For Christmas eve Greg and I were asked to bring a salad and veggie option to our family party. I thought it over and decided to make a homemade caesar salad, with fresh made dressing and croutons. Homemade dressings make such a difference. You can taste each ingredient and they are just far superior to any bottled dressing you find in the grocery store. Making caesar dressing was easy and and the outcome was delicious!
Greg got a loaf of bread from Mancini’s- tomato basil bread to be exact- and I made croutons with it. I don’t see any pictures of them on my camera so I guess I forgot to snap a few. Croutons are easy to make. I cut the bread into small cubes and placed them on a lined baking sheet. I brushed the pieces of bread with olive oil and baked them at 350 degrees for about 8-10 minutes. Keep an eye on them so they don’t burn.
Posted in Salads, Sauces
Tagged anchovy paste, caesar salad, caesar salad dressing, croutons, easy, fresh, garlic, homemade, Italian, lea & perrins, low carb, recipe, shaved parmesan, worcestershire sauce
This was a good indoor winter dish that sort of reminds me of summer a bit. It was doable on a weekday in about 2 hours and well worth it. The meat was soft and flavorful and didn’t need a lot of attention to make.
I had some leftover great northern beans in my pantry from when I made the chicken chili. I have made hummus with edamame before, so why not make it with the white beans? I remember reading a post for white bean hummus on How Sweet It Is a while back and decided to check it out. Jessica’s addition of roasted garlic seemed brilliant so I followed her recipe. The only change I made was adding lemon juice at the end.
Posted in Appetizers, Vegetarian
Tagged appetizer idea, easy, great northern beans, homemade, how to roast garlic, hummus recipe, lemon juice, recipe, roasted garlic, roasting garlic, tahini, white bean dip, white bean hummus
Depending on how long you’ve been following us this may look familiar. I posted this recipe almost a year ago in one of our first posts ever. Since our style has changed a bit since then and I never even showed a picture of it in the bowl, I figured I’d go ahead and share this with you again, or for the first time.
Posted in Chicken, Soups, Uncategorized
Tagged broccoli, broccoli cheddar soup, broccoli cheese soup, cheese, chicken, dinner ideas, easy, good leftovers, homemade, low carb, nutmeg, panera, recipe, sharp cheddar, soup recipe
On Halloween night we changed up our usual chili recipes and made a white chicken chili. It was a nice change and the recipe could not be easier. I don’t have any pictures of the process because there really wasn’t one. All of the ingredients went into the crock pot and the rest took care of itself!
Posted in Chicken
Tagged cheese, chicken chili, crock pot chicken chili, cumin, dinner ideas, easy, good leftovers, great northern white beans, green chilis, homemade, low carb, Mexican, one pot, oregano, toppings, white chicken chili
I always love to order panang curry when I go to Thai restaurants. It has a slightly bolder flavor than the red, green or yellow curry dishes and is so tasty when paired with coconut milk. I once stumbled across a recipe for it online and I realized that just like making red or green curry it all begins with the paste.
Posted in Asian, Seafood
Tagged Asian, coconut milk, dinner ideas, easy, homemade, how to make panang curry, Lotus, low carb, make panang curry at home, panang curry recipe, pittsburgh, pittsburgh food blog, scallops, seared scallops, stir fry curry paste, Thai
Greg brought home some haddock, a flakey white fish, from Wholey’s and I took on the task of making it. In the past whenever I had fish at home I would call my sister for a recipe. She eventually grew tired of this routine and gave me a cookbook: America’s Favorite Fish Recipes from The Freshwater Angler. I finally opened it up and found a recipe for Crispy Baked Salmon, which I thought sounded (and looked) really tasty.
Posted in Seafood
Tagged almond flour, crispy baked fish recipe, dinner ideas, easy, fish, ground blanched almonds, haddock, haddock fillets, homemade, low carb, recipe, seafood, white fish
I got a package of tarragon for some inspired recipes so this will be one a of a few upcoming tarragon features.