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FOOD IN A FLASH*: ONE POT TORTELLINI WITH BACON AND PEAS

FOOD IN A FLASH*: ONE POT TORTELLINI WITH BACON AND PEAS

HERE’S A ONE-POT PASTA DISH THAT TAKES ALL OF 25 MINUTES FROM START TO FINISH. This quick dinner dish stars store-bought cheese tortellini in a lemony cream sauce. For a punch of smoky flavor, we added crumbled thick-cut bacon. To top it all off, sweet…

HARISSA LAMB MEATBALLS IN TOMATO SAUCE

HARISSA LAMB MEATBALLS IN TOMATO SAUCE

OUR HARISSA LAMB MEATBALLS IN TOMATO SAUCE JOIN WHAT’S ALMOST THEIR OWN FOOD GROUP ON CHEWING THE FAT We’ve made meatballs from every possible protein from beef to bison. When we saw Whole Foods had a special on Atkin’s Farm lamb –$7.99 a lb—we couldn’t…

MELISSA CLARK’S ASPARAGUS, GOAT CHEESE AND TARRAGON TART

MELISSA CLARK’S ASPARAGUS, GOAT CHEESE AND TARRAGON TART

Usher in Spring with this terrific Asparagus, Goat Cheese, and Tarragon Tart. This is a fantastic tart. And it’s right of the moment because it works best with Spring’s earliest and thin-stalk Asparagus. We used both Green and Red Asparagus in ours.  And then there’s…

SPICY POT ROAST

SPICY POT ROAST

THIS INSTANT POT RECIPE KICKS UP THE FLAVOR OF POT ROAST THANKS TO A JAR OF JELLY. Quick to prep and filled with classic pot roast ingredients—chuck roast, red wine, carrots, potatoes, onions, and gravy— this pot roast is kicked up a notch with just…

BON APPETIT’S HOMEMADE PIZZA GRANDMA-STYLE

BON APPETIT’S HOMEMADE PIZZA GRANDMA-STYLE

        THE GRANDMA OF BON APPETIT’S GRANDMA-STYLE HOMEMADE PIZZA MUST HAVE BEEN FROM CHICAGO. When Bon Appetit magazine went full-on Pizza a while ago, I was hooked.  Particularly because Grandma’s Homemade Pizzs filled the entire cover.  You see I consider Pizza the…

ROASTED BROCCOLI AND POTATO TACOS WITH FRIED EGGS

ROASTED BROCCOLI AND POTATO TACOS WITH FRIED EGGS

MEATLESS MEALS 101: ROASTED BROCCOLI AND POTATO TACOS WITH FRIED EGGS This Kay Chun recipe came straight from the pages of the New York Times. Every Saturday, the Times publishes a set of 5 recipes to set us up for what to cook that week.…

KENTUCKY BUTTER CAKE

KENTUCKY BUTTER CAKE

Rich and dense, Kentucky Butter Cake lives up to its name. Butter is the star ingredient in this moist buttery cake.  Then after baking, Kentucky Butter Cake is glazed with sweetness—from sugar, butter, and a hint of vanilla. This extra layer of flavor also gives…

FOOD IN A FLASH: COSTCO PANKO SHRIMP AND SPAGHETTI

FOOD IN A FLASH: COSTCO PANKO SHRIMP AND SPAGHETTI

COSTCO’S CRISPY, CRUNCHY BUTTERFLIED SHRIMP ARE PANKO-CRUSTED AND READY IN MINUTES.. Fresh from the air fryer*, this meal comes together in no time.  We served these beloved Costco Shrimp with Spaghetti in a lemony-garlicky and just slightly spicy sauce. We topped that off with fresh-from-the-air…

VALENTINE’S DAY CHICKEN LA TULIPE

VALENTINE’S DAY CHICKEN LA TULIPE

This Valentine’s Day, we bring you Chicken La Tulipe and Valentine’s advice from one Jonathon Reynolds.  This Valentine’s Day recipe for Chicken La Tulipe is remarkably easy to make. It achieves the crispy-brown perfection of a great roast chicken. That would be good all by…

SHRIMP IN CHILI SAUCE

SHRIMP IN CHILI SAUCE

SHRIMP IN CHILI SAUCE BRINGS A TASTE OF JAPAN TO YOUR TABLE. Shrimp in Chili Sauce is a sweet and savory dish. Its author calls it “a shrimp cocktail but with more heat”. It’s from a fantastic cookbook gifted to us by Andrew’s sister Lauren.…