Month: May 2015

I’ve recently been cooking my way through some of the older recipe on Simply Recipes and came across this gem—Moroccan spiced grilled chicken breasts. It’s a winner! Continue reading “Moroccan Spiced Grilled Chicken Breasts” » SimplyRecipes.com
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When I first encountered strawberries in a green salad years ago I didn’t quite know what to make of it. They’re red, but they’re not tomatoes, what are they doing there? One bite and I was a convert! Strawberries are juicy, tart, and sweet and make a playful addition to salads of all kinds, including
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Everyone loves a good caesar salad. It’s all about the garlic, the parmesan, the crisp romaine lettuce, and crunchy garlicky croutons, right? Well, try adding some fresh kale leaves to your caesar next time! You don’t have to replace all the romaine with kale. In fact, an equal amount of each is just right in our
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With warmer weather comes grilling season and one of the easiest and healthiest foods you can prepare on a grill, gas or charcoal, is salmon. There is a trick to grilling salmon though, that once you know will transform your success with grilling this fish forever. The secret? Continue reading “Easy Grilled Salmon” » SimplyRecipes.com
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The first time I heard of making pizza on a grill all I could think of was, why would anyone want to do that? Now that I’ve done it more than a few times I can think of several reasons, the first being who wants to heat up an oven to 450°F or higher on
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This Chinese egg drop soup from my friend and guest contributor Garrett McCord couldn’t be easier! It takes no more than 20 minutes to make start to finish, and is perfect for a quick, healthy meal. ~Elise In college one of the dishes I relied on was my own version of egg drop soup. It was simple,
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Everyone one has their favorite way of making spaghetti sauce. Ours is incredibly easy and crazy good, especially considering how easy it is to make. Continue reading “EASY Italian Sausage Spaghetti” » SimplyRecipes.com
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Many people are afraid of hollandaise sauce, are you? Some think eating it will make them fat. (It will if you eat it every day, so don’t eat it every day.) If you are like me, the thought of making hollandaise conjures up visions of toque clad chefs with big bowls and even bigger whisks
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Now here’s an idea for special Sunday brunch. This torta is layered with slices of Yukon Gold potatoes, smoked salmon, and sautéed leeks, and bound with a dill seasoned custard of eggs and cream. It’s sort of like frittata meets quiche meets Spanish tortilla. The torta has more structure than a frittata, it is sturdier than
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Do you know what a cook lives for? The look in friends’ eyes when they’ve bitten into something you’ve made, and they’re deliriously happy about what they’re eating. Their wide-eyed smiley faces would say, “OMG, WOW,” if they weren’t so busy eating, and wanting to be polite and not talk with their mouths full. That’s
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