Main Dish

  • Sous Vide Duck Breast Recipe

    A great way to cook perfectly medium-rare duck breasts is to cook them sous vide.  The advantage of cooking duck sous vide is how easy it is to cook the breasts evenly while keeping them tender and juicy. 

  • Chicken Curry

    This chicken curry recipe has my favorite elements of Indian takeout along with the benefits of home cooking and comfort food. This curry combines chicken, potatoes, and chickpeas in a sauce that balances the spiciness from the curry seasonings with the creaminess from the yogurt.

  • Using fresh herbs creates a more interesting turkey

    A delicious way to cook a turkey is on the grill with fresh herbs.  The secret to grilled turkey is brining it overnight, adding moisture and flavor, and using indirect heat to cook the turkey evenly.


  • Simple Italian Risotto

    Risotto is one of the recipes that every cook needs to know. The technique becomes easier with practice and the simplicity of just a few ingredients that turn into a creamy, soothing texture make this a perfect weeknight dish.

  • Easy, Everyday Chili

    Easy, everyday chili is a simple chili recipe designed to be something you can throw together with a few simple items from around the house.  

  • Plump little lamb chops cooked on the grill are a delicious treat

    Plump little lamb chops cooked on the grill are a delicious treat.  Add a little smoked paprika, roasted garlic, and a squirt of lemon and you've got something really special.

  • Sous Vide Rack of Lamb with Rosemary and Garlic

    Sous Vide Rack of Lamb with Rosemary and Garlic is easy enough that you can make it whenever you want and tasty enough for special occasions.

    The reason sous vide rack of lamb is so delicious is because the sous vide keeps the lamb tender and juicy.   

  • Herb Risotto with Rosemary and Thyme

    Herb Risotto with Rosemary and Thyme uses fresh herbs and goat cheese to create a creamy and delicious risotto.  

    What makes this risotto recipe work is how the combination of fresh herbs and different types of cheese add all sorts of interesting textures and flavors to a dish that is great on its own or as something special to build a meal around. 

  • Spit roasting is a really fun way to make carnitas

    This version of carnitas avoids the extra fat by spit roasting the pork shoulder to get a crisp exterior while keeping the soft juicy texture inside. It's a really fun and tasty way to make delicious pork carnitas.

  • There's a reason why burgers are an American classic

    A few things make a big difference between a tasty simple burger and a pile of charred meat. For better burgers make sure to season your burger, have the right thickness for your patty, know how to grill, and butter your bun.


  • Letting the shrimp marinate in the BBQ sauce gives them great BBQ flavor

    Making BBQ shrimp on the grill is an easy way to make amazing shrimp. These shrimp are plump and juicy, with great BBQ flavor running deep through every bite.  

  • Buffalo is a great choice for stews

    This buffalo stew has a lot of flavor, with a little heat, and a nice mixture of tender slow-cooked buffalo and hearty potatoes to go along with a little crunch from the Poblano peppers and carrots.  

  • The secret is to use a good BBQ sauce

    These burgers are easy to make, grill up with great color, and have a tangy flavor you can taste in every bite.  The secret is to use a good BBQ sauce as the main flavoring for the burgers.

  • This buffalo chili is hearty and delicious

    This buffalo chili gets its tangy sweetness from the BBQ sauce and red pepper that play really well with the lean ground buffalo and kidney beans. 

  • Finishing the chops on the grill works great

    What makes sous vide pork chops so delicious is how tender and flavorful they get when cooked low and slow.  This sous vide pork chop recipe uses a combination of smoked paprika, roasted garlic powder, and brown sugar to give the chops a rich deep flavor.

  • Getting the steak going

    There’s something about the flavor you get from cooking steak over a wood fire that can’t be duplicated using any other cooking method. It’s that slow blistering heat from using wood that makes the taste unforgettable.

  • Sous Vide Lamb being finished on the grill

    If you're looking for leg of lamb that is so tender you can pull it apart with a fork and is medium rare all the way through you need to try sous vide leg of lamb.  

  • Eating a well roasted chicken is one life's simple pleasures

    Fresh rosemary and thyme mixed with garlic and a little olive oil bring this succulent roast chicken to life.  Eating a well roasted chicken is one of life's simple pleasures and is a lot easier to make than you might think.  


Community garden at butter
Daniel Swenson-Klatt | December 20, 2016

At Butter, we try to be a daily advertisement for efforts to build community and restore our earth through the connections we make with each other, our food, and the world around us. Now, more than ever, this seems like a counter-cultural message.


Greyhound cocktail
Mark Hinds | February 15, 2017

The greyhound is a simple, refreshing cocktail made with grapefruit juice and a little vodka or gin.


Baked olives
Eileen O’Toole | March 23, 2017

Elevate a simple dish of olives by baking them for a few minutes before serving them to your guests. Baking the olives gives them a buttery texture and mellow flavor.