I like this recipe mostly because the title rhymes. Just kidding. I like this recipe mostly because IT’S AWESOME. I made it somewhat on a whim – I had all of the ingredients on hand and I’ve been stuck in the house with a sicky-poo toddler for three days. What I ended up with was a much lighter, even easier to make version of something we ALL know and love.
Creamy is in quotes because technically, “creamy” implies cream. There is no cream to be found here. I adapted this from a Cooking Light recipe – the title included the term “Carbonara”. Typically, pasta carbonara includes eggs, and that is the secret to this “creamy” sauce. Most definitely quick enough for a week night but tasty (and pretty) enough to entertain with. This meal came together in under 25 minutes – no lie!
Wow, could that title be any longer? “Hi, I’m Chandler, could I be wearing any more clothes”. Did you know that the current high school-aged kids don’t know Friends references? I’ve heard crickets many a-time in my classroom. These mini-cupcakes are toddler approved, both because they’re healthy and because my toddler ate three. And she doesn’t really like eating, so I was pumped. I also ate three. So good. Let me explain.
As far as I have observed, there are two ways people partake of their thanksgiving meals. There are the “each food group must not touch other food groups and I will eat each one separately” people, and then the “I will ardently try to get every food group on my fork before taking a bite” people. I am the latter. Interestingly, my husband is the former and I think it’s weird. I say, “aren’t you going to eat your green beans?”, and he says, “I’ll get to them when I am done my stuffing”. Hmm.
It’s the time of the year that we take to the internet in troves to scour every recipe site for reviews, suggestions, etc. The food network even has a hotline going! Crazy. Here is a round up of recipes that would find a happy home on your table this Thursday. Take a look!
To be fair, I’ve never actually had the green bean casserole with the condensed soup and fried onion rings. Maybe its so good that it’s not worth changing? Change is a good thing, because canned green beans are GROSS.
I mean really, is there anything better than a grilled cheese sandwich? I don’t think there is. The unpretentious grilled cheese CAN be fancy enough for a dinner party if you provide the right fixin’s – and the cooking method ensures you’ll have eight crispy, melty sandwiches ready at EXACTLY the same moment.
An easy, comforting, slightly spicy, delectably savory, hits-the-spot kind of soup. It has meat, grains, veggies and dairy all in one bowl, which is always my favorite kind of meal. Serve with a big ol’ crust of grainy bread and you’ve got a soul-warming dinner.
A FANTASTIC option for meatless Monday, served with some fried eggs. I was super happy with this recipe and will definitely be making it again – full of fiber and protein, and happy, bright, spicy flavor.
In level 1 cooking one of the first thing we talk about is how to understand a recipe. See, the thing is, if you understand how to read a recipe and how to do what the recipe tells you, you can cook! This muffin recipe supports and exemplifies that statement – let me explain.
Food is super trendy – just check Pinterest. It’s like an explosion of green smoothies and 3 point crockpot dinners. Buckeyes are a sweet that I do actually remember from childhood but haven’t seen at a party for years and years. A sweet, peanut butter dough ball enveloped in bittersweet chocolate and chilled to perfection. Who let this go out of style? And why? Let’s bring it back. Come on, all together now.
For some reason the “Asian-Style” dinner doesn’t come easily to me – I’ll still refer to recipes to find that elusive balance of sweet/savory/spicy. There are certain ingredients such as “fish sauce” and “hoisin sauce” that, because I don’t remember their unique flavor, I get nervous to use. That being said, I know I’ve posted similar recipes to this before but if you’re like me, a new take is always appreciated.