For the holidays, my Orange Marmalade-Glazed Ham from Go-To Dinners is the easiest and most delicious dinner you'll ever make! The bone-in ham is from Nodines Smokehouse—you make the marmalade glaze, pour it on the ham, and just bake it. How easy it that??! Great for dinner or for a cocktail party with mini biscuits and chutney. #storeboughtisfine
I love Thanksgiving!! But after cooking non-stop for the past two and a half years, I thought we could all use a break. When the New York Times asked me to make a delicious “store-bought” Thanksgiving dinner, I thought, “Who could do that??!” But the idea kept tugging at me and I decided to try.
I had two requirements for each dish. First, that a store-bought ingredient, like packaged stuffing mix or a can of whole-berry cranberry sauce, made the dish much easier to prepare; and second, that the final product totally tasted like it was made from scratch. No one will ever know that the store-bought ingredient is in there!
Whether you serve the classics from your childhood or start new traditions this year, I hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving!
Click here to link to my New York Times "Store-Bought Thanksgiving" menu
Now that autumn is really here, all I want for dinner is something warm and satisfying like Chicken in a Pot with Orzo from my newest cookbook Go-To Dinners. It has all the classic chicken soup flavors plus a big pinch of saffron. It's made in one big pot so the whole house smells wonderful! Go-To Dinners publishes on October 25th and is available for pre-order now wherever books are sold.
When it’s cold outside, Mac & Cheese is always a good idea, but my Truffled Mac & Cheese will make your dinner feel like a celebration. It has two kinds of cheeses, two kinds of mushrooms, and the secret ingredient -truffle butter! - is less expensive than you think. This is classic comfort food but so much better than you expect!
Thanksgiving this year is inevitably going to be different from any other year but I think it’s still important to take the time to celebrate it safely. Even in a pandemic, we can find new things to be thankful for, such as the pleasure of eating Thanksgiving outdoors, where it’s safer and easier to socially distance. This year, instead of cooking a massive dinner for a crowd, I’ve collected my favorite Thanksgiving recipes that serve just four people and I’m calling it a Micro-Thanksgiving. But not to worry, just because it’s small, doesn’t mean that it can’t be absolutely delicious!! Which leads to another thing to be thankful for – a smaller dinner means less to clean-up!
I hope you love the recipes and that your family stays safe so you can celebrate many, many more happy Thanksgivings together!
Cooking during the pandemic got pretty crazy, even for me, so I devised all kinds of ways to get dinner on the table with the least amount of stress. My new book, Go-To Dinners is a collection of easy, make ahead, prep ahead, freeze ahead, and simply assembled recipes that you’ll want to make over and over again. Go-To Dinners will be published on October 25th and is available for preorder with booksellers everywhere!
Every Valentine's Day needs a romantic soundtrack, right?? I have a playlist of all my favorite love songs so all you need to do is press play! It's available on Apple Music, Pandora, and Spotify - and I hope you love it! Happy Valentine's Day!
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