Chicken, Spatchcocked (Flattened) and Roasted

I don’t think it’s possible to fall out of love with roasted chicken, but sometimes I forget about it. I neglect it. I forget to pray at its altar with regularity, knife and fork in hand. And then I remember, and I am rewarded. This chicken is spatchcocked- it’s spine is removed and it is flattened. This preparation allows the chicken to roast faster, and it maximizes cost savings because whole chickens are usually less expensive than cut-up ones. Deeeeelicious! … Continue reading

Three Meals in One- Boeuf Bourguignon for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

In a quest to cook something on the weekend that can be transformed into different meals throughout the week, it would be foolish to overlook boeuf bourguignon. It is a delicious, satisfying, and relatively healthy meal on its own right out of the oven, but it becomes even more delicious after it sits in the refrigerator for a day or two. Boeuf bourguignon is also very versatile, and I am constantly finding new ways to serve it. The classic way, … Continue reading

Rob’s Perfectly-Brined Pork Chops

These pork chops from my friend Rob are amazing. His was the first one I ate in probably 15 years, and oh boy, I was missing out on pure deliciousness for a long time. I got a craving and used his recipe to make them myself, and you should too.  The pork chops are brined in a concoction that smells like fall for 12 hours and then seared on a grill. Rob serves his chops with peppers and onions, but … Continue reading