Recipes

THAI STYLE CHICKEN WINGS

I know my mom has made sticky, crispy little wings for me in the past, but for some reason they read as such a “dad” meal. One dirty dish, little fuss, and entirely satisfying in that finger licking, five napkin way. This is my update to my family’s basic teriyaki drummette recipe, with the flavors of Thailand thrown in for […]
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THANKSGIVING H’ORS D’UEVRES

God, she’s beautiful. As far as opening lines in movies go, this is one of my favorites. At a crowded Thanksgiving party in an apartment, Michael Caine’s London accent narrates the scene: She’s got the prettiest eyes, and she looks so sexy in that sweater.  I just want to be alone with her and hold her and kiss her and tell her how […]
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THANKSGIVING LEFTOVER HAND PIES

Hand pies, or pasties as I know them, are part of the bedrock of Australian cuisine. Being half Australian, I grew up eating these by the handful, with plenty of curried ketchup on the side. My mom would bake dozens of these for dinner parties, always playing with the flavor profile. Cheese and spinach one night, beef with peas and […]
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THANKSGIVING LEFTOVERS SOUP

Leftover quesadillas, leftover hash, and of course leftover sandwiches are my family’s go-to Thanksgiving hangover meals. But this year, I think I have a more healthful, comforting solution for what to do with all of that extra turkey. This soup is similar to a simple chicken noodle soup, but it’s flavor comes from the herbs, spices, and definitely the fennel […]
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THANKSGIVING LEFTOVERS: 3 WAYS

The left over sandwich is one of my favorite moments of the holiday season, sometimes even more than the meal itself.  My mom has perfected it: soft, chewy bread; a perfect blend of the leftovers, and plenty of arugula to add some freshness and bite. But why end it at just a sandwich? Here are recipes for a Leftovers sandwich, […]
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