Skillet Croissant Bread Pudding

Skillet Croissant Bread Pudding with Strawberry Syrup

The simplest spring breakfast: skillet croissant bread pudding with strawberry syrup & fresh whipped cream. It’s easy to make and perfectly indulgent…rich and buttery, yet still light and fresh. Croissants are cut and tossed in a quick vanilla egg and milk mixture, then poured into a skillet and baked until golden with brown sugar sprinkled over top. Serve it with jammy strawberries cooked down in a brown sugar and lemon syrup, plus a large dollop of freshly whipped cream! Continue reading “Skillet Croissant Bread Pudding with Strawberry Syrup”

Dad's Chicken Vesuvio

Family Classics: Dad’s Chicken Vesuvio

My dad’s classic chicken vesuvio, an Italian dish that’s rich in flavor and beautifully simple. Pan-roasted chicken, golden potatoes wedges, and a garlic wine pan sauce that gets soaked into the chicken and potatoes as it all bakes. Top it off with a generous amount of fresh parsley and pecorino romano cheese. And then add on a side of sauteed vegetables and you’ve got a hearty, satisfying, delicious meal for any night of the week! Continue reading “Family Classics: Dad’s Chicken Vesuvio”

Soba Noodle Salad with Salmon

Soba Noodle Salad with Salmon & Tahini Sauce

A cold soba noodle salad with salmon & tahini sauce for your next weeknight dinner! The noodles are combined with crunchy spring vegetables and pan-roasted mushrooms, then tossed in a really flavorful tahini sauce full of lime and toasted sesame seeds, and served with a simple piece of seared salmon. It’s a meal that comes together quickly, tastes crisp and refreshing, and packs in lots of healthy ingredients. Definitely a great one to make all season long! Continue reading “Soba Noodle Salad with Salmon & Tahini Sauce”

Homemade Carnitas

Homemade Carnitas

A simple recipe for homemade carnitas, hopefully one you can make over and over again. Bone-in pork shoulder (or “boston butt”) is slowly cooked in a flavorful broth, then pulled apart and pan-fried in hot oil until crisp. Use these carnitas on tacos, in burritos, on a salad, or any which way you’d like! Continue reading “Homemade Carnitas”

Charred Asparagus with Horseradish Vinaigrette

Charred Asparagus with Horseradish Vinaigrette

A flavorful side dish for a special spring occasion: charred asparagus with horseradish vinaigrette. Bright green asparagus blanched and then charred in a hot skillet, topped with a peppery horseradish vinaigrette, crispy bacon breadcrumbs, soft-boiled eggs, and fresh dill. It’s the most seasonal recipe I could think of and truly such a delicious one with lots of contrasting flavors and textures.

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Shakshuka with Feta

Shakshuka with Feta & Avocado Salad

A savory brunch recipe that will hopefully become your new favorite: shakshuka with feta & avocado salad. Eggs poached right in a spicy red pepper tomato sauce and served with a fresh avocado salad full of feta cheese, greens olives, scallions, and lemon. It’s a bold, flavorful dish that’s beyond simple to make and extremely satisfying. Serve it all with some bread toasted in olive oil for the ultimate spring brunch feast! Continue reading “Shakshuka with Feta & Avocado Salad”