Pasta Carbonara with Leftover Ham and Spring Vegetables

Pasta Carbonara With Leftover Ham And Spring Vegetables

March 29, 2016

If you didn’t experiment with cooking rabbit or gather around a splendid haunch of lamb this Easter, you probably invoked that most classic and welcome dinner guest, the glazed holiday ham.

Salty and magenta-hued, this magnificent bastion of porky resplendence is beloved not just for its initial holiday debut, but especially for the days and days of leftovers to follow.

This is a glorious and celebratory time, a time Jason and I exuberantly declare to be HAMFEST.

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Chez Panisse Almond Torte (High Altitude)

Chez Panisse Almond Torte – High Altitude

March 26, 2016

As much as I love to bake, I have only a handful of dessert recipes that I rely on time and time again. I’m usually more interested in trying new recipes or experimenting with elaborate concoctions that, while fun to play with, aren’t always the most practical to whip out for an unexpected visitor or last-minute craving.

So I was much intrigued and hopeful when I ran across this classic, simple Chez Panisse Almond Torte recipe featured on Alexandra’s Kitchen. Made with pantry staples and fresh items you almost always have on hand, it was the perfect recipe – images of tender, buttery, almond-scented cake, hot out of the oven at a moment’s notice enthralled me, and I ran to the kitchen to whip up this easy masterpiece.

And it was a huge disaster.

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Pressure Cooker Rabbit Ramen

Rabbit Ramen

March 24, 2016

Wondering what to do with leftover rabbit pieces from my Braised Rabbit with Charred Carrots? Or maybe you just want to experiment with the mild flavor of this highly sustainable meat?

Make this high-speed rabbit ramen broth in a pressure cooker to get hours-long flavor extracted in under an hour.

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Braised Rabbit with Carrot Top Gremolata and Charred Carrots

Braised Rabbit with Carrot Top Gremolata

March 23, 2016

Looking to make something on-theme and extremely on-the-nose for Easter dinner this year? Ive got the perfect recipe to expand your meat horizons and scar your children, with equal measure.

Rabbit. Served on a bed of carrots.

Consider it payback for the blue fescue bushes in my front yard, Peter Cottontail. YOU KNOW WHAT YOU DID.

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Irish Stew Sandwich With Corned Beef, Guinness Caramelized Onions And Soda Bread

Irish Stew Sandwich With Corned Beef, Guinness Caramelized Onions And Soda Bread

March 17, 2016

When cooking a brisket in a household of only two people, the problem is you have meat for days. DAYS.

The initial meal can get you through at least a couple of nights. For the inaugural meal, I slow-braised the weighty side of beef in a pool of beef stock (with a healthy splash of Guinness) along with bobbing bits of onion, potato, multicolor carrots and pickling spices – classic pot roast style elevated by the substitution of savory, salty pink corned beef, you can feast on that for at least a day or two.

And then, the sandwiches begin.

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