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pie crust from scratch

pie crust from scratch

I decided a few years ago that I was going to start making pie. I was a bit scared of the crust. But it turns out pie crust isn’t that scary! I’ve made a lot of pies since then, all of them with crust from scratch. Here […]

coconut meringues

coconut meringues

This is another super quick, super easy, super delicious recipe from my mom! I grew up calling these coconut macaroons, but upon eating other coconut macaroons as an adult, have decided that “coconut meringues” is probably a more universal name. They’re very light and airy, […]

brownies

brownies

This is my favorite brownie recipe, and it is from my mom. It uses one bowl (plus possibly a cup for melting the butter) and can be made with a single rubber spatula. They’re ready within 45 minutes of deciding to make them! Don’t think […]

shepherd’s pie

This is a guest recipe from my Dad! I’ve made it; it’s delicious. shepherd’s pie Ingredients 3/4-1 pound ground beef 1 medium onion, chopped 2-5 cloves of garlic, chopped 2 tbs oil/fat (bacon fat suggested) 2 tsp. fresh rosemary (chopped) or 1 tsp dried 2 […]

chicken legs with tomatoes and beans

chicken legs with tomatoes and beans

This has a great tastiness-to-effort ratio. It’s also easy to scale for bigger groups. Adapted from food52.    chicken legs with tomatoes and beans Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 60 minutes Yield: 4 Ingredients 4 chicken legs (or just thighs, or you could probably […]

salmon niçoise salad

I ate a lot of niçoise salads in Paris. I started making this version at home once we got back, and now I make it all the time. salmon niçoise salad Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 40 minutes Yield: 3-5 servings Ingredients 1/2-3/4lb salmon […]

baked sweet potatoes with roasted garlic yogurt

baked sweet potatoes with roasted garlic yogurt

This is a combination recipe! Cook’s Illustrated had a piece in August about the best way to bake sweet potatoes, which I loved by itself. They figured out that sweet potatoes become fluffy and soft after about an hour of being above about 160, so if you […]

carrot-ginger soup

This is by far my most-requested recipe. I got it from watching my dad make it, who completely forgot about it, and I had to send the recipe back to him. Recipe adapted from my Dad, who adapted it from Epicurious carrot-ginger soup Prep Time: […]

pão de queijo aka cheese puffs aka cheesy poufs

pão de queijo aka cheese puffs aka cheesy poufs

Thanks, Try the World, for opening my eyes to this delicious Brazilian snack. They are gluten-free and swimming in butter. Billy calls these “cheesy poufs”, which is a name that I hate but has stuck. Recipe adapted from Epicurious. pão de queijo aka cheese puffs […]