Category: Weekend Cooking

This Unexpected Ingredient Is the Key to a Better Banana Bread

Banana bread gets a savory upgrade. Photo by Rocky Luten Miso is in vogue. From Nobu’s famous miso-marinated black cod, to fancy restaurant sauces and glazes, to miso caramel apples, no longer is Japan’s funky fermented soybean paste confined to the realm of soups. At home, I’m often to blame for spiking my family’s meals…


Best Instant Pot Recipes for Easy Weeknight Dinners

I’m not going to beat around the bush. It was, like, nine degrees Fahrenheit earlier this week in New York City. No amount of scarves, long underwear, tights beneath long underwear, double socks, or ear muffs could’ve prepared me for the walk to the grocery store around 4 p.m. By the time I returned to…


Easy Pasta Recipes – Best Noodles for Fast Dinners

Here’s what I look like after I walk through the door after work on a chilly winter weeknight: a shell of myself. Here’s what I’m wearing: a blanket slung around my shoulders (drafty apartment!) and one shoe, because after I removed its partner, I realized I couldn’t be bothered with the other. Here’s what I…


Quick & Easy Dinner Recipes & Meal Ideas for the Family

I’m about to head home to Atlanta for the holidays—and I can’t wait. I can’t wait for my dog to run around in that big yard; I can’t wait to eat massive vats of my mother’s kimchi fried rice; and I can’t wait to cook for my family, to show them all of the many…


A Tender, Chewy 3-Ingredient Bread With a Green Trick Up Its Sleeve

Warning: I’m still in full holiday recipe mode, and this is not some secretly “healthy” recipe. Sure, I’ve subbed spinach for water in a favorite bread recipe, and the resulting loaf is green. But in this case, green is merely a color, and not an indicator of some cleanse-worthy snack. In fact, I’ll just own…


10 Quick & Easy Dinner Recipes & Meal Ideas for the Family

You’ve made turkey tetrazzini. Maybe even turkey pot pie. Heck, you’ve turned the remnants of your leftover turkey into a diamond. The carcass is already in that aspic you’ve just turned out. Stop! You’re going wild, Turkey. Thanksgiving is over, and if you’re like me, you’ve already eaten all the leftovers. Because let’s face it:…


The Buttery Sheet Pan Pot Pie We’ll Be Making All Season Long

Seafood pot pie with a Kansan touch. Photo by Julia Gartland I have a special sort of relationship with seafood. Growing up in Kansas, fish of any sort was a rare occurrence on our table, except perhaps on special occasions. What made these occasions special was usually just our proximity, at long last, to good seafood….


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