One-Pan Asian Noodles

Upon first forkful of these noodles, Husband declared, “these taste like takeout!” Hedging any possible offense by comparing my home cooking to that of a takeout-style joint, he quickly added, “and I mean that as a compliment!” But no disclaimer needed, Husband. Tasting like takeout is the gold standard of homemade Asian food to me. […]

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Stovetop Black Beans

Stovetop Black Beans

Black beans! Get your biggest pot out. Dream up your wildest dreams of homemade burrito bowls and black bean burgers. Put some Santana on. We are making black beans! This might not seem like the most exciting recipe on first pass, but let me tell you – it’s a winner. Why so much excitement about […]

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Overnight Steel Cut Oats

Overnight Steel Cut Oats in the Slow Cooker

I AM BAD AT BREAKFAST. Truly, I bring a weak game.  I am familiar with the “it’s the most important meal of the day” expression, and will even concede that it makes at least the top three. BUT. I’m not good at making breakfast part of my daily routine. In a moment of self-examination, I’ve […]

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Weeknight Cassoulet

Shortcut Cassoulet Recipe

I should confess that I’ve never had actual cassoulet. I did live in France, but all that really means here is that I can spell “cassoulet” without having to look up “how to spell cassoulet”. Traditional cassoulet has been on my bucket list of things to make for many, many years now.  My knowledge of […]

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Kale Salad with Bacon Croutons

Lemon Kale Salad with Homemade Bacon Croutons

My husband is unafraid to share that he does not like kale. In fact, he wants you to know that he does not like kale. The more popular it becomes, the more adamant he is: Kale has no place on his plate. So when I told him mid-dinner prep that we would be having kale […]

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Secret Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookies

Secret Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you love a soft, classic chocolate chip cookie, these are for you! I am quite sure that the sentence “these cookies have too much vanilla and are GROSS” has never been uttered in the whole of human history.  The limits of this theory were put to the test in this recipe, where the secret […]

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Roasted Pork Loin with Cheesy Spaetzle

Roasted Pork Loin with Cheesy Spaetzle

Pork loin is one of my favorite meats to cook this time of year, not only because I think it is the most underrated of all easily-homecookable meats (and I love me an underdog), but also because it’s the perfect size for two people: Enough to be worth the time and effort required to make […]

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