Welcome back to Good Food Reads Sauces Edition where we are going to talk about my absolute favorite thing-SAUCES! I have been accused by my husband of ordering food solely for the sauces I can put on top of it! Want to lure me into ordering something at a restaurant? Describe the sauce. Sauces, condiments, salsas…whatever name you prefer. Buckle up, I’m going to bring you some of my favorites… …
I just returned from a lovely vacation in the Arizona desert. It was filled with sunshine, wonderful family time, and (of course) some seriously good food. As I attempt to reset my diet – and (let’s be honest) reintroduce vegetables to my body! – I am craving all of that amazing southwest food we indulged in. So, with that being said you’ll have to forgive the slightly spicy bent to today’s Good Food Reads. What can I say? I’ve got big, bold flavors on the brain and I’m not feeling sad about it.
Like I mentioned, I’m attempting to dial back the indulgences this week while keeping all of that amazing flavor. I was so excited to find this recipe from Cooking Light for Chicken and Poblano Stew with Polenta. This recipe has chipotles in adobo, which is one of my favorite ingredients, but also roasted poblanos so the smoky heat should be amazing.
Breakfast Tacos Al Pastor, via Half Baked Harvest. Because there’s no reason that my current cravings should stop at breakfast! Also, they have pineapple in them. GENIUS.
And because I can’t stop, won’t stop: Carne Asada Burrito Bowls. This recipe does require a little advanced prep with the steak marinade, but they payoff should be worth it. I’m planning to double the recipe and bring some bowls to work this weekend!
You know I can’t resist a good sheet pan recipe. This week I really want to this recipe for Sheet Pan Roasted Jambalya. There is just something about those pictures full of wonderfully bright vegetables and fresh shrimp that I can’t stop thinking about!
Another batch prep for me this week: Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Soup. Even though things are starting to warm up here in Minnesota (hellooooo spring!), I’m still loving soup. This gorgeous soup from Dana at Minimalist Baker is vegan and gluten free. Plus, it uses coconut milk and dill for a little something extra. YUM.
As I noted earlier, I’m trying to up my vegetable game this week but I’m just not feeling my usual salads. I’m hoping to try these Sweet Chili Roasted Brussels Sprouts tonight. The mix of sweet chili and soy sauces is right up my alley!
Ok, admittedly, this Strawberry Almond Tea Cake recipe has absolutely nothing to do with my recent travels/cravings and everything to do with the arrival of strawberry season and the crazy gorgeous photos from Broma Bakery.
And finally, I give you: Mexican Chocolate Churro Rice Krispie Treats. Oh my heavens. Are these for real?!?!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s Good Food Reads. I’m off to make some yummy food and dream of the warm dessert evenings. Send us your tips, tricks, and favorite recipes – we’d love to include them here on Good Food Reads!
It’s been a little over a year since we officially launched With Two Spoons. In that year, we have had a great time cooking, sharing recipes, taking photos, and figuring out the blogging world. As you can probably imagine, we have had a ton of fun – and learned a thing or two along the way!
Over the past few months, Lane has done the vast majority of work on the blog as I’ve taken time largely off to focus on being a new mama. She has been absolutely amazing (seriously, did you see the peanut butter cookie dough she posted last week!?!?!). In the midst of all that work (both blog and baby!) we both realized that we need to change up the way we do things around here, for both of our sakes. We want to continue to bring great content to the site. In fact, we want it to be even better, with fresh new recipes, menu plans, and more exciting stuff. We are working hard to improve With Two Spoons with (hopefully) an improved design for the site and a more clear focus for who we are and what we do as home cooks and novice writers. We also want to keep the fun in producing all of the foodie goodness you get here and for right now that means bringing down the volume of posts just a bit. Yup, we are dialing back on quantity so that we can really do it right. Quality over quantity. So, on to the big announcement…
Starting on Friday, we are going to be changing up our posting schedule. We will be sharing new content every Tuesday and Friday instead of our current Monday, Wednesday, Friday schedule. Starting in April, look for new recipes on Tuesdays and a variety of fun things to start your weekend right on Friday mornings. In order to get this reset going, we may be taking some time off intermittently over the next few months – so you may find some oldies but goodies making repeat appearances, mixed in with Good Food Reads and some occasional new recipes as well. We will return, full force, in the beginning of April with a whole new With Two Spoons that I think you’re going to absolutely love.
Most importantly, we want to say thank you so much for your support this past year. We are so excited to share the new and improved With Two Spoons very, very soon!
holly & lane
Is it just me, or do the holidays really sneak up on us every year? I feel like I was literally just celebrating the arrival of fall and pumpkin-spiced-everything season and now here we are, a few days from Thanksgiving and the fun, crazy holiday season. As much as I love all of the fun gatherings with friends and family this time of year, finding the perfect host/hostess gift can be a little stressful. …
Happy Wednesday, Friends! I am so excited to share this week’s Good Food Reads with you. One of the best parts of writing this blog is getting to read and share the fun things that others in this great community are doing in their kitchens. I don’t know about you, but they always inspire me to get up and get cooking! Right now, I’m feeling inspired by the changing season and a transition back to comfort foods. What are you loving right now? Send us your thoughts, recipes, and blogs to share! And now, here are this week’s Good Food Reads:…
I hope you guys are hungry because this week’s Good (Food) Reads is chock full of recipe goodness. I’m always inspired by the other great food bloggers and home cooks out there and this week was no exception! My sweet tooth can’t wait to sample the Salted Caramel Stuffed Nutella Chocolate Cups and I have great plans for the Corn Fritters. What recipes are you looking to try this week?…
Hello, friends! Welcome back to Good (Food) Reads. It’s hard to believe another week has passed and after a gorgeous, long, holiday weekend I’m actually finding it a little hard to be excited about food – I’m still SO FULL. But, for those of you who are ready to dive back into your kitchens, here’s this week’s collection of web inspiration that we call Good (Food) Reads.
