October 15, 2017

One Pot Meals

One Pot Meals

I love to cook, but sometimes life gets in the way. We all lead busy demanding lives and meal planning, shopping and cooking can sometimes rank low on my list of to-do's. Lucky for us, our current CrateChef, Whitney Miller, has included her second cookbook Whitney Miller's New Southern Table in our latest box.

New Southern Table celebrates Whitney's favorite family recipes and gives them a modern twist by incorporating the flavors and cultures she experienced during her travels after winning Masterchef. Last week, I was looking for an easy one-pot chicken dish. Whitney's Mustard and Herb Roasted Chicken Breasts with Artichokes, Mushrooms and Green Tomatoes (p. 179) hit the mark. The fresh herbs combined with the artichokes and mushrooms elevates this dish from simple baked chicken to a company worthy meal. Any time I can use my cast iron skillet on the stove top and finish off a dish in the oven, I feel like I've won :)

Can't wait to try the Olive Oil Biscuits. Thanks, Whitney! 

 

 

October 03, 2017

Dutch Oven

Dutch Oven

I love a good one-pot meal cooked in my dutch oven. My son was helping me in the kitchen and I asked him to get out the dutch oven. He looked at me curiously and said like only a nine year old boy can "Huh?". 

Simply defined, a dutch oven is a heavy cooking pot (normally enameled cast iron) with a lid that can go from stove top to oven. I have a Read More

September 27, 2017

Big Tex

Big Tex

Still on my Fall kick, people! 

So when I moved from the Northeast to Texas, I had no idea what to expect at a state fair let alone the Texas State Fair. My native Texan friends took me under their wing and gave me lots of advice... "you must go on opening day", "if you haven't had a Fletchers corny dog you haven't lived", "what do you mean you don't eat fried food?" "you must... Read More

September 26, 2017

Apples

Apples

I'm on a serious Fall kick. Don't worry, I won't write about anything pumpkin spice. What says Fall better than apples? Yes, we all know the health benefits, but sometimes a plain apple seems just... plain. I love pairing apples with peanut butter or a sprinkle of sea salt (try it on a green apple - it will change your life) or apple slices dusted with cinnamon. All the flavor of apple pie without the... Read More

September 19, 2017

Fall Football

Fall Football

Who's ready for some football? We are! We love all things Fall here at CrateChef HQ - football, pumpkins, Oktoberfest, the hope of wearing a sweater or jacket in Dallas :) We are always on the look out for great game day snacks and our current Chef, Jay Ducote, included the perfect recipe in his crate. Have you tried the Spicy & Sweet BBQ Rub Popcorn? OMG. Of course we could count on Jay to... Read More

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