We are adding a new series to the blog called, “This Is How We Do It” or “Kate’s Cooking School”. The second name is definitely more descriptive, but the first one makes us laugh, so that’s what we’ve gone with. 🙂 Having gone to culinary school, Kate is full of all kinds of great food-related information. From how to best chop an onion, to how to do that flippy thing with the pan when you’re sautéing something, to how to make baller chicken stock (featured here). Please let us know if there are any techniques or basic recipes that you’d like to learn more about and Kate might write it up for you!
Chicken Stock-by Kate Davies
We have another beautiful meal from my lovely friend Nomi today! Her baked gnocchi recipe was super popular, and I have no doubt this one will be as well. Everything Nomi cooks, bakes, sews, etc. is so utterly wholesome and charming; I hope she keeps sending us posts to share!
(PS: Check out this mermaid outfit she threw together for her daughter last minute. So flipping cute!!)
Baked Enchiladas – by Nomi Olsthoorn
Kate and I have been friends for nearly 25 years. For nearly a quarter of a century, we have laughed together, cried together, traveled together, and even lived together. I more or less think of her as a sister.
When I started to think that I could use some help keeping up with the blog, Kate was an obvious choice. Not only is she one of the best cooks I know (she studied at the Culinary Institute of America), but she is also one of my most favourite people on the planet. Though she has never blogged before, she is a much better writer than I am, and I know she is going to be awesome. You guys will totally love her.
My superstar husband not only held down the fort while I was away, but he also managed to cook (and photograph) some delicious dinners! This chicken and rice dish is one of our favourite dishes that he makes: it is quick, easy, and uses very few ingredients which is always helpful!
With that, I’ll hand things over to Hungerpapa. (Sorry if that name is super duper cutesy, but it simply can’t be avoided.)
Time for another “Friends with Recipes” post! This one is from my IG friend Amy who is one of the most thoughtful and creative mamas out there. We’ve never met in person, but I can tell you from seeing her pictures every day for the last three (or so) years that she is incredibly crafty, an excellent braider (check out her #hairenvywithavery hashtag!), and she likes to eat well. She is also a very real and genuine mama who goes over and above to make life awesome for her kids. I find her account so inspiring. (Keep an eye out for their annual summer “to-do” list. I’m still trying to work up enough energy to make one of our own!).
All of that is to say that I knew Amy would come up with a great recipe for us, and indeed she did!
Greek Chicken Gyros with Avocado Dill Spread – Amy Holgerson
Hi. I am Amy, Mama to 2 kiddies, wifie to one dude, and all around wannabe domestic goddess. You can find me on IG over sharing under the handle @bugbeansmomma.
When Bethie asked if I would be into sharing a recipe, I was very excited. Then we started a two week flooring remodel project. Living without a stove for two weeks can really put a damper on my wannabe domestic goddess routine. But last night I got to cook my first meal since getting our stove back in. I decided to take my Greek chicken I already have on rotation and put a little twist on it. So with that said, here is my Greek chicken gyro with a creamy avocado dill spread.
First of all, thank you for all the love about my picky eating article! I actually wrote the article a long time ago but was nervous about posting it, so thank you for all the supportive comments. It really means a lot to me.
My husband makes a Thomas Keller version of this dish that literally takes two full days to make and is out-of-this-world delicious. This version I’ve adapted from Martha Stewart takes nowhere near that amount of time, but it is still super yummy!
It is a perfect dish for a chilly evening, and also works well as a quick meal to serve guests. (Though if you happen to have copious amounts of time, look up the Thomas Keller version as well!!)
My busiest week of the year has finally passed, and I am looking forward to a relaxed and cosy few weeks leading up to Christmas! This week’s meal plan certainly reflects that: it is full of tummy warming comfort foods. I’m especially looking forward to the chicken and dumplings. It is such an easy and delicious meal!