Ever feel like you’re chained to the stove while everyone else at the party is mingling? I’ll raise my own hand for that one. That goes double for cookout season when the party moves outside. It’s like that time when you were eight and your mom made you sit in time-out by the window while all your friends were living it up on the trampoline. Ooof.
It is absolutely incredible how much you can change the flavor of peppers just by roasting them instead of sautéing or sweating them. Let me count the ways: 1. Roasting adds a smoky touch from the charred skin. The waxy skin of peppers burns up quickly in the oven, acting as a smoky shell for the flesh. 2….
Sautéeing garlic is one of the best ways to build a savory foundation for a dish, but I would argue the best trick up garlic’s sleeve takes a little more coaxing. That’s right—roasted garlic is where it’s at. True story: when I was little, I thought all garlic was like roasted garlic by default.
The perfect anniversary dessert. Dry on the outside, gooey on the inside.
Tastes mostly like the ice you used to scrape off the sides of the pizza bagel freezer at the grocery store when you were little (you know you did!), yet smells reminiscent of broccoli and marinara sauce. Cuts like bread pudding and has a mysterious stream of water leaking out of the bottom.
Is that how you picture year-old frozen wedding cake? We need to talk. It doesn’t have to be that way.