Pressure Cooker Red Beans and Rice

Red beans and rice is simple, fast and good. Use a good hot sauce, use more seasoning than you think you’ll need. This recipe scales well - 2 or 3 cups of beans will fill most normal pressure cookers. Ingredients 2 cups of red beans 1 large onion 1 head garlic 1 cup chopped celery 1 cup chopped carrots 1 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes 2 tsp hot sauce 2 or 3 bay leaves 1 smoked ham hock or 3 strips of bacon or 1 can of (gasp!
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Michelada

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Roberta’s Pizza Dough

Originally from the NYT, makes enough for two pizzas. Ingredients 306 grams of flour (50/50 00 and bread, or 100% AP) 2 grams of active dry yeast 4 grams olive oil 8 grams of fine sea salt 200 g of tap water Steps Combine flour and salt in mixing bowl Combine water, oil, and yeast in mixing cup. Add to dry ingredients and knead until incorporated. Let rest 15 minutes.
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Persimmon Roses

My wife found this recipe on tastemade.com. These are fatty, sweet, and delicious. Great brunch food. Makes 4 roses. Ingredients 2 persimmons 1 sheet of puff pastry 1/4 of a wedge of brie 4 slices of prosciutto Equipment Muffin tin Steps Cut the persimmons in half from the top, then cut the tops off of each half. Slice the halves from the bottom to the top, 1/8" or less thick.
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Garage Shelves

I started taking paternity leave on my first daughter’s due date. (Un?)fortunately, she was born late, and I found myself with both a lot of free time, and a lot of pent-up anticipatory energy. My workshop was a bit of a mess, since I’d acquired more tools - including a heavy miter saw and grinder. My mother-in-law was staying with us and helping with chores, so I decided to focus on cleaning up the shop.
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