Beach Vacation: Shrimp boil and skillet cornbread

One of my favorite vacation destinations is North Carolina’s Outer Banks. I’ve only been there twice, but every time it’s a week of heaven–swimming, reading, shopping at my favorite Independent bookstore, and eating amazing food. Sadly, I live in Ohio, and I can’t get to the Outer Banks whenever I want.  So I love to … Continue reading

Spicy Shrimp with Yogurt

I really didn’t want to cook tonight. This was strange, because I had just gotten two new cookbooks for Christmas (Dinner: A Love Story, and The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook) and I’d drooled over their lovely pages over the longish break. I didn’t have time to do much cooking beyond the basics, since I was in a … Continue reading

Mustard Pork Chops

From Nigella Express This five ingredient meal is a delicious way to cook pork chops. It has a bit of a French influence, according to Nigella. Let the sauce boil for a bit at the end before taking off the heat, so the sauce will thicken. Serves two (one of those rare two person recipes!) Mustard … Continue reading