Michael Barsotti

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Kale Pesto with Sunflower Seeds and Pepitas

<i>This delicious kale pesto ‘remix’ is packed with healthy kale, toasted pepitas and sunflower seeds. Perfect on pasta, even better on pizza!</i><p>Hi hi hi!<p>I …

How To: Develop 5 Positive Traits for Happiness

Your happiness is, above all other things, your most important asset. Truly happy people are more successful in their career pursuits, have better …

The Best Brunch Recipes in the History of Everything

Things you are good at: gathering friends and pouring mimosas. Things we can make you better at: your brunch spread. Here are the top 10 dishes you need to be the boss of breakfast. Fair warning, make a double batch of the candied bacon. It goes fast.<p><b>Eggs In A Basket</b><p>Egg in a hole, egg in a basket, …

This flour-less, fresh clam chowder sounds like lunch, dinner, and everything in between - http://thekitc.hn/1bA21YE

Colicchio & Sons' Parker House Rolls

Stir together milk, yeast, and malt syrup in a large bowl; let sit until foamy, 10 minutes. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour and salt; add to …

Apricot-Stuffed Pork Loin | Williams-Sonoma Taste

More than any other type of meat, pork works well with a variety of fruits. Here, dried apricots and raisins are key flavors in a stuffing that is spread on a butterflied pork loin before it is rolled, tied and roasted.<p><b>Apricot-Stuffed Pork Loin</b><p>1⁄2 cup (3 oz./90 g) dried apricots, finely chopped<p>1⁄3 …

How to Use a Surplus of Zucchini

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: Delicious ways to use up a bushel of zucchini -- one peck at a time.</i><p>If you're …

Tower of Herbs

Don't miss out on fresh herbs (or pay a lot for them at the market) just because you don't have a big yard. Situate this compact herb garden in a sunny spot near the kitchen door for easy snipping.

This little Sony will pump up the sound of your headphones

The Audiophiliac oohs and aahs over Sony's portable PHA-2 digital converter and headphone amplifier.<p>I have to hand it to Sony -- the PHA-2 is far and away the best-looking portable headphone amplifier/digital converter I've seen.<p>Its sleek extruded metal casework feels like it can take a beating, …

Sticky Sriracha Wings

Chicken wings can be a glorious thing when they're fresh, hot and coated with great sauce (or great spice like this recipe I want to try when I work …

Moroccan Lamb Meatball & Couscous Soup | Williams-Sonoma Taste

Israeli couscous has bigger pearls than Moroccan couscous, and it still cooks very quickly, adding heartiness and texture to this soup. The meatballs also make a delicious dinner on their own, served over a bed of couscous.<p><b>Moroccan Lamb Meatball & Couscous Soup</b><p>For the meatballs:<p>1 tsp. ground …

chicken piccata

My husband calls this chicken ‘panna cotta’ by the way.<p>Chicken <i>piccata</i> happens to be a childhood favorite of mine; tender chicken simmered in white …

roast leg of lamb with rosemary, garlic, harissa and lemon + easter feast

When it comes to roasting an expensive leg of lamb I tend to be quite stuck in my ways. The recipe I love and always turn to is Jamie Oliver’s …

Jalapeño Cornbread Recipe

Who doesn’t love cornbread? Wait, don’t answer that. If you are one of those rare folks who looks the other way when presented with just baked …

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Infused Oil Recipe | Leite's Culinaria

Jump to the recipe<p>Adapted from Jane and Myles Lamberth | The Surf Café Cookbook | Orca Publications, 2012<p>We love to combine herbs and oils to create …

Chicken in Tomato Sauce With Chickpeas and Kale Recipe

In this quick, easy, and delicious one-pot dinner, chicken breasts are seared, then gently cooked in an herb-filled tomato sauce with chickpeas and hearty kale. Topped with crunchy, seasoned breadcrumbs, this rustic meal comes together in 45 minutes.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>Browning the chicken first …

Your New Favorite Sauce is Dinner Tonight

Traditional romesco sauce gets updated with carrots—and paired with pork.<p>When you think "romesco," you probably don't think about carrots—this Spanish staple is traditionally made with red peppers. But that's no reason not to branch out. Here, we combine buttery pine nuts, grated garlic, and Aleppo …

Snow in the Canyon

Ask a Cicerone: What's the Best Affordable Beer?

<b>Editor's Note:</b> Ask a <i>what</i>? A Certified Cicerone®. That is, a beer expert who has passed a particular certification exam administered by the Craft Beer Institute. You can think of them as beer sommeliers.<p>More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>Many folks step …

How To Upgrade Bottled Juice With Fresh Fruit

I bought my wife a juicer as a pre-wedding gift about five years ago. Since then, I can count on two hands the number of times we've actually pulled it out to use it. It's the cleaning that really makes it difficult to rationalize using on a daily basis. Instead, we've been resorting to making …

Sunday Brunch: Bourbon Glazed Pork Chops with Fried Eggs

<b>Editor's note:</b> Each Saturday morning we bring you a Sunday Brunch recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.<p>More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>Any combination of pork and eggs makes for a satisfying brunch, but if you're …

Shrimp Nachos With Tomatillo Salsa

More<p>Nacho Generator<p>Build the ultimate custom recipe.<p>Whether you're not a meat lover or you're just looking to shake things up, shrimp makes one heck of a tasty nacho. Though you might not expect the sweet and briny shellfish to be compatible with cheese, mild Monterey Jack makes an excellent match. …

Grilling: Spicy Cumin Wings

I use January recipe testing as an excuse to eat all sorts of things that are bad for me. Aside from the quesos, meatballs, and stuffed peppers, the entire month is really just a chicken wing gorge-fest. I could think of endless ways to cook up my favorite of all party foods, and in the span of the …

And You Thought You Were Sick of Roasted Squash...

With hazelnuts, herbs, and spicy onions, this recipe from Dan Kluger is roasted squash like you've never had it before.<p>After roasting countless trays of cubed butternut squash and blending about a <i>million</i> blenderfuls of squash soup, you might find yourself looking for something—anything!—else to do …

Classic Movies Interpreted as 16th Century Illustrations

<b>Alien</b><p>Turkish artist Murat Palta's <i>Classic Movies in Miniature Style</i> are hilarious illustrations that interpret contemporary movies in the style of Ottoman miniatures. The young artist began this clever project as a graduation thesis and, after a lot of positive feedback, he began to develop the …

By popular demand, a few more affordable gift ideas:

By popular demand, a few more affordable gift ideas:<p><b>Juniper Ridge’s Campfire Incense ($10)</b> - Organic, wild-harvested and subtle, with 10% of profits going to wilderness preservation. The Desert Piñon variety keeps us nostalgic for New Mexico.<p><b>Leatherman Micra ($17)</b> - Our EDC (Every Day Carry) multitool of choice. If you fly often consider the less handsome but TSA-friendly Leatherman Style PS ($21).<p><b>Swedish Sea Salt Soap ($7)</b> - Slightly abrasive, with just a hint of the sea. For a more masculine …

200-year-old stacked stone home in Linescio, Switzerland. 

200-year-old stacked stone home in <b>Linescio, Switzerland</b>.<p>Renovated by Buchner Bründler Architekten in 2011, the exterior was left untouched while the interior was reconstructed layer by layer with poured concrete.<p>Photographs by Ruedi Walti.