Independence Day Jello

Independence Day Jello

Independence Day Jello July 4th Dessert Independence Day Jell-O This is a traditional July 4th dessert treat that is often made in a flag mold. Whatever you do, do NOT buy a flag mold. Over thirty dollars for a cheap plastic mold you might be able to use twice is not...
Spiked Holiday Eggnog

Spiked Holiday Eggnog

Spiked Holiday Eggnog A Very 'Pairings' Holiday Note from Chef Ed: Unlike Pairings, it was actually my mother who inspired me to cook. My father was a rocket scientist (yes, he loved it when people asked him, ‘What are you, a rocket scientist?’) who, god...
Stuffed Pumpkin

Stuffed Pumpkin

Stuffed Pumpkins A Very 'Pairings' Thanksgiving Note from Chef Ed: About a decade ago Jodie (Ed’s wife and Pairings Co-Creator) started listening to NPR religiously. She kept telling me how great it was. with shows. I scoffed at her.  I mean, Marketplace?...
Perfect Steak Sans Grill

Perfect Steak Sans Grill

Steaks Without the Grill 2 steaks of your preference, 3/4 to 1 1/2 inch thic 2 tablespoons olive oil salt & pepper 2 teaspoons of your favorite fresh herb, such as rosemary, minced (or a Tablespoon of your favorite dry rub, such as Santa Maria tri-tip rub) 1....
Episode 101 Recipes, ‘Getting Saucy’

Episode 101 Recipes, ‘Getting Saucy’

Spaghetti & Meatballs Episode 101 'Getting Saucy' Serves 20 Meat Sauce (for a month) 1 green bell pepper, chopped 4 large celery stalks, chopped 3 very large onions, chopped 5 garlic cloves, chopped 12 large mushrooms, chopped 2 pounds ground beef 4 29 ounce cans...