Miso Ginger Asparagus

Miso Ginger Asparagus Recipe

A reader asked me what miso paste tastes like, while she has enjoyed miso soup at Japanese restaurants, she couldn’t quite imagine what cooking with miso paste would be like. So what flavor dimension does miso paste add to a dish? If I had to just choose one single word, I’d say “umami” which is just a fancy foodie term …


Grilled Bruschetta with Asparagus and Parmesan Cheese


I’m so thrilled to introduce to you Debi Shawcross and her new book, Friends at the Table: The Ultimate Supper Club. I have a small group of friends here in my hometown that regularly get together nearly once a week for a dinner party. We often rotate houses, and of course the gathering is built all around the menu for the night. …


Asparagus Gratin


Step by step photos for Asparagus Gratin Recipe. Recipe from Cook’s Country May 2011 issue.


Crispy Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus


This is a sponsored review by BlogHer and Kraft. This dish is what I call my “company asparagus” – even though the last time I referred to dinner guests as “company” was in 1979 when my parents had “company” over for dinner – I think it was either my Dad’s boss and his wife or someone else important that decides …


Asparagus with Fried Egg and Parmesan Cheese

Asparagus with Fried Egg and Parmesan Cheese Recipe

This is an impressive dish that really only takes 10 minutes of your precious time to put together. But – there are 3 things you have to get right in this recipe to earn the title of “impressive”. Okay, so well….there are only 3 ingredients: Perfectly crisp-tender asparagus (no overcooked, smushy, soggy spears of sadness) Perfectly fried egg, sunny-side up …


Spinach, Mushroom and Bacon Fondue (video)


While most of the country is already turned on their heaters and brought out their winter jackets, we’ve been suffering from the unbearable heat with 10,254% humidity until just a few days ago. I envy those of you in cooler states, you get to snuggle under a fuzzy blanket and drink hot chocolate with the mug cradled in your palms …


Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Soy Browned Butter

(slideshow of 10 step-by-step photos that led up to the money-shot of the Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Soy Browned Butter) My inbox is filled with emails from supporters of the “eating local” movement, urging people to consume food that is grown and produced in their local area. The movement is nothing new, for the past few years I’ve been reading …


Slow Butter Braised Asparagus

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I’ll admit, I have been caught up in the whole slow-cooking trend lately. Most of my slow-cooking has yielded succulent and tender results, like Tropical Island Salmon and Baby Back Ribs with Asian Orange Ginger Glaze, and yes, I’ve also had a couple of disasters. One night, I decided that we’d have an entire meal cooked sllllooowwwww. What a stupid …