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Simple Sous Vide Baby Back Ribs Recipe

A sous vide baby back ribs with beans and dinner rolls on a plate

While there is no replacement for real, slow wood smoked ribs, we did want to see how close we could get using other methods of cooking. Since the whole premise of smoking food is to cook it low and slow while imparting smokey flavor, sous vide cooking was the obvious alternative for how we’d cook … Read more

Simple Oven Roasted Kalua Pork Recipe

Kalua pork served with rice in a bowl

Many of you will not know this, but my entire family is from Hawaii. My sister and I were the first ones in our family born here in California. As you might imagine, we grew up with quite a bit of Hawaiian culture and traditions. One of my culinary favorites has always been kalua pork … Read more

Simple Butternut Squash Gnocchi Recipe

Butternut squash gnocchi served on a clear plate on top of a colorful place mat

Two years ago, we were invited to a potluck for Thanksgiving up in San Francisco. At the time, I was really on a gnocchi kick, and I really wanted to make a dish that included this. I ended up going a bit overboard and made around 200 butternut squash gnocchi dumplings! Luckily, they were a … Read more

Easy Oven Roasted Brined Turkey Breast Recipe

A plate of oven roasted turkey breast paired with cranberry sauce

I always thought it was very strange that we eat turkey sandwiches all year long, but when it comes to oven roasting a turkey, we reserve this for once a year on Thanksgiving. That said, I am a pretty firm believer in roast turkey year round.  Ask a group of people what the best part … Read more

How Long to Cook Bratwurst on the Grill

Bratwurst sausages on a grill

Grilling your bratwurst is not as simple as people may think. You have to be very careful not to burn them or leave them undercooked. Knowing how long to cook bratwurst on the grill will help you achieve the perfect texture and taste.  How Long to Cook Bratwurst on the Grill Bratwurst is typically minced … Read more

How Long Does it Take to Cook Chorizo?

A tray of chorizo sausage

Chorizo is a heavily spiced sausage link that you can cook in many different ways. Because of the strong flavor of the sausage, it goes best with cooked vegetables, eggs and bread. Due to the several ways you can cook chorizo, the length of time for each method will vary. How Long Does it Take … Read more

Easy and Healthy Spaghetti Squash Recipe

A plate of cooked spaghetti squash

During fall and winter spaghetti squash is easily found in your local market. While this might seem a bit intimidating to the beginner foodie, spaghetti squash is actually one of the easiest things you can cook! Maybe even easier than the pasta it replaces.  What is a Spaghetti Squash? Spaghetti squash is a yellow oval … Read more

Easy Yorkshire Popovers Recipe in a Muffin Tin

Top view of Yorkshire popovers

One of my absolute favorite foods is popovers. Popovers are simple, fast, and so versatile. In my opinion, here are few joys in cooking more than tearing into a fresh popover and dunking it into sauce or gravy.  What is a Popover? A popover is a bread roll made from an egg based batter. They … Read more

Easy Stove Top Beef Bourguignon Recipe

Top down view of beef bourguignon

It is no surprise that as the weather cools down we start favoring heartier dishes. Fall and winter is the time for soups, chilis, and stews. When it comes to stews specifically, Beef Bourguignon is perhaps the most famous stew (or infamous, depending on who you ask). While the name may sound fancy, the dish … Read more

Simple Spicy White Bean Chicken Chili

Close up of white bean chicken chili

There are a few cold weather foods better than chili. It is hard to beat a cold night and a hot bowl of chili topped with some melted cheese. While the archetypal chili for me is a nice big pot of Texas red, today we’ll be looking at its lighter, much faster to cook cousin. … Read more