Category Archives: Fall


Photo Credit: Karsten Moran for The New York Times Recipe by David Tanis. Featured in: A Taste Of Fall In A Bottle Of Hard Cider. There are some culinary combinations that cannot be improved upon, and apples and pork is surely one of them. This recipe calls for pan-frying boneless pork chops and serving them with butter-browned […]

Chicken Liver Pâté with Bourbon and Vanilla


You know that feeling when you taste something so good the only thing you can think is OMG this is the best pate I have ever tasted! Well, do yourself a favor and make this recipe. It is unbelievably delicious; easy to make and beautiful. You have to start your New Year’s Eve dinner with […]

Seared Scallop and Beet Salad with Lemon-Crème Fraîche Dressing

To me the most elegant shellfish is a scallop, and I always think a meal is special if scallops are served.  When we were creating our holiday entertaining menu, this was the salad we both loved.  It has the softness of the avocado, the richness of the scallop and the citrusy bite of the orange […]

Salmon Chowder with Corn and Fennel

Salmon Chowder

What’s the one compliment you want when everyone has finished a meal?  For me it satisfied, and this chowder is so satisfying.  It’s richly flavored broth takes its color from the paprika and it cooks the potatoes, corn and salmon to perfection.  Make this chowder anytime you want to look around the table and know […]

Spicy Pork Stew with Sweet Potatoes and Peanuts

Cider food pairings spicy pork

Olaiya adapted this recipe from a braised version that she created. It is extremely successful as a stew and the peanut butter is a wonderful surprise. My dad had a stand by stew recipe that he brought from Arkansas that fills my childhood memories. This recipe feels so sophisticated when I compare the two in […]