Happy Tuesday! Have you recovered from that crazy Superbowl?! Neither Dylan’s nor my team were in the Superbowl this year so we didn’t really have any stake in the game, but as a football fan in general that turned out to be one incredible game.
Holy crap, tomorrow is Thanksgiving! I told you guys about my Thanksgiving tradition but I do have to confess my tree is already up. I KNOW! I’m officially that person that put their tree up before Thanksgiving. But you know, I just sort of figured that if the Cubs could win the World Series, Donald Trump could become President and I could go to a pizza place and only order a salad (yep, for real, that happened last week!), well, to hell with it. I could put up my Christmas tree and it just wouldn’t be the strangest thing that’s happened over the last month.
In my defense, I put it up last weekend, so technically there was less than a week until Turkey Day. The truth is that I bought the most adorable new ivory faux fur holiday tree skirt and I couldn’t wait to use it. Further signs I’m firmly approaching 34 in just over a month – new holiday tree skirts are my jam.
I have to tell you guys, I have been without a stove for almost two weeks now. The day before we left on vacation to Fort Collins & Rocky Mountain National Park I was roasting the sweet potatoes for my Sweet & Spicy Roasted Sweet Potatoes recipe (thankfully it was at the very end of the roasting) when suddenly my oven threw me two strange errors.
After much troubleshooting and a little help from my dad (thanks Dad!) we realized that it was going to cost hundreds of dollars to fix my 15 year old oven. It was time to put the old girl to rest permanently. It was then that I came to the sudden realization that I use my oven a lot. A LOT. I knew I did, but it wasn’t until I didn’t have it, that I realized how much I relied on it!
Alright, I’m going to make a bold statement – this spiralized french bread pizza may be my favorite recipe that I’ve made so far. No joke. The slow roasted garlic schmeered on to melted butter and the patches of intense gorgonzola are melt-in-your mouth; amazing.
I recently roasted garlic for one of my how-to Tuesday’s and this dish is a perfect example of why you need to get rid of that pre-minced jar garlic and begin taking the time to use fresh garlic.
Welcome to the first edition of my new weekly ‘How to’ series; how to burst cherry tomatoes!
So here’s the low down – cooking doesn’t have to be difficult, and there are so many fun and easy things you can do to add flavor to a dish, or even to just save time. Most of the time these techniques are so much easier than they sound, and it’s really important to me that you guys don’t feel overwhelmed by not only my recipes, but by cooking in general.
Have you ever randomly put together a dish for dinner and it was so good, that you thought to yourself “holy shit, I could eat this everyday!”? That was definitely us when I made this caprese chicken last week.