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Day: January 24, 2018

Vietnamese-Style Sticky Chicken Skewers

January 24, 2018

There’s a lot to love here with these sweet, sour, spicy nuggets of chicken on a skewer — barbecued when the weather cooperates, or broiled in the oven when it does not. They’re real crowd-pleasers (watch out, Super Bowl food competitors, this one’s in the running!), but they’re so good that you’ll want to put […]

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Savory Bengali Rice Porridge Is the Epitome of Comfort Food

January 24, 2018

Turmeric and ginger brighten this rice porridge, which gets a pungent hit from mustard oil and a garnish of spicy green-chili chutney. Read More

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Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

January 24, 2018

Is there anything more comforting than homemade chicken noodle soup? Perfect for cold weather, and especially good if you are fighting off a cold or flu. There are probably as many ways of making chicken noodle soup as there are moms who make it. The key is homemade stock made from chicken parts or a […]

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8 Cozy Winter Soups That Feel Like a Great Big Hug

January 24, 2018

Soup is a regular occurrence in my house throughout the winter. A few years ago, I felt into the habit of making soup and a loaf of bread every Monday. My family learned to anticipate it, and we ended up bringing several new soups into the rotation to stand alongside our old standbys. We can […]

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Meal Plan for January Week 2

January 24, 2018

It’s about this time of year where the impact of daylight savings time and early evening darkness gets the better of me. I try to combat the lack of light with outdoor daytime activities and then lots of warm cozy soups, bright fresh salads, and vegetable dishes for dinner. These remind me winter won’t last […]

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No-Knead Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

January 24, 2018

This no-knead pizza dough is laughably easy. Just whisk flour, yeast and salt in a bowl, add water and stir. Let rise, covered, overnight, and make your pizza. That’s it. My recipe is based on the no-knead bread recipe originally developed by Jim Lahey at the Sullivan Street Bakery in New York City. Here, I’ve […]

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Sheet Pan Pizza with Roasted Cauliflower and Greens

January 24, 2018

I’ve played around a lot with homemade pizza over the years — making this dough and that dough, trying thin crust pizzas on a baking stones and the backs of baking sheets, baking pizzas for one and pizzas for four. But sheet pan pizza is my new best friend! And it can be yours, too. […]

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Easy Mexican Chicken and Rice Soup

January 24, 2018

This is my mother-in-law’s chicken soup. She is of Mexican descent and her soup is held in high esteem in our household. As soon as the cold weather arrives, this soup goes into the weekly rotation. We never get tired of having it on the menu! Continue reading “Easy Mexican Chicken and Rice Soup” »

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Pressure Cooker Weeknight Paella with Chicken and Sausage

January 24, 2018

I love using my Instant Pot pressure cooker to make an easy, weeknight version of paella. It cooks up quickly and evenly, and there’s no need to tend to a pot or pan on the stove. The method is very simple—you sauté the vegetables with chicken and sausage, add the rice and liquid, and then […]

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How to Use Your New Sous Vide Immersion Circulator

January 24, 2018

This post is brought to you in partnership with Joule: Sous Vide by ChefSteps. Did you just get a fancy new immersion circulator for cooking sous vide at home? Awesome. Welcome aboard. I’ve fallen hard for sous vide cooking in the past year. At first, I wasn’t quite sure how it would fit into my […]

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What’s in Season in January

January 24, 2018

Welcome to our new series on seasonal fruits and vegetables! When I first started cooking I didn’t understand what was even meant by “seasonal” when it came to food. It wasn’t until I started gardening and shopping at our local farmers markets that it hit home. Every vegetable and fruit has its season—a season when […]

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9 Great Chili Recipes (Perfect for Game Day!)

January 24, 2018

It’s that time of year again, bone chilling weather and NFL playoffs. The perfect time for steamy hot and hearty chili! Whether you like your chili with beans or without, with turkey, chicken, ground beef or chuck, scorchingly hot or mild, a big bowl of chili is wonderfully satisfying on a cold winter day. Continue […]

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9 Great Chili Recipes (Perfect for Game Day!)

January 24, 2018

It’s that time of year again, bone chilling weather and NFL playoffs. The perfect time for steamy hot and hearty chili! Whether you like your chili with beans or without, with turkey, chicken, ground beef or chuck, scorchingly hot or mild, a big bowl of chili is wonderfully satisfying on a cold winter day. Continue […]

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Meal Plan for January Week 3

January 24, 2018

This week’s meal plan is all about simple dishes that require little thought and can be easily adapted. Life is busy, food doesn’t need to be complicated to taste delicious and feed your family. Continue reading “Meal Plan for January Week 3” »

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Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

January 24, 2018

Give me sausage, eggs, potatoes, and cheese for breakfast, and I know it’ll be a great day ahead. This tater tot casserole combines all of these items into one delicious breakfast dish. It makes a great dish for a weekend brunch, or add it to your meal plan and eat it for breakfast throughout the […]

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Chicken and Avocado Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

January 24, 2018

In this recipe, chicken transforms salad from a side dish into a meal by itself. That leftover chicken in the fridge? Whether it’s poached, baked, or grilled, give it a home in this salad! Continue reading “Chicken and Avocado Salad with Buttermilk Dressing” »

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