Lasagna

Somewhat notional recipe based on an older recipe we're not really using anymore.

Ingredients
1 box lasagna noodles (preferably oven-ready)
~ 4 cups marinara sauce
~ 4 cups shredded mozzarella
~ 1/2 cup shredded parmesan
~ 16 oz ricotta, mixed with a pinch of nutmeg
Pinch nutmeg
Large bag spinach and/or 1/2 lb loose Italian sausage

Preparation
Sauce
Noodles
Ricotta
Spinach and/or sausage and/or nothing
More Sauce
Mozzarella
Parmesan
Noodles
Repeat

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Sourdough Discard Foccacia

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces (170 g) liquid sourdough starter (3/4 cup flat, 1 1/2 cups or more bubbly)
  • 1 teaspoon instant, rapid rise yeast (or 1 tablespoon fresh yeast) (you can omit this if your starter is very active)*
  • 1 cup (120 g / 4 ¼ ounces) whole wheat flour (or more AP flour)
  • 1 ¾ cups (225 g / 8 ounces) bread flour
  • 1 ¼ cups (285 ml) water, lukewarm
  • 2 teaspoons fine sea or kosher salt
  • ¼ cup (55 ml) extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon or so crunchy salt, such as Malden or fleur de sel
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Ham Sliders

Wow. Thank you, Kitchn, for introducing this into our lives.

Makes 12 sliders

INGREDIENTS
1 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
~ 4 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 (12-ounce) package Hawaiian sweet rolls, such as King's
~ 12 slices Swiss cheese (about 7 ounces)
~ 12 slices deli ham (about 10 ounces)
1 teaspoon poppy seeds

INSTRUCTIONS

Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat the oven to 350°F.

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Ginger-Garlic Shrimp With Coconut Milk

Fast and easy weeknight meal from New York Times.

Serves 3-4

Ingredients
2 large garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon minced ginger
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
Kosher salt and black pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails on or off
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 (14-ounce) can full-fat coconut milk
1 tablespoon soy sauce
3 packed cups baby spinach
1 lime, halved
1 fresno, jalapeño or serrano chile, thinly sliced

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Cold Noodles With Sichuan Peppercorn Dressing

Courtesy of Bon Appetit. I would add some fried tofu next time to make this a main course.

Ingredients
1 tsp. Sichuan peppercorns
4 scallions, thinly sliced
4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 Tbsp. white or black sesame seeds
1½ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
1 cup vegetable oil
½ cup tamari soy sauce
3 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
Kosher salt
2 ears of corn, kernels removed
12 oz. green beans, trimmed, thinly sliced on a diagonal
8 oz. dried udon or soba noodles

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Corn Chowder

A mash-up of two recipes was quite delicious and easy. A great late summer / early fall dish for when corn remains but days begin to cool.

Ingredients
4 cups chicken broth
2 1/2 cups total of milk/cream/half and half
4-6 ears of corn, kernels cut off cobs and cobs reserved
4 oz (4 slices) bacon, chopped
1 large onion, finely diced (1 1/2 cup)
¼ cup all purpose flour

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Corn, Halloumi, and Grain Salad

This Bon Appetit recipe would be a great side to bring to a summer BBQ or to have as a light weeknight meal. It's also easy to prep in advance.

1 cup almonds
1 cup fregola, Israeli couscous, or whole grain of your choice
3 ears of corn, husked
2 tablespoons plus ¼ cup olive oil, divided
16 ounces Halloumi cheese, sliced lengthwise ¾-inch thick
3 scallions, thinly sliced
½ cup coarsely chopped fresh parsley
¼ cup basil leaves
¼ cup mint leaves
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

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Salmon with Couscous and Arugula

This New York Times cooking recipe was a nice combination of flavors and textures. We did what many reviewers suggested and served it decomposed for assembly tableside. Each component of this dish could easily be made ahead and served a day or two later.

Ingredients
~1.5 lb salmon fillets
Olive oil
Kosher salt and black pepper
1 teaspoon ground cumin, divided
½ teaspoon ground turmeric
2 limes, 1 zested and juiced, the other quartered for garnish

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Easy Chicken Souvlaki

This New York Times Cooking recipe was surprisingly easy and delicious... and it makes great leftovers. Winner!

Ingredients
2 cups plain Greek yogurt
9 garlic cloves, finely grated
1 teaspoon dried oregano or mint
2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken (your choice thighs or breasts)
3-4 mini cucumbers
1 large tomato
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more as needed
4 ounces feta, crumbled (about 3/4 cup)
½ cup Kalamata olives, pitted and halved

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Irish Pub Salad

Every year during the week of St Patrick's day, we do an Irish week. And every year I make some sort of pub salad. Here's a picture and a notional recipe of what I make.

Mixed greens and cherry tomatoes, dressed with oil and vinegar
Picked things like onions, beets, cabbage, cornichons, or whatever you particularly like/have
Baked fingerling potatoes
Boiled green beans
Pieces of cheddar cheese
Hard boiled egg
Dill/tarragon sauce (I usually just buy something interesting from the store)

Serve composed on a plate

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