This rosy pink jam looks sweet as pie but it has a secret: the tingle of ginger (raw and candied), just enough bite to keep things interesting. Try it on a cream biscuit or in a thumbprint cookie for a fun twist on a standard!
Remember that chocolate sauce that would harden over ice cream? Or the chocolate shell on ice cream drumsticks? This is that sauce and it's so easy it doesn't seem fair to even call it a recipe. Seriously, just go make this right now.
Muhammara, red pepper dip with walnuts and spiced with pomegranate molasses and cumin, is one of those dishes that is far more impressive than the amount of effort that goes into it. It's a perfect go-to as a dip for parties or spread on a sandwich.
Sweet and tart cranberries are spiced with cinnamon and cloves, and make a fantastic accompaniment to a turkey sandwich, fall salad, beautiful sparkling cocktail, or any other application you can dream up!
Taking a flavor note from a popular gin and bringing it to the front, I experimented with pickling cucumber slices using a brine of gin, mint, lime, and juniper. Like a eating a classic cocktail in delicious pickle form.
This sultry slather is currently used to sauce costillas tacos, built from mole barbecue-braised short ribs with grilled celery root and crispy leeks at Chicago's Mercadito, Executive Chef Patricio Sandoval.