In this episode of My Food Thing, we visit the San Francisco home of renowned chef/restaurateur Traci Des Jardins, where she shows CHOW.com viewers how to make one of her favorite party dishes, carnitas tacos.
This genius recipe is the perfect solution for anyone who craves delightful, soft and fluffy steamed buns, but doesn’t own a steamer. These little buns make for a great game day snack or party appetizer, and is easily multiplied to serve more people.
Garlicky Pot Roast
This easy pot roast is packed with flavor thanks to 8 whole heads of garlic, roasted so they're mellow and sweet, plus some fresh garlic for kick, and a rich gravy full of meaty flavor. The secret ingredient: crushed gingersnaps, which help thicken the sauce and add a lovely spicy flavor perfect for fall and winter. Get the recipe.
Roasted Butternut Squash Kale Salad with Tahini Dressing
This healthy and delicious salad pairs kale with tender roasted butternut squash and red onions, plus a rich tahini dressing and crunchy toasted pine nuts. It's a great holiday side dish, and leftovers make a hearty lunch. Get the recipe.