Recipe Review // Cheesy Onion Panini

“If there’s anything I know, it’s that I love a sandwich. Especially one with hot, gooey, melty, cheese.” When I was originally looking at the Plated menus (the first time), there was one recipe that stuck out to me: Cheesy Sweet Onion Panini with Truffle Fries. I am a sucker for cheese. I am a sucker for…

Recipe // Spinach & Artichoke Macaroni and Cheese

“At this point I should tell you that we actually call this ‘Crack N’ Cheese’ because it is so good we eat nothing else except for this until it is gone.” I have a confession to make. I don’t like mac and cheese. I know. It’s blasphemous. I like pasta. I like nacho cheese. I like…

Recipe Review // Ruby Red Trout with Fingerling Potatoes

“Honestly, if I got this in a restaurant for $12, I would order it again and again and again. If you are looking for a fish recipe, this one won’t fail you.” Two weeks ago, I got a free Plated box from my friend Christine and I made three | different | recipes with varying…

Recipe // Sweet & Spicy Salmon Teriyaki Tacos with Cucumber Salad

“Spicy, sweet, protein packed, plenty of textures. It’s absolutely a must try.” I’ve been having some fun with the Plated meals and learning a lot about their process – as well as my own tastes and inspirations as a cook (and blooming chef!). I’m learning a lot about textures, flavors, seasoning, spice, and the untold importance of appropriate side…

Recipe Review // Pizza Dough Tostadas

“Serve immediately. Don’t bother with a knife and fork. Bite right into that beautiful, crispy base. Enjoy immensely.” Day Three of our Plated Trial Journey and I’m starting to get the hang of this. I know what I like and I know what I don’t like and I’m starting to trust myself a little more – and Plated…

Recipe Review // Teriyaki Salmon Tacos

“Salmon? Tacos? Teriyaki? What’s there to NOT like?” I used to live in Washington, D.C. – “the big city” – and in the city it can be very hard to cook every night. Whether you’re getting home at 9 p.m. or you can’t bring home enough fresh vegetables on the metro, sometimes you’re just not…

Recipe // House Marinara Sauce

“This is our favorite sauce. Since we’ve started making it, haven’t bought another jar of pasta sauce since.” My family is Italian. Like “why would you buy store bought pasta” Italian? They also don’t believe in buying your own tomato sauce. [Insert internal screaming here.]  Now I was a college student for a long time – and box…

Recipe // House Style Fried Rice

“If you’re looking for a meal that’s got everything – and is also cheap and easy – look no further than right here. House Style Fried Rice is the answer to your lazy-night-dinner-prayers.” I found this article a while ago about why everyone should have a “house meal” – something that you always have the…