Homemade Enchilada Sauce

Homemade Enchilada Sauce

Have you made your own enchilada sauce yet? Because I am adding it to the top ten list of things you absolutely, positively must do in your lifetime (or, y’know, with your weekend).

Homemade Enchilada Sauce

It is SO STINKIN’ EASY, and I love it a million times more than using store-bought because (1) It tastes better and (2) there aren’t a million chemicals and preservatives and (3) it makes your kitchen smell like a spicy, chili-filled heaven and (4) IT IS SERIOUSLY SO EASY TO MAKE THIS YOURSELF. Like, “oh, I want enchiladas but we have no enchilada sauce and I don’t want to go to the store but HEY I could make it myself because I have every single thing I need to make it sitting in my pantry already and it takes all of five minutes to put together” kind of easy. Which is wonderful on any day, but especially on Fridays when the sun is shining and you’re hungry but also want to sit outside drinking beer. [Read more…]

Pea and Mint Crostini with Garlic Whipped Feta

Pea and Mint Crostini with Garlic Whipped Feta

Let’s talk about crostini! And also grocery stores. And also garlic whipped feta. (Let me just say that again: garlic. whipped. feta).

Pea and Mint Crostini with Garlic Whipped Feta

When we got back from New Orleans, Kyle and I went grocery shopping. And I mean, like, WENT. GROCERY. SHOPPING. We bought a little bit (ok, a lot bit) of evvvvverything, partially because we’d been in New Orleans for a week (so, empty fridge), and partially because I had a big list of recipes I’d been wanting to test that I hadn’t had time for before the conference – so I was on a mission to cook all.of.the.things. We went in with a giant shopping list, but still succumbed to all the pretty produce and “oooooooh, look, bread!” and OMG WE SO NEED EIGHT DIFFERENT KINDS OF CHEESE and before you knew it we were home with a few too many bags of ingredients that weren’t quite all the way…cohesive? [Read more…]

Easy Arugula and Blistered Tomato Crostini

Easy Arugula Crostini with Blistered Tomatoes

Ahhhhh, crostini. How I love thee. So many options. So many choices. So many ways to put deliciousness on top of deliciousness on top of cheese on top of bread.

Easy Arugula Crostini with Blistered Tomatoes

I’ve been a big fan of this crostini since I had a similar version while in Boston for a conference last month. Generally, I’m one to stick with the good ol’ tomato-cheese-basil combo with a dash of balsamic. But I was surprised at how much I liked it with arugula instead – and that’s saying something, because tomato+basil+balsamic and I have a love affair for the ages.

Easy Arugula Crostini with Blistered Tomatoes

As soon as I got home, this was at the top of my make-for-lunch list. So I made it. And then I ate it. And then I made it again.

And again.

…And then another time after that.

Easy Arugula Crostini with Blistered Tomatoes

I think I’ve been compulsively eating this crostini for two reasons: one, it’s friggin’ delicious and I love it, and two, I’ve been so busy with Sustainable Seafood Blog Conference planning and that whole finishing-my-Master’s thing (pffft, how annoying) that finding time to eat anything at all is starting to feel like life’s greatest struggle. Also, this crostini is super simple, has minimal cleanup, and is ready faster than you can say “OMG I HAVE TIME TO MAKE FOOD TODAY I AM TOTALLY EATING CROSTINI.” (Not really. But you know. Still fast).

For the most part I’ve been living off Panera and Thai delivery and the occasional (ok…the not-so-occasional) bag of tater tots. So on days when I, like – have time to TOAST something? This lickety-split crostini. All the way.  [Read more…]

Chive and Cheddar Beer Biscuits

Chive and Cheddar Beer Biscuits

Sooooooo, biscuits.

I love them. I could eat them every meal of every day forever and ever. There’s something about pulling apart that buttery, flaky dough – and then slathering said flaky dough in even more butter – that just makes the world a happier place. [Read more…]