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Crispy Pork Belly Sandwich (Instant Pot + Air Fryer Recipe)

This method of making pork belly creates a delightfully crispy pork belly that’s tender and melt in your mouth on the inside. It’s perfect for sandwiches, wraps, or served by itself as a snack. We incorporated these as the main event in our clay oven Banh Mi-inspired sandwiches. We made our own quick pickled carrots…

Easy Mapo Tofu

It’s time for another dish that Mary’s mom made at home all the time. It’s quick, spicy, and goes great over rice. We skip the Sichuan peppercorns in ours and add Fresno peppers, which give it a similar kick. KEY INGREDIENTS Chili Bean Paste: This is the most important ingredient in the dish. You can…

Recipe: Homemade pizza with sopressata and fresh mozzarella

Who doesn’t love pizza? Especially ones cooked in a wood fired oven. I wish we had one at home, but firing up your oven to 500 degrees + does the trick too. I’m sharing one of our favorite pizza recipes. We made this dough two ways – one thin crust, and one in a thicker,…

Recipe: Tomato Risotto with Truffle Lamb Sausage

I’ll never forget the Risotto we had at our cooking class at Il Caminetto in Gittana, Italy. The Risotto rice was perfectly cooked, fat and tender on the outside with a little bite in the center. The sauce was incredibly savory, made from in-season local tomatoes. Today, I’m sharing how we came close to that…

Recipe: Spinach Yogurt Dip with Sizzled Mint

I’m usually the type to purchase pre-made dips from the grocery store, but since we have the extra time at home right now, I thought I’d put on my chef’s hat and try my hands out on some more adventurous dips. This dip is delicious and healthy (it’s yogurt-based, has spinach, walnuts!). We eat this…