Book Buzz: Salt Fat Acid Heat

I want to learn more about cooking. I want to understand the science behind it all so I can enjoy cooking more than I do. I’ve come a long way from frozen fish filets and canned green beans in college (when I thought I was something), but I still don’t feel totally comfortable in the kitchen. Sure, I can follow a recipe, but if I don’t have a recipe, I feel looooost. Enter Samin Nosrat and her amazing game-changer of a cook book, that’s better than a cook book: [Read more…]

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Recipe: Sweet Potato Fries. And a meal for your week!

Photo & Recipe from JamieOliver.com

Any time I cook, I try to be efficient AF. If we’re baking something in the oven, we’re also going to bake a side dish… because that’s less work.┬áSince sweet potatoes were on sale for $.79 (holla!) at the grocery this week, I decided to try Jamie Oliver’s recipe for Sweet Potato Fries. [Read more…]

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New Recipes in The Rotation (Kid Approved Too)

I’ve been experimenting with new recipes on Sundays (because it’s the most chill day of the week) to try new stuff and take my time. Here are few that I’ve tried lately that have made it into the regular rotation, with approval from Tristen and Robin. My bonus sons, ages 8 and 6, even gave this first one another two thumbs up the next day for lunch. Total score.

{Green Chili Chicken Enchilada Spaghetti Squash Bowls}

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Things I Learned Making Ina’s Winter Minestrone Soup

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I’ve read about this soup from several different blogs and finally decided to give it a whirl. Since the temps dropped (AGAIN) this week, I was kind of feeling a wintery soup for dinner. Fast forward through the craziest week ever and I was finally getting around to making it tonight. This soup is yummy, but a big undertaking. I love finding new great recipes, but I dread making it that first time. Everything seems like it happens to quickly, I feel all spastic, and I never know if it’s going to be a disaster or not. Everything turned out great, but here’s what I learned after I made it for the first time:

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