Oven Roasted Salmon Panzanella Salad

Anytime I make a Panzanella salad I always wonder why I don’t make them more. This salad was no exception – the salmon came out perfectly and it was a fun weeknight dinner. I’ve been trying to make our weeknight dinners more interesting during quarantine and this one is definitely one we’ll be having again soon.

The salmon was so simple to roast – just a bit of butter, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper and fresh basil. It was ridiculously delicious!

Chickpea & Pepper Salad

This one is fondly known around here as the “pizza salad.” All of the spices combine together and kind of, sort of, if you close your eyes, taste a little bit like pizza. Listen, when you’re trying to lighten up a few meals, this one is a good choice – the flavors hit the spot and has enough protein that it’s satisfying.

This is a great recipe for meal prep – the flavors really develop in the fridge, or if you just need to whip up a quick lunch on a weekday between zoom meetings.

Gigantic Chewy Coffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

You know that feeling when you make something stupid good? Yeah, that’s these gigantic coffee chocolate chip cookies. They’re just stupid good.

I got a jar of instant coffee for those Dalgonas from earlier in the week and wanted to see how else I could make use of it. I can’t imagine going through an entire jar of instant coffee that quickly. Let me tell you – after making these cookies, I want to put instant coffee in and on everything to see what happens.

Deviled Egg Salads

I think my obsession with deviled eggs started in college, when I would just grab a few hard boiled eggs, a packet of mayo and a packet of mustard and make deviled eggs in the cafeteria. You know I love salt, and I also love mustard, so deviled eggs really became a vehicle for salt and mustard to get in my mouth.

I started making this deviled egg salad, because, lets be honest, peeling and making deviled eggs look pretty is so tedious. And what is more frustrating that eggs that don’t peel well when you’re trying to make some deviled eggs? Even when you put baking soda in the water (more on that later).

Boozy Peanut Butter Dalgona

Did you even quarantine if you haven’t made a Dalgona? I’ll tell you what – you haven’t lived if you haven’t made these boozy peanut butter dalgonas!

I had been putting off making a Dalgona for what feels like months because, seriously, everyone is doing it and what can I show you that you hadn’t seen already? And then, I thought, maybe this would work with that peanut butter whiskey sitting on our bar. I can tell you, it does. Oh boy, does it ever.

15 Minute Personal Pizzas

I think if I had to choose one food to eat for the rest of my life it would be pizza! The best thing about these pizzas, besides being utterly delicious is that you can have them ready faster than you can order delivery.

There are three keys to making the perfect pizzas at home – a really hot oven, a cast iron skillet and fresh dough.

10 Minute Chicken Tostadas

Anyone else keep putting on jeans just to keep themselves in check during quarantine? I’m finding myself reaching for comforting food, and definitely baking more than usual, so we are trying to reign it in a little over the next few weeks. These chicken tostadas are so quick and easy. You can 100% customize them, and they’ve got a reasonable calorie count for how much flavor they pack.

So, you do you on these, but you definitely want to make this cumin lime crema. You can put it on anything – grilled chicken, veggie kabobs, some crispy potatoes – anything!

Caramelized Onion and Scallion Tart with Farmer’s Cheese

Love a long recipe title, no? So I saw a picture of Bon Appetit’s onion tart floating around and eyeballing it, felt inspired to make my own. I didn’t actually read their recipe, so if you’ve made it, tell me if this is similar! I always have onions on hand, but I had some extra farmer’s cheese from making pierogi for Easter and thought, hey, might as well try them in a tart – when in quarantine, you gotta use what you’ve got, amirite?!

I think you have to have caramelized onions on an onion tart – or just like on everything always? Caramelized onions are one of my favorite things to make and to be honest, used as a condiment on our house. Put that shit on everything, ya know?

Weeknight Sausage and Broccoli Bowls

Weeknights are really all about a quick recipe, aren’t they? One way I’ve been trying to distinguish between the weekdays and weekends during quarantine (’cause they all just run together, eh?) is by not cooking too many project recipes during the week. I’ve always saved fancier, more complicated dishes for entertaining people or for just the two of us on the weekends.

So now, during quarantine, I’m finding it even more important to have some quick meals on hand. Seriously, even having this blog, I’ve never, ever cooked this much in my entire life. (PS we order pizza every Friday from a different local pizza shop each week, trying to support our local businesses as much as we can!)

Recipe for Spring Blondies

This Easter is just going to be so strange, isn’t it? I’m planning our menu and trying to make it as special as I can without the rest of our family. We’re planning on steaks and smashed potatoes with some veg on the side and a fresh batch of these blondies!

(PS you can grab last year’s Easter menu here!)

These are so easy to whip up, just 7 ingredients and a few minutes and bam, you’ve got blondies ready to bake. Aren’t these so cute, with the spring colored M&Ms?!