Swiss Steak

For whatever reason, Seattle just can’t figure out if it wants summer to stick around this year. After a few gloriously beautiful weeks, temps have dropped, clouds have returned and there’s a tinge of wetness back in the air. I’m no longer traveling to Texas each month for work, so I’m missing an escape to…

Sirloin with frisee salad

I’m back! If you haven’t check out my latest story yet (Italian Runaway), it provides an explanation for my long absence. Regardless, I’m back in my kitchen and excited to be cooking for myself again after a long stint away. Easing back in to extravagant meals slowly, we had a rain-free and (somewhat) sunny weekend…

Stuffed Peppers

My friends and family in the northeast United States are getting hit hard with snow this week. As the pictures and snow day announcements roll in (lucky!) it’s a reminder that although it’s March, winter is hardly over. Thankfully I’m far away from the bad weather. I’m spending this week in Fort Worth, TX replenishing…

Jalapeno Corn Cakes

We’re big fans of breakfast for dinner (or B4D as we call it) at our house. Mostly because bacon and eggs are two of the best foods ever … *channels Ron Swanson* Breakfast for dinner doesn’t need to be just dry scrambled eggs and microwaved bacon though. It’s possible to keep the meal quick but…

Turkey Meatloaf

Meatloaf. Smeat-loaf, double beetloaf. I get it. Meatloaf is faaaaar from glamorous. It’s quite literally a chunk of ground meat chopped up and passed as a respectable meal. The thing is… meatloaf is an incredibly respectable dinner. I remember being a kid and always looking forward to the night my mom made meatloaf. When I would…

25-Minute Spicy Chicken

Monday night. After a long, sleepy first day back at work, how much energy do you have left by the time dinner rolls around? I’m a practical cook – I keep 2 or 3 recipes in my back pocket that are so stupidly simple I can still manage a good dinner after an *especially* painful…