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White Fish with Dill Sauce and Saffron Rice

I love to cook with fish—especially after Austin goes fishing—and I developed this recipe because I was looking for something that would be creamy but also really simple to make. For this recipe, I make...

Herb Focaccia with Edible Flowers

Making a pan of focaccia is one of quickest ways there is to get fresh bread on the table. And with a little creativity, your loaf can also be pretty enough to serve as a...

Pork Ribs Steamed in Apple Cider

Racks of sticky, flavorful pork ribs are always a crowd pleaser. With this recipe, I infuse the meat with multiple kinds of flavor: First I add sweet, fragrant flavors with a rub of brown sugar...

Hummingbird Breakfast Cake

This classic Southern-style bread is sweet and full of flavor. The batter has bananas, carrots, and crushed pineapple, and there’s a crunchy layer of walnuts and brown sugar running through the middle of each piece....

Pulled Brisket Sandwiches with Coleslaw

I often make these hearty, flavorful sandwiches when friends and family come to help out on the ranch. I can prepare most of this meal ahead of time—the meat and coleslaw can be made the...

Honey Lemon Cake

This cake is one of my favorite treats to bake in the spring, when fresh lemons pop up in farmers markets and backyards all across Southern California. I sweeten it with honey from the beehives...

Lemon Buttermilk Fried Chicken

  This fried chicken brined with lemon and rosemary and drizzled with honey is unbelievably delicious! It’s also pretty simple to make; once I get the chicken in the brine, I can just let it...

Apricot Cherry Galette

All of the fruits I love to jam, such as plums, strawberries, peaches, and apricots, are in full swing, and so begins my summer ritual of staying up late and canning. Summer days are often...

Seafood Paella

When Carmen Ruiz De Huidobro and I met, nine years ago at an event at the ranch, we instantly bonded over our shared love of Spanish culture. Carmen, who lives in Los Angeles but was...