This recipe for beef brisket is great to have in your back pocket for those times that call for a warming, simple-to-prepare-yet-utterly-delicious dinner. Braised in the oven for a few hours, it needs no looking after, so it’s the perfect meat to cook when you have a million other things going on (oh hello, holiday season!). My family loves to serve thick slices of brisket topped with its cooking accompaniments — onions and garlic — along with garlic mashed potatoes and steamed carrots on the side.Continue Reading »
Are you loaded up with tons of leftover turkey after yesterday’s celebration? Lucky you! When you tire of the usual turkey sandwich, throw together this poultry and power greens risotto for a satisfying, one-pot meal. I make this riff on basic risotto all year long with leftover roasted chicken, so there’s no need to wait until the holiday season to enjoy this dish!Continue Reading »
Ah, the age-old relationship dilemma: one person loves to eat XYZ, the other not so much. For my folks, acorn squash is one of those things, and my self-appointed challenge this fall was to come up with a couple ways to prepare it that everyone would enjoy.
The charred fall vegetable tacos were a big hit with them both, but when Dad showed up at home with the BIGGEST acorn squash from Trader Joe’s — after all, they’re all sold for a buck and change no matter the size — tacos alone were not going to cut it. And they were definitely looking for something a little less rich and involved than pumpkin stuffed with everything good.Continue Reading »
Sweet and sour Swiss chard should definitely be considered for your Thanksgiving table — especially if you channel Jennie’s 4th Annual Thanksgiving and choose to serve a prosciutto-wrapped pork loin with roasted apples in lieu of turkey. Ohhh, do these apple cider vinegar-laced greens play ever so nicely with pork. While it isn’t the most gorgeous vegetable dish ever — I try to focus on how the prosciutto brings out the crimson-hued veining in the chard, it helps — this sweet-sour-salty side is certainly a pretty darn tasty, lighter change of pace from creamed greens.Continue Reading »