Linguine with Italian Sausage

Now that fall is here (even though it doesn’t seem like it), I’ve started craving my go to fall comfort foods like chili and pasta. My son usually likes his Bolognese pureed, but I talked him into a lighter, fresher tomato sauce, and made linguine with Italian sausage. For his purposes, I called it a…

Broiled Salmon with Scallions and Sesame

Woo!  Are you ready for my next installment of, “My Week with Salmon”? I never thought I would spend a week eating salmon, but here I am.  I still have quite a few recipes to get through in epicurious, so let’s get cookin’ with broiled salmon with scallions and sesame! Ok, I should make a…

Sauteed Salmon with Orzo Feta and Red Wine Viniagrette

This sautéed salmon with orzo, feta, and red wine vinaigrette originally called for the recipe to be grilled. I haven’t set up my grill, and I don’t have a grill pan, so I sautéed it. While it was the second sautéed dish in a row, it was also another quick and easy dish to prepare,…

Kimchi Fried Rice

Guess who found a jar of kimchi in the back of the fridge! I thought I had used it all, but I found this glorious jar behind a bottle of maple syrup. I immediately knew that I was going to make kimchi fried rice for my friend and me. We’re both pretty big fans, and…

Tre

We began our first afternoon in New York with lunch at Sweet Chick and dessert at Levain Bakery, so we were still full around dinner time and didn’t become hungry again until around 9 pm. Our original goal was to head to Brooklyn for dinner, but we were feeling lazy from our walk (we basically…

Kofte (Lamb Meatballs)

I’ve made kofte (lamb meatballs) for a while now. I’m kind of addicted to epicurious.com and have found a lot of great dinner recipes like this one. I’m not quite a meatball pro, but I’m getting the hang of it. I started making kofte in an effort to expand Miles’ palate. The first time I made…

Mac and Cheese with Blue Cheese and Bacon

I have a love/hate relationship with blue cheese. It’s stinky, yet flavorful and bold. I love it on salad with dried cranberries and walnuts, on a cheese board with pears, or with buffalo chicken mac! The other day I found myself with a container of crumbled blue cheese and began to scour the web for…

Spinach and Feta Pasta

This spinach and feta pasta recipe is from the working-mom-I-need-a-meal-fast cookbook. I love it because it’s easy to make, filling, and has a vegetable! This is the only way I can get my son to eat another veggie other than broccoli. The essence of the spinach and feta pasta is very similar to spinach pie,…

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

A couple of years ago, I made buffalo chicken mac and cheese for a good friend of mine and we almost ate the entire pan in one sitting.  He asked if I would make it again and I agreed, but I wanted to change it a little bit.  Last time I shredded the chicken and…

Jambalaya Pasta

When I went to the market last week to buy Italian sausage for my fennel, sausage and asparagus recipe, they were out, so I bought andouille instead.  I ended up going to a different market later in the week, found Italian sausage and put the andouille in the freezer.  My friend (ok, so maybe he’s…

Bulgogi

I think I first heard of bulgogi about a year ago, and wanted to try it, but was afraid because I thought it would be too spicy.  I finally tried it, albeit in taco form, and loved it.  It wasn’t spicy at all, but rather sweet.  It was the kimchi that added a spicy kick. …

Chicken Tacos

I’m feeling pretty good as a mom right now.  I’m scoring five for five on the dinner home front.  I can’t remember the last time Miles ate every bite of every meal with compliments five days in a row!  These chicken tacos are one of the successful dinners I would like to share with you….