When it comes to making dinner, one thing I absolutely love is a meal where you can focus all your efforts in one direction (like pasta or a big salad or a casserole, etc.). I do love to EAT meals with various components (like a roast chicken with mashed potatoes and other sides) so I can try a little bit of everything, but when you’re trying to throw dinner together on a weeknight, it’s just so much easier to focus on one idea – and it’s even better when it’s made in one pan. That’s why I love Molly Gilbert’s book Sheet Pan Suppers, as well as her newest book, One Pan and Done. [Read more…]
I don’t often develop savory recipes for the blog, but when I do it’s really fun. Recipe testing = making dinner. How convenient! As much as I’d like to, I can’t exactly eat chocolate chip cookies for dinner. Robert and I have enjoyed this risotto many times as I developed it, and we were definitely not upset about it. [Read more…]
Sometimes you land on a recipe that becomes an instant classic in your home – a real staple in your weeknight arsenal, if you will. These recipes must fit a lot of criteria: they need to be delicious (obviously), require little prep work, use things you probably have hanging out in your fridge or pantry (or at least be easy enough to pick up on your way home from work), not make an enormous mess in the kitchen, work well as leftovers, and preferably be ready to eat within an hour or less. It’s no surprise that not many recipes fulfill all these needs. I’ve only discovered a few so far, like the Roasted Sausage with Broccoli and Fennel from Food52, Pesto and Pea Tortellini Soup from Bev Cooks, Honey Mustard Chicken from Foodiecrush, and the recipe this one is based on from Bon Appetit. [Read more…]
I pin a lot of recipes. I get irrationally sad and frustrated sometimes because I know I could never make all of them. These “Wish List” posts are a way for me to highlight some of the amazing recipes I would like to make, with each one focusing on a specific ingredient or type of food, etc. If you make something from here, please let me know! I will live vicariously through you.
I’ve been craving curry foods recently. I’m honestly not that familiar with curry recipes, and I think I didn’t even learn what curry could taste like until college. I know that curry blends differ greatly and they are used in a variety of different ways, but I’ve been craving the kind of stew-y, soup-y curry dishes that you pour all over rice in a big bowl while you snuggle up with a blanket and watch too much television. I think this craving has a lot to do with the fact that one of the best things that Robert and I “threw together” for dinner one night in the past few months (in my opinion) was this pumpkin curry fettuccine dish with curried vegetables. Plus, it’s winter. Winter makes me want to eat heavier foods, hence this curry wish list instead of the kale wish list (which is sure to surface at some point in the future). If you have a favorite curry dish, please let me know! [Read more…]