Crispy Roquefort Mac & Cheese

Crispy Roquefort Mac & Cheese

Crispy Roquefort Mac & Cheese | Want to know what makes the 4th of July even better? Believe it or not, besides overly-patriotic Toby Keith songs and chest bumping a beer-toting stranger, there is a way. And it comes in the form of elbow macaroni and cheese.

Keeping with the Independence spirit, we decided to once again accept a helping hand from the French (they actually bailed us out during the revolution), and smother our noodles in their Roquefort blue cheese before we tossed it all with good ole’ US of A crispy chicken thighs.

This is a special one. Perfect for the family. Perfect for celebrating America (and your chocolate labrador).

Balsamic Filet Crostinis

Balsamic Filet Crostinis

Balsamic Filet Crostinis | Want to show off at your next dinner party? Well, you’re in the right place. This one is fancy-pants! One of our show-stoppers. A must menu add. Just don’t skimp on any part of this recipe, since each component comes together to steal the show. It’s the Ocean 11 of appetizers.

Chipotle Ribeye Surf & Turf

Chipotle Ribeye Surf & Turf

Chipotle Ribeye Surf & Turf | You want the best surf & turf this side of the Mississippi? Well you found it! This is the Forrest Gump of surf and turf recipes (I don’t know what that means, but it sounds cool). This will be one of your favorites. This will be the recipe you print out and stick under your pillow. The recipe that you contact us to delete off the internet so you can have it all to yourself. So get your butt up and make this steak before Lieutenant Dan leaves the dock!  

Sweet Potato Prosciutto Sandy

Sweet Potato Prosciutto Sandy

Sweet Potato Prosciutto Sandy | Do you remember sweet tarts? Those things were awesome (or maybe still are). The point is, we miss our days of shamelessly indulging our sweet tooth addiction, and now we have to find adult ways to feed the need. That’s where the sweet potato comes in. It may take a while to get on your grocery list, but when it does, it might just surprise you how deceptively good it really is. And if you put it on a meaty sandwich…well then you’re just asking for it.

Crispy Sweet and Sour Pork | http://mytartare.com/crispy-sweet-and-sour-pork/

Crispy Sweet and Sour Pork

Crispy Sweet and Sour Pork | Ok, here’s the deal. No more Chinese takeout. We’re done with that. It’s time to take matters into your own hands and make it at home. It’s not nearly as hard as you think and you’ll be 10x more appreciative of what you’ve got on your plate. It really is worth it. Trust us…or in this case, trust the crispy pork that will make your mouth water like the Niagara.

Independence Hot Dogs

Independence Hot Dogs

Independence Hot Dogs | It’s summer. Time for backyard grilling, slip-and-slides and good food. And what is the best summer grub of all-time?! You guessed it. Hot dogs. But it’s time to shake up the classic. We are dusting off our old Boys to Men thermos and bringing back the dog with new meats, killer toppings and toasted cheesy bread.

Let’s make this a summer to remember.

Butter Fried Pork + Leek Sauce

Butter Fried Pork + Leek Sauce

Butter Fried Pork + Leek Sauce | In this recipe, we dredge our pork cutlets in seasoned panko breadcrumbs and fry them to golden brown perfection. But what would fried deliciousness be without a couple dipping sauces? We combine our pork with a homemade leek sauce and a briny olive mayonnaise that puts this dish in…

Short Ribs + Red Mole Sauce + Watermelon

Short Ribs + Red Mole Sauce + Watermelon

Short Ribs + Red Mole Sauce + Watermelon | A few Christmases back I found myself in Matamoros, Mexico, at an orphanage…of all places. I was there just to lend a helping hand, so the last thing, and I mean the LAST thing I thought I would discover was a culinary inspiration. What treasure was hidden in that riven kitchen? What tasty Sponge-Bob equivalent that made the ninos pequenos chant with mucho divertido? That would be the Mole Sauce. Seriously, it was one of the best things I ever ate…here is our take.

Jamaican Chicken Tenders

Jamaican Chicken Tenders

Jamaican Chicken Tenders | This is not a joke. When I was a kid growing up in the mean suburbs of Massachusetts, I used to eat so many Tyson chicken tenders that I actually wrote the company to thank them. Seriously, what kind of weird kid was I? Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I never missed a beat so I know my tenders. But as I grew up, I wanted to make an adult version that wowed a crowd and REALLY reinvented the classic tender. This recipe is it – and to celebrate we added a little international flare, fried cheese and ultimately put four recipes into one! It’s tenders gone wild. You better be hungry.

Surf and Turf Ravioli | http://mytartare.com/surf-and-turf-ravioli/

Surf and Turf Ravioli

Surf and Turf Ravioli | When you think surf & turf, what comes to mind? I bet it’s some combination of steak and shrimp…or lobster. That’s great and all but let’s shake the tree a bit and see what twist we can conjure up. How about a recipe that’s more aligned with our pocket books and introduces everyone’s favorite ingredient – pasta. Or better yet, stuffed raviolis. This is one you won’t forget.