Adobo Grilled Steak Tacos

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You can buy Adobo from any market, but making your own isn’t that difficult and more than worth doing. There is such a richness of flavor and it is a rather simple process. Here is a taco recipe using a homemade Adobo and grilled skirt steak. Adobo Grilled Steak Tacos Serves 4 1 1/2 lb [...]

Homemade Ravioli with Ricotta and Asparagus

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This dish was requested by my wife. Years ago before we had our twin boys I had made this dish one evening in Northern Michigan staying at my in-laws cottage in Lake Leelanau. It was in my Mario Batali phase where I was watching his cooking show on FoodTV and had even had a few [...]

Sweet Potato and Chard Stew

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This by no means is a favorite dish, but it is a good choice to mixup a week’s meals with a vegetarian selection that uses a couple vegetables that are not often used – sweet potato and chard. The coconut milk adds a rich flavor and the squeeze of lime juice makes this more of [...]

Slow-Cooked Achiote-Marinated Pulled Pork Tacos

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Every cook has shelves and shelves of cookbooks, but most of them ever get opened more than once or twice. Then there are the cookbooks you can’t live without. Roberto Santibanez, chef of the NYC restaurant Rosa Mexicano, wrote an excellent book Rosa’s New Mexican Table. I’ve tried a few recipes before and wanted to [...]