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Thanksgiving

Green Beans Gremolata

Delicate french green beans are the base for this simple, crisp and flavorful side dish. Beautiful, savory ingredients are mixed and tossed with the beans just before serving to create a confetti, speckled sea of crisp beans; perfect to accompany everything from tenderloin to roast chicken!

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Roasted Turkey a la Tangerine

What could be better than turkey basted with a gastrique made with fresh tangerine juice, zest and champagne vinegar, then topped with a Grand Marnier and pink peppercorn gravy-not much! We made it while on Kauai using tangerines from our tree, the results were fresh, sweet, savory and absolutely delicious. The recipe is inspired by Bobby Flay with a few tweaks of our own, ENJOY!

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Spicy, Garlicky Caesar Salad

The best Caesar Salad you will ever eat, if you like garlic and spice. What makes it over the top are some secret specialty ingredients, such as Togarashi and White Anchovies! Read on and we’ll tell you all about them…ENJOY!

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Cranberry Margarita

The perfect cocktail for the upcoming holiday season or anytime. Pick up a few extra cranberries and mix up some festive margaritas, the unusual addition of five spice gives this libation an unexpected and tasty pop of flavor.

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Soffia’s Crispy Umami Roast Chicken

I adore roasted chicken and have long been on a quest to come up with a recipe that will honor the dish in a way that only your taste-buds can judge. Last night I offered to roast a couple of chickens for a get together and I have to say I think my roasting pan has finally held the perfect bird.

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French Apple Tarts

These elegant French Apple Tarts are so easy to make, delivering a big impact at your next dinner party. Minimal prep, using the best ingredients will make you feel like a pastry chef. The trick is applying a warm glaze made, by warming apricot jam with apple liquor; the results are amazing!

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Blueberry Lemon-Butter Crust Pie

This is one of the best pies we have ever made and for that matter, tasted! Ripe, beautiful, sweet blueberries are gently mixed with tangy lemon juice and zest, then the fruit is blanketed under a buttery crust that is brushed with cream and dusted with sugar to create flaky, crispy perfection.

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Perfect Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

The most important and essential component to great mashed potatoes is flavor. You may prefer smooth or chunky mashed potatoes but they must be flavorful. This recipe delivers consistent results for creamy, smooth and delicious mashed potatoes. From here, you can add cheese (maybe a little goat cheese), herbs, bacon or any other additional flavors you love.

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Simple Lemony Arugula Salad

Arugula, lemon, Parmigiano Reggiano, olive oil, salt and pepper are absolutely perfect together. Most of us have had a great arugula salad and enjoyed the simple perfection of beautiful ingredients. This Simple Lemony Arugula Salad is our go-to and one that you will often see on the side of many of our dishes. Sure, you can toss in fresh pomegranates or nuts but it doesn’t get much better than simple.

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Mushroom, Caramelized Onions & Truffle Bruschetta

We served these with cocktails and our guest asked if we could skip dinner, and plate up another round. The mushrooms are creamed in sherry, the onions are caramelized in Marsala and then the savory layers are placed on top of charred, crusty bread and finished with shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano, thyme leaves, micro greens and a drizzle of truffle oil! WOW…

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