Eating Dirty™

Eating Dirty™

I've got a dirty little secret. I like to indulge every once and a while. Get my hands dirty in the kitchen and at the table. (Aw, come on. Admit it. You know you do, too.) That's why I'm curating this section of the site. But these aren't Oreo-wrapped-in-a-Snickers-bar-tucked-into-a-scoop-of-vanilla-ice-cream-and-deep-fried kind of recipes. I don't believe in them. They're not indulgent, but unwholesome. Eating Dirty recipes use good, local, (hopefully) organic, wholesome (and whole) ingredients. It's food for real people food who every so often don't want to count kale leaves. They're the kind of recipes you turn to when you want to lavish upon yourself. Now, am I saying eat these every day? Not. But am I encouraging you to turn to these every so often when the need for a little sexy, get your-hands-and-face-messy, over-the-top arise? You betcha.--David Leite

Sweet and Sticky Sriracha Drumsticks Recipe

Sweet and Sticky Sriracha Drumsticks

Slightly sweet. Slightly sticky. Slightly spicy. Thoroughly irresistible. That’s what we think of these Sriracha drumsticks. Make them.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies

Happiness is 25 minutes away with this recipe that ended our search for the perfect small-batch chocolate chip cookie.

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  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 0
Best St Louis Ribs Recipe

Best St. Louis Ribs

“These ribs are among the best I’ve had.” That’s what our recipe testers uttered after tasting these messy little lovelies. Can’t disagree.

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  • 25 M
  • 10 H
  • 4
Homemade Onion Rings Recipe

Homemade Onion Rings

We wanna snatch these onion rings straight from the fryer thanks to the shatteringly crisp crust and crazily tender onion within.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 3
Carnitas Tacos Recipe

Carnitas Tacos

A little pile of tasty meat cushioned by a warm tortilla and electrified by a little salsa. Life is good.

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  • 15 M
  • 40 M
  • 0
Avocado Tomatillo Salsa Recipe

Tomatillo Salsa with Avocado | Salsa Verde Cruda con Aguacate

Just like the tart, creamy, slightly soupy condiment you find in Mexico City’s incredible taquerias. Pass the tacos, por favor.

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  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 0
French Onion Dip Recipe

Onion Dip

“The onion dip to end all onion dips.” “Sublime.” “Light years beyond those soup packets.” That’s what folks are saying about this dip.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 4
Char Kway Teow Recipe

Char Kway Teow

Street food at its finest. (This is the real deal, straight from Malaysia by way of this recipe and your local Asian grocery store.)

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  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 6
Pork Belly Porchetta Recipe

Pork Belly Porchetta

The infatuation with all things pork belly continues. Here it’s infused with herbs and honey and left to cook low and slow until tantalizingly tender.

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  • 30 M
  • 4 H
  • 2
Green Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

Chicken Enchilada Recipe With Green Sauce

“Sooo easy.” “Incredible.” “I may never use store-bought sauce again.”That’s what folks are saying about this super simple Tex-Mex standby.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 8
Paleo Granola Recipe

Paleo Granola

You won’t find a single rolled oat in this granola recipe. What you will find is sweetly crunchy and obscenely nutty goodness galore.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 0
Perfect Roast Chicken Recipe

Brined Chicken

Brined, salted, chilled, roasted, and pampered, this hen makes weeknight dinner as well as weekend entertaining a feat of ease.

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  • 20 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 12
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