Traditional asparagus recipes often call for blanching the tender springtime spears, but we like ours oven-roasted in an Uuni – whether wrapped in Parma ham and sizzled in one of our cast iron pans, or a atop a simple but delicious pizza. The salty, soft Parma ham in this recipe perfectly complements the crunchy, sweet […]
This slow-cooked pork shoulder is just the ticket on a cold winter day. It marinates overnight, then roasts all day. Dinner is ready when it’s fall-apart tender. Serve with an easy apple gravy and some roast vegetables on the side. Continue reading “Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder with Apple Gravy” »
Minestrone soup is an Italian classic! This version is made with cannellini beans, chicken stock, cabbage, potato, zucchini, carrots, plum tomatoes, and Parmesan cheese. Continue reading “Minestrone Soup” »
When you need pure comfort in a casserole dish, Potatoes Au Gratin deliver. These thinly sliced potatoes baked in a creamy, cheesy sauce hit all the comfort food buttons. And the leftovers are awesome, so you can feed on that casserole heaven all week! 🙌 What are Potatoes Au Gratin? Potatoes au gratin are basically […]
We finally got around to carving our pumpkins last weekend, so I got to make my favorite fall treat! Carving pumpkins is fun, but the roasted pumpkin seeds are by far my favorite part. Roasted pumpkin seeds are so crunchy, delicious, and addictive, and I look forward to them every year! And if you’ve already […]
OMG, y’all. Stop everything. This is important. I knew I loved cornbread, but I didn’t know I could love it this much. I decided to add some sweet potato mash to my Everyday Cornbread, plus a couple spices and sour cream for richness and… WHOA. It took everything in me not to eat the entire […]
Here’s a little quickie for you this weekend! This super simple tofu stir fry is a riff off of my favorite Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry. It’s super fast, easy, filling, inexpensive, and endlessly customizable. Keep reading to see all the possibilities for making this tofu stir fry your own! Use any Stir Fry Sauce […]
Honey + Balsamic Vinegar + Butter = Heaven. It’s sweet, tangy, and rich, all at the same time. You already know that I love roasted vegetables, but drenching roasted vegetables in a honey balsamic glaze takes them to the next level. And the best part? They’re incredibly simple. So you can have these heavenly Honey […]
Pumpkin Chili! Made with chunks of pumpkin, ground pork, black beans, a bottle of beer, and plenty of spices. Ready in under an hour. Even better the next day. Continue reading “Pumpkin Chili” »
Simple homemade sauces (or glazes) are your secret weapon in the kitchen. They’re the easiest way to turn a boring piece of meat into something really mouthwatering and amazing. Case in point: Honey Mustard Pork Chops. This particularly awesome sauce is a mix of honey, Dijon mustard, a little mayo for creaminess, and a few […]
If ever there was a meal-worthy soup, it would be Broccoli Cheddar! This bowl full of colorful, chunky vegetables and a super thick cheesy “broth” are sure to leave you warm, happy, and satisfied. Unlike some broccoli cheddar soups, my Broccoli Cheddar Soup doesn’t use heavy cream and is ever so slightly lighter on the […]
Remember ten years ago or so when cauliflower suddenly got super popular and everyone was using it in place of every carb imaginable? And then the supply and demand got all out of whack and cauliflower was suddenly more than $5 per head?? Well, I’m glad that the supply has finally caught up with the […]
Here’s a little quickie for you this weekend! I’m always looking for ways to use up the odds and ends of my fresh spinach, and Scrambled Eggs with Spinach and Feta is one of my go-to methods for making sure no spinach goes to waste. It’s fast (like, fast enough to make on a weekday), […]
Y’all. I am SO ready for sweater weather and cozy slow cooker stews! To kick the season off, I made this super simple Slow Cooker Hamburger Stew this week. It’s nothing fancy, it’s just simple, good, comforting food! I love the simplicity of this dish and the flexibility. It’s the perfect thing to have simmering […]
I was freezing some of our brown bananas the other day and decided to take a few snapshots of the process and do a quick little “How to Freeze Bananas” tutorial. Why? Because while a lot of people know you can make banana bread with brown bananas instead of letting them go to waste, you […]
Tired of clumpy, wet quinoa? Worry no more! Cook the lightest, fluffiest quinoa in 20 minutes; then add it to salads, bowls, and wraps. It keeps well in the fridge, so make a big batch, and use this gluten-free, protein-rich “grain” all week! Continue reading “How to Cook Quinoa” »
Easy, delicious, and loaded with flavor, these Mojo Marinated Pork Kebabs are begging you to make the most of grilling season. The punchy garlic- and citrus-flavored marinade is traditionally used in Hispanic dishes and pairs beautifully with grilled pineapple! Continue reading “Mojo Marinated Grilled Pork Kebabs” »
You can never have enough easy side dish recipes, am I right?? I like to keep my side dishes simple so they don’t steal the show from my main dish, and they don’t add a lot of extra work to the overall preparation of the meal. Simple salads like this Mediterranean White Bean Salad only […]
Once you try focaccia, you’ll never go back to plain bread! This hearty No-Knead Focaccia is coated in olive oil and herbs, making every bite full of delicious flavor. And the best part? It only takes about 5 minutes of hands-on work to make an amazing loaf. This delicious bread pretty much makes itself! Originally […]
This is seriously the Best Baked Ziti Ever. Your family is going to love the homemade meat sauce, and that ricotta and cream cheese topping takes it to the next level! The post Best Baked Ziti Ever appeared first on thestayathomechef.com.
Classic Creamed Spinach is creamy, cheesy goodness! This is the only way to eat spinach, my friends! You’ll never look at leafy greens the same! The post Classic Creamed Spinach appeared first on thestayathomechef.com.
Chicken cacciatore is an easy skillet dinner that can be served up over either pasta or rice. Your family will love this classic chicken recipe! Bonus: it only takes 30 minutes! The post Mom’s Chicken Cacciatore appeared first on thestayathomechef.com.
This Peruvian Chicken is roasted whole in the oven, and served with the most incredible green dipping sauce. The post Oven Roasted Peruvian Chicken appeared first on thestayathomechef.com.
Just a few simple ingredients is all you need to make Homemade Soft Pretzels. This recipe has a warm, buttery, salty exterior and is delicious by itself, or dunked in your favorite cheese dip! The post The Best Homemade Soft Pretzels appeared first on thestayathomechef.com.
I’m continuing my new love affair with cottage cheese and experimenting with all the fun things you can do with this inexpensive source of protein. I know a lot of people just can’t stand the texture of cottage cheese, so I wanted to play around with whipping it up into a smooth sauce or dip […]