Garlic-butter foil packet salmon

Sunday night dinners with Mark usually go like this: “I don’t feel like cooking tonight. Where should we eat?” “I don’t know, maybe somewhere close?” “Yeah but I don’t like any of those places.” “Well, where do you want to go?” “I don’t know. Nowhere. Maybe I should cook.” 2 hours later… “Can you pick…

Dijon-panko encrusted salmon

My boyfriend and I have been doing Sunday dinners at home. It’s cheaper than going out (in theory) plus it’s kind of a nice tradition. And of course the ulterior motive is to test out recipes I’ve been eyeing. Sometimes though it’s nice to be spontaneous. Like last night when I wanted to throw in the…

Salmon with smoked salmon butter

I’ve recently gotten into perusing the New York Times’ cooking site for recipes. I find they tend to have really good takes on basics, and fully grasp the concept of weeknight cooking. (One pan! 20 minutes! No weird spice requirements!) Two of the recipes I’ve shared on this site so far have come from their…

Salmon marinade & sesame noodles

When it feels like I haven’t cooked anything new in ages, I start to feel the pressure to pull out all the stops and whip up something amazing. Maybe it’s something that’s been on my bucket list for a while, or the latest thing I’ve seen on Instagram, or something seasonally fabulous. (It’s spring people…