I titled my last post March, even though I posted it halfway through the month and we certainly ate after that.
- I made a lamb and barley soup with mint for friends with a new baby from the New England Soup Factory Cookbook. Lemon and mint were intended to make it a "spring" soup, but I thought it was only ok. I think this is the first time I haven't loved a recipe from there. I do love lamb, but it's so rich, the lemony mint was almost too much of a contrast for me.
- I tried my hand at sweet potato pancakes a few times and they were awesome. I used this "recipe" to make cinnamon honey butter to go with them and to add to toast later.
- Kyle made grilled pizza twice--once for dinner with our neighbors and once for visiting family. He bought pizza crust dough from Trader Joe's and then did all kinds of toppings: pepperoni, sausage, caramelized onion, homemade goat cheese (!!), mozzarella, tomatoes, pesto, sauteed mushrooms, and arugula. Grill the dough, add the toppings. It is way too yummy.
- I made a frittata with left over pizza toppings, and it was pretty darn good too.
- I made the strawberry lemonade cake from the April cover of Southern Living. It was good. But I'm not sure I'll venture that way again.
- I wanted to take advantage of our fresh sage and rosemary, so I made this super easy, super yummy pork tenderloin stuffed with herbs. So moist and flavorful! Only changes I'd make--the recipe called for salting both the herb stuffing and the outside of the loin. I'd cut back on the stuffing salt next time. I served it with mashed sweet potatoes with sage and brown butter. It was good, but I should have had more sage/butter to go with the number of potatoes.
- In another attempt to use our sage crop (I love sage), I made this easy butternut squash and sage pasta. I didn't blend/food process the squash into a proper sauce, but it would be really good that way. My lazier version was a lot easier than the butternut squash stuffed shells I've done before.
And finally, Kyle got cupcakes for my birthday from The Painted Cupcake. And they were divine.