This is not the first time (and I can guarantee it won’t be the last time) I’ve proclaimed my love for all things spicy. I’ll order based on what’s spiciest… and if there isn’t anything spicy for me, well, I’ll order whatever will be the best vehicle for hot sauce. Seriously, I go through the stuff like water.
Lately, I’ve also been trying really hard not to order too much takeout, so I was so psyched when my hot-sauce-loving BFF suggested this recipe for buffalo wings. Crispy buffalo wings you don’t have to fry. Sign. Me. Up.
I’ll admit, I was skeptical at first. When do recipes that promise baking yields the same result as frying really ever turn out the way you want them to? Basically never. But this one? Well, I’m here to tell you that I tried it for you. And this one works really well. And, best of all, it’s easy. (What isn’t easy is waiting the hour-plus for it to be ready. But, hey, you can’t have it all.)
Try it. (You can thank me later.)
Some of the best classics take hours to simmer, relegating them to Sunday afternoons. But here’s a secret: You don’t need hours to make a delicious bolognese. You just need a handful of quality ingredients and the right pot.
You could just use ground beef, but I think the key to extra flavor is a trifecta of ground meat: pork, veal, and beef. And a nice, big pot to hold it all. I like cast iron, because they retain heat and look pretty (read: you don’t have to stuff it into some cabinet when you’re not using it!).
So, today I’m going to give you the recipe for my version of bolognese and a chance to win the cast iron pot I cook it in.
Who doesn’t love pizza? Cheese, carbs, sauce… did I mention cheeeese?! Sure, you could pick up the phone and dial your favorite local pizza place (just please… no Dominos or Papa Johns if you live in NYC), but it’s really not hard to make your own. You definitely don’t need a pizza oven. And you don’t even need to make your own dough. Just stock your kitchen with my favorite items below, pick up some dough at your local bakery or pizza place on your way home, and then get cooking (don’t forget the wine!).