Entrees

Refreshing Vietnamese Noodle Bowls

Refreshing Vietnamese Noodle Bowls

Refreshing is probably not the first word that comes to mind when you think of noodles. Hearty, warm, or comforting maybe, but refreshing probably not. Well, let me introduce you to your new favorite way to eat noodles: cold, in a salad, with lots of […]

Baked Cod with Lemon Caper Cauliflower Sauce

Baked Cod with Lemon Caper Cauliflower Sauce

Of all the classic food combinations that exist in the world, I could make a strong case for lemon and capers being one of the greatest. Sharp, briny, salty, acidic – they breathe life and flavor into dishes. And when you add garlic in there? […]

Southern Italian Stuffed Meatballs

Southern Italian Stuffed Meatballs

Picture this: you’re in southern Italy, cooking the rustic food of the region for an entire week. You have fresh, homemade pasta with every meal. Crisp olive oil and the best late summer vegetables abound. You’re not vegetarian, but you’re also not a voracious carnivore. […]

Moroccan Couscous Salad

Moroccan Couscous Salad

Sometimes when I’m coming up with a recipe to share with you guys, I’m trying really hard to make it exactly as close to inspiration for the recipe as possible. Like, ahem, my love letter to Khao Soi a few days ago. But sometimes I’m […]

Khao Soi – Northern Thai Curry

Khao Soi – Northern Thai Curry

Guys, I’ve been holding out on you. I have been trying to perfect my at home Khao Soi recipe for the past three years. And about a month ago, I did it. First, I have to find some way to convey to you my deep […]

Root Vegetable Gratin

Root Vegetable Gratin

We can thank the French for a lot of wonderful culinary things – the baguette, steak frites, vin chaud, French onion soup, alllll the fromage, croissants, the list goes on and on. And somewhere up on that list is the gratin. Anything gratinée, or au gratin […]

Roasted Beet Salad with Walnut & Feta Gremolata

Roasted Beet Salad with Walnut & Feta Gremolata

Beets tend to be somewhat polarizing as far as vegetables go – kind of like cabbage or brussels sprouts – you either love ’em or you hate ’em. (Also realizing I’m posting about two controversial vegetables twice in a row – oops!). But beets really […]

Pasta with Cabbage and Pancetta

Pasta with Cabbage and Pancetta

This pasta with cabbage and pancetta is the dish I’ve made the most since I came home after my week long cooking class in Southern Italy at the Awaiting Table. It the first pasta dish we made together, and I was so pleasantly surprised by […]

Chicken and Vegetable Hand Pies

Chicken and Vegetable Hand Pies

We’ve already talked about how much I love store bought puff pastry for its short cutting ways in the kitchen.  And I’d like you to know I feel very much the same way about store bought rotisserie chicken.  I’m unashamed to admit that I can’t […]

Classic French Onion Soup

Classic French Onion Soup

Picture yourself walking around Paris, taking in all the sights and sounds of the city.  You start to get tired so you walk into a nearby cafe or brasserie – one of the ones with small tables and chairs squeezed together all facing the street.  […]

Slow Cooked Italian Beef

Slow Cooked Italian Beef

Things that are hearty and cozy and feel like home:  this rich slow cooked Italian beef recipe.  This meal reminds me of football Saturday and of family gatherings.  On cold winter days few things sound more satisfying than this Italian beef.  And this is coming […]

Best Ever Sausage & Apple Stuffing

Best Ever Sausage & Apple Stuffing

Okay, people – let’s talk stuffing.  Specifically, my every Thanksgiving go-to, best ever, sausage & apple stuffing.  I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that stuffing is my favorite dish in the entire Thanksgiving meal.  Get that boxed stuff out of […]