five spice grilled shrimp with sweet and sour sauce

five spice grilled shrimp with sweet and sour sauce

These five spice grilled shrimp are marinated in soy sauce, toasted sesame oil, chili paste and brown sugar then tossed on the grill for a touch of smoky char. The notes of star anise and fennel add irresistible flavor to seafood, and these shrimp skewers are no exception.

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swiss chard tart with leeks and pecorino

swiss chard tart with leeks and pecorino

Even if you're still shoveling out your driveway, fresh spring flavors can be summoned with a whole host of readily available vegetables.  This swiss chard tart with leeks and pecorino is fresh, aromatic, and tastes like a crisp day in April. The flaky crust is filled with a silky custard, sweet buttery leeks and a ton of swiss chard.

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wine braised beef and mushroom cobbler

wine braised beef and mushroom cobbler

This savory cobbler is a fun way to elevate a standard beef braise to an elegant and hearty dinner. The wine braised beef and mushrooms are rich, deeply flavored, and extra satisfying when swabbed up with one of my all time favorite flaky biscuits. And if you’re going all out, serve it with a plummy, herbal Petit Verdot.

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