Cherry tomato confit with garlic, shallots, and fresh herbs is the appetizer on repeat that I've made every single week of summer. With less than 5 minutes of prep time (YES, REALLY!), this dish cooks itself with practically no effort on your part and will become the star of your table. What is confit? Confit cooking is a French method of preserving food in which ingredients are cooked slowly, typically in their own fat. For instance,...
Blistered shisito peppers are the addictive vegetable side dish you never knew you needed! They're salty, crunchy, and absolutely perfect. Bet you can't stop after one! My love for blistered shisito peppers knows no bounds. No joke, I could sit down and eat this entire tray for dinner solo. Here's everything you need to know to make these cute little peps a reality. And P.S. these make the absolute BEST snack while hanging out and...
Grilled lobster tails and clams are the fastest, easiest way to serve simple, straightforward seafood all summer long. Guys, I am here to share with you that the best way to cook lobster tails and clams is on a grill. Whether you're cooking on gas, charcoal, or (my favorite!) a smoker, such as Traeger, the only thing you need other than the seafood is olive oil, salt, and pepper. Melted butter is optional, but so so...
The crispiest grilled chicken wings I've ever made are cooked at 450 F for 25-30 minutes on a Traeger smoker. You'll never fry them again! My husband and I have been loving our Traeger smoker - loving. The best thing we've cooked up so far? For me, it's these crispy grilled chicken wings. The skin is earth shatteringly crispy. How to make crispy grilled chicken wingsCould you cook these low and slow on a smoker? Certainly....
Asian stuffed peppers are gluten free, dairy free, and Whole30, and they also happen to be simple and quick enough to prep on a weeknight after a busy day at work! I remember very distinctly having the idea for these Asian stuffed peppers and deciding ahead of time that I was going to love them. After all, what's not to like about what is essentially dumpling filling without the guilt of frying? On top of being healthy,...
Roasted vegetable salad of potatoes, brussels sprouts, and crisp haricots verts come together to form the perfect vegan and Whole30 salad with a homemade shallot dressing that will blow you away. I wouldn't say I go out of my way to make meals vegan or gluten free, but when it happens it's definitely an added bonus. Throw in the terms easy, meal prep, and filling and we've got ourselves a winner that will show up again and again on the...
Layers of matzah, a toffee-like caramel, semi-sweet or dark chocolate, and an abundance of sea salt. Matzah crack is one treat you will crave every single day. You asked, and I heard. The demand for matzah crack was so overwhelming that I decided to go ahead and put it up on the blog, even though Passover is long behind us. Which is actually fine because as far as I'm concerned matzah crack should be a year round...
Warm brussels sprouts slaw with rotisserie chicken, bell peppers, carrots radishes, scallions, cilantro, almonds, and an Asian sesame vinaigrette. The perfect meal prepped lunch! I am so head over heels in love with this warm brussels sprouts slaw with asian sesame vinaigrette that I have made it - no joke! - 4x in the last month. Possibly more, I can hardly remember. That's what happens when you have young kids, your memory fades a little...
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...
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