One of the things I love about my weekly menu plans is that they get me to use all of those cookbooks, magazines and other recipes I’ve collected over all of these years rather than letting them collect dust. So below you’ll find links to all of my favorite recipes. While only the most recent ones are shown below simply click the title of any section to see the entire archive for that section. Oh, and make sure to check back often since I’m constantly adding my newest discoveries…and please share your favorites as well!
I decided to make Irish Soda Bread last weekend to be a bit traditional and celebrate St. Paddy’s Day…but to be honest I wasn’t really expecting much. I’ve never had Soda Bread and based on the mixture of Caraway Seeds and Raisins in the recipe I was going to try out, it sounded kind of weird. Especially for dipping in my Irish Lamb Stew. But as they say, you never know if you’ll like something until you try it and boy am I glad I did!
This is one of our all-time favorite soup recipes…I first made it a few years ago as a starter for Thanksgiving but it’s been popping up a few times a year since. The beautiful thing about this recipe is that it is so easy…chop up some veggies, roast them at a high heat, cool and puree. Done! And any soup that has a little cheese sprinkled on top has a fan in me…I love me some cheese, the stinkier and stronger the better!
Makes ~ 4 entree sized servings, serve along with warm crusty bread
This is one of my all-time favorite Summer recipes, and I’ve been making it for years. It is THE taste of Summer to me. The original recipe comes from one of my favorite cookbooks, Eating Well in Season and it’s honestly so perfect I don’t think I’ve adapted it too much…primarily just the bread preparation. This is one of those dishes that is perfect for a romantic dinner for two out on your patio on a warm evening or great for a Summer party since it scales up well and doesn’t need to be served warm. It’s easy to make, healthy and super delicious…this is one recipe that you’ll keep in your Summer rotation for years to come.
As I'm coming up on my last day of the Whole30 I can't seem to stop thinking about pizza! So I found some photos from a pizza making class I took a while back that was fun, delicious and totally worth sharing with all of you so you can make these great pizzas...
We have two Christmas Eve traditions in our household: We each get to open one small gift and we celebrate the night before Christmas with a 3-course small family fondue party, complete with board games, crackling T.V. fireplace and all! The first tradition is from my family and the second is from Christian’s so it’s a nice combination of our two upbringings that makes Christmas Eve feel extra special.
It’s that time of year again…time to overbook our schedules with cocktail parties, gift exchanges and eat way too much yummy food! You know, those foods that you love but only have at this time of year…for me Paula Deen’s Rum Pumpkin Pie with Praline Pecans that I make every Thanksgiving is at the top of that list. I first tried this recipe years ago when I began hosting my own big Thanksgiving dinners for friends and I haven’t gone back to plain old traditional pumpkin pie since!
I have been slightly obsessed with this Spicy Cranberry-Pepper Jelly since I first made it back in 2011...which is funny because until that point I was a die-hard canned cranberry sauce girl. Gasp! I know, I know, but it reminds me of childhood and I do still love...
This is another one of our old-standby favorite recipes which makes it into the rotation almost once a month. It’s super easy and oh-so delicious…I consider it a slightly more upscale comfort food. Great for a cold or rainy night, the type of dish that warms the soul and makes the house smell delish.
Broccoli Rabe is also known as Rapini and what we love about it in particular is how the greens develop a slightly bitter, horseradish-like flavor, yum. Orecchiette is an ear shaped pasta that stays nice and firm when cooked so that it has a nice bite to it.
So if you ever needed proof that I’m not a food snob, here it is. This Tortilla Soup recipe is ripped right out of a trashy People magazine that I bought for a flight (it’s my guilty travel pleasure!). Looked yummy enough despite it’s non-chef celebrity roots so I decided to give it a try and boy am I glad that I did. That Eva Longoria knows her Tortilla Soup! I guess this shouldn’t be surprising since it’s her signature dish at her Hollywood restaurant, Beso. But still, I was surprised at how super yummy and authentic tasting this was…better than many that I’ve had at restaurants which is always satisfying when it’s homemade.
Before I even got to Vietnam I was super excited about trying bánh xèo...a sizzling savory fried pancake filled with pork, shrimp, herbs, mung beans and sometimes other fun twists depending on the region. You know that sounds right up SavoryGirl's alley! Not only did...