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Sticky Gochujang-Honey Chicken

What happens when you marinate chicken in gochujang (spicy Korean chili paste), honey, ginger and garlic? Deliciousness, that’s what. Sticky Gochujang-Honey Chicken is our newest weeknight favorite: a little sweet, a lot spicy and just plain tasty. 

Holiday Recipe Roundup 2019

The holidays wouldn’t be the same without egg nog, baked brie, roast pork, and all the favorite dishes we’ve collected in this recipe roundup! 

Chocolate Frangelico Mousse — a Christmas Peek from Cork and Knife

Chocolate frangelico mousse is our favorite way to treat our holiday dinner party guests. Light, fluffy chocolate mousse, flavored with nutty Frangelico liquor, and topped with whipped cream, toasted hazelnuts and chocolate flakes? It must be Christmas. 

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Best Blondies Ever (with Brown Butter, Bourbon & Butterscotch)

Best Blondies Ever (with Brown Butter, Bourbon & Butterscotch)

Cork and Knife

Our new cookbook is out now — and its focus is one of our favorite ingredients: booze! We show you how to use the cooking properties of beer, wine, bourbon and more to make your dishes pop!

Brown Butter Bourbon Blondies

No longer the boring cousin of the brownie, these blondies are packed with tons of flavor from brown butter, toasted hazelnuts, chocolate chunks, butterscotch chips and a healthy splash of bourbon.

I was that weird kid who, when offered the choice of a brownie or a blondie, would always choose the blondie. Something about that cookie bar, packed with chocolate chips and toasty nuts, was just more interesting to me than straight chocolate (though I wouldn’t toss a good, fudgy brownie out of bed either. I’m not a monster).

Unfortunately, more often than not, blondies can be underwhelming. They’re either dry and crumbly or doughy and flavorless — so we set out to develop a foolproof recipe. We think the perfect blondie should have a tender, moist crumb. Then it’s filled with deep caramel flavor from brown butter, vanilla and (optional, but delicious) bourbon. Finally, we pack in our favorite mix-ins: chocolate chunks, butterscotch chips and toasted hazelnuts. 

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Steamed Mussels With Wheat Beer and Basil

Steamed Mussels With Wheat Beer and Basil

There are very few foods that deliver as much bang for your buck as fresh mussels. They are crazy cheap and when cooked well, one of the most delicious proteins that can be plucked from the sea.

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Creamy, Homemade Aïoli (Garlicky, Lemony Mayonnaise)

Creamy, Homemade Aïoli (Garlicky, Lemony Mayonnaise)

I'm totally the type of person who, if it were socially acceptable, would outfit everything in my house with 'the clapper'. In fact, if someone invented one that cooked dinner and made cocktails, I'd be flamenco-ing myself silly. What I'm saying is, I don't really...

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Coconut Key Lime Cupcakes

Coconut Key Lime Cupcakes

These coconut key lime cupcakes titillate your tastebuds with light, tropical flavors and look pretty dang party, too. It's hard for me to believe but it's true; today is the 3-year anniversary of Nerds with Knives. I know we act immature, but we are, in fact,...

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Pizza Chicken (with Pepperoni and Basil)

Pizza Chicken (with Pepperoni and Basil)

Chicken dinner, meet pizza night. Chicken sautéed until golden brown and baked with marinara sauce, gooey mozzarella cheese, spicy pepperoni and fresh basil. For the sake of clarity and because I really, really like you guys, I want to acknowledge that this title...

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Sweet and Spicy Korean Cocktail Meatballs

Sweet and Spicy Korean Cocktail Meatballs

These Korean cocktail meatballs, sweet and spicy, are so tiny and cute and delicious you might forget there's even a game on.  It's no secret that I'm not really a sports person. I'm the type of nerd who avoids sports bars at all costs. And if I was forced to go to...

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Thai Peanut Noodles with Grilled Chicken

Thai Peanut Noodles with Grilled Chicken

These peanut noodles might be one of the most delicious and easiest recipes we've ever created. It's basically the love child of Chinese cold sesame noodles and Thai chicken satay. If you like those kinds of flavors, I think you're going to be pretty happy with your...

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Roasted Delicata Squash with Miso-Maple Butter

Roasted Delicata Squash with Miso-Maple Butter

Delicata squash (or your favorite winter variety) roasted until deeply caramelized and glazed with a delicious miso-maple butter. It's sweet, salty and so satisfying. I love butternut squash to bits but even I, an admitted squash fiend, sometimes just can't deal with...

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Savory Beef Stew with Mustard and Brandy

Savory Beef Stew with Mustard and Brandy

Cork and Knife Our new cookbook is out very soon — and its focus is one of our favorite ingredients: booze! We show you how to use the cooking properties of beer, wine, bourbon and more to make your dishes pop! I have to say that in general,...

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