All in Savory

Weeknight Meatballs

As part of my mission to live more sustainably I'm also trying to cook more so that I can meal plan, use leftover ingredients, save money, and avoid takeout containers. Although I've been doing really well so far it's been exhausting and I once again have a new sense of appreciation for my mother who put food on the table for our family every night of the week, and weekend for that matter, when I was growing up. To help lighten the load a little I try to cook in larger volumes so that I can take leftovers for lunch and possibly eat the dish again another night of the week. One recipe that makes all of that possible is baked meatballs...

Pimento Cheese

I had grand aspirations to share a recipe for super crispy baked potato chips with you all before this afternoon's Puppy Bowl (yaaaay) and tonight's Super Bowl (meh). Unfortunately my recipe development/testing has yet to yield the perfect baked potato chip. Since I also had plans to bring said chips to the Super Bowl party I'll be attending I had to think of a backup. I'll be watching with a bunch of southerners so of course I decided on super-southern pimento cheese (and off-brand Ritz crackers, thank you Whole Foods). When it comes to a classic like pimento cheese there's no need to reinvent the wheel, which is why I used a recipe by the Lee Brothers, who are brothers, well known Charleston chefs and some would say, experts on southern cuisine. Although it's definitely not healthy, this pimento cheese is quick, easy, and so delicious. 

Chile Cheese Pancakes

Despite having the biggest sweet tooth known to man, every now and then I wake up and can't handle the thought of something sweet for breakfast. This has resulted in a lot of savory Greek yogurt bowls and my finding this savory pancake recipe! They're a nice alternative to a sandwich and taste great even with just cream cheese spread on them. The serrano pepper adds a little flavor but very little heat so you don't have to worry about setting your mouth on fire first thing in the morning. 

Smoky Turkey Chili

I started this blog in large part because I believe most people have a somewhat unhealthy relationship with food and that our general "health" obsession sometimes goes too far. Although physical wellness is obviously very important, I think that mental health is just as crucial and I want to encourage people to truly enjoy both cooking and eating, because for me it is one life's greatest pleasures.

Chipotle Butternut Squash Soup

I made this soup for dinner this week and accidentally made it so spicy that we had to take huge swigs of water between each bite just to keep from sweating. But I pulled back on the chipotle in adobo (a lot) and this version is smokey, comforting, and has just a little bit of heat. The chicken broth can easily be swapped out for a vegetarian broth and you can do part sweet potato if you don't have enough butternut squash or want to mix it up. 

Cheddar Scallion Cornbread

This cornbread is so good that I can't believe I haven't posted it yet. The recipe is by Ina Garten which means that it's basically foolproof and honestly, I love it so much I don't think I'll ever attempt to develop my own cornbread recipe. It's not the most traditional of cornbreads as it uses both all-purpose flour and cornmeal but I promise it'll live up to any old school version you make and love. 

Small Victories Dinner - Turkey + Ricotta Meatballs

I'm sorry that it has once again been a while since I've posted! The truth is that my day job currently consists of helping my boss write her first cookbook and that basically means we develop, test, and write recipes all day, every day. As amazing and fun as that is, the last thing I want to do at the end of the day is more cooking (and more dishes!).