Recipe: Pork Braised with Cider and Cherries

One of my favorite kitchen activities is to play a home version of Chopped: I scan the fridge and pantry for leftover ingredients from recent¬†meals and come up with¬†innovative ways to use them. For example, you can make an excellent chimmichurri-inspired pesto from leftover parsley, cilantro, almonds, and parmesan (not to mention a healthy dose…

Recipe: Mix-and-Match Chicken

If there’s one thing I can do well consistently, it’s chicken. It’s the main protein in our household – fairly light, easily flavored, and not too difficult to prepare. As long as you’re not doing a full roast, it’s the perfect dish for a busy weeknight. Which brings me to mix-and-match chicken. This is my…