There are hundreds of different pies in the Southern arsenal (and almost as many cookbooks on the subject), so choosing a pie to make for National Pi Day proved to be quite difficult. When I finally narrowed it down to chocolate, my decision didn’t exactly become easier. There’s chocolate fudge pie, chocolate cream pie, chocolate pudding pie, chocolate...

Posted on Apr 3 2012 - 1:52pm by Matt Kaludi
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For today’s re cipe, it really could not get any easier.  I start by taking a very healthy vegetable which really needs some flavor help if you ask me and that is what we do. These simple ingredients and the power of the oven translate these bland boring brussel sprouts into the star of the meal. Wanna hear how? Ingredients 2 Cups Brussels Sprouts ( left whole) 1...

Need something sweet to send along with the plethora of Thanksgiving leftovers? Look no further. These delightful free-form lollipops are infused with Thanksgiving-inspired flavors and studded with pecans and cranberries. Best of all they require no special molds — or even lollipop sticks for that matter! We used leftover summer Popsicle sticks and a heatproof measuring...

Barolo Chinato is a wine from the Piedmont region of Italy, and it is a small, somewhat rare offshoot of traditional Barolo wines. (Read more about Piedmont and Barolo wines here). Barolo Chinato is a wine flavored with herbs, spices, and other aromatics, all added to Barolo wine. The most defining addition, however, is quinine bark, the same thing you find in tonic...

Fresh cranberries are the best for this recipe, but it’s fine to substitute frozen cranberries if you can’t find fresh. Just be sure that the cranberries you buy are uncooked and unsweetened. Let them thaw a little in a colander or strainer before mixing them in the filling. Cranberry Tart Serves 8 – 12 1 recipe Basic Pie Crust or Sour Cream Pie...

I love a good poached egg. However, my poached eggs turn out far from pretty. Now I know why: I should have left them in their shells! Try this trick from Bon Appetitfor perfectly shaped poached eggs.   Technically, slowly cooking an egg at a low temperature doesn’t exactly constitute poaching. But the results are pretty close. Imagine cracking open an...

Posted on Apr 3 2012 - 1:27pm by Matt Kaludi
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What’s the most important element in a home? According to Hope Alexander, the owner and designer of this airy, modern kitchen, it’s the “relationship to the outside…to the garden…the sun’s trajectory and the wind direction”—all of which you can see implemented in the kitchen, with its wall of windows, open wood shelving,...

If you enjoy Earl Grey and hibiscus teas, then try this mash-up of the two. It’s simple to make, with stunning results, and can be served chilled as a not-too-sweet and non-alcoholic accompaniment to a meal. Hibiscus-Earl Grey Iced Tea Serves 8 2 quarts water (preferably filtered) 6 Earl Grey tea bags (or 6 teaspoons looseleaf tea in an infuser) 1/2 cup dried...