What I’m Cooking

Delta Sol 53014I love to cook; it relaxes me. I love to feed family and friends, to gather around the table in my kitchen and share real food, real conversation. Once upon a time, I even wrote about it.

In January 2013 I started making weekly menu plans and publishing them every Saturday (ish). Then I tagged a short weekly menu on the end of my weekly essay posts. Then I tried to start an offshoot second blog, dinner prompt, which quickly overwhelmed me and has been languishing, mostly, since August 2015, with occasional sputters here and there.

So below is simply an (unorganized and in no order) archive of many of the recipe links that I’ve posted and used. Originally I intended to categorize the recipes – chicken, beef, salads, etc. But honestly, when I’m looking for cooking inspiration a jumble is more likely to spark an idea for me, and so jumble assortment it is. Also, I add to this page the links from my weekly posts on an irregular, sporadic basis; so if you’re looking for a recipe from recent weeks and don’t see it here, my apologies. See something on here more than once? It’s because we liked it, so maybe it’s worth extra consideration as you weigh the alternatives.

Find one you really like? Post a comment and share your review. (Side note: You’ll need a subscription to NYT Cooking to view many of the links/recipes below. The subscription is well-worth the price, I promise!)

  1. Charlie Bird’s Farro Salad (food network)
  2. Farro with Lentils and Jammy Onions (Ali Slagle, NYT Cooking)
  3. Potatoes au Gratin (Mark Bittman – NYT Cooking)
  4. Fennel-Celery Salad with Blue Cheese and Walnuts
  5. Pear tarte Tatin, adapted from this apple tart Tatin
  6. Farro with mint-pistachio pesto
  7. Wild Mushroom Tart (David Tanis, NYT Cooking) (NOTE: the pastry portion is terrific and easily adapted to other things)
  8. Mini Meatball Soup with Broccoli and Orecchiette (NYT Cooking)
  9. White wine pasta with roasted mushrooms and burrata
  10. Pork Marbella
  11. Chicken Skillet Pot Pie
  12. Slow-Cooker Butter Chicken
  13. The Best Green Salad in the World
  14. Chicken Larb
  15. Cheesy Pan Pizza
  16. Ginger-Lime Chicken
  17. Classic Lemon Cheesecake (note: this is a ricotta cheesecake)
  18. Creamy Cucumber Soup
  19. Jimmy Bradley’s Salad with Gruyere
  20. Spring Ragoût with Brown Butter Couscous
  21. Persian Herb & Leek Fritatta
  22. Green Shakshuka
  23. Samin Nosrat’s Green Goddess Dressing
  24. Saffron Pistachio Soup
  25. Prosciutto, Fig & Arugula Pizza
  26. Couscous with Lamb Stew (Gourmet, via Epicurious)
  27. Kielbasa with onions and apples
  28. Carnitas 
  29. Maple-Glazed Salmon
  30. Roasted Vegetable Platter
  31. Farmers’ Market Quinoa Salad | Toasted Sourdough Bread with Garlic Confit
  32. Herb-crusted Cauliflower Steaks with Beans and Tomatoes
  33. Sam Sifton’s no-recipe recipe for Rotisserie Chicken Panzanella
  34. Chicken and Rice Soup with Garlicky Chile Oil
  35. Peruvian Roasted Chicken with Spicy Cilantro Sauce
  36. Whole-grain Salad with Jammy Eggs and Shallot Yogurt
  37. Cheddar Corn Chowder
  38. Root Vegetable and Farmers Cheese Galette
  39. Instant Pot Chicken Marbella
  40. Quinoa Bowls with Avocado and Egg
  41. Farro with Roasted Mushrooms | Spinach-Broccoli Soup with Garlic and Cilantro
  42. Pork Stew with Mashed Potatoes
  43. Farro Salad with Toasted Pecans
  44. Ina Garten’s Weeknight Bolognese (my family’s all-time favorite dinner)
  45. Sheet Pan Salmon
  46. Instant Pot Dal
  47. Pasta with Broccoli, Cauliflower or Broccoli Rabe (Mark Bittman)
  48. Dutch Baby (bon appetit)
  49. Weeknight Red Curry (bon appetit)
  50. Grilled Halibut Nicoise with Market Vegetables (bon appetit)
  51. Grilled Kielbasa Tacos (bon appetit)
  52. Grain bowl with Egg (slideshow – bon appetit)
  53. Pasta with Mint-Pistachio Pesto (food & wine)
  54. Kale and Peach Salad (sprouts market)
  55. Blue Cheese Burgers (Ina Garten/Barefoot Contessa)
  56. Roasted Onion Salad with Arugula and Walnut Salsa (food 52)
  57. Za’atar Roast Chicken with Green Tahini Sauce (epicurious)
  58. Malaysian Fish and Pineapple Curry (Yotam Ottolenghi)
