Tag: New York Times

Sheet-Pan Dinners: Sausages and Brussels Sprouts With Honey Mustard

Sheet-Pan Dinners: Sausages and Brussels Sprouts With Honey Mustard

I love a sheet-pan dinner. Minimal cleanup! Good roasted flavors. I’ve always loved NY Times Cooking but it really has become a go-to during the pandemic and they have a whole collection of sheet-pan dinner recipes I am making my way through. Tim called this 

Cilantro lover or hater??

Cilantro lover or hater??

I am a cilantro lover and have always been curious why cilantro elicits such a strong reaction from its many haters out there.  My mother-in-law won’t eat anything that cilantro has touched.  And, our good friend Jason who is a pretty adventurous eater despises cilantro 

Dinner for One: Spaghetti with Fried Eggs

Dinner for One: Spaghetti with Fried Eggs

I recently read Amanda Hesser’s Cooking for Mr. Latte: A Food Lover’s Courtship, with Recipes (many thanks to Raina for the recommendation).  The book wonderfully weaves together tales of cooking, dining out, and eating with friends and family and her relationship with her now husband 

150th Post!! Skirt Steak, Tri-Colore Orzo, Tapas-inspired Chickpea Salad, and Grilled Peaches with Honey & Mascarpone

150th Post!! Skirt Steak, Tri-Colore Orzo, Tapas-inspired Chickpea Salad, and Grilled Peaches with Honey & Mascarpone

Hard to believe I have posted 150 times since late January!  There have been so many delicious meals, wonderful dinner guests, and fun meal-time conversations.  Plus, I have received so much positive feedback on the blog.  Overall, the Weeknight Gourmet has been a fun and 

Summer Barbecue Menu: Spiced Butterflied Leg of Lamb, Zucchini & Orzo, and Roasted Red Peppers with White Beans and Mozzarella

Summer Barbecue Menu: Spiced Butterflied Leg of Lamb, Zucchini & Orzo, and Roasted Red Peppers with White Beans and Mozzarella

We had Tim’s family up to the Berkshires this weekend.  Tim’s parents and the dogs arrived on Friday and Tim’s brother, his wife, and baby girl came on Saturday. We had this delicious and surprisingly simple barbecue menu on Friday night!  I love grilled lamb 

Summer Barbecue Menu: Roasted Red Peppers with White Beans and Mozzarella

Summer Barbecue Menu: Roasted Red Peppers with White Beans and Mozzarella

To accompany our grilled leg of lamb dinner, I made #54 on Mark Bittman’s 101 Simple Summer Salads.  The “recipe” is below: “Slice roasted red peppers (if you must use canned, try to find piquillos) and fresh mozzarella. Toss with cooked white beans, olive oil, 

Perfect Summer Dessert: Fresh Strawberries With Almond Creme Anglaise

Perfect Summer Dessert: Fresh Strawberries With Almond Creme Anglaise

What’s better than strawberries and cream! Mark Bittman provides a wonderful alternative to the traditional vanilla-flavored custard in this week’s Dining section in the New York Times.  I’ve included the recipe below but don’t skip the article — Strawberries, Coddled.   It provides some great tips 

The Commander in Chef

The Commander in Chef

Amanda Hesser writes a great op-ed piece in today’s New York Times about the need for a “cooking” role model in the White House.  Growing and buying local isn’t enough.  You actually need to cook with those local ingredients! Click here to read the piece.

Getting to Know My Friend the Artichoke

Getting to Know My Friend the Artichoke

I love artichokes but have never cooked with fresh artichokes.  I must admit I have been intimidated by their unique structure. So, when I read this week’s Melissa Clark article in the New York Times about stuffed artichokes, I decided it was time to stop 

Dinner for 10: Pork Tenderloin, Green Mashed Potatoes & Roasted Asparagus

Dinner for 10: Pork Tenderloin, Green Mashed Potatoes & Roasted Asparagus

As I mentioned in my previous post, we had a dinner party for 10 last night — 4 other couples from business school.  I was excited to host so that we didn’t feel rushed and could catch up more easily than in a restaurant.  But