Ina’s Pork Tenderloin

I made a nice pre-second-to-last-GoT episode dinner on Sunday basically because I needed an occasion to cook Ina Garten’s pork tenderloin recipe. (Oh, and a get-rid-of-all-the-veggies (and bacon) sweet potato hash). Nom. So, Ina suggest serenading (marinating) the tenderloins for 3-24 hours. I’m an overachiever and opted for 32 hours and it was just delightful….

Supermodel Project: Braised Short Ribs

I was a little nervous for the Valentine’s Day main event, Chrissy Teigan’s Braised Short Ribs, because I’d never made them before. It was a leap of faith down the supermodel cooking runway. Ms. Teigan suggests serving said ribs over a sweet potato mash that is flavored with maple syrup. While I may like Valentine’s…

Ina’s Tri-Colore Salad

I’m grossly uncool when it comes to Valentine’s Day…I LOVE IT. It’s just a nice excuse to plan an elaborate meal for no real reason and make others, or even just yourself happy. A few girlfriends tried to talk me into a weekend away, but I stuck to my tradition and whipped up a nice…

Ina/Flo’s Bolognese- AKA Flolognese

I’m anxiously awaiting Hurricane Florence in Raleigh, NC, this week and while the forecast keeps changing, the contents of my freezer have not. A pound of ground beef, some canned tomatoes, what’s a girl to do but make Ina Garten’s Bolognese sauce? I came up with this solid life plan when I realize that my…

What Came First? The Eggplant or the Emoji? 🍆

This weekend I hosted company who freakin’ loves some eggplant – the food not the emoji. So, I found the most wonderful looking recipe I could find and readied myself to making a delicious main dish for Saturday night dinner. Naturally, I leaned on Ina Garten’s Eggplant Gratin. Now Ina’s recipes are so foolproof that…

Pretzel Bread Crusted Salmon

Pretzel Bread Crusted Salmon. There, I said it. It’s basically a 0 on the ass whooping scale. On one hand you have God’s most perfect food, pretzel bread, and on the other belly flattening salmon. This has to even out to zero. Right? That’s what I’m telling myself and you should too. I took Ina…

Tipple THIS. Ina Did.

Looking for a drink that’s so multipurpose that it could have you… texting an ex (if you needed an excuse), getting arrested for public indecency, planning dope adventures, spending too much money, DJing at a strange party, and rewatching SATC a decade too late….All at the same damn time? Does it also need to be…

Tomato, ToMAHto

Raleigh was supposed to receive a few inches of snow over the weekend, instead we received 47 snow flakes and 25 degree temperatures. The lack of snow play day was annoying, but the less than spring-like weather still allowed me to make soup! Oh, and shop for beach vacations…more on that one later. I decided…

When I Dip, You Dip, We Dip

Tomorrow’s Birthday forecast:  cloudy with 100% chance of carmelized onion dip. Showers of compliments to follow. VIP guests moving in overnight. 😉 You put that hand up on that chip…When I dip, you dip, we dip. Dive into this easy-to-make, delicious, carmelized onion dip from Ina Garten. When VIP visitors demand VIP snacks, you can…

Gotta Lotta Crostata

I have been making Ina Garten’s Apple Crostata recipe for years now. YEARS. This was one of my first forays into how easy a flavorful crust can truly be (down with shortening!) and reaffirmed my constant need for sea salt in my desserts. In 2009, I was also quite happy to produce this recipe in…

Chickens in the Kitchen

The gentleman friend (who I suppose I need an unassuming pseudonym for) is out of town this week so I decided to take the time as a much needed kick in the pants- running, healthy cooking, no booze, etc. My first generally healthy new recipe for the week was Ina Garten’s mustard chicken. I served…