Mint is a perfect complement to lamb. Add a clove of minced garlic to the lamb mixture for even more kick.
This speedy side dish complements so many styles of cooking. It’s a kid pleaser, too!
Manteca adds depth of flavor and richness to this classic stew, but you can sub in vegetable oil if needed. (We save bacon fat from breakfast in a little jar in the refrigerator to use for this sort of thing.) Any combination of root vegetables works in this recipe: turnips, golden beets, parsnips, carrots.
We are lazy and love no-boil lasagna noodles, but you can use regular lasagna noodles if you like extra work. Or to make it even easier, shred some rotisserie chicken instead of poaching your own.
This dish is slow food magic! Use half of the spinach in the meatballs themselves, and reserve the other half for the sauce – same goes for the cilantro. You can buy Baharat spice or make your own blend like we do.
This dish is a Toad Hall favorite. For added zing, grate a little extra ginger and add it to the sauce in step 9.
The key to this recipe is actually rubbing the dressing into the kale by hand to create a tender texture. You can use a peeler to shave thin strips off of a block of romano cheese. Kale, yeah!
This rich, simple comfort dish is so easy that the only way to mess it up is to change or complicate it. San Marzano canned tomatoes are readily available in Bloomington, so make no substitutions unless it’s to swap in fresh, garden tomatoes. Based on Italian foodie and cookbook author Marcella Hazan’s classic sauce recipe, this might inspire you to ditch pasta sauce from a jar forever. We’re never going back!
This delicious baked pumpkin is easy to prepare and makes an impressive holiday dish. Use one of our Long Island Cheese Pumpkins or a small pie pumpkin for best results.
Be careful with this recipe. It’s so much better than your average stir fry that it may ruin Chinese takeout forevermore.
Personalize this dish with your favorite salsa and adjust the amount of chili powder to your liking. Any shredded chicken will work here, from a poached or grilled chicken breast to some leftover rotisserie.
Use the tomatoes and garlic in your basket to whip up this simple dinner. The fresh, lemony dressing tames the spicy arugula and a generous splash of white wine complements the tomatoes perfectly. Don’t skip pounding the chicken thin breasts thin before cooking; it’s crucial for a tender texture and quick cook time!