Classic Dishes You Should Master

Here’s my personal list of classic dishes—popular in the U.S.—that I think you  need to know how to cook. With time, it’s fairly easy to tweak traditional recipes to your tastes and dietary needs.


Blueberry Muffins
Buttermilk Pancakes
Crispy Waffles
Eggs Benedict
French Toast
Soft-Scrambled Eggs & Oven-Baked Bacon


Buttermilk Biscuits Two Ways
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Chicken Pot Pie (low carb)

This pot pie is a savory addition to your autumn and winter table. This can be made more quickly by buying a pre-roasted chicken. You could even top with an all-butter puff pastry (found in the freezer section of many grocery stores), and skip making the pie crust entirely, though that will increase both calories and carbs.

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Low Carb Cassoulet

Cassoulet is a perfect rustic meal. It lends itself to improv, so I’ve added alternative suggestions in parentheses, but I strongly suggest you use duck stock and duck fat all the way through the recipe. When roasting a duck for a special occasion, I usually opt for roasting two, then save the fat, carcasses, and giblets, and use the … Read more

Thanksgiving Menu 2019 (low carb)

Although this is a high-calorie meal for me, it keeps the net carbs within a modest range (especially since I’ll only have a spoonful of the cabbage). I’ll be drinking Le Croix lemon sparkling water because I have some extra weight I need to lose, but the meal will still be completely delicious without wine. However, if I was drinking, … Read more