Hey there! I’m back with another round-up of what I’ve been cooking lately. (You can catch round 1 and 2 here.) At this point, it’s been almost 7 months since I moved out of my mom’s house and in with Paul. I was spoiled most of my life by having the best home cook make the majority of my meals. Now I’m determined to make delicious healthy food on my own.
I’ve been getting a good start with easy dishes like fancy pancakes for dinner and different kinds of chicken noodle soup. I’m experimenting with family favorites, which is fun. It also helps that I’ve been using trusted sources like the New York Times and Food52. I’ve also been watching a lot of cooking channels on YouTube.
I hope you find this series useful and see some recipes you can try out for yourself. Happy cooking!
- Posole (again): This time I used dried ancho chiles with the help of this video and combined that with these simple directions.
- Grilled pork chops with glazed peaches: I used the same ingredients and measurements as in this New York Times recipe, but cooked this on the stove instead of on the grill.
- My Dad’s Pancakes: Huckleberry Cookbook
- Cormeal Pancakes: I made this using the Portlandia Cookbook recipe for Marrionberry pancakes. I just used blueberries instead of marrionberries.
- Cheesy Pasta: Refinery 29 via Food52 (not pictured)
- Meatballs: My mom’s recipe (not pictured)
- Hashbrown quiche: This is my mom’s recipe. It’s so easy, but looks like it took more effort.
- Pizza with ricotta cheese and farmer’s market figs: Actually, Paul gets the credit for these. He uses this recipe for pizza dough.
- Chicken with orzo pasta: Also my mom’s recipe
- Chicken Tortilla Soup: I used my sister’s recipe, but changed a few things. I wanted to make it a bit spicier, so I used an ancho chili. My boyfriend doesn’t like onions, so I left them out. We didn’t have garlic, coriander or chili powder so I skipped those. I added cayenne pepper and paprika.
- Flourless Fudge Cookies: I used this King Arthur Flour recipe one night when my guy and I wanted cookies but we were all out of milk. The recipe warns that it can be tricky and it was for me. My batter wasn’t syrupy enough and the cookies turned out crunchy.
- Sweet Corn Muffins: These muffins were amazing! Someday I’ll make everything in the Huckleberry Cookbook.