Slow-Roasted Carrot-Fennel Confit

Slow-Roasted Carrot-Fennel Confit is a great side of slow-roasted vegetables, that are then fried to have a crispy "confit" edge. It's a perfect "make-ahead" vegetable dish year-round.

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad with Feta

A glass dish of Mediterranean Chickpea Salad with Feta Cheese/

  This recipe for Mediterranean Chickpea Salad with Feta combines fiber-rich chickpeas (also know as Garbonzo beans, with fresh veggies and creamy salty Feta cheese.  Eat it as a side dish, or put it on some lettuce and call it lunch.

The Slanted Doors Lemongrass Grilled Lamb Chops

Chef Charles Phan of The Slanted Doors came up with this delicious recipe for Lemongrass Grilled Lamb Chops using flavorings favored in Vietnamese cooking. This recipe includes fish sauce, ginger, garlic, and lemongrass, along with the heat of some Thai chilies all rounded out with the sweetness of sugar. The Slanted Door is still considered one of the great restaurants in the city by the Bay

Crispy Skin Salmon with Lentils and Bacon

Crispy Skin Salmon on a bed of lentils with bacon.

The combination of flavors in this recipe for Crispy Skin Salmon with Lentils and Bacon is out of this world. Bacon, orange, earthy lentils along with the fattiness of the salmon...what more could you ask for? 

Basic Pizza Dough Recipe

Basic Pizza Dough Recipe dressed and ready to eat.

I was looking for a good Basic Pizza Dough Recipe and created this dough that has everything I want. Great flavor while being both crunchy and chewy.

Easy Sweet Tart Homemade Applesauce

A bowl of chunky style homemade applesauce.

This recipe for Easy Sweet Tart Homemade Applesauce puts every applesaucy aspect in your hands. Want it sweeter? Add more sugar.  Tarter? add less sugar or more lemon juice. Just 5 ingredients will give you your best homemade applesauce ever

Chocolate Cherry Biscotti with Pistachio

Made with mild olive oil these light crunchy Chocolate Cherry Biscotti with Pistachio are perfect with coffee, tea, or milk. Or just all by themself. And as a bonus, the recipe includes two totally different biscotti from the same basic recipe, with the possibility of a third!

Spicy Black Beans with Homemade Chorizo

A bowl of Spicy Beans with Chorizo.

This recipe for Spicy Black Beans with Homemade Chorizo combines dry black beans with spicy homemade chorizo to create a very flavorful side dish.  Or make it a gluten-free main by adding a dollop of sour cream and a side of cornbread or tortillas!