This is a recipe for all of you who love tamales (raises hand!) but don’t have the patience to hunt down masa flour and corn husks to make the real deal. Which by the way you should absolutely do at least once in your life, and this recipe from Bon Appetit will tell you everything you need to know about that, but when you get a tamale craving on a busy Thursday, I highly recommend this recipe for skillet tamale pie. It’s got all the spicy pork and corn flavor, but yep, all in one skillet. And on a busy Thursday night, that is the next best thing for all you tamale-lovers out there…let’s make it!
This recipe for frying pan lasagna is just further proof of 1) my undying love for my cast iron frying pan and 2) my undying search for any way to get out of the complicated production that is involved in making traditional lasagna. This version is chock full of pasta and cheese and beef and yes, a little spinach for good luck. It’s easy and scrumptious and requires only one frying pan and exactly zero struggling with floppy wet lasagna noodles. So if you, like me, are a lover of lazy lasagna recipes, let’s make it!
Before I start my love-fest about this recipe for migas, let me state for the record that this is an Irish girl trying her hand at this Tex-Mex dish….and now that I have my disclaimer out of the way, let me also say that this is a quick and out of your mind delicious conglomeration of scrambled eggs with pieces of crispy fried tortillas, sweet onion, tomatoes and cheese, topped with a squeeze of lime juice.
I KNOW. After a couple of weeks of peppermint and chocolate everything accompanied by gallons of wine and eggnog, I not only want migas, I need ’em. And happily for me and for you, we can have ’em in 15 minutes from start to finish. Let’s make them!
This recipe for steak panzanella salad is currently on heavy rotation in my kitchen, because in case you hadn’t noticed we are on the other side of August, and you know what that means. It is officially use-it-or-lose-it time when it comes to things like sweet, glorious local tomatoes and intoxicating basil. Sob. And so I am pretty much working tomatoes and basil into breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a break here and there for local corn, and this hearty salad is one of my favorite ways to do that. Juicy chunks of grilled steak, lightly toasted pieces of bread tossed with cucumber and a light oil and vinegar sauce along with (say it with me now) tomatoes and basil. Let’s make it!
Before I start rhapsodizing about this roasted caprese salad, I should go on record by saying I love the traditional version of caprese salad a ridiculous amount of love. Sliced tomatoes and mozzarella cheese and chopped basil, all drizzled with a little balsamic vinegar and olive oil – I mean, what’s not to love there? And I make it over and over and over when the tomatoes are local and the basil is abundant. But then I got to thinking…what if I shook it up just a teeny bit? What if I kept the tomatoes and the basil, but swapped out the mozzarella for its show-off cousin, burrata cheese? What if I added a little torn and toasted bread to sass things up a bit? What if? I’m guessing you know the answer, since I’m about to say (say it with me now), let’s make it!
Welcome to one of my favorite pasta recipes, gnocchi with bacon and spinach. Today I’m going to tell you not only how to make this plate full of All The Good Things, but I’m also going to tell you where you can get my favorite bacon in the entire world (and if you have spent any time at all on this website in the past, you know that is a serious statement. Seeing as I have Bacon as a main category of food groups along with breakfast, lunch and dinner. As usual, the bacon has a backstory, but at the end of everything you are going to know how to make yourself a bowl of gnocchi with bacon and spinach, complete with the world’s best bacon, so hang in there with me and let’s make it!