Are you there spring? It's me, Ari. I come in peace. Or rather, with a peace offering. If I leave these pear tartlets (pancetta! blue cheese! honey!) on your door step, will you kindly kick winter out? Perhaps I'm looking for an excuse to declutter and purge the house because SPRING CLEANING IS A REAL THING, but beyond that I need warmer weather. Like, stat. And you're the only one who can help. Have I...
This slow roasted pork sugo is what Sunday dinner dreams are made of! It's surprisingly light, but so flavorful. Serve over pasta, polenta, and more! I could tell you how easy this recipe is. That it practically cooks itself, and that it's even better the next day. But instead, you should take this to heart as the only viable reason you need this in your life: all three of my children ate this. Testing. Testing. Do you copy? That...
Sheet pan suppers: versatile, fast, and increasingly popular amongst busy home cooks. Food Advertising by I'll admit I used to scoff at the idea -- throwing everything together on a single tray and letting it do it's thing -- but there is something truly transformative about cooking fruits and veggies in the natural jus of proteins. Olive oil is great and all, but it cannot make peaches taste like this. Fun fact: we keep bread in our...
It's the day after the Super Bowl and all I can think is, "thank god for stretchy pants." I prepared enough food for a small army and in the end we barely made a dent. (Typical.) This was either a testament to our collective self-control or, more likely, a result of everyone in the Well Seasoned house being sick or recovering from... I don't even know what at this point. Call me dramatic, but it...
My gift to you on this cold winter day is a dish so well balanced, so full of depth, that you will never again find yourself asking, "what should I make when we have company?" This recipe is tried and true. Everything from the simple, homey ingredients (it doesn't get more approachable than chicken and mushrooms) to the way you serve it -- straight out of a large pot or dutch oven, family-style on a big,...
Not once, ever, in 30+ years have I considered myself to be creative. I focused on performing arts during middle and high school, but never pursued it further, I can barely draw a stick figure, and if you ask me to make up a story on the spot I will look at you as if you have two heads. Food Advertising by Somehow, being in a kitchen is different. The ideas are forming faster...
Creamy herbed feta dip. Food Advertising by I've resorted to Italics because I couldn't tell if you were paying attention. Let me be the first to say there is no shame in locking yourself in your bedroom and eating this with a spoon. There is a slight possibility that I'm saying this for my benefit and not yours. For those of you who are more civilized than I, serve it simply with baked pita chips (make...
Earlier in the week I posed the question: what's the one recipe you hope to master in 2018? On the surface it's a simple question. But when I think about the recipes I want to create, I'm left thinking about who I want to serve them to... and for which occasions. Food Advertising by Because honestly as important as the food is, it's only a fraction of what brings us together around the table....
It's here! 2018 is literally just around the corner and it's time to begin dreaming big and setting goals. I've never been one to physically write out New Year's resolutions, as I haven't had the desire or intent to make significant changes to any specific part of my life. Re-reading that last sentence (which I've done plenty) makes it sound as if my life up until this point has lacked focus. But it's more that...
There are some recipes that are kept sealed in the family vault and your only way to access them is to marry into the family. Luckily for me, I found a man who's family is just as wonderful, loving, and accepting of me as he is, and as an added bonus, they enjoy really good food. Case in point: these highly acclaimed homemade latkes. Food Advertising by One of my first introductions to my now...
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