  59. Pork Souvlaki with Cucumber Salad and Tzatziki (Yotam Ottolenghi)
  60. Risotto alla Milanese (Saveur)
  61. Double Pork Carnitas (bon appetit)
  62. Buckwheat Crepes with Creamy Leeks and Baked Eggs (bon appetit)
  63. French Onion Soup Burgers (Thomas Breads)
  64. Cilantro-Lime Fish Tacos (Cooking Light)
  65. Mushroom-Gruyère Grilled Cheese (NY Times Cooking)
  66. Pasta with Broccoli Rabe & Parmesan (Epicurious)
  67. Ginger-Lime Shrimp (Food Network)
  68. Prosciutto, Fig & Arugula Pizza (Food Network)
  69. Maple-Glazed Salmon (Cooking Light)
  70. Roasted Vegetable Platter (NY Times Cooking)
  71. Farmers’ Market Quinoa Salad (Epicurious)
  72. Couscous with Cauliflower & Almonds (Mark Bittman)
  73. Leek, Kale and Potato Latkes (NY Times Cooking)
  74. Jane Grigson’s Celery Soup (Food 52)
  75. Beans & Greens Tacos (Martha Stewart)
  76. Pimiento Cheese on Brioche (Food Network)
  77. Spinach Cake with Herb Salad (David Tanis, via David Lebovitz)
  78. Shakshuka (David Lebovitz)
  79. Warm Red and Green Cabbage Slaw (NY Times Cooking)
  80. Quick Pickles (Eating Well)
  81. Pasta with sausage and kale (thekitchn.com)
  82. Farmers market salad with Parmesan and egg (Local Savor)
  83. Quick Thai sticky rice with meaty vegetable sauce (More Wine Less Whines)
  84. Vegetable dumplings (Martha Stewart) | Egg drop soup (thekitchn.com)
  85. Parker’s Fish and Chips (Barefoot Contessa)
  86. Couscous with Lamb Stew (Gourmet, via Epicurious)
  87. Corn Chowder with Green Chiles (Vegetarian Times)
  88. Salmon with Lentils (Barefoot Contessa in Paris)
  89. Coconut chicken – Whole Foods
  90. Asian slaw with ginger peanut dressing – Once Upon a Chef
  91. Avocado-Grapefruit salad – bon appétit
  92. Red Lentil Soup with Garam Masal – Gourmet
  93. Step-by-Step guide to making Naan – Saveur.
  94. Tyler Florence’s Spaghetti alla Carbonara
  95. Ina Garten’s Spring Green Risotto
  96. Ina Garten’s Salmon with Lentils
  97. simple tomato soup.
  98. Kielbasa with onions and apples
  99. spinach salad
  100. Ina Garten mustard roasted fish
  101. Tandoori Spiced Chicken, Basmati rice and mustard seed pilaf, carrot salad.
  102. Creamy Parmesan polenta,
  103. Roasted butternut squash
  104. Garlic roasted cauliflower
  105. Ina Garten’s mashed potatoes
  106. Cheese ravioli recipe – Food & Wine
  107. Lime-spiked winter fruit salad – Vegetarian Times
  108. African Peanut Soup from Real Simple
  109. Fried rice basic recipe from Real Simple that’s even faster if you use leftover rice.
  110. Jane Grigson’s Celery Soup
  111. ham biscuits from Gourmandistan
  112. Pork tenderloin recipeBon Appétit
  113. Scorched peppers – David Tanis
  114. Lamb patties – Epicurious
  115. Roasted Beets (Ina Garten: Barefoot in Paris)
  116. Pizza dough –  Mark Bittman
  117. Warm Brussels Sprouts Salad – Martha Stewart
  118. Crisp Brussels Sprouts Leaves – Martha Stewart
  119. Roasted winter vegetables – Ina Garten
  120. Baked eggs – Mark Bittman
  121. Kale salad –  Williams Sonoma
  122. Spaghetti frittata – Armandino Batali
  123. Crab cakes – Food & Wine
  124. Simple lemon vinaigrette – Epicurious
  125. Bourbon salmon – Cooking Light
  126. Butternut squash – Gourmandistan
  127. Dave T’s Spinach Cake- David Lebovitz
  128. Pizza dough – Splendid Table
  129. Emeril’s jambalaya
  130. Beet salad- Ina Garten
  131. Pumpkin seed pesto
  132. Piri-piri chicken
  133. Cilantro salad
  134. Coq au Vin –  New York Times
  135. Patty melt –  David Lebovitz
  136. Thai beef with chiles – Martha Stewart
  137. Croque Monsieur – Epicurious
  138. Mache salad with Creole vinaigrette – Epicurious
  139. Lamb pita pockets
  140. Collard greens – Tyler Florence
  141. Basic grilled chicken breasts – Serious Eats
  142. Sweet potato and coconut soup -Epicurious
  143. Parmesan-roasted butternut squash – Epicurious
  144. Roasted butternut squash salad with arugula, pancetta and hazelnuts – Epicurious
  145. Flank steak with chimichurri – Epicurious
  146. Braised red cabbage with vinegar – Epicurious
  147. Tyler Florence – velvety mashed potatoes
  148. Spaghetti and meatballs – Epicurious
  149. Basil tabbouleh – Epicurious
