Tag: easy

Coconut Lime Risotto

coconut lime risotto

I needed a side dish for pulled pork the other night, so I went prowling through my pantry for potential treasures. I wanted to make rice, but I only had sushi rice and Arborio, which is commonly used for risotto. I had plenty of…

Easy Tomato Sauce

easy tomato sauce

This is the kind of sauce I whip up when I need something quick for a simple pasta or homemade pizza. The ingredients are simple and easy to keep on hand, and once you’ve made it a couple times it becomes second nature-you’ll give…

Marion-Blackberry Campfire Cobbler

campfire cobbler

Summer is coming, which means outdoor cooking is about to get awesome. We smoke and grill all year round, but I especially love campfire cooking, which just isn’t as fun when it’s freezing cold outside. Yesterday it was actually slightly warm, so we burned…

Curry Udon with Beef

curry udon with steak

I have been exploring the world of Japanese cuisine recently with the help of a fabulous cookbook called Japanese Soul Cooking by Tadashi Ono and Harris Salat. Far beyond sushi and teriyaki, the book covers everything from Soba to tempura, and delivers a rich…

Jerk Chicken and Shrimp

jerk chicken with rice

I went out for lunch today and experienced an extremely underwhelming jerk halibut taco. Besides the fact that I only got about about 2 oz. of fish between two tacos, the seasoning was bland and the overall presentation was quite lackluster, so I decided…

Tenderloin Bites

Tenderloin bites

Salty holds up the male end of the household by being a classic meat and potatoes guy, and his favorite snack is all about quality and simplicity. Whether you cheat like us or make the sauce from scratch, this dish is ready in less…

Thai Beef Salad

Thai beef salad ready to eat

Thai flavors are bright, fresh, and perfect for a light, healthy lunch that doesn’t sacrifice taste or complexity. Yesterday we had my best friend (henceforth known as Hot Pot) in the house as a guest chef, and she helped me put together a spectacular…

Stuffed Peppadews

Stuffed peppadews with aged balsamic vinegar

Shake lived in southern California for a few years, and one of her favorite happy hours was at a wine bar in La Jolla. Last summer she took me on a weekend trip, and we went there everyday to eat this delightfully simple appetizer….

Fried Egg Sandwiches 3 Ways

A perfect fried egg sandwich

Fried egg sandwiches are the taste of my childhood. Summer mornings and snow days meant fried egg sandwiches for breakfast, and it was also a tradition every time certain family friends came to town. My mom made them one way, our friend made them…

Burrata Caprese

Caprese (ka-pray-say) is an elegant Italian salad comprised of fresh soft cheese, tomatoes, and basil. High quality mozzarella and balsamic vinegar are essential, but as long as you buy good ingredients this recipe is foolproof. Traditionally Caprese is made with fresh mozzarella, but I…

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