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Weeknight meals

Brussels Sprouts Mac and Cheese with Breadcrumbs

There are few more comforting meals than classic mac and cheese. It’s simple and rich kid food that grown ups love, too. And this baked Brussels sprouts mac and cheese is one I turn to again and again. (Adding some vegetable matter makes me feel better about eating a dish that’s mostly carbs and cheese.) …

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Corn, Jalapeño, and Sweet Potato Bisque

This is a later winter soup. A weeknight soup. A mostly from-the-pantry soup. A simple throw-it-together, simmer, blend, garnish and ladle into bowls and curl up on the couch in your sweatpants and watch some Netflix kind of soup. I first learned about this soup when I came across it on Luisa’s site about five years …

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Ricotta Pasta with walnuts, garlic, and black pepper

When it comes to weeknight dinners that clock in under half an hour and still manage to taste like something real—a little bit cheffy, even—it’s tough to beat this ricotta pasta. It’s a sort of cousin to cacio e pepe, in that in its soul it is a cheesy, creamy tangle of long noodles flecked …

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