Rewind! Parmesan-Crusted Chicken

I first posted this chicken recipe over two years ago, but since then, a few things have changed and one has not. The differences are that I now have a better camera, more access to natural sunlight, and a greater willingness to avoid cooking shortcuts, so my food and pictures look much more appetizing than they did back then. The similarity is that this parmesan-crusted chicken remains SO simple to make and delicious to eat. There’s a funny narrative behind … Continue reading

Ideal Soft-Boiled Eggs

I really love soft-boiled eggs, but they are frequently over-cooked when I order them out. I got some practice making soft-boiled eggs for my ramen, and I became confident that I could execute them perfectly for breakfast. The first step was finding the right egg cups. And in this case, “right” turned on price. I went to Williams and Sonoma, and each of their egg cups cost $15! That’s crazy. Other stores like Bed Bath and Beyond didn’t carry them. … Continue reading

Simple Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes have a clear purpose in my life; they help me eat delicious gravies and sauces. These mashed potatoes aren’t anything special on their own, but when they’re loaded with boeuf bouguignon or short ribs, they turn magical. They do a great job absorbing the flavors around them and holding together so the savory stews can travel from plate to fork to mouth. It’s time for these potatoes to get the credit they deserve! To make them, boil 3 … Continue reading