Stir-Fried Tri-Tip with Radicchio and Watercress

I am obsessed with this Stir-Fried Tri-Tip with Radicchio from The Cook & the Butcher . I almost didn’t make it because it sounded so strange. Who uses radicchio in a stir fry? I’m glad I did it anyway. The bitterness of the radicchio mellows when sautéd with the shallots and butter. (If you’re doing…

How to Grill Bacon for Easy Clean-up

I love the crisp salty goodness of bacon. It’s great alongside cheesy scrambled eggs, tossed in a spinach salad, plopped into a Bloody Mary, or crumbled on top of mushroom soup. However, I don’t love my house smelling like a diner all day. Whether I heat it in the microwave, sizzle it on the stove…

Balsamic-Rosemary Grilled Chicken or Steak

I’m lucky to live in San Diego where I grill a few nights a week all year round. There are so many things I love about grilling but mostly it’s about less mess in my kitchen and delicious leftovers. I always make extra steak or chicken and thinly slice it the next day to add…

Meatball Making Tip

I often cook meatballs because they make great leftovers. They reheat well and only get better with time. My trick is to bake them in a mini-muffin pan. Baking allows me to do something else around the house while the meatballs cook, instead of babysitting them while they’re browning on the stove. Also, the muffin…