Herbed Smoked Oyster Dressing

This oyster dressing (a.k.a. stuffing) is smoky and salty from the oysters and bacon, and the toasted cubes of bread absorb just enough of the oyster juices and stock to be impossibly creamy and crunchy at the same time. A decadent holiday treat!

Deviled (but Divine) Baby Back Ribs

Juicy pork ribs smothered in a rich, slightly spicy and slightly tangy sauce. The crisp decadence of the butter-soaked and broiled breadcrumbs is the perfect counterpart to the tender, succulent meat. Did I mention that the recipe is also a snap to throw together?

Kabocha-Ham Croquettes

I dreamed this up when I wanted to combine ham and kabocha (Japanese pumpkin) to make something hot, hearty, and slightly self-indulgent to help get me through a particularly cold and dreary day. The croquettes are crispy on the outside, soft and moist on the inside, and brightened up with yuzu ponzu.