Salads

Asian Rice Salad

This is a great salad for entertaining over the summer. You can easily double or triple it for a large party, and it makes for a beautiful presentation. I love the bright colors that make this dish a real showstopper. I know that the dressing has Asian flavors, but you can pair it will just… Continue reading Asian Rice Salad

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Main Courses

Asian Braised Short Ribs

This is absolutely one of my favorite recipes on my blog so far. I love having a big meat entree for a dinner party, but things like prime rib and some roasts end up being served room temperature and even cold. If I'm having a dinner in the winter, and I want the food hot. Braised… Continue reading Asian Braised Short Ribs

Main Courses

Chipotle, Cranberry, & Pomegranate Braised Brisket

This braised brisket is a  beautiful entree to serve a crowd, and a nice alternative to traditional brisket for Hanukkah or any other winter celebration. The sweet/spicy combination is really unusual and really addicting. Use the leftovers for a brisket sandwich with a little bit of horseradish mayo! Chipotle, Cranberry, & Pomegranate Braised Brisket Make:… Continue reading Chipotle, Cranberry, & Pomegranate Braised Brisket

Main Courses, Soups Stews and Chilis

Seafood Paella

I’ve started seeking out tapas restaurants when we’ve been traveling lately. Tapas are Spanish small plates, and you are encouraged to try a bunch of different items, which is my favorite style of eating. Paella is the grand finale- a rice dish jeweled with meats, seafood, and some fresh vegetables. I always enjoy a meat… Continue reading Seafood Paella