Main Dishes - Recipes for All Occasions
- Beef and Veal Recipes (55)
- Eggs and Dairy (16)
- Fish & Seafood Recipes (41)
- Lamb Recipes (45)
- Pasta Beans & Grains Recipes (30)
- Pork Recipes (41)
- Poultry Recipes (51)
- Vegetarian (11)
Grilling for Two
Let me confess up front that when it comes to grilling meat - or anything else - I'm a arch-conservative. You should only grill over natural charcoal. You should never touch lighter fluid (a chimney works perfectly). I won't o near a gas grill and the only time I use briquettes is when I'm smoking meat - barbequing - (because natural charcoal...
On a (Casse)Roll
Casseroles get a bad rap. And frankly most casseroles deserve it. They have largely become bland, unimaginative dishes using canned cream-of soups to moisten a thoughtless collection of overcooked ingredients as an excuse to get something cooking in a hurry with a minimum of preparation. These recipes are more work - but, Oh!, the payback.
In Braise of Cheap Meat
Braising is one of my favorite cooking techniques - it's part roasting and part stewing and it can make the toughest imaginable cut of meat amazingly tender.
Italy for Two
Italy is far more than pasta, red sauce, and cheese. It offers some of the most varied cuisine in the world. And yet, much of it is well-suited to cooking for two - easily scaled down, quick to make at the end of a long day or suitable for a leisurely Sunday afternoon.
Tips: Successful Souffles
Souffles really aren't difficult to make, but there are a few tricks that can produce a better soufflé.
Making a Savory Souffle: A Photo Tutorial
Making a savory souffle intimidates many cooks, there seems to be something arcane or magical about creating them, but in fact souffles aren't difficult to make. This photo tutorial will take you through it step by step.
Individual Beef Wellingtons Photo Tutorial
This tutorial for making individual Beef Wellingtons looks like a million dollars and tastes like heaven. It's also surprisingly easy to make, albeit time-consuming, but can easily be completely prepped a day in advance.
Cooking in Parchment Photo Tutorial
Cooking in parchment locks in flavors and juices, as well as making an elegant presentation without much effort.
Grilling for Two - Image Gallery
Grilling is an American summer tradition (although I do have friends who will actually grill when it's snowing). Here are a few of my favorite grilled meats.
Roast Pork - Image Gallery
Roasted pork is not only great straight out of the oven or off the grill, but I think it makes the best leftovers of any meat.
10 Favorite Casseroles
Casseroles are great most any time of year. They're usually fairly easy to make, they are often best when made with leftovers, they can be made in advance and cooked later and many of them freeze well. But I tend to like them best in the winter. They're often hardy, solid tucker and they make a nice change from soups and stews. In the best...
Top 10 Comfort Foods for Two
Let's get this straight: I hate cooking in March - so I turn to comfort foods. By the time March rolls around I'm fed up with soups and stews, winter squash and winter greens, sad California lettuces and frozen peas. I have lost all motivation to cook. But instead of turning to fast-food, frozen dinners, and eating out I turn to my comfort foods.