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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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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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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Baked Chicken Shawarma

Isn’t it funny how quickly things can become comfort food? Before living in Michigan, my Ohio-grown tastebuds had never experienced chicken shawarma. Early on in Husband’s law school years, we discovered a Mediterranean restaurant that was legit cheaper than fast food, just as fast as fast food, and (the best part!) en route home from […]

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Chorizo Nachos with Mango Pico de Gallo

White Cheddar Chorizo Nachos with Mango Pico De Gallo

Chorizo nachos! These are the best. One of my favorites. A year-round source of feasting and a fiesta on a sheet pan. I don’t know about you, but I could eat a troubling number of nachos. An irresponsible amount of nachos. When thinking about the most laid-back of all foods, I can’t think of a […]

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Smashed Black Bean Tacos with Creamy Jalapeño Slaw

Smashed Black Bean Tacos with Creamy Jalapeno Slaw

I have a hard time knowing what to eat this time of year. There are so many feasts to be had between Thanksgiving and New Years that it feels like you’re either prepping for the next big meal, or chipping away at the leftovers from the last big meal. Woe is the day that you […]

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