My Favorite Morning Smoothie

I should trademark this phrase. ‘My Favorite Morning Smoothie.’  It’ll undoubtedly be the upcoming title of a new band,  a popular song, or political podcast.  Alas, for now, it shall be the modest title of my most recent post. (Don’t any of you go stealing it!) In addition to being low in calories and highContinue reading “My Favorite Morning Smoothie”

Cornmeal Pancakes with Blueberry Compote (and warm maple syrup and bacon)

  A classic recipe.  A memorable twist on it. You didn’t know National Blueberry Pancake Day existed, did you?  No, I didn’t make this day up … someone else did.  That said, I’m more than happy to celebrate.  I’m also more than happy to show you a fantastically simple, not-so-typical, blueberry pancake recipe. I’m alsoContinue reading “Cornmeal Pancakes with Blueberry Compote (and warm maple syrup and bacon)”

Salmon Sliders with Dill and Caper Yogurt Sauce

  Most of us are currently in the doldrums of winter.  It’s cold.  Perma-gray clouds are lingering.  We’re tediously wiping the pup’s paws after every walk.  (“tedious” is the best euphemism I could think of … it’s a family blog, after all.)  With all that said, I have to admit my inspiration for this fantasticContinue reading “Salmon Sliders with Dill and Caper Yogurt Sauce”

Andouille Pigs in a Blanket with Chutney Mustard Dipping Sauce

  You know the “This Little Piggy” nursery rhyme, don’t you?  Of course you do.  You’re saying it to yourself right now … Well, these little piggies waited to mature into sophisticated, tasty pigs before they went to the market.  That said, they still love the simple pleasure of cuddling into a blanket. (Now thatContinue reading “Andouille Pigs in a Blanket with Chutney Mustard Dipping Sauce”

Smoked Salmon, Dill, and Goat Cheese Quiche

So, here we go with the 100th recipe post on EmilyAlwaysCooks.  It’s been one heck of a yummy ride, and I’m already looking forward to post number 200. Quite befitting a make-ahead holiday recipe.  Rich and savory custard, flecked with smoked salmon, goat cheese, dill, and leeks with a buttery crust base.  I have noContinue reading “Smoked Salmon, Dill, and Goat Cheese Quiche”

Perfectly Soft Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

  At first glance, these cookies seem usual enough.  But, a few key steps make these cookies unusually irresistible. These soft batch style cookies have a subtle touch of peppermint, (tis the season) and they’re incredibly easy to throw together.  The secret ingredient that makes these so playfully soft … a pack of instant vanillaContinue reading “Perfectly Soft Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies”

Arugula and Cauliflower Salad with Farro, Feta and Avocado

  Stuck in a salad rut?  Well, not anymore. This one has a fantastic variety of delicious and beautiful attributes.  Time to bust that salad rut!  (That sounds kinda weird, but I’m gonna roll with it.) Charred cauliflower is a fun and unique salad ingredient.  When combined with the nutty farro, a hearty quality isContinue reading “Arugula and Cauliflower Salad with Farro, Feta and Avocado”

Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup with Homemade Turkey Stock

    Of all the life lessons I was taught, this is one of the most important. Never throw away the bones and carcass from the Thanksgiving turkey. I prefer to make my stock on Thanksgiving night.  Turkey bones, veggies, and aromatics are placed in a stockpot.  Simply covered in water, brought to a simmer,Continue reading “Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup with Homemade Turkey Stock”

Crock Pot Chicken Tikka Masala and Cilantro Yogurt Sauce

  This dish accomplishes three ever-important objectives. 1) Delicious taste. 2) The kitchen is filled with a wonderfully unique and enticing aroma. 3) Easy to make.  Three objectives met. One adjective needed. Magical. Indian food is all about the spices. While there are numerous spices to choose from, I brought this particular taste of IndiaContinue reading “Crock Pot Chicken Tikka Masala and Cilantro Yogurt Sauce”

Crispy Asian Brussels Sprouts

  I get it. Telling you “Asian roasted Brussels sprouts are the perfect bar food snack” makes me sound like a food snob.  But if you’re reading this, you’re either already a food snob, or you’re on the road to becoming one.  So let’s embrace both our inner food snobbery, and this fantastically delicious andContinue reading “Crispy Asian Brussels Sprouts”