Festive Christmas Dinner Menu Options That Put the “Happy” in Happy Holidays

Find yourself preparing Christmas dinner with no clue what to cook? This dinner plan, covering the whole enchilada from appetizers to dessert, is a great place to start. When guests try your herb and apple bread pudding, roasted red pepper beef tenderloin, and molten chocolate cakes with caramel sauce, they’ll fondly remember all over again […]

Slow-Cooker Chili-Orange Beef Means Coming Home to Dinner Served

I’m accustomed to stir-frying all of my Chinese food, including my absolute favorite, beef and broccoli. It wasn’t until I read The Asian Slow Cooker by Kelly Kwok that I learned about slow-cooking Asian dishes. This particular beef recipe receives its sweet-spicy flavor from Thai sweet chili sauce (easily found in most grocery stores). However, […]

5-Ingredient Butternut Squash Alfredo Is Ready in 30 Minutes or Less

The following post was originally featured on Cooking For Keeps and written by Nicole Shoemaker, who is part of Collective Food. Yesterday was one of those really great days. The baby slept in. Kevin stayed home. We walked, played, had coffee, and ate a home-cooked frittata before 9 a.m. We went to lunch. We shopped […]

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Carbonara Will Become Your Favorite Weeknight Meal

Gwyneth Paltrow’s It’s All Easy cookbook is full of easy weeknight meals anyone can make, including this carbonara pasta recipe. The actress and mother says it best in the recipe’s introduction on page 66: “Carbonara is the perfect lazy dinner – it’s cozy, comforting, and shockingly easy to make. Not to mention the fact that […]