Dinner

  • From soup and salad to grilled cheese and pasta, there are plenty of delicious ways to get your grub on when you're flying solo!

    10 Tasty “Dinner For One” Meal Inspirations

    From soup and salad to grilled cheese and pasta, there are plenty of delicious ways to get your grub on when you’re flying solo! I come from a family that adores savory snacks. Don’t get me wrong, we like our sweets too, but there’s nothing better than taking a salty cracker, slathering it with salty butter, and gorging. I’ve posted about “buttery saltines” before, and was surprised that almost no one had heard of the wonderfully paired combo. People thought I was nuts! This swath of buttery, salty goodness was a childhood favorite of mine, spurred by my father who’s an expert at matching spreads with crackers. When I’m on…

  • These cheesy chicken fritters from Natasha's Kitchen were a win in our house. Add it to your dinner rotation this week!

    Cheesy Chicken Fritters

    These cheesy chicken fritters were a win in our house. Add them to your dinner rotation this week! I’ll bet you see a ton of Tasty and Tasty-inspired videos in your Facebook News Feed every day. Shoot, even I’ve made them! In sixty seconds or less, these videos have the ability to simultaneously mesmerize while also evoking drool-worthy levels of hunger in a viewer. At least for me, anyway. I’d like to assume the recipes are all as delicious as they look, but in my heart I know some of those sheet pan dinners, the ones where you throw everything on a pan and roast for thirty to forty-five minutes, can’t…

  • This baked tilapia is topped with a creamy Dijon mayo sauce before being baked in a hot oven for 10 minutes. Another quick weeknight meal to add to the rotation!

    Baked Tilapia with Dijon Mayo Sauce

    This baked tilapia is topped with a creamy Dijon mayo sauce before being baked in a hot oven for only ten minutes. It’s another quick weeknight meal to add to the rotation! A few weeks ago ALDI had nice cuts of fresh (never frozen!) tilapia on sale for some sort of ridiculous “this must be expiring soon” price. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This post may contain affiliate links. I couldn’t help myself from buying a couple packages, and then promptly throwing them into our freezer chest for use at a later date. Tilapia’s thin, which means thawing it out takes practically no time. If it’s not…

  • Three delicious ways to enjoy tacos without meat!

    Vegetarian Tacos 3 Ways

    Three delicious and simple ways to enjoy vegetarian tacos. Yes — without meat! My sister became a vegetarian nearly a decade ago and ever since the switch she’s still craved random and delicious foods from her previous life as an omnivore. Things like the crispy skin on fried chicken. Or steamed Maryland blue crabs. Or an ooey-gooey cheeseburger. Mmm … crabs. While there are decent ways of cobbling together a meatless version of fried chicken (battered and fried … something) or cheeseburgers (veggie patties have improved in recent years!) those are never really the same as the real deal. And crabs? Well, Old Bay seasoning on other things helps soothe the…

  • This savory beef vegetable soup is so simple to make in your Instant Pot!

    Instant Pot Beef Vegetable Soup

    This savory Instant Pot beef vegetable soup is so simple to make! You’d think by the number of recent Instant Pot recipes that I’ve become a little obsessed with the thing. The truth is, I haven’t reached obsession-level yet, but I have found it to be way more useful than I thought it would — even without having used some of the settings yet (um…homemade yogurt, anyone?). I’d say I use the Instant Pot on a weekly basis these days, for everything from chili to stew to soup to stock. That’s even more frequent than I used my slow cooker or my Dutch oven. I’d say it’s because the cooking time is cut down so much; but,…

  • With only five ingredients and lots of deep savory flavor, this Instant Pot ham and bean soup will become a fast favorite!

    Instant Pot Ham and Bean Soup

    With only eight ingredients and lots of deep savory flavor, this simple Instant Pot ham and bean soup will become a fast favorite! I’ve been using my Instant Pot on a regular basis these days. It’s hard not to use it often when the pressure cooker gadget makes life so very easy. Take this ham and bean soup, for example. Sure. It could have simmered away stove top or in the slow cooker for hours. Instead, I finished work, threw eight inexpensive ingredients into the Instant Pot, set it to “Soup” and then forgot about it for forty-five minutes. And, as an added bonus, I used up the last of…

  • Bacon and eggs on a crispy waffle is just one of fifteen awesome "breakfast for dinner" ideas in this round-up!

    15 Awesome Breakfast for Dinner Ideas

    Mmm… Eggs, bacon and waffles. It’s one of the most classic, all-time best breakfast (or breakfast for dinner) options out there. Light and fluffy waffles, a little crispy around the edges, are the best for soaking in all the golden yellow yolk-y goodness of a perfectly cooked sunny-side-up fried egg, simply prepared with a T-fal frying pan, a little butter, salt and pepper. Thank you to Krusteaz® and T-fal® for sponsoring this glorious post about one of our favorite family meals: breakfast night!  And bacon! How can you go wrong with that salty, smoky, crunchy bacon bite?? It’s an excellent savory accent to the mild vanilla sweetness of a Krusteaz…

  • How to cook a great steak — it's so simple!

    How to Cook a Great Steak

    Sometimes there’s nothing better than a juicy, slightly charred, well-seasoned steak. In our house, we might have steak once a month because it’s one of my husband’s favorites (a self-proclaimed “meat and potatoes” guy), and quickly becoming a fast favorite of my son. Besides tasting great, steak also happens to be quick and easy to prepare, which fits nicely into our busy weekly schedules. How to cook a great steak has been a project of mine over the years, and — shocker — I think it turns out best with the simplest of preparations. I’ve tried various cuts of steak from sirloin to filet, and t-bone to porterhouse. However, our…