Discover the Ease of Sheet Pan Meals

When weeknights are crazy-busy, we love dinners that taste delicious but take very little time and effort. That’s why we’re big fans of sheet pan meals. All you really gotta do is chop some veggies, mix up a few ingredients, pop the whole shebang in the oven, and boom! You’ve got a wholesome, mouthwatering meal—and only one pan to scrub. Chef Cathy Christiansen has four lip-smacking sheet pan recipes you’ll want to try this week. Sheet Pan Salmon, Broccoli, and Sweet Potatoes Delicious meets nutritious in this colorful meal of fiber-packed sweet potatoes, antioxidant-charged broccoli, and plump wild-caught salmon fillets, loaded with protein and omega-3s. Serves: 4 Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes Ingredients: 12 ounces salmon fillets […]

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Prost! Your Easy Oktoberfest Menu

If you’ve been lucky enough to celebrate Oktoberfest in Munich like I did in 2016 (yep, I rocked a dirndl!), you know those Germans throw a mean Good Food party. Oh, and they like their lager. But honestly, the slow-roasted meats, savory sides, and rich desserts were the real stars of the celebration. Sure, those jumbo steins of bier were impressive, but for me, trying so many delectable dishes for the first time was the real treat. The good news is you don’t have to cross the Atlantic to experience Oktoberfest flavors. Chef Cathy Christiansen shares five scrumptious, simple recipes to anchor your own Oktoberfest feast—dirndls and lederhosen optional. Beer Cheese Soup With Rye Croutons A Bavarian staple, beer cheese […]

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Simple Ways to Pep up Pasta Bundles

If you’ve picked up any of our pasta starter bundles, you’ve got what you need to make an easy dinner. But you can also expand upon the bundle ingredients to devise exciting pasta dishes your whole family will love. We have five recipes you can steal right now or use as inspiration for your own creations. Caprese Pasta This recipe re-imagines that awesome appetizer caprese. Instead of topping toasted bread, fresh mozzarella, basil, and tomatoes are tossed with farfalle. Ingredients: 1 pound farfalle pasta ⅔ to 1 cup pesto 1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes, sliced Salt to taste Pepper to taste 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped 8 ounces mozzarella balls, halved Directions: 1. Bring a large pot of water […]

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New Ways to Love Squash

September means we’re smack-dab in the middle of squash season—yay! After enjoying all those light summer squashes the past few months, now all the winter squashes are ready to rock. Of course, spaghetti squash and zucchini are both delectable on their own, but we also love shaking things up a bit and trying them in new ways. We’re obsessed with these two dishes below. Both are super easy to prepare and fantastic for family dinners—you’ll see! First up: Spaghetti Squash Pizza Boats, They’re a totally unique meal that you can doctor up with any fresh veggies, herbs, meats, and cheeses you want, just like you do with homemade pizza. Watch our quick how-to video below and start dreaming up your perfect […]

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Homemade Pasta Night, Pronto!

Pasta just may be the ultimate family meal—it’s comforting, it’s easy to share, and believe it or not, it can be quick and easy to prepare. Chef Cathy Christiansen offers up a mouthwatering pasta night menu that includes homemade salad, bread, and a few entrée choices. Steal her simple recipes or use them as a springboard for your own smorgasbord. Caesar Dressing Kick off pasta night with a salad tossed with this homemade Caesar dressing. If you love anchovies in your Caesar, mash four filets with garlic before following the recipe directions below. Prep time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 2 cloves garlic, finely minced 1 tsp black pepper 2 Tbsp lemon juice 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard […]

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5 New Places to Take Your Dinner Menu

It’s easy to get stuck in a dinner rut, making the same meals over and over because they’re simple and you know your family likes them. Want to expand your menu without too much extra effort but just not sure how? Go global! Seriously, all it really takes to savor cuisines from around the world is a shaking up your herbs, spices, and sauces. Chef Cathy Christiansen takes us on a globe-trotting tour with five ethnic recipes that even rookie cooks can nail.   Japan: Easy Teriyaki Salmon Skewers Easy is right! This fun family meal is mostly just assembling and grilling, and it delivers rich, bold flavors everyone will enjoy. Serves: 4 Prep/marinate time: 30 minutes Cook time: 10 […]

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Anyone Can Can Fresh Produce! Here’s How

The bummer about summer is it eventually ends, which means many seasonal fruits and veggies become harder to come by. But that doesn’t mean you can’t savor their flavors this fall, winter, and spring—you totally can! Just gather your favorite summer produce, a few jars, and lids and watch our two easy how-to videos below. First up, fresh fruit jam!   Now let’s pickle! See how easy it is turn fresh cucumbers into dill-icious pickles. Use this same method to pickle beets, green beans, and other favorite veggies.   Ready to get canning? Stop by the Shop to pick up all the ingredients you need.

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