I have been known to scoff at the idea of date night in. I think it's likely because I spend so much of my time cooking, that even when my husband takes the reins, I sometimes just prefer to leave the house entirely. Also, when my husband cooks for me -- it's glorious, he's a wonderful cook! -- there somehow always ends up being a mountain of dishes that need tending to. I'm of the opinion that...
Is there a recipe in your life that you know so well, inside and out, backwards and forward, that you find yourself making it on repeat? It's both a reliable dinner party staple, and a comforting date night in when you crave the familiar. That's what Melissa Clark's anchovy chicken has become for my family. And before you go running for the hills, let me assure you that if you think you don't like anchovies, you're...
Christmas is a mere 4 days away and this Jewish girl could not be more excited! Our holiday traditions include a bagel brunch for breakfast, a matinée with the kids (this year the chosen flick is Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse), and then an early dinner out at our favorite Chinese restaurant. We may even throw in a family game night. Traditiooooooon, tradition! It's the kind of lazy, low key day that makes me want to skip...
I'm loosely southern. Meaning that while I'm from Florida, which is technically the south, if you ask anyone from Georgia, Alabama, or Louisiana if us Floridians are included in the roundup of southern states, they'll likely roll their eyes then throw out a comment about how we're just a bunch of old retired Jewish people from New England. They'd be mostly correct. And while I am neither old or retired (I've got the Jewish thing...
Drunken braised short ribs with rye. Let that sink in for a minute. Have you ever seen anything more beautiful? This recipe is the perfect marriage between all things fall and winter that I simply cannot live without. And I'm fairly certain you need to try it to believe it. First, ain't no time like sweater weather to cozy up with a big plate of short ribs. Or a bowl, if you're into eating it with...
There is something so magical about the holiday season, that no matter how frustrating it can be to buy and wrap a hundred presents, or how traffic suddenly increases by 100x, or how the days grow shorter, the promise of spending the holidays wrapped around a table with loved ones can suddenly uplift and renew even the grumpiest of stooges. That's what this apricot glazed chicken does for me. It reminds me that the most...
Very important question: do you own a waffle maker? If yes, hooray! I got your day-after-Thanksgiving brunch figured out. If no, I think we know what you're asking Santa for this year, am I right? Because GUYS, hello, just look at these cornbread stuffing waffles! They're crispy and light and airy at the same time and they're packed with so much flavor. And did I mention they're made from cornbread stuffing? Like actual leftover stuffing from your...
Why am I calling this "dinner party chicken?" Because everyone hates serving 'just chicken' when they're entertaining! I promise, though, that no one will complain if you put this down in front of a crowd of hungry guests. It's chicken, but elevated. The magic comes from those briny, salty, sweet additions. It's seriously addictive. Actually, maybe I should call this 'crack chicken." I'm talking a seemingly overwhelming amount o shallots, olives, and most importantly, grapes. But...
This grilled blackened salmon comes together in under 30 minutes and is topped with a flavorful pineapple avocado salsa. Perfect for grilling season! I've been meaning to get this up for weeks. Weeks! Which, clearly, is unacceptable, because this recipe needs to be shared, and by now summer is almost over (literally our patio is hidden beneath a layer of freshly fallen leaves) and those sweet, glorious pineapples we've been buying nonstop are going to slowly...
Naming these banh mi sheet pan nachos was the result of a minor feud between my husband and I. Calling it a fight seems overly dramatic. I thought "kimchi sheet pan nachos" had a nice ring to it, but in jointly discussing the ingredient list, he was all, "No, Ari. What you just described is a banh mi." Food Advertising by "But I want there to be a good amount of kimchi! In my...
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