After a winter chock-full of carbs, I’m ready to start incorporating some low-carb dishes back into our spring meal planning. With all of the chilly, rainy days this spring is bringing, this Pressure Cooker Buffalo Chicken Soup is showing up on our menu often. It’s all the best flavors of classic buffalo wings, minus the orange-stained fingers and loud sports bar….
Potatoes are basically the perfect food
Whether they’re baked, fried, boiled, diced, sliced, mashed, hashed, or smashed, potatoes are indisputably one of the most delicious and flexible comfort foods. Their superpower lies in their ability to soak up the flavor of anything they come in contact with, making them the perfect vessel for all things delicious….
Sometimes you just need something sweet. Something decadently creamy. Something pink. Thankfully, it happens to be blood orange season and what better excuse is there to make a creamy Blood Orange Cheesecake?…
I’ve made many awesome cheesecakes in my life, but I’ve also made enough that failed spectacularly enough that they taught me a few things – Like baking cheesecakes in water baths is fussy nonsense and I have no patience for them. These are my tried and true tips for a perfect cheesecake, no water bath needed….
I’m not ready for soup weather to be over yet
Though Portland only got a smattering of snow this year and I have fully eaten through every box of holiday shortbread in the house, I am still perfectly content to stay in winter hibernation mode just a little while longer. Let’s enjoy the blankets, slippers, and warm mugs of tea while the weather still demands them. I’m not ready to transition from comfort food to lighter, crisper dishes just yet. I just want to eat soup, thankyouverymuch. This Roasted Broccoli Cauliflower Soup is my gentle reminder that spring doesn’t officially start until March 20th so it’s ok if you want to go back inside and cuddle up just a little bit longer….
Pasta with Olive Tapenade: A meatless dish for even the most carnivorous
We’ve gotten into an unfortunate habit in my house of planning meals around what type of meat will be served. I could blame my meat-and-potatoes-loving midwest fella if I wanted to be particularly unfair, but I’m totally guilty of daydreaming my way through menu-planning around rich and hearty beef roasts, herb-rubbed chicken, and oil drizzled fish all on my own. You could say we really lean into a meaty winter menu….