For cooling off on those hot summer afternoons (and a perfect non-alcoholic option for parties!), I am really excited to try the Pineapple Mint Cooler from Honestly Yum.
Similarly, this Summer Bliss Juice from The First Mess sounds perfect for happy hour. I’ve been on a real watermelon kick lately so this one is right up my alley.
In a slightly less “healthy” direction, I’m planning on whipping up a batch of these Magic 5 Cookies later this week. We’re having some work done on our house and I think it will be a great treat for all the workers, or as my son loves to call them, “construction guys.” (Recipe via Sally’s Baking Addiction)
And since I am on the subject of sweets, has anyone tried these Peach Creamsicles from Meaningful Eats? They are vegan and dairy free, which basically negates the calories, right?!?!
As we really head into the heat of summer (yes!), I’m always looking for lighter dinner options. I am thinking these Turkey Thai Peanut Lettuce Wraps (The Creative Bite) or Grilled Monterey Chicken (A Kitchen Addiction) would be fantastic weeknight options. What are your favorite light(er) summer dishes? The Fed Up Foodie also posted a recipe for Mediterranean Tuna Salad that is calling my name…
Because of our construction project, grilling will be a little challenging the next few weeks. This One Pan Lemon Parmesan Chicken and Asparagus (Chelsea’s Messy Apron) could be a great and easy oven friendly option. Plus, limited clean up! Total winner already in my book.
And because I can’t pass up a good quinoa salad, I’m itching to try Cookie + Kate’s Sundried Tomato, Spinach, and Quinoa Salad.
Finally, I’m putting this out here really so that I can find it later! I’m always looking for new meals to bring to new parents and here’s a great compilation of ideas from The New York Times: Almost As Good As A Full Night’s Sleep – 26 Dishes to Cook for New Parents.
Friends, that’s it’s for this week’s Good (Food) Reads. I hope you have a wonderful rest of your week and we’ll see you on Friday with a new post! Until then, send us your new favorite or must make recipes and we would love to feature them on the blog!!
It’s hard to believe that the Fourth of July is so quickly approaching! As I’m preparing for our traditional cabin weekend filled with family and (way too much) good food, I’ve been stockpiling new recipes to try. This week’s Good (Food) Reads is a collection of some of the best recipes I’ve stumbled upon this past week and can’t wait to try.
Easy Corn Fritters via Sally’s Baking Addiction. Because nothing says summer like fresh sweet corn.
Simple Roasted Red Pepper Pasta from Half Baked Harvest. A gorgeous summer pasta studded with arugula and fresh burrata! I will forever be a carb lover and this recipe looks like the prefect excuse to eat some carbs and cheese. YUM….
Some recipes really are the simplest ones. Lane and I spent last weekend at her cabin with a dear friend (Hi Em!) soaking up the summer weather and doing a little blog work. In addition to some R&R, we had spent some time in the kitchen developing and testing recipes that we will be sharing with ya’ll soon! One of the easiest and most versatile creations to come out of that weekend is this Bourbon Vanilla Whipped Cream….
It’s Wednesday and time for another Good (Food) Reads, the weekly post where we highlight recipes and foodie articles from around the internet. There’s a whole lot of goodness out there on the web this week so let’s dive right in, shall we?
Skillet Chicken with Tomatoes, Pancetta, and Mozzarella. I’m a sucker for anything with pancetta and ooey-gooey bocconcini so this recipe will be happening in my house ASAP. Plus, I love any excuse to use my Le Creuset cast iron skillet!
My husband hates tomatoes so I stockpile tomato recipes for those nights when I’m eating solo. I think this Tomato and Basil Risotto will be next up on my solo-cooking list! Yum.
Speaking of skillets, I’m super excited to try these Summer Vegetable Skillet Enchiladas. I’m thinking they’re just the answer for this coming Meatless Monday!
As grilling season continues to heat up, I am looking forward to trying these Maple Balsamic Chicken and Bacon Skewers. A step up from standard BBQ fare, for sure. I’m also intrigued by these Balsamic Honey Chicken Peach Skewers.
Chocolate Banana Nut Crunch Cupcakes. Because I can only be virtuous in my diet for so long.
Right now I can’t stop eating ALL. OF. THE. WATERMELON. It’s a real problem. Camille Styles rounds up 20 great watermelon recipes for any of you out there having the same issue I am!
I’m also loving pineapple these days. YummyMummy has a recipe for Vegan Pineapple Ice Cream that I can’t wait to try, right after I make up a batch of this Super Quick Raspberry Ice Cream. Can you tell I’m all about fruit and dessert these days?
Lane and I recently attended a spectacular dinner party which included the best dates as an appetizer. Those were savory – covered in a blue cheese sauce and wrapped in bacon (SO GOOD) – but these dessert style Almond Joy Dates sound just as fantastic.