If you’ve been reading our blog for a while, you might know that I used to be a vegetarian. I stopped eating meat in middle school and didn’t venture back into omnivore land until just before I got married. After so many years without meat, I definitely still have no problems with a veggie heavy diet but I do have a confession to make: I totally regret missing out on years of bacon and chicken wings. Yes, that’s right. I missed out on nearly 15 years of chicken wings and I’m now on a quest to make up for it.…
Hey All! I’ve just returned from a fantastic week in coastal Rhode Island with my family. We were blessed to spend a few years living in Boston before we had children and I will always love this time of year on the East Coast. Our time away was filled with lots of hours at the beach (yay for a warm early September and non-crowded beaches!) and plenty of good, fresh seafood. I may or may not have eaten my weight in lobster rolls! Now that I’m back to the Midwest and finally unpacked – let’s not mention the laundry – I’m also getting back into my kitchen. One of my favorite travel tricks is to order groceries to be delivered on the day we return from a trip and we supplemented that this time by also having Blue Apron deliver a few days after we returned! I love not having to stress out about getting to the grocery store for essentials and not having to think about meals (even for someone like me who generally finds cooking relaxin) was great. That being said, I’m really ready to get back into it and so for this week’s Good Food Reads, I’m sharing my list of what I’m hoping to make in the next week or so! I’m back in the proverbial saddle and so excited for a good ride. I hope you join us and share some of your recipe favorites from your kitchens or around the internet!…
It’s Friday, folks, and I think a lot of us around here are ready for the weekend. Brunches, slow cooked dinners and – let’s not forget – the Super Bowl on Sunday (go Pats!). I’m actually working a good bit of the weekend so I won’t be able to try may of the Good Food Reads until next week, but I’m still really excited about the great recipes we’ve gathered for ya’ll. Here’s to some Good Food Reads for your weekend!
Beer and Football, right? Well, here’s a more sophisticated take on basic beer for your SuperBowl Party this weekend: Pineapple Lime Beer Margaritas from Half Baked Harvest.
Bacon Cheddar Buffalo Wings (via What’s Gaby Cooking). I have no words. Just make them, mmmkay? Similarly, this Loaded Baked Potato Dip with Homemade Chips would be a total show stopper at any football party (via The Kitchn).
If you’re still keeping up that New Year’s resolution diet, here’s a healthier take on party apps: Buffalo Hummus Sweet Pepper Poppers (Iowa Girl Eats)
Smitten Kitchen takes on guacamole. Because you obviously are going to need chips and guac to go with your margaritas, right? Or maybe serve it with these amazing Jalapeño Beer Nachos from Sugar and Charm. Anyone else feeling the need for stretchy pants yet?!?
I love a good chili bar for serving a crowd. If that’s your jam too, try our Chipotle and Stout Chili or this easy weeknight chili, featured on Food52 (from the lovely Alexandra Stafford of Alexandra Cooks).
Since we do have to eat the rest of the weekend, I’m really looking forward to trying out these Pistachio Orange Blossom Biscotti with a good cup of tea tomorrow. Perfect for a little rest on the couch with a good book, no?
Ok friends, I’m off to work for the evening. Have a great start to your weekend!