trying something different. i tried a bunch of new recipes this week and thought i'd share those instead of a weekly 10. sound good?
honey goat cheese and caramelized onion pizza- from this week for dinner
photo from thisweekfordinner.com
i had never made caramelized onions before so i was a little nervous but they turned out great! they really put this pizza over the top. i used fresh pizza dough from trader joe's and followed the recipe pretty closely. nearly everyone liked the pizza, even the skeptics. i saved the extra caramelized onions and put them on a veggie burger today. still good almost a week later.
arugula salad with grape tomatoes and parmesan cheese
i have been frightened by arugula in the past. it looks like weeds and every time giada uses it she makes sure to point out how "peppery" it is. yum? anyways, i started eating it at the whole foods salad bar and really loved how interesting it tasted. i bought a bunch, tossed it with fresh tomatoes, lots of parmesan, and a herb ranch. so delicious. i've had it for lunch almost every day this week, until i ran out of tomatoes. try it, you might be surprised!
spring salad with new potatoes- from smitten kitchen
photo from smittenkitchen.com
i thought i hated potato salads until i tried one made without mayonnaise. friends for life. i tweaked this recipe slightly because i couldn't find radishes and i only had fingerling potatoes. i used green beans instead for the pea ingredient and discovered what spring onions are. and let me tell you, those pickled onions were incredible. i loved this salad and it would be perfect for a barbecue or picnic.
cream cheese frosting- from barefoot contessa
i was watching ina make red velvet cupcakes the other day and mentally filed away her cream cheese frosting recipe for future use. flash forward to my piano/violin recital and needing a frosting for some devil's food cupcakes. it would have been easier if my cream cheese was a little more room temperature, but it turned out so nicely. it made way more than i needed for 24 cupcakes, though. i now have a bowl of frosting in my fridge. someone please take it off my hands.
caprese grilled cheese
from foodgawker via pinterest.
and pasta with arugula and white beans
from this week for dinner