Memorial Day is next week and grills across the nation are getting the rub down, being prepared to cook yummy yummy barbecue goodness all day long. If you’re looking for a good cut of meat to prepare for all your friends and family that will taste fantastic, feed a passel and not break the bank, then you’re in luck. Slow roasted pork shoulder is your new best friend. Here I share the recipe we love for pulled pork sandwiches topped with my husband’s favorite barbecue sauce.
I go to Italy in a week so I am starting to think about pasta. Lasagna is a versatile dish with room for lots of creativity. Mostly I love cheese (remember, fat’s where its at). Here is a basic recipe that you can easily expound upon to include your favorite ingredients.
There’s nothing I love more than a tender juicy rotisserie chicken. Unless it’s the chicken skin off of the said rotisserie chicken (I don’t want to hear it, it’s delicious. Plus, you should read this article before you judge). Using up the leftover back pieces of chicken always requires a little creativity, lately I’ve been throwing them into a little chicken salad.
Unless you live in Miami or Santa Barbara, grilling in winter is nearly impossible. And since it’s apparently still winter on the East Coast, here’s a quick and easy recipe for Steak Frites that you can cook inside where it’s nice and warm.
As a child I hated sandwiches and refused to eat peanut butter and jelly. Lucky for me there was food on the table (unlike much of the world) so my mom didn’t really care if I liked PB&J or not, I just had to eat it. Now that I’m a grown-up I get to choose my own food. While I still don’t like peanut butter and jelly, I’ve come to appreciate bread, cheese and meat, especially when it involves a picnic.
The problem with not sitting on the couch eating bonbons all day, is that sometimes by the end of the day, the last thing I want to do is spend another two hours cooking dinner. I’d much rather pour myself a glass of vino and watch a show (I really love my shows). But since my family keeps wanting to eat dinner (seriously, what’s with that?), and I try to limit the frozen pizzas, I’ll whip up this meal. It takes 20 minutes of prep time and I feel good about what I serve.
Have you ever moved to a brand new city without kith or kin? Navigating the murky waters of relationships and friendships can be tricky. How do you find your kindred spirits? Finding common interests often helps, joining a local club, and you can’t go wrong with a meal and a glass of wine.
Have you ever gone to the grocery store hoping to be inspired only to leave without any food and just some dog food that you bought because it was on sale (and maybe you don’t even have a dog—DON’T JUDGE ME)? Well, that’s how I feel most of the time, especially when I’m at the open air markets in Paris.
That’s why it’s nice to come armed with some great recipes. In this post, I’ll recap three of the recipes we learned at my French cooking class last week, all easy recipes that can be prepared in one hour or less.
What do you do when you want to add a little French refinement to your family dinner but you don’t have time to make a classic French dish like bœuf bourguignon or coq au vin? Tonight, I cooked a dish that tastes nearly as good as classic coq au vin but was finished in just an hour.