Croque Madame Muffins

A nifty little ooh- and aah-inducing riff on the classic croque madame that's perfect to assemble ahead of time for big batch brunches.

50 mins

Baked Ricotta

Entertaining gets no simpler than this rich, creamy, indulgent, elegant cheese spread made from three ingredients. Tasting is believing. Go on.

35 mins

Homemade Chrain

What's chrain, you ask? It's a heck of a traditional condiment with a bite to it. And it's coming to a holiday table near you.

1 hr

Homemade Matzoh

This recipe for thin, crisp matzoh couldn't be simpler and, natch, tastes incomparable to the stuff you buy in a box.

30 mins

Fatty Daddy Cocktail

You've not "made it" until you've an eponymous cocktail all your own. Witness the Fatty Daddy, a sweetly surprising number that packs a punch, just like our own dear David.

45 mins

Pan-Fried Bananas with Brandy

Boozy bananas are lavished with a cheater's caramel sauce made with butter, brandy, and brown sugar in this outrageously simple riff on a Southern classic. No flames required.

25 mins

Cuban Black Bean Soup

This Havana-style black bean soup is gonna surprise you with just how intensely flavored it is despite calling for inexpensive everyday ingredients.

3 hrs 15 mins

For God’s Sake, Stop It!

Stop it. Please just stop it. Make it go away. Pretty please. [Editor's Note: A rant by David about the recent deluge of white stuff.]

Tom Yum Goong Soup

The lilt of lemongrass. The sour smack of tamarind. The warm-your-belly pervasiveness of galangal. The unmistakable funk of fish sauce. All in this exquisitely authentic soup.

25 mins

Simple Pizza Sauce

Yes, homemade pizza sauce can be so silken, so simple, so toss-out-every-other-jarred-sauce satiating.

20 mins

Stir-Fried Cauliflower ~ Bong Cai Xao

The complex, almost caramelized taste of this sweetly savory side illustrates just why the last few years have seen a resurgence in respect for cauliflower.

15 mins

Cosmo Shot

When you want just a taste of seduction and intrigue, rather than the full hangover, try this little number.

5 mins

Someone’s In the Kitchen with Ina

Our very own David Leite shares his Ina Garten story, explaining how they first met and how he may--or may not have--gushed at his idol while trying to keep his cool.

Breakfast Oven Fries

These richly spiced, slowly roasted spuds will zap as much life into you as your morning caffeine fix.

1 hr

Ground Chicken Meatballs

These subtly flavored, relatively healthful (shhhh!) sliders are the sleeper hit at The Meatball Shop. Not hard to understand why.

45 mins

Beef Empanadas

Savory little somethings with a surprise for those of you unfamiliar with the flamboyant flavors of Latin America.

1 hr 50 mins

Cheese Crackers

Yup. We went there. To that homemade Cheez-It place. Go ahead. Admit it. You're awfully glad that we did.

25 mins