.  True story. This one is from the December 2013 issue of Bon...
Toasted Bread with Burrata and Arugula

Toasted Bread with Burrata and Arugula

Or Bocconcini if that’s what you discover the kid in the cheese department gave you right before you assemble this.  At least it was buffalo.     This was meant to be a first course but I doubled it and served as an appetizer.  It was a bit of a mess...
Italian Vegetable Stew

Italian Vegetable Stew

As I write this local Chicago weather professionals are going bonkers over a predicted record-setting temperature tomorrow.  National weather folks are saying there will be wind chill factors in FLORIDA.   And what most experts will tell you is that the best...