Torchy’s Tacos Copycat Street Corn

First thing’s first: I don’t care much for corn. However the success of my street cauliflower and the visit of my wee niece and nephew had me recreating the dish for something simpler and more traditional- corn. It was a hit! I even liked it. What I didn’t like were the corn ‘hairs’ as I…

Rick Andrew Martinez Double Pork Carnitas

Need a totally fail-proof make ahead main to feed a crowd? Rick Andrew Martinez delivers yet another perfect recipe, this time instead of Brown Butter Toffee Cookies, it’s double pork carnitas. That man is so creative. He ruled my taco buffet this weekend and I can confirm that these are tasty both hot and cold….

Ina’s Salmon with Melting Tomatoes

Funny how stressful quarantines are better suited for wine and popcorn rather than the latest gourmet Mediterranean meal. Tonight would be different- tonight the Chrissy Teigan style of cooking salmon takes a Mediterranean vacation (that I could really, REALLY do with) with Ina Garten and this lovely recipe. The whole bit cooks for 11 minutes…

Gaby Made a Thai Beef Salad

How gorgeous is this salad from What’s Gaby Cooking? Yet ANOTHER win from this woman. Beautiful and cheese free which is what we are trying to be – at least this week. Her recipe is real heavy on the sesame oil, so I’m sharing my take here. Also, the original recipe calls for a crunchy,…

Gaby’s Chicken Schnitzel

One of the few saving graces of quarantine has been the chance to pause, reflect, and cook a whole bunch of things that you usually would not bother with. For me, this was Gaby’s Chicken Schnitzel (sounds a little…cheeky, no?). I was all, ok fine, that looks not that interesting, but since Gaby so highly…

Super Model Project: Sweet Miso-Butter Cod and Snap Peas

On Saturday a lovely bottle of champagne found its way to my doorstep. It would have been wrong not to bring it in and keep it very close to me during these trying times, so that is exactly what I did. This probably explains why I never got around to plating the Sweet Miso-Butter Cod…

Third Place Recipe of Quarantine: Teigan’s Parmesan Waffles

It’s Sunday morning, and if you aren’t immediately heading to your kitchen to whip of the third place recipe of quarantine, are you even living? Holy hell, these are incredible and not all that carb heavy. The parmesan brings a umami quality that I cannot even explain. Your kitchen smells incredible and after you eat…

Supermodel Project: Spicy Asparagus

Last weekend’s kitchen theme was Chrissy Teigan’s second cookbook. Everything is easy and spicy just like my Saturday night quarantine DJ, so get ready for a slew of flavor. First up, Spicy Asparagus. Exactly what it sounds like. Spicy Asparagus 1 bunch asparagus 2 T. vegetable oil 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes 1/4 tsp. smoked…

White Chocolate Banana Pudding Pie Trifle

Real Talk: I have never had banana pudding. Ever. I also hate fake flavorings, so I don’t know what compelled me to need to make and consume this. Perhaps an old school comfort food in a daunting time? Since no faux banana flavor would be used in this recipe, white chocolate would have to do…

Super Model Project: Creamy Tomato Soup

Soup’s on for the next three weeks! That’s right, we have temporary veneers up in this mouth and they have broken once already, so a mandatory no chewing law is in order. This is the hottest tomato soup on the block- all other tomato soups must step aside! This is SUPERMODEL soup. Mad hot. Straight…