Easy Sunday Pot Roast

When I make this easy Sunday pot roast, it fills the house with a warm, rich beefy smell that immediately makes me think of my Nana.  My Nana made pot roast all the time; even in the middle of summer which is what Nashville feels like this week despite it now officially being Fall.  TOO HOT!  Anyway, …

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How to Spatchcock a Chicken

Isn’t ‘spatchcock’ a super fun word to say?  This chicken recipe boasts (and roasts!) a whole succulent chicken in only 40 minutes flat!  Using just olive oil, salt and pepper, you too, can create your own chicken masterpiece.  You know how most roast chicken recipes tell you to tie strings snugly around the bird’s body and legs, compacting …

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Turkey meatballs with Zoodles and Noodles

If the month of March’s slogan is, “comes in like a Lion”,  I think January’s slogan should be, “comes in like a slap”!  Let’s face it, we just finished almost two straight months of gluttony; Thanksgiving dinner, Thanksgiving leftovers, Christmas cookies, multiple holiday parties and feasts (more leftovers) and don’t forget something lavish for NYE, too!  Now all of a …

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Porky Rice Bowls

I feel like we have just gotten into the swing of all this heat and suddenly the temps are (sort of) dropping, the days are getting shorter and Baby P is this new upwardly mobile, vocal little human.  I feel like we have eaten a lot of awesome things this summer that I was lax on posting about, because, well, LIFE.  This refreshing, …

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salt cured egg yolks

Waaaaay back sometime last year I can recall seeing a recipe for salt cured egg yolks in one of my magazines.  I remembered thinking; “I need to remember and try this!” and then promptly forgot all about it.  Fast forward to last week, where Lindsay posted this “how to” video on Instagram and I knew I needed …

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bacon cheddar twists with soft boiled eggs

OMGGGGGGG.  When Bobby Flay came up with this recipe, he really hit it out of the park.  Homer.  It looks so impressive but is fantastically easy.  Like “serve-it-to-guests” impressive but “you-only-need-30-minutes-to-make-it” easy.  And the twists are the perfect dunking width and length, specifically made for sopping up all that glorious runny yellow yolk.

beef and broccoli mushroom stir fry

I just looked back at the last 5 posts I made and they are all for sweets.  I swear we’ve been eating lots of good things other than sugar!  I’ve been perfecting this stir fry since mid-December.  Nothing is more comforting in wintertime than a warm beef and broccoli mushroom stir fry.  This rice bowl has made …

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Salmon en Croute

One of my favorite long-ago-cancelled-but still-running cooking shows is French Food at Home, featuring Laura Calder. Laura makes cooking French food seem like a snap and this most impressive looking salmon recipe is one of the best testaments to easy, yet snappy-looking, French fare. Your guests will think you’ve slaved for hours when, in fact, once you get …

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Grilled Chicken Kebabs

This is my new favorite summer grilling recipe. These kebabs are SO GOOD they will even impress a Persian father-in-law (and I would hazard a guess that he’s eaten a few kebabs in his day)! I made a happy mistake and let the chicken marinate for two solid days in the fridge. Seriously, the two-day marinate is the …

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Connie’s Crispy Oven Fried Chicken

The week after I had baby P my mom made us oven “fried” chicken per my dad’s request. Along with spaghetti and meatballs (which she also made) her oven fried chicken is one of my dad’s favorite meals. The Hubs and I liked it so much that we requested it two more times over the …

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