Pieces of Peruvian chicken on a platter with a cup of aji verde in the background.

Peruvian Chicken

Tastes just like the terrific pollo a la brasa with the insane green sauce at the local Peruvian joint—minus the long wait in line.

Three ancho short rib tacos on flour tortillas, topped with pickled red onion and cilantro.

Ancho Short Rib Tacos

This may seem an improbable melding of short ribs and anchos and red wine. Authentic Mexican? Nah. Worth making? Heck yeah.

A perfect roast chicken in a metal roasting pan that is resting on a kitchen towel, with a bunch of herbs beside it.

Brined Chicken

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

Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies

Dark, hearty molasses gingerbread cookies or pale, sweet honey gingerbread cookies? Your choice. (Hint: You can’t go wrong.)

Plate of beef, tortillas, and red sauce, topped with cheese and diced onion, on a stone

Shredded Beef Enchiladas

Shredded beef. Gooey cheese. Mild sauce. Just 20 minutes in the oven. And compliments all around. Thanks, Homesick Texan.

A bacon cheeseburger pizza topped with beef, bacon, pickles, cheese, and red onion, cut into four squares on a wooden pizza peel.

Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza

Bacon cheeseburger pizza. Because sometimes, it’s just too difficult to choose between a bacon cheeseburger and a pizza.