When I was younger, my Mom would always make eggs in purgatory for my brothers and I - a fried egg sandwiched between a mashed potato cake and tomato sauce - the idea being the potato cake is the clouds of heaven and the tomato sauce is the fires of hell, with the egg stuck in the middle like purgatory.
Whether or not you enjoy the fun name of the dish, there is no denying it is a unique take on breakfast and certainly a perfect dish for brunch. It's savory, hearty, and satisfying for the whole family!
Can you believe Thanksgiving is already over? It came and went so fast! Such a good meal and so many leftovers. But there is one dish that didn't even make it to leftover status at my house - my brussels sprouts. They got devoured.
I guess I'm not surprised - they came out amazing! Featuring pancetta for saltiness, maple syrup for sweetness, and thyme for an herbaceous twist, there is no way you could not like this. Not to mention it is super easy to make (like, for real) and comes together pretty quick. This is a dish that goes beyond Thanksgiving - it is surely one to make throughout the entire winter season!
What do you do when you have two very ripe need-to-be-used-TONIGHT avocados? Most people would say make a big batch of guacamole and usually I would share this train of thought. But I needed dinner and straight up did not feel like going to buy tortilla chips and binging on dip as a meal (don't get me wrong - it's totally happened before). So I looked around the fridge and realized I had some chicken stock and sour cream that were begging to be used, too. Enter avocado soup.
I knew it would be good, but this was GOOD! I mean I want it to be in my weekly meal rotation. The best part other than the tangy creamy soup itself? It's ridiculously easy and quick to make and contains few ingredients.
Growing up, I was never a huge fan of steak. I found it chewy, tasteless, and hard to swallow. Now on the other hand, I LOVE the tenderness, juiciness, and full on flavor steak has to offer. Looking back on it (no offense, Mom and Dad!) I know my previous feelings towards red meat was because it was often overcooked to hockey puck status and not tenderized or marinated quite correctly.
I know a lot of people share the same experience. This post will help you to appreciate steak way more than you do now! And if you are already a steak lover then this post will give you some tips on bringing your steak to a whole new level of deliciousness!
It's always a bittersweet experience to know you are sharing a meal with a friend that you know will be the last for a long while. My good friend Tim is moving all the way to Texas and he requested that I bake for him one last time - how could I say no?! So we looked through ALL of my cookbooks and recipes (yes, I mean all) and he chose a dozen or so recipes he was attracted to. After going through all of them I landed on this sour cream & lemon pudding pie - plenty of sweet to offset the bitterness of saying goodbye!
Everyone at the farewell dinner loved it. To quote our friend Dave upon his first bite, "The feeling I feel right now is overwhelming, like congratulatory. Like when a friend has a baby." Thanks, Dave.
I'm Ali! Living it up in Brooklyn. I love cooking, baking, crafting, crocheting - you name it! Most of what I cook is healthy for you (and equally delicious) with the occasional "not-healthy" meal (but so worth it). My passion truly lies with inspiring others not only to cook at home but to try new foods in the process!