Gillian Harvey’s After School Sugar Cookies [RECIPE]

Gillian Harvey's After School Sugar Cookies
After School Sugar Cookies are a busy parent’s best friend. (Photo courtesy Gillian Harvey)

Writer Gillian Harvey is a busy woman. Not only is she the author of the upcoming Everything is Fine (which you can pre-order now before it hits US bookstores in January), but she is also mom to five adorable, energetic kiddos. So when we asked her to share one of her favorite recipes, it came as no surprise when she offered up this one for her after school sugar cookies. After all, what parent doesn’t need a quick cookie recipe in their culinary arsenal? We hope you love baking up this batch of sweet goodness with your little ones! —J&H

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Enchilada Sauce [RECIPE]

Enchiladas with enchilada sauce

Why buy canned enchilada sauce when it is so easy to make it at home? (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Although you can purchase ready made enchilada sauce at the grocer’s, it is helpful to know how to make it yourself for those times you can’t get to the store. It is easy to prepare, tastes great, stores in the fridge for up to a week and even freezes well. It also isn’t only for enchiladas. I use it when making other recipes too when I’m looking for a tomato sauce with a bit of zip, like with my beef and bean burritos. If you make the sauce in advance, just be sure to warm it before adding it to your recipe. Read more of this post

Kitchen Sink Soup [RECIPE]

Kitchen Sink Soup

Looking for a great recipe to make during lockdown? Our Kitchen Sink Soup is just the ticket! (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

 

At times like these, there are going to be moments when you need to cook something but aren’t able to go to the store. That’s why I love this recipe for Kitchen Sink Soup, because you likely have everything already on hand, it’s hearty and delicious, and it cooks up fairly quickly. Plus it makes a good sized batch and the leftovers taste even better the next day.

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Spatchcock Chicken with Tomatoes and White Wine Sauce [RECIPE]

Spatchcock Chicken with Tomatoes

Feed the family in about 30 minutes by spatchcocking a chicken tonight. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

One of my favorite ways to prepare poultry of late is to spatchcock it, which means we remove the bird’s backbone and roast it flattened out in a large cast iron skillet. It cuts the time from oven to table in half (at least), and cooks the bird much more thoroughly. It also delivers a juicy, succulent chicken instead of the tough, dry ones traditional roasting methods sometimes create. The addition of chardonnay and tomatoes adds a new dimension to the flavor profile that is simply yummy.  Read more of this post

Turkey Chili [RECIPE]

Turkey chili

Want the chili but not the beef? Try cooking up this yummy bowl of red using ground turkey instead. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

If you’re trying to reduce your intake of beef for one reason or another, but still get a hankering for warm chili on a cold day, try this recipe which takes the moo out of the comfort food favorite and replaces it with a gobble. It’s equally delicious and cooks up in no time. Read more of this post