  150. Simple roast chicken – Epicurious
  151. French Flageolet beans –  Ina Garten
  152. Steamed cod – Martha Stewart
  153. Sauteed sugar snap peas – Ina Garten
  154. Pan-fried weisswurst with potato salad – Martha Stewart
  155. Orecchiette with rapini and goat cheese – Saveur
  156. Parmesan chicken – Ina Garten
  157. Beef Bourguignon – Ina Garten
  158. Refried beans – Mark Bittman
  159. Weeknight Bolognese – Ina Garten
  160. Corn souffle with bacon and Comte – Food & Wine
  161. Steak Tacos with Pickled Onions and Cilantro Pesto – Dinner a Love Story
  162. Chicken Chili with Corn and Black Beans – Dinner a Love Story
  163. Braised Pork in Adobo – Dinner a Love Story
  164. Chile-Rubbed Chicken with Shredded Spinach – Dinner a Love Story
  165. Waffle Iron Grilled Cheese – Dinner a Love Story
  166. Butternut squash gnocchi
  167. Orecchiette with squash and chiles – Bon Appetit
  168. Carne Adovada (New Mexico style red chile pork)
  169. 30 minute turkey chili – Food Network Kitchen
  170. Tortilla soup
  171. Fall salad with maple vinaigrette – Martha Stewart
  172. Arugula salad with butternut squash and cranberries – Saveur
  173. Croque Tartine Parisienne
  174. Roasted fall vegetables with lentils – Whole Living
  175. Swiss chard with poached egg – Whole Living
  176. Planked salmon with coconut rice – Epicurious
  177. Sweet potato risotto – Real Simple
  178. Green chile and chicken stew
  179. Sauteed mushrooms – Food Network
  180. Watermelon salad – Epicurious
  181. Tandoori Chicken – David Lebovitz
  182. Chopped vegetable salad – David Lebovitz
  183. Salmon Rillette – David Lebovitz
  184. Shakshuka – David Lebovitz
  185. Gluten-free bread – David Lebovitz
  186. Basic salmon croquettes – Southern Living
  187. Salmon croquettes – Saveur
  188. Spicy turkey and green bean stir-fry – Food Network
  189. Cheesy gnocchi casserole – Food Network
  190. Mario Batali’s gnocchi
  191. Grilled peach, arugula and goat cheese salad – Cooking Light
  192. Cider vinegar braised greens – Tasting Table
  193. Poached eggs – Jamie Oliver’s instructions
  194. John Besh: champagne mojitos
  195. Lettuce wraps with smoked trout – Epicurious
  196. Kir Royale – Epicurious
  197. Linguini with caviar – Gourmet
  198. Shirred eggs – The Kitchn
  199. Grilled peaches – Martha Stewart
  200. Raspberry Chicken: Silver Palate Cookbook
  201. Jamie Oliver’s easiest sexiest salad in the world
  202. Creamy Pappardelle with Leeks and Bacon – Bon Appetit
  203. Braised short ribs – Food & Wine
  204. Cheese grits – Food & Wine
  205. Greek-style tomato salad with mint – Food & Wine
  206. Pissaladiere – Saveur
  207. Green beans with a mustard vinaigrette – Martha Stewart
  208. Pasta with roasted tomatoes – Cooking Light
  209. Fresh tomato and basil pasta – Williams-Sonoma
  210. Slightly sweet refrigerator dill pickles – Epicurious
  211. Todd English’s Caponata
  212. Green bean salad with mustard dressing
  213. Tomato Pie – Southern Living
  214. Mark Bittman’s cheese-fruit-nut salad ideas
  215. Lamb sliders – Giada de Laurentis
  216. Hummus – Mark Bittman
  217. Martha Stewart’s basic poached chicken
  218. Ina Garten’s Buttermilk Ranch dressing
  219. Slow cooker Texas chili
  220. Grit cakes – Emeril Lagasse
  221. Basic crepes – Martha Stewart
  222. Fish Tacos – Delicious Dishings
  223. California rolls
  224. Vietnamese spring rolls
  225. Alice Waters’s lamb stew (via French Press Memos)
  226. Alice Waters’s cole slaw – via NY Times
  227. Farfalle with spring vegetables
  228. Veal piccata – Saveur
  229. Ina Garten’s roasted cauliflower
  230. Spicy mustard green pesto
  231. Cedar plank salmon
  232. Spicy Thai beef salad Food and Wine
  233. Chili con Carne – Feed me Phoebe
  234. Fig-Goat cheese-Arugula pizza
  235. Spicy lamb pita pockets
  236. Ricotta-Asparagus souffle – Cowgirl Creamery
  237. Turkey-Avocado club sandwich


  1. Fantastic blog! I would love to be more organized in terms of meal planning but all the taste buds in my household are incompatible. Saludos, La Panzona {Pahn.So.Nuh}


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