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This week I've been sharing one of the most fun dinner parties I've ever hosted — we invited six friends over and threw an Italian polenta party anchored by a four-foot-long board in the middle of the table! Today I want to share the whole party with you and show you how it all came together.
Repeat after me: The freezer is my friend .
It's March 14, and we all know what that means, right? It's Pi Day! (March 14 = 3.14.
For soup: Preheat oven to 400°F. Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.
Calzone: the prim & proper pizza eater’s answer to the ooze and drip of melted cheese, hot sauce, and ungainly toppings. Let’s just call it outside-in pizza. If you’re a lover of thin-crust pizza, you know that it can be a bit fragile, structurally speaking.
Scalloped potatoes – gotta love ’em. Potatoes, butter, and milk, baked into a bubbly, golden pan of “I’ll have some more of those potatoes, please” – what’s not to like?
Place flour in a shallow bowl. Beat eggs in a second shallow bowl.
I don't throw many (or any, really) formal dinner parties, but I still found this diagram helpful, if for no other reason than it illuminates Downton Abbey's dining etiquette.
Ever find yourself with your main dish planned out for tonight's dinner but in need of a little something extra on the side?
Well! I'm back. After a week of tests, I've been slowly cleaning up the apartment, finding the kitchen counter under a mess of dirty dishes, and actually making something other than oatmeal for pretty much the first time all week.
We all love the efficiency and ease of the one-pot wonder: a meal that’s made in one vessel – thrown together and baked or cooked – ready for the after-skiing (or in my case, snowboarding) meal.
After two months of holiday indulging, my friend Patrick informed me that he was going to lose weight in the new year, to get ready for his upcoming wedding to his fiancé Kelsey. “How are you planning to do that?” I asked, curious to know how this young man, a former college football player who could probably bench press a Volkswagen, would approach the challenge.
Chicken breasts form the cornerstone of our weeknight meal repertoire, so much so that it's easy to fall into a rut when cooking them. If it's been a while since you last shook up your routine, what about these sizzling Chicken Fajitas for dinner tonight?