recipes: #thanksgiving

  • braised short ribs in red wine sauce
    This is such a delicious and easy way to prepare braised short ribs. The pressure cooker does most of the heavy lifting. You just need to brown the meat, soften the veggies, toss in some flour, then add everything else. The frozen pearl onions help reduce prep time. We dug this out of a vintage Jacques Pepin book, The Short-Cut Cook. short ribsrendered fatfrozen pearl onionscarrotsgarlicflourherbes de Provencesaltblack pepperred bliss potatoesred wineparsley
  • Chocolate Mousse
    A rich and elegant dessert that is easier than it appears. When preparing caramel it is imperative to use non-organic, white cane sugar and to avoid stirring the mixture. cane sugarwatersaltbutterheavy whipping creamvanilla extractflaky saltdark chocolatemilkegg yolkegg whitessaltsugar
  • edamame hummus
    This recipe is a testament to how great recipes travel from household to household. I got this recipe from my sister-in-law, who in turn got it from the wife of her father-in-law's cousin. If you taste something that moves you from someone's home, ask for the recipe. Not only will you in turn share it with your loved ones, but you'll also make great connections with others. I've gathered many of my "keeper" recipes this way. Adapted from a recipe from Janice Higashi. edamameonioncilantrogarliclime juicebrown misokosher saltsambalblack pepperolive oilflatbread crispscarrotcelery
  • fresh whiskey sours
    I have many memories tied to whiskey sours. Collin, my husband, and I drank whiskey sours the night we met. I then made several batches of this for the wedding of one of my high school girlfriends. This drink was also a success at a recent camping trip. This basic recipe yields a 725 ml batch and can be measured and prepared in advance. When happy hour begins, just add the cocktail to some ice and top with a cherry. lemon juicelime juiceagave syrupwhiskeymaraschino cherries
  • gabrielle hamilton's fennel baked in cream (finocchio al forno)
    This is a decadent and delicious way to enjoy fennel. Because fennel is the primary seasoning in pepperoni, our home smelled like pepperoni while it baked. This can be served as a side, or even as main course if paired with a simple salad. We usually make this dish around the time we make make GQ's sazerac-cured salmon so that we can make full use of all the fennel pieces. fennelheavy creamparmesankosher saltblack pepperunsalted butterparmesan