Asian Brussels Sprouts

Rumor has it that Brussels sprouts are the hot new food, and I’m on board. Our favorite way to have them is to toss them in olive oil and roast them in the oven, but this time we decided to give them a little…

December 26, 2013

Shakshuka (Eggs in Tomato Sauce)

We decided on this non-traditional, yet festively-colored breakfast for Christmas Day.ย It was fast and perfect for the range of egg preferences within our familyโ€”from those who really don’t like eggs (they just took a scoop of eggs whites well mixed into the sauce), to…

December 25, 2013

Milk Punch

Let me start by saying I love every recipe from Smitten Kitchen that I’ve ever had, and I very rarely modify her recipes. So by all means, if you are looking for a deliciously rich and decadent Milk Punch recipe, hers is probably perfect…

December 23, 2013

No-Knead Bread

We attempted the famous Jim Lahey New York Times No-Knead Bread recipe a couple of times without success. The first time, we winged it without looking at pictures. We were unsure if we were doing it right, and frankly it wasn’t as effortless as…

December 8, 2013

Half-Homemade Croutons

If you’ve never made your own croutons, you’re missing out. They’re fast, simple, and they bring your soups and salads to a whole new level. I’ve included lots of pictures since this recipe is all about the details. The bread you start with can…

December 8, 2013

Turkey Chili

When the weather turns crisp, nothing sounds better than a big bowl of chili. We make at least one huge batch every fall, and often more if we’re having guests over. It’s just so easy and comforting. Though I love the flavor of a…

December 4, 2013

Leftover Turkey Pasta

Our fourth year of hosting parents for Thanksgiving was a success. We had a great visit, with too much food and too many delicious cocktails. I hope you enjoyed your holiday as well! As family headed home and the variety of leftovers dwindled, we…

December 2, 2013

Cauliflower Chickpea Salad

This is one of those meatless meals that is hearty enough to make me consider becoming a vegetarian. Almost. Warm, wholesome, and filling. With a zesty kick. One of our favorite simple meals on a chilly day is roasted vegetables. After years of attempting…

November 24, 2013

Thai Peanut Pasta

We found another keeper! This one is quick and easy. I accidentally bought a thicker version of linguiniโ€”it would’ve been better with regular linguini. I’d never used tamarind paste before, so I did a Google image search of it before heading to the store.…

November 21, 2013

Lemon Garlic Sauce

This is a quick and healthy sauce to dollop onto wraps or mediterranean dishes. I never thought I’d use my Magic Bullet as much as I do, but it makes things like this so easy. After I’ve empty the sauce into another container, I…

November 1, 2013