Whole Roasted Duck with Raspberry & Orange Sauce

1 five lb whole duck
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup melted butter

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
Rub salt, pepper, and paprika into the skin of the duck. Place in a roasting pan.
Roast duck in preheated oven for 1 hour. Spoon 1/4 cup melted butter over bird, and continue cooking for 45 more minutes. Spoon remaining 1/4 cup melted butter over duck, and cook for 15 more minutes, or until golden brown.

Tomato, Basil & Mozzarella Frittata

8 Eggs 
Salt & Pepper
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
2 Shallots - finely sliced
1 Cup of Fresh Mozzarella - diced
1/2 Cup of Parmigiano-Reggiano - grated
Several thin slices of Ripe Tomato
Several Fresh Basil leaves - chopped

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Arrange one rack in the middle of the oven and one rack several inches below the broiler.

Whisk the eggs together with a pinch of salt and a few grinds of black pepper.

Thai Roadside Grilled Chicken

Ingredients for the Chicken:
3-4 lb Chicken – cut up into 8 pieces 
2 tsp Black Peppercorns 
6 Garlic Cloves – roughly chopped 
3 Tbsp Cilantro Roots & Stems – roughly chopped 
3 Tbsp Fish Sauce

Ingredients for the dipping sauce:
1/2 Cider or Rice Vinegar 
1/2 Cup Sugar 
1 Clove Garlic – minced 
1/4 tsp Salt 
1 1/2 tsp Chile Pepper Flakes

Sweet Potato Casserole


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus more for buttering the baking dish
  • 3 cups mashed sweet potatoes (3 to 4 large potatoes; about 1 3/4 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs


Sweet Potato and Pecan Teacakes

Makes 12 teacakes or muffins

4 TBS melted butter or vegetable oil
1/3 cup molasses
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 cup mashed cooked sweet potato
2 whole eggs
1/2 cup crème fraiche or sour cream
1 3/4 cups flour (can use a combination of AP flour and whole wheat)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans, toasted