sirloin beef sliders with taleggio & pancetta

It’s a burger, loaded with all the goodies and packed with flavor, made small enough to fit in the palm on your hand and destined to be devoured in two bites. Need I say more?

These super sliders are so irresistible, you seriously can’t eat just one. The burgers are made with ground sirloin and get an extra flavor punch from the garlic, parsley, tomato paste, and Parmigiano-Reggiano. It’s grilled and topped with a generous slice of Taleggio cheese, a light drizzle of sweet, reduced balsamic vinegar, crisp pancetta, [...]

spaghetti bolognese

Back when I was in grade school, the joy of waking up early on Saturday mornings was being able to watch new episodes of my favorite cartoon shows. Surprisingly, not much as changed over the years. Nowadays, I wake up early on Saturday mornings to catch new episodes of my favorite cooking shows on the FoodNetwork.

Every once in a while, you’ll come across a recipe that you just know has to be good, even without taste- or smell-o-vision. That moment came one fine Saturday morning while I was [...]

lamb chops with mint pesto

I made this dish for Easter supper since lamb seemed to be the choice protein for the holiday. I had just watched Alton Brown’s Good Eats episode featuring a Crown Roast of Lamb, where he recommended American lamb for its size and fat content. Unfortunately, Whole Foods only carried New Zealand rack of lamb. Even so, the dish still came out delicious with just the right amount of gaminess you expect from lamb, and the mint pesto paired alongside beautifully to brigten up the flavors. I had never [...]

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