Squash blossoms are the quintessential summer dish in my house because my mom used to make them in August, when they first appeared in the markets. So I thought it would be a great idea to share our family’s favorite stuffed squash blossoms, and my own non traditional recipe, squash blossom pasta, while the season is just getting started. …
Rain, rain, go away! Are you stuck inside because dark clouds are suggesting that a summer thunderstorm is coming your way?
When it’s rainy outside, I love to hide indoors with my loved ones, watch a movie or play board games and nosh on comfort foods.
Here are 5 tried and true recipes that are perfect to make when the weather outside is less than perfect:
- White Bean Dip with Caramelized Onions & Garlic from “FreshDirect Recipes”
- Ten-minute Chili from “Monday to Friday Cookbook”
- Grilled Blue Cheese and Apple Sandwiches from “Recipes from Home”
- Macaroni and Cheese from “Artisanal Cooking”
- Chai Bread Pudding from “Small-Batch Baking”
Want to know my not-so-secret secret? I often over-commit myself.
Last week, for example, I offered to host a dinner for seven people in honor of a friend who was visiting from out of town.
I immediately started polling the FreshDirect Research & Development team on what I should make (admittedly, I’m lucky enough to have insider access to their professional advice!), and they came up with the idea of using our own Marsala Wine & Mushroom Sauce — which is truly to die for.
The party was scheduled for Wednesday, and while I was sure it would take me all night Tuesday to prepare for our dinner party — instead, I just took their advice… and it was brilliant. I was able to prepare everything in less than 30 minutes. Here’s how I did it:…