Who needs Pinterest when you have cookbooks like this one? Smitten Kitchen is pure inspiration, yet completely accessible for all types of home cooks. When I’m searching for fresh ideas, I begin with this book.
Photography by Paul Lyden.
Tres Leches Rice Pudding
This recipe is perfect for taking that takeout box full of white (or brown) rice, and repurposing it. It’s resourceful and delicious — a win-win!
Sweet Peas Alfredo
The worldwide debate on whether or not to add vegetables to an already perfect recipe will never end. (That’s for sure.) In the meantime, the recipe is perfectly delicious just as Deb designed it.
Pretzel Parker House Rolls
Yes, they taste just as good as they look. I bet you could make killer hamburger buns or sandwich rolls with this recipe. Why not?
Harvest Roast Chicken with Grapes & Olives
There were mixed opinions about this recipe. Some could live without the grapes, others enjoyed the sweet addition to the briny and salty olives. How about you give this recipe a shot, and let us know what you think?
Gnocchi in Tomato Broth
I wouldn’t change anything about this recipe. Well, maybe a little extra Parmesan Cheese?! This was very popular with the group (my Feast Family). It traveled well, and I bet it would taste even better the day after. The gnocchi freeze well too!