Sautéed Fish Fillets with creamy mustard-tarragon sauce

This was a tasty fish dish. My sauce ended up much thicker than it was supposed to (and as it looked in the picture) but that did not negatively impact the taste. I enjoyed this dish and will make it again. I especially liked the tarragon flavor. There are directions for how to make a…

Roasted Cabbage with warm bacon-and-blue cheese dressing

Delicious! I’m not sure how healthy this dish is (even with a wedge of cabbage) but it has a roasted vegetable covered in blue cheese and bacon. Yes, I will order that! If you also like that combination of food, this recipe will not disappoint. page 299

Creamy Root Vegetable Soup with everything pita crisps

Two recipes for one! This vegetable soup is heavy with carrots, turnips, and parsnips. All three I have eaten before, but never together in one dish. This soup definitely has a hearty flavor. I recommend it for a cold evening. We eat a lot of soup and, honestly, this one was not our favorite. We…

Saag Paneer with Cauliflower

I used my paneer in this recipe. I was skeptical about this one, just not sure anyone would like it. I was wrong! Derek loved it. Mine didn’t turn out just like the picture, but that didn’t seem to negatively impact the flavor. I’m cooking shows I hear people talk about layers of flavor or…

Homemade Semisoft Cheese (Paneer)

I’m back from our move to Europe! It was an amazing experience. However, I did miss cooking. I’m glad to be back at it. I made the ricotta cheese earlier, but today I tried the semisoft cheese, paneer. It was similar in texture to the ricotta, but it was interesting how I could just cut…

Sautéed Shredded Carrots with pine nuts

Such an easy to make side dish! Quick to cook and quick to prepare (thanks to my food processor). Derek loved these carrots and basically ate the entire portion at dinner. He requested this side dish be prepared often. page 301

Slow-Roasted Rib Roast with bearnaise sauce

With the word bearnaise in the title, that’s a good indicator this recipe is a bit more high end. I had to make a modification because I was not successful finding the right cut of meat. So I looked for something comparable and what I thought my kids would like. I used all the same…

Refried Beans

Yum, yum, and more yum. However, I am biased because I love beans of any kind! The directions on this recipe were short because of just how easy it is to make. And I will always appreciate how Sara says you can use canned beans. I’ll be making this side from now on for taco…

Tortilla-Crusted Tilapia with pickled red onions and crema

I am always looking for more fish recipes that encourage my family to broaden their taste profiles. This recipe did just that. It was easy to prepare and cooked quickly. It will go into our regular meal rotation, especially when served with the suggested refried beans. In my opinion, the pickled onions, jalapeños, and crema…

Sweet-and-Sour Shredded Beets

I made these beets for dinner (and of course there were several references to The Office throughout the meal). Beets went on the list of new foods that I have tried because of cooking through this book. This was the beet I brought home from the store. And here it is peeled. I love any…