Sichuan Beef

Sichuan beef is another quick and easy but super flavorful meal that is perfect for a weeknight. This recipe is from Woks of Life and I love pretty much all their recipes. Most of the flavor in this dish comes from the spicy bean paste, which you can buy here. It is important to theContinue reading “Sichuan Beef”

Ricotta Dumplings with Asparagus and Garlic

This recipe comes from Bon Appetite. I had never had or heard of ricotta dumplings but the picture looked delicious and I love to try cooking new things. The simple dumplings are made of ricotta, eggs, cheese, flour and salt. They are served with asparagus and garlic in a chicken broth and topped with chivesContinue reading “Ricotta Dumplings with Asparagus and Garlic”

Chopped Salad with Roasted Red Pepper Dressing

This recipe is from Kathleen Ashmore. I love her salad recipes! They have so many great ingredients and interesting dressings. We had this chopped salad with our spinach and artichoke galette last week, but it kept well in my fridge for a few days after and I ate it for lunch every day. The baseContinue reading “Chopped Salad with Roasted Red Pepper Dressing”

Moroccan Meatball Soup with Israeli Couscous

I love this soup! Israeli couscous is my favorite kind of couscous. It is larger than regular couscous and so satisfying in a soup. This soup has all the good things… highly spiced meatballs, Israeli couscous, flavorful broth and veggies, and you top it off with a sprinkling of fresh herbs. Yum! You can makeContinue reading “Moroccan Meatball Soup with Israeli Couscous”

Fried Bologna Sandwich

Who else grew up eating bologna sandwiches as a lunch box staple? I liked them fine as a kid, but wasn’t overly impressed. This fried bologna sandwich is a step up from the soggy brown bag lunch version of childhood. The bread is toasted, the bologna is nicely fried, and it is served on myContinue reading “Fried Bologna Sandwich”

Spinach and Artichoke Galette

I love making galettes. They seem fancy, but are actually way easier to make than pies, and you can fill them with pretty much anything you like, sweet or savory. This spinach and artichoke galette is based on the Half Baked Harvest one, but as always I have a few tweaks. The crust for thisContinue reading “Spinach and Artichoke Galette”

Vietnamese Lemongrass Pork Noodle Bowl

This Vietnamese lemongrass pork noodle bowls are one of my favorite meals. The lemongrass pork is served with tofu, cucumber, carrot, bell pepper, cilantro and mint over rice noodles and drizzled with amazing nuoc cham (lime sauce). They are healthy and light, but pack so much flavor into one bowl. They don’t require a tonContinue reading “Vietnamese Lemongrass Pork Noodle Bowl”

Short Rib Chili

Chili is one of those things that everyone makes differently, and there are so many variations. I love a good traditional ground beef chili with tomato based sauce and make that often. This chili, though, is probably our favorite. Short rib chili takes a little more time and work than typical chili, but it hasContinue reading “Short Rib Chili”

Mascarpone and Roasted Jalapeno Pesto Grilled Cheese

Happy Halloween! This recipe comes from BevCooks. As soon as I saw it, I wanted to try it. My kids grew up eating standard grilled cheese sandwiches, but as they have gotten older they like to find more interesting and fancy grilled cheese recipes online for me to try. Doesn’t roasted jalapeno pesto sound amazing?Continue reading “Mascarpone and Roasted Jalapeno Pesto Grilled Cheese”