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Garlicky Cashew Sauce, slather-on-anything sauce

This garlicky cashew sauce is a winner. It only takes a few minutes to make and it’s so freakin’ delicious. I first encountered it with this chicken, but the sauce is good enough to merit its own post. It might help to think of it like peanut sauce. And I love peanut sauce (especially this …

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Brussels Sprouts Mac and Cheese with Breadcrumbs

There are few more comforting meals than classic mac and cheese. It’s simple and rich kid food that grown ups love, too. And this baked Brussels sprouts mac and cheese is one I turn to again and again. (Adding some vegetable matter makes me feel better about eating a dish that’s mostly carbs and cheese.) …

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The Moscow Mule, a vodka and ginger beer classic

There’s something about a Moscow Mule that makes it a winning drink in any season. There’s the spicy, tingly, gingery heat from the ginger beer that makes it welcome in winter, and the refreshing chill of a copper mug filled with ice and a splash of lime that make it refreshing on the hottest summer …

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Naan, bubbled and chewy Indian flatbread

Whenever we order Indian food, regardless of whatever else we get, we pretty much always include naan. That wonderful pliant and chewy white flatbread that’s such a wonderful vehicle for soaking up sauces. It’s traditionally baked in a clay oven, which makes the translation to the typical American home kitchen a bit tricky. Most of …

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Crispy Chicken Tenders, simply delicious

There are days when all I want to eat are crispy chicken tenders. And maybe some french fries. (Though crispy roasted potatoes will work, too.) And I’ll be honest that is pretty much every day. It’s not that I don’t love a broad range of cuisines, from Sichuan fish-fragrant eggplant to Mediterranean baked sweet potatoes …

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