It's hard to believe it's been almost a year since we first went into 'lockdown' - that means a year at home and for many of us, a year of cooking almost every meal. Even for me, that's exhausting! As we look toward a spring when we're hopefully able to go out and do more, everyone just wants to get dinner on the table. This recipe for Baked Cod with Garlic and Herb Ritz Crumbs from Modern Comfort Food is a perfect weeknight recipe - it comes together so quickly, and with buttery Ritz crumbs, it might even convince your kids to eat fish!!!
It’s always good to celebrate the people we love, particularly this year! Show your Valentine how grateful you are to have them in your bunker with you by making this Dark Chocolate Tart. It was inspired by a recipe in Erin French’s cookbook, The Lost Kitchen. I’m obsessed! It’s got three layers of chocolate – a crunchy cookie crumb crust, a dark chocolate pudding filling, and it’s topped with silky ganache. It’s easy to make and so delicious!! I also have a full Valentine’s Day menu below! Have a safe and fun weekend!
For the Super Bowl game on Sunday, how about something refreshing and cool to go with those salty snacks and rich dips? My Frozen Palomas are the perfect drink to make because first, they’re citrusy and delicious, and second, you can make big pitchers of them ahead of game time and store them in the freezer so you won’t miss a thing! Don’t forget that they go perfectly with my Fresh Crab Nachos. Have a wonderful time and please watch safely!
We’re all a little cranky these days because it’s winter, it gets dark early, and we’ve been dealing with the virus for so long. This is when I crave a big bowl of stew or a pan of cheesy baked pasta. Fortunately, with my Baked Rigatoni with Lamb Ragù, I don’t have to choose because it’s both!
First, I make a rich lamb stew by sautéing onions, carrots, and fennel, then add ground lamb, tomatoes, garlic, and simmer it with almost a whole bottle of earthy red wine. Then I cook some rigatoni, drain it, and add it to the lamb stew plus lots of fresh mozzarella, some eggs and cream, and finish it with grated Parmesan cheese. The whole dish goes into the oven and the house starts to smell amazing, and all of a sudden, I feel so much better! Hope this makes you feel better too!
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