Chicken Enchiladas

Bring 2 quarts of water with three chicken bullion cubes dissolved into it to a boil. When at a rolling boil, add three chicken breasts and cover with a tightly fitting lid and leave to boil for 20 minutes. While the chicken is cooking, slice two yellow onions and toss with two tablespoons of extra…

Fresh Ramen Noodles

This recipe is written for one person- multiply by the number of people you’re making noodles for. Whisk 1 teaspoon of toasted sesame seed oil into 1 cup of bread flour. It’ll start to look crumby. The extra protein in bread flour (gluten) makes for well textured noodles. When you’ve whisked the oil into the…

Ramen Eggs

First things first: pull the eggs out of your fridge and start to let them come to room temperature. In a pan that accommodates a steamer basket, bring water to a boil. Lower the steamer basket into the pan (or use the steamer basket that nests above your pan if your cookware set came with…

Fiery Sunshine

Stir together 1.5 ounces clementine juice, 1.5 ounces Fireball, and 1/4 cup ginger beer. Transfer to a glass garnished with clementine sugar and a giant ice cube or two. To make clementine sugar: Peel clementines. To dehydrate them, you have a couple of options. You can either let them sit out for a couple of…

‘scotcheroos

In a large pot over medium heat, combine 1 cup of light corn syrup, 1 cup of granulated sugar and 1 cup creamy peanut butter. Remove from heat and mix in 2 teaspoons vanilla extract and 6 cups Rice Krispies. Stir to combine. When thoroughly combined, spread into a parchment paper lined 13 x 9…

Bottled Sunshine

Lemon curd goes well with lavender shortbread cookies and is a good way to use up a dozen lemons when life hands you a barrel full. Zest and juice about 12 small-medium lemons. You’re looking for 1/2 cup of lemon juice and I like to use however much zest accompanies that much juice. It should…

German Dumplings

It took me far too long to figure out how to spell fleisch knoephla. I’d only ever heard the words so I didn’t entirely know what to search for. For the dough: Mix together 2 cups of flour, 2 eggs, a pinch of kosher salt, and 1/4 cup of water. Wrap tightly and refrigerate for…

Salty Focaccia

In the bowl of a stand mixer, whisk together 1 3/4 cup warm water, 1 tablespoon of sugar, and 2 1/4 teaspoons of yeast. Let sit approximately 15 minutes, or until frothy. Attach the dough hook, then mix in 5 cups of all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons kosher salt and 1/2 cup olive oil. Knead approximately…

Cheesy Egg Drop Soup

Sometimes I end up with extra Parmesan cheese, and I almost always have eggs and chicken broth on hand. I use homemade chicken broth, but store-bought works just as well. The saltiness of the Parmesan cheese is a nice addition to traditional egg drop soup. Begin with about 6 cups of broth and bring it…

Mayan Brownie Cookies

Preheat your oven to 350*. In a small saucepan over low-medium heat, melt 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter. Add 8 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate (I use chocolate chips for ease). Stir often. When fully melted, add 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon chili powder and 2 teaspoons cinnamon. Whisk until completely combined. Let cool slightly…