Slow Fire

Barbecue Rub #67

Indispensable for ribs and brisket and, well, we haven’t been able to bring ourselves to try it on anything else…yet.

Lemon Meltaway Cookie

Lemon Meltaway Cookies

Lovely and delicate, these shortbread cookies with a lemony lilt have a crunch that gives way to sweet, sweet nothingness.

A plastic container of homemade Italian biga.

Italian Biga

Behind every unforgettable loaf of Italian bread you’ve daintily nibbled or hungrily inhaled is a biga, or starter dough, just like this one. Nonna not included.

a sheet of raw black pepper cookie dough with shapes--men, stars reindeer, hearts--cut into it

Black Pepper Cookies

It’s no surprise that a traditional Scandinavian cookie would be warming. Chalk it up to an inspired melding of cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, black pepper, and cocoa.

A pot of fork-mashed potatoes with a fork resting inside.

Fork-Mashed Potatoes

These fork-mashed spuds are indulgence defined with their easy execution, deceptively rich taste, and lack of bowls and beaters to clean.

Chicken, Potatoes and Bacon

My Mother’s Chicken and Potatoes

An Italian classic that’s woo’d would-be-husbands for generations, this single-skillet supper melds meat, potatoes, bacon, and onion to moist, crisp effect.