Everyday Instant Pot Beef Stew

Everyday Instant Pot Beef Stew

Beef stew is a dish of magic. How else would you explain being able to turn tough chunks of beef into velvety, rich morsels of tastiness in a matter of hours? Okay, I’m sure there’s some science involved, but I’m going with magic. You can make this in a slow cooker or...
The Best Crispy Fried Chicken Breast

The Best Crispy Fried Chicken Breast

  The Best Crispy Fried Chicken Breast I went to a restaurant recently and had a salad with a fried chicken breast. It sounded unassuming; lots of places have similar dishes. The salad was decent, but pretty basic — spinach and Romaine, cherry tomatoes,...
Herb Crusted Chicken with Braised Celery

Herb Crusted Chicken with Braised Celery

When I was in culinary school, I was in the last class of the day in a shared kitchen. By the time we got to class, all the good veggies were almost always gone, so we were often left with a lot of carrots, onions, and celery to make side dishes with. It was a...
Sayulita Herbed Pork Tenderloin

Sayulita Herbed Pork Tenderloin

If you’re looking for a rub for pork, you’ll find plenty of them. And many of them are delicious. But a lot of them also have a dozen different seasonings you have to measure just so to get the right flavor. It’s not difficult, just tedious. When you’re trying to make...
Ava Jane’s Antipasto Salad

Ava Jane’s Antipasto Salad

I’ve been trying to meal plan more lately, which means more meal prep. I’ve found that I eat much better when everything is planned out, especially when I’m super busy with other things. For meal prep, I like things that are versatile, and can go with more than one...