Ribollita with Sausage (Hearty Tuscan White Bean and Kale Soup)

Prep Time: 25 minutes | Cook Time: 45 minutes Serving Size: 4 – 6 Podcast Recommendation: NPR’s Throughline: How The CIA Overthrew Iran’s Democracy In 4 Days Ingredients: Croutons: 2 cups sourdough bread, cut into 1 inch cubes 3 tablespoons olive oil, plus more Soup: 1 tablespoon garlic salt 1 teaspoons ground black pepper 1 pound spicy […]

Spaghetti & Meatballs

Prep Time: 30 minutes | Cook Time: 40 minutes | Inactive Time: 1.5 hours (minimum) Serving Size: 8 – 10 Podcast Recommendation: Special Equipment: Pasta Maker (I  use the Kitchenaid pasta roller and spaghetti cutter attachment). Ingredients: For the Spaghetti Noodles: 1 cup bread flour 1 cup semolina flour 1 egg 1/2 tablespoon olive oil 1 […]

Pork Loin Banh Mi

Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cook Time: 5 minutes | Inactive Time: 30+ minutes Serving Size: 4 – 6 sandwiches Podcast Recommendation: Fresh Air interview w/ Jordan Peele about his movie, “Get Out.” We watched the movie in Pittsburgh with some friends and it was excellent on so many levels. Definitely recommend watching the movie and […]

Banana Bread with Walnuts

Prep Time: 10-15 minutes | Cook Time: 1 hr, 10 minutes Serving Size: ~10-12 slices per loaf Podcast Recommendation: BBC Documentaries Podcast: Reflections: Islam, People and Power Boxset. As the first in a series of podcasts examining Islam, Safa al Ahmad reflects on Islam as a religion, political philosophy, social contract, etc. through her own experience […]

Chorizo Quiche, Take Two (No Milk or Cream!)

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 45 minutes Serving Size: 4-8 people Podcast Recommendation: Not a podcast, but the Ken Burns documentary “The Central Park Five” was well done – both in its investigation into the failure of law enforcement investigators and prosecutors, and also in its probe into the life of the five boys […]

Chicken Thighs w/ Sage Jus and Zucchini

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 30 minutes Serving Size: 4 Podcast Recommendation: This American Life: Seriously? This American Life tackles crazy aspects of politics 2016. Ingredients: 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs garlic salt and ground black pepper 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (or other high smoking point oil) 2 shallots, minced 1 garlic clove, minced […]

🌹🍂🍎Apple Rose Tart w/ Sweet Custard and Walnut Crust🍎🍂🌹

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 30 minutes + 2 hrs custard chilling time Serving Size: 4 smallish tarts or 1 full-size tart Podcast Recommendation: NY Times: The Run-Up: The Trump Tapes, Part I: ‘He Doesn’t Know Himself’ Michael Barbaro interviews Michael D’Antonio, the last man to extensively interview Donald Trump and his family for a […]

Beef Chili (Perfect for Chili Dogs!)🌭🌭🌭

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 40 minutes Serving Size: 8-10 Podcast Recommendation: Lore: Trick or Treat 2016 – Set 1: Just rediscovered Lore in my podcast repertoire and listened to four in a row today. Lore explores different spooky stories and tales from around the world. Just in time for Halloween! Ingredients: 1 […]