Category: Fresh Sheet

Hemingway Daiquiri

Ernest Hemingway said it best, “Don’t bother with churches, government buildings or city squares, if you want to know about a culture, spend a night in it’s bars.” He himself was quite the iconic traveller. From Spain to Africa, the man learned the world…

The Art of the Cheese Plate

Cheese plates are sophisticated and crowd pleasing, and even the most culinary challenged individuals can easily succeed with a little preparation. The most important part of this endeavor is obviously the cheese itself, and if you can manage to pick out at least a…

Oxtail Soup

Rich and hearty, oxtail soup is a long, slow process perfect for a melancholy winter day. Oxtail is exactly what it sounds like-the tail of a bull, cut into pieces 2-3 inches thick, with the bone in the middle. It is about as cheap…

Classic Chicken Salad

Chicken salad is my favorite way to use leftover chicken. There are a thousand variations on it, but this is a timeless recipe that I always end up going back to. Enjoy as a sandwich or piled on salad greens-if you can get it…

Burrata Caprese

Caprese (ka-pray-say) is an elegant Italian salad comprised of fresh soft cheese, tomatoes, and basil. High quality mozzarella and balsamic vinegar are essential, but as long as you buy good ingredients this recipe is foolproof. Traditionally Caprese is made with fresh mozzarella, but I…

Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich

After a week of quick mornings and instant smoothies, nothing says “weekend” like a real breakfast. I love eggs, so they tend to be central to my morning experiments, but this sandwich goes far beyond your standard egg and cheese muffin. Easy to make…

Pea and Corn Salad

Pea and corn salad is my staple for big groups and parties. With avocado, maple candied bacon, and homemade ranch dressing, it is an easy sell to picky eaters and vegetable lovers alike, and it is much heartier than a standard salad since there…

Penny’s Pot Roast

The foundation of my cooking abilities is built entirely on a stack of handwritten recipe cards from my mother-in-law. Beyond chicken soup and scrambled eggs, I did not have much experience in the kitchen when I met my husband, but he was a good…

Spicy Sesame Shrimp and Velvet Snow

Shrimp are by far the easiest seafood to cook in my opinion. They absorb pretty much any flavor, and they are quick to make, especially if you buy them already peeled and deveined. This pairing is bold-spicy, flavorful prawns with a sweet but effervescent…

A Winter Classic – The Hot Toddy

Après Ski or cure for the common cold? I vote both. There is a reason people have been enjoying some permutation of this drink since the 17th century. The wonderful David Wondrich once compared this family of beverages to a tripod. It has always…

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