• We’re keeping this quick and easy by using a seasoning packet of sloppy joe mix. Wanna know what do to do with leftovers? Try the Braided Sloppy Joe Pasta Loaf. YIELD 4 servings ZEST FACTOR mild PREP TIME 10 minutes COOK TIME 4 hours 8 ounces...

  • You can find the CP staff at one of our go-to lunch spots, oh, about once a week. We all have a weakness for the spicy place, but our web designer, Rima Jean, has taken it to a new level and learned to make their...

  • Traditionally, sesame chicken is battered, fried, cooked in a sugary sauce, and then served over a pile of white rice. While it might taste delicious, it’s a nutritional nightmare. The good news is that you can get those flavors at home with less work and...

  • Crushed ramen noodles add an extra crunch to these tenders—similar to the ever-popular pretzel-crusted chicken. And because the ramen comes with a seasoning packet, you can add less of the other spices you’d normally add to the flour. YIELD 4 servings   ZEST FACTOR Hot...

  • This super-decadent, super-cheesy mac and cheese is spiced up with Trinidad Scorpion chiles. They will sting you good, but man, it’ll be worth it. YIELD 4 servings ZEST FACTOR hot PREP TIME 10 minutes COOK TIME 25 minutes 1 tablespoon Olive oil 1 Shallot, minced...

  • The Cajun Trinity replaces the French mirepoix in this twist on a classic. The addition of blackened seasoning adds the right amount of kick to this delicious soup. YIELD 4–6 servings ZEST FACTOR Mild PREP TIME 15 minutes COOK TIME 25 minutes 2 tablespoons olive...

  • The olives are the star of this take on the famous New Orleans sandwich. YIELD 6–8 servings ZEST FACTOR Medium PREP TIME 1–2 hours COOK TIME none For the vinaigrette: ½ cup olive oil 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 3...

  • We asked our staff to describe their all time favorite pasta dish, and then we mined those dishes for ingredients to build this recipe. The bright pesto and sweet peas are perfect in the creamy wine sauce; crispy fried meatballs add the perfect savory touch....

  • If you’ve been on the internet at all in recent years, you’ve probably seen a recipe for Mississippi Pot Roast. It all started when a couple of Mississippi natives put the recipe in their church cookbook, and it eventually took off, mostly because it’s so...

  • Traditional mole sauce has a rich flavor from the many ingredients used. Our red mole is more streamlined and calls on bacon to help impart a smokier flavor. The chicken is rubbed in the mole paste, and is perfect with a side of Spanish rice...