Tomato-Basil Mozzarella Frittata

It’s a scorcher out there! On days like this, who wants to be in her kitchen cooking a hot meal?! There’s a saying “If you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen!” It’s no fun standing over hot flames when it’s hot outside, but dinner still needs to be put on the table. A few weeks ago I made a delicious frittata that was inspired by the Tomato-Pesto Frittata from Everyday Food. Tonight is a perfect night for this dish. Tomatoes and basil evoke the flavors… read more »

Cilantro-Lime Steak

Last week I shared two guest posts by Kari Underly, a female butcher, about Kosher beef (in case you missed it, check out part 1 & part 2). I don’t make steak at home that often because i like my steak grilled and I find it doesn’t come out as good on a grill pan as it does on an outdoor grill. That said, I read a delicious-sounding recipe in Everyday Food and was inspired to make a summery steak at home. The recipe called for buttermilk, and since we keep Kosher I needed to find a substitute for i… read more »

Kosher Cuts of Beef, Part 2 {Guest Post}

Yesterday female butcher Kari Underly shared the best cuts of Kosher beef to use for moist heat cooking, such as braising. In part 2 of the Kosher beef series, Kari explains the best cuts of Kosher beef for grilling and sautéing. Beef shoulder ranch steak. This is a newer cut, and it’s a real gem on the grill. If your butcher doesn’t recognize this cut by name, tell him (or her) you want a boneless shoulder steak, with the connective tissue and the elbow tendon removed. What you’ll have is the same t… read more »

All About Kosher Beef {Guest Post}

Beef…it’s what’s for dinner. Remember that tagline? Many people shy away from beef these days because they think it’s the culprit of health problems. While it’s true that you should limit the amount of beef you eat per week, when eaten in moderation, like most other foods I discuss, beef can have a place in your diet. But do you know which cut to eat? Personally, I find beef to be a very confusing topic, especially Kosher beef. Lucky for me Kari Underly, one of the few femread more »

Chicken Mexicano with Nectarine-Avocado Salsa {+ Frito Lay Giveaway}

In the spirit of celebrating days and months dedicated to certain foods, I would be remiss not to mention that May is Celiac Awareness Month. In case you are not familiar, celiac disease is an autoimmune disease that damages parts of the small intestine when gluten-containing foods (wheat, rye, barley) are consumed. Over time it leads to malabsorption of many nutrients. In the past few years, celiac disease and the gluten-free diet that is required to treat it, have become more commonly diagnosed a… read more »