Pasta with Sweet Corn, Tomatoes, and Basil

This one really surprised me, coming out much better than anticipated. In the end, it’s a fairly simple recipe with a lot of good flavor. We ate it as an entree, but I see how it would work as a side too. Ingredients (Serves 3) 2 pints grape or cherry tomatoes, halved* Kosher salt 4…

“The Stew”

Have you heard of “The Stew” yet? If you are at all like me and your social media consumption is 95% food porn, then you probably have seen this viral phenomenon. Seriously, for a few months this winter, it was like everyone, everywhere, all at once, was obsessed with this single bowl of goodness. I…

Poke Bowls

Raw fish raw fish raw fish. If you could live inside my head when I’m day dreaming that’s all you would hear. On repeat. Poke bowls are the greatest trend of the 21st century as far as I’m concerned. So being able to make them at home exactly the way I want them (and none…

Turkey Zucchini Burgers with Sumac Yogurt Sauce

I thank the universe every day for giving us Yotam Ottolenghi, the originator of this recipe from his cookbook Jerusalem. These little balls of joy are an absolutely go-to for me for everything from dinner parties to regular old weeknight meals. They are great the night you  make them, and they are great for several…

Cranberry Pistachio Salsa with Goat Cheese

A dear family friend in Texas made this dish a few years ago, and my reaction to it was so disproportionately huge and effusive that she (being an extremely classy and thoughtful woman) promptly mailed me a copy of the cookbook it came from. This dish would be a festive and impressive crowd pleasing appetizer…

Good Luck Black Eyed Peas

I grew up with Hoppin’ John as a New Years food: black eyed peas, ham hock, onion, celery, a few spices. Eating black eyed peas on New Years to bring good luck is a Southern tradition that my supremely superstitious Yankee mother felt strongly about, and so we ate it every year. Unfortunately, I HATED…

Banh Mi Bowls

This dish is a winner. As I’ve made clear, I love making meatballs. I especially love meatballs that have completely different flavor profiles than your run-of-the-mill italian variety, and this recipe is EVERYTHING I could ever hope for. As with everything we post here, pretty much all of this recipe is adaptable to whatever you…

Abel’s Famous Bloody Mary

I try to keep the long-winded origin stories on these recipes to a minimum, but sorry folks, this one is worth it. It all started on Thanksgiving day, four years ago. It was Abel’s and my first Thanksgiving together, and we were hosting a friends-giving at my house. I had told him that I love…

Scrambles

Wildwood Scramble I’m an egg fan. I am constantly making scrambles with whatever leftovers I can find in the fridge. My scrambles used to be much more meat centric, but recently I’ve really grown to love the variety and flavors that come from vegetables. I stumbled upon this combination while cleaning out the refrigerator after…

Scrapple

Some history. Scrapple is something I’ve been coming to terms with since first being introduced to it by my wife some 20 years ago. If you’re from within a 100 mile radius of Philadelphia there is no time you weren’t aware of scrapple and in fact, a life without it may seem inconceivable. Scrapple dates…