Caramelized Apple, Shallot and Cheddar Tart

Puff pastry tarts with a creamy Cheddar spread, topped with sweet caramelized apples and shallots, and a sprinkle of fresh thyme. Sweet apples and tart Cheddar cheese? A marriage made on a local farm.

Spicy Cheddar Cornbread Pudding

A little spicy, a little sweet and a lot delicious, this Spicy Cheddar Cornbread Pudding is our most-requested side dish ever. We use two kinds of cheeses — extra-sharp cheddar and pepper jack — to give it loads of flavor. Make it with fresh summer corn when it’s in season, but it’s just as good with frozen corn the rest of the year. 

Thai Basil Gimlet

Thai basil adds spicy, anise-like notes to a gimlet. Together with lime, elderflower liqueur, and good quality gin, the Thai basil gimlet is a cool twist on an elegant classic that we can sip while enjoying the color and scents of our summer herb garden.

Sticky Lemongrass Chicken Thighs with Black Rice Salad

Sticky Lemongrass Chicken Thighs with Black Rice Salad

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Sticky Lemongrass Chicken with Black Rice Salad

Sticky Lemongrass Chicken Thighs are marinated in our favorite Thai flavors, then roasted until golden brown and delicious. We serve them on top of a beautiful, healthy Black Rice Salad, studded with crunchy red cabbage and loaded with fresh herbs. This chicken will stick right to your favorites list.

After a long, hard Northeast winter, nothing makes me happier than looking out on the deck and seeing row upon row of fresh herbs, sitting up in their little pots all bright and perky, like, “what? I was always here.” No, Rosemary, you weren’t. And I know that for a fact because I paid a freaking fortune for a few measly sprigs in January since I just couldn’t bear to use the dry, desiccated jar of rosemary-scented dust that languishes on my spice rack through the winter. 

Even though spring is yet young, the herb garden still feels like a cornucopia. Chives! Mint! Cilantro!  Sure it’s still too cold for the basil, but don’t be greedy, it will be here soon. Anxious for a recipe that uses this green bounty, we decided on a Black Rice Salad which, along with crisp red cabbage, sweet golden raisins and crunchy peanuts, uses a full cup of fresh herbs. We went with cilantro and mint (because that’s what we have) but basil, when it’s fresh, would be fantastic too, especially spicy Thai basil if you’re growing it or can find it in the store. 

Black Rice Salad

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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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Our other winter warmer: Vanilla Old Fashioned

Our other winter warmer: Vanilla Old Fashioned

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! Like our Maple Syrup version,...

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Hasselback Potatoes with Easy Garlic Confit

Hasselback Potatoes with Easy Garlic Confit

This post is sponsored by US Potato Board. Thanks for supporting Nerds with Knives' sponsors! Get ready for a new holiday tradition: crispy-skinned Hasselback potatoes studded with soft, meltingly tender cloves of confit garlic (like roasted garlic, but even more...

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Easy Candied Pecans

Easy Candied Pecans

 We made these candied pecans to top our Bourbon-Pumpkin Mousse Pie but luckily I made double the recipe because they are delicious. They'd be great in a fall salad, or sprinkled over Butterscotch Pudding, or just as a snack. They'd be delicious served with blue...

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