Sweet Tart Dough

Sweet Tart Dough

Makes enough for one 9-inch crust Storing: Well wrapped, the dough can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or frozen for up to 2 months. While the fully baked crust can be packed airtight and frozen for up to 2 months, I prefer to freeze the unbaked crust in the pan…

The Perfect Turkey Handbook

The Perfect Turkey Handbook

We were going to give you just 20 simple turkey-cooking tips, but we realized there are far too many turkey questions, so instead we created this comprehensive “Handbook for The Perfect Turkey.” It’s still very simple and easy to follow, but we think it addresses more of the complexities of why turkeys come out properly…

Smoked Red Snapper

Smoked Red Snapper

Serving Size: 4Preparation Time: 2:00 1-1/2 lb red snapper filet, skin on—6 oz 2 tbs olive oil 1 tbs brown sugar 1 tbs garlic, chopped 1 tsp pepper black—freshly ground 1 tbl maple syrup 6 oz wood chips for smoking—moisten 1 each foil pie plate the brine 2 qts water 12 oz kosher salt—approx 2…

Menudo Mix

Menudo Mix

Menudo Mix, Hibiscus, Cumin Seed… tiny clear, cellophane packets of these spices hang on racks in supermarkets and Latin markets throughout the southwest, and wherever large Latin communities shop. Sealed with a paper label noting their contents, usually printed in Spanish and English, the packets are more affordable than those in the traditional spice aisle,…

Strawberry Banana Jam and Strawberry-Pineapple Jam

Strawberry Banana Jam and Strawberry-Pineapple Jam

Nothing tastes better than homemade strawberry jam on warm muffins, biscuits or just plain toast. And now that a bountiful strawberry season has arrived here in Southern California, it’s just the right time to prepare jars of glistening ruby-red jam—some to enjoy right now and others to enjoy once the season has passed. Capture the…

Veal Cutlets with Balsamic Vinegar (or Pork, Turkey, or Chicken Cutlets)

Veal Cutlets with Balsamic Vinegar (or Pork, Turkey, or Chicken Cutlets)

Simple, fast, and rather elegant. The cutlets aren’t fully breaded (flour, egg, bread crumbs), but simply pressed into bread crumbs. You need…30 minutesLarge skillet 1/2 cup bread crumbs Vegetable oil 2-4 cutlets (plan on about 4 ounces meat per person) 2 tablespoons butter 2 fat garlic cloves, minced 4 leaves fresh sage, chopped 2/3 cup…