Plum Nutmeg Walnut Frangipane Tart

Plum Nutmeg Walnut Frangipane Tart

I’ve been loving nutmeg lately so I decided to make it the star of the show. If nutmeg isn’t your thing, you can add cardamom or cinnamon to the filling. I’ve made it with some black pepper in the crust and enjoyed that too. Choose your own adventure! Makes 1 9″...
Castelvetrano Olive and Walnut Pesto

Castelvetrano Olive and Walnut Pesto

You could just as easily throw the all the contents into the food processor to make this a puréed pesto. I do it in batches because I like having a more control over the size of each component. It’s a little more work but the end result is a more textured pesto that...
Gazpacho

Gazpacho

Serves 4 1 ½ lbs. very ripe vine tomatoes, cored and roughly chopped 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved, quartered if large, divided 3 medium persian cucumber, 2 peeled, roughly chopped. 1 quartered lengthwise and sliced crosswise into ¼ inch pieces, divided 1...
Easy Filipino Chicken Adobo

Easy Filipino Chicken Adobo

Serves 8 8 skin-on bone-in chicken thighs Fresh ground black pepper, plus 1 tablespoon, divided Soy sauce (preferably Silver Swan), plus ¾ cup, divided 2 tablespoons canola oil 1 cup unseasoned rice vinegar 1 tablespoon raw sugar 1 head garlic, cloves peeled, sliced...
Banana Cream Pie with Salted Browned Butter Crust

Banana Cream Pie with Salted Browned Butter Crust

This one is a family favorite!  Often requested on birthdays and holidays. You can make graham cracker crumbs by pulsing graham crackers in a food processor until finely ground or placing in a ziplock bag and crushing with a rolling pin. Makes 1- 9” pie Crust: 2 cups...
Pie Dough Recipe

Pie Dough Recipe

Makes 2 – 9”  pie or tart doughs 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour ½ tsp. salt 1 tbsp. sugar 2 sticks cold unsalted butter, cut into ½” pieces 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar In a large bowl, whisk salt, sugar and flour together. Add cold butter, pressing flour into butter...

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