Archive for January 2017

Almond Coconut Granola Bars

January 11th, 2017 — 6:39am


Almond Coconut Granola Bars, Cookie and Kate

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Lime Shrimp Dragon Noodles

January 10th, 2017 — 6:35am

Lime Shrimp Dragon Noodles, Budget Bytes 

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Chicken Pot Pie Skillet With Cheddar Biscuit Topping

January 9th, 2017 — 6:46am

Vegetable Pot Pie Skillet With Cheddar Biscuit Topping, Budget Bytes 

Just before the holidays, I was craving chicken pot pie—but a quick and easy version I could make after work on a weeknight. I started with a recipe for Vegetable Pot Pie Skillet from Budget Bytes (one of my favorite sources for quick, budget-conscious weeknight meals), and added a cup of rotisserie chicken I had on hand from a meal the previous night and swapped out the vegetable broth for chicken broth. It was the ultimate comfort meal (I couldn’t get enough of the cheddar biscuit topping) and I really liked how everything was confined to just one skillet.

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Miso Sweet Potato & Broccoli Bowl

January 8th, 2017 — 7:27am

Miso Sweet Potato and Broccoli Bowl, Smitten Kitchen

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Baked Fish and Chips

January 6th, 2017 — 6:59am

Baked Fish and Chips

I love a good Friday fish fry, but I was inspired to try a baked version after seeing this recipe on a list of 50 Most Popular Recipes of 2016 from The New York Times. Not only is baking fish and chips easier and less messy than frying, argues recipe author Melissa Clark, “it also has the distinct advantage of allowing you to cook both fish and potatoes at the same time in your oven.” The fish was great—I loved the light breading with panko crumbs, thyme and dijon—and the french fries (“chips”) were also a nice and easy addition to the meal, but it was the horseradish tartar sauce that really stole my heart. I could have eaten it by the spoonful.

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Spicy Broccoli Dal With Naan

January 4th, 2017 — 9:11pm

Spicy Broccoli Dal

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Chocolate Silk Pie

January 3rd, 2017 — 8:34pm

Chocolate Silk Pie, The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook

This year a friend asked me to bring dessert to a small New Year’s gathering. I considered fondue, but taking that dog and pony show on the road seemed like too big of a hassle. Eventually, I settled on a classic—luxuriously rich chocolate silk pie. Surrounded by babies and toddlers, and their weary parents, for one moment the demands of parenthood seemed to disappear as I lost myself in that first creamy bite of chocolate bliss.

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