This recipe for seared meatballs takes a little more effort than I typically am willing to make but it’s so worth it because results are super delicious and fairly healthy too. While I admit it does take a little time to make all of those meatballs, it’s not difficult to do. Also, the recipe yields a lot of meatballs so I ended up freezing half of them, so the next time I make this it will be super easy to throw together.
I probably should have called this dish “seared meatballs with sriracha glaze” because there is no sriracha in the meatballs themselves. This is nice because the glaze is quite spicy; you can serve the meatballs plain so each person can add the amount of glaze that he or she prefers.
I am deviating from posting only recipes a little bit this December to show you some of my favorite Christmasy DIY ideas. I know that it’s busy time for everyone so the idea of making anything sounds out of the question.. but something about the holiday season awakens the craft monster in me.
I like this snowflake gift wrap because it’s easy and I think it’s more special than store bought wrapping paper even though it’s made out of very basic materials. I just used a brown paper bag and regular copy paper. If you have some other paper you think would work though, go for it!
Sweet potatoes are kind of a controversial topic in my circle. Some people love them, some hate them; some like them very sweet with sugar and marshmallows, some eat them with just butter and salt. Who knew a little root vegetable could make so much trouble.
Here is a pretty basic yet delicious sweet potato casserole recipe that just about anyone will enjoy because it’s sweet but not too sweet, and the pecans add some nice texture that might convince the sweet potato haters to come around. The recipe is customizable too. You adjust the amount of sugar to your taste - more sugar, it will taste almost like dessert, less sugar and it will be more of a traditional potato dish. Choose a method of cooking – the easier roasted potato method or the faster peeled and boiled method. You can even use left over cooked sweet potatoes if you’d like.
I seem to be on a ‘cooking with beer’ kick lately (last week I made a hot chocolate with beer). I was craving french onion soup but I didn’t want to open another bottle of wine, so I thought, why not use beer instead? It seemed like a perfect match, and I have to say it was pretty darn tasty.
I didn’t really want to call this french onion soup because it’s not quite the same. French onion soup is kind of simple in terms of the ingredients list. This soup includes spices and flour so it’s a bit heartier and more robust.
I hope everyone had a pleasant thanksgiving day with lots of delicious food and good company. I hosted for the first time this year, and I’m not going to lie it was a little stressful. I love cooking, but typically it’s just Jason and me. Cooking for two is much different than preparing a Thanksgiving feast. Lucky for me, my family was very supportive and everything came together in the end.
Three days later, I am finally finishing up the last of the dishes. Right now more than ever I am all about easy meals, so why not utilize those leftovers. This oatmeal is as easy as it gets and it’s super yummy too. I used my leftover cranberry sauce (I made Damn Delicious’ Cranberry Orange Sauce recipe and it is so good), but you can use any cranberry sauce or even dried cranberries if you’d like. Don’t use fresh uncooked cranberries, they will be too bitter.