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Crispy Chicken Tenders, simply delicious

There are days when all I want to eat are crispy chicken tenders. And maybe some french fries. (Though crispy roasted potatoes will work, too.) And I’ll be honest that is pretty much every day. It’s not that I don’t love a broad range of cuisines, from Sichuan fish-fragrant eggplant to Mediterranean baked sweet potatoes …

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Crispy Potatoes, oven roasted goodness

These crispy potatoes are something I make all the time. They’re everything I want in a roasted potato: crisp on the outside, soft on the inside, and thoroughly seasoned throughout. They are pretty much as satisfying as french fries without requiring any messy vats of hot oil. There are a few tricks to getting there. …

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Instant Pot Black Beans, simple nourishment

We all need to have some building blocks for weeknight meals in our repertoires. These Instant Pot black beans are squarely in that category. They can be repurposed for so many uses from nachos to soups to quesadillas to black beans and rice. They’re a great component of so many simple lunches and dinners. Dried …

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How to Toast Nuts, in the oven (or toaster oven)

Here’s a quick public service announcement: you should be toasting your nuts. (That is, tree nuts, ahem.) Most recipes that call for nuts start with raw nuts that need to be toasted before going into baked goods or scattering over a salad. Why? Because raw nuts taste bland and vaguely bitter and have a kinda …

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Buttermilk Biscuits; easy, flaky, buttery goodness

As a northerner, I may not be allowed to have a say about buttermilk biscuits. So I want to be upfront, in case any southerners are lurking, that I am coming at this without having grown up on biscuits made with White Lily (which, for the uninitiated is a low protein flour made with soft …

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