My Favorite Caesar Salad Recipe

Fresh crisp romaine lettuce, large shaved parmesan cheese, crunchy croutons and a creamy dressing make this Caesar Salad a MUST make. Caesar salad goes with so many things and it’s always a family favorite.

This salad is on a whole new level when you make your own Homemade Croutons and with this Authentic Caesar Dressing. It will forever change the way you eat Caesar Salad. You’ll make it for every meal!

Crispy, light and fresh Caesar Salad with homemade dressing and croutons.

My Favorite Caesar Salad Recipe

The reason this is my absolute favorite is really because of the Homemade Croutons and Dressing. It’s so fresh and vibrant and easy to throw together. Everyone loves a good Caesar Salad. It’ll rival the best restaurant’s Caesar Salad for sure.

The best thing about this Salad is that goes with everything. From soups to BBQ, if you need a quick salad to balance out your meal, this is it. Caesar Salad’s unique … Read more

The Power Landlords Have Over Restaurants Right Now

One of the biggest challenges facing restaurants as they try to stay open: making rent. | Getty Images

While the pandemic rages on, rent is still due — and restaurant owners and landlords have to make it work

Where a restaurant is located — the city, the neighborhood, the block, even the building — can determine its fate. There are the obvious ways: A restaurant in a buzzy, hip neighborhood with tons of visitors or tourists is likely to pull in more business than one, say, in a neighborhood with just locals, no matter how loyal. A restaurant with a large, sprawling dining room can pack in more diners and tables than a small one, theoretically doing more business.

But no matter the size of a restaurant or its neighborhood, one of the most significant costs any restaurant has is the very space it is housed in. And while the … Read more

Authentic Caesar Dressing

Authentic Caesar Dressing is rich creamy and so much better homemade than from a jar. You are going to love how simple this really is and the savory flavor is going to WOW you! It will Change the way you eat anything Caesar forever!

Dressing is one of the best ways to add flavor, you can put dressings on so many things besides salad too. Try these dressings on what ever you desire, from chicken, to wraps, and marinades. Greek Salad Dressing, Avocado Ranch Dressing, and Cilantro Lime Dressing.

Rich and Creamy Authentic Caesar Dressing.

Authentic Caesar Salad Dressing

Now I know what you might be thinking…Anchovies? Gross! But trust me the only way to really get that incredible authentic Caesar flavor is to use Anchovies. They provide that briny blast of goodness and that rich umami flavor. Umami literally means pleasant savory taste, which is exactly what the anchovies provide. You don’t … Read more

Celebrate the House Meal, the Go-To Dish for When There’s No One to Satisfy but Yourself

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 Too simple or too weird to try out on guests, the house meal is the epitome of experimental home cooking

I have a recipe for fried rice that no Asian culture would ever want to lay claim to. It’s a recipe in the loosest sense, made when my partner and I realize we have enough of the ingredients already in the house, but nothing else to make it better or more cohesive. It’s easily added to or subtracted from, usually starting with vegetables we have to use up before next week’s CSA box, which means dicing up everything from onions to romano beans to amaranth leaves. We forget to make rice the day before, so in goes a heaping pile of freshly cooked basmati rice, and maybe an egg, or some frozen shrimp, so that the texture is alternately crispy and goopy. It … Read more

Chicken Divan

Chicken divan is a creamy chicken casserole recipe topped with crispy buttered breadcrumbs. It’s easy to make, can be prepped ahead of time, and is a classic family favorite.

Complete the meal with some roasted lemon parmesan garlic asparagus and a pot of perfect basmati rice.    

A spoon taking a scoop of chicken divan out of a white casserole dish.

Easy Chicken Divan

Chicken divan is comfort food at its finest. Shredded chicken is wrapped up in a creamy cheese sauce, topped with buttered breadcrumbs, then baked until bubbly and delicious. 

It’s always a winner at our dinner table and there are rarely leftovers. 

But when we can’t finish it all, it’s just as delicious warmed up for lunch the next day. 

A wooden spoon scooping chicken divan out of a casserole dish.

How to Make Baked Chicken Divan:

This is a very simple recipe that can be divided into 3 parts:

  1. Cooking the chicken: Poach chicken breasts and then shred them, but you can easily use leftover or rotisserie chicken.
  2. Making the sauce: 
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