Imagine your favorite New England chow-dah, lightened up, seasoned with Old Bay, and filled with hearty, meat chunks of tender fish. That’s what Laurie creates in this Fish Chowder recipe. As many recipes do, she starts with bacon as the base, layering in onions, potatoes, clam juice, and old bay to create a delicious broth…. Read More »
“ I have always loved to cook and bake, and believe cooking from scratch shouldn't be hard. On my blog, I love to share easy and delicious recipes I've developed and/or discovered with step-by-step instructions. I try to focus on fresh ingredients with a simple and attainable approach so cooking can be fearless, fun and delicious! ”
Laurie is the recipe developer and blogger behind Simply Scratch. When we first learned about Laurie, we knew we’d be hooked just from the title of her blog! She proves that made-from-scratch, handmade food doesn’t have to be expensive, complicated, or time-consuming and yields infinitely better (and healthier) results than the pre-packaged stuff. We love how Laurie walks us through recipes with step-by-step instructions and photos so you can make sure you’re on track every step of the way while learning great techniques to make you a rockstar in the kitchen, something we can definitely get behind! So, leave the bad stuff at the store and get back to natural, from-scratch cooking with Laurie.
Do you typically eat the skin on fish or just peel it off? After learning Laurie’s secret in this recipe, you may never look at fish the same way again. To get an extra crispy skin, she not only sears the fish in a blazing hot pan, but she then peels off the skin and… Read More »
Broccoli is one of the vegetables that has the ability to evoke visceral reactions from many people, usually tied back to childhood memories of your parents telling you to “eat your veggies.” Well, if they had made broccoli like this, we probably wouldn’t have resisted! While you typically see broccoli steamed or lightly sautéed, these… Read More »
We’re always looking for ways to incorporate more healthy seafood into our diet in interesting, inspired ways. With this recipe, you can recreate the flavors of a Thai curry at home to create a dish that looks and tastes elegant but is actually quite easy. By poaching the barramundi (a sustainably raised fish similar to… Read More »
Laurie’s “sure bet” recipe is a godsend for anyone who’s ever tried to bake their fries and ended up with soggy potato strips. By soaking the sliced sweet potatoes before they are seasoned and baked, the fries lose some of their water-retaining starch and end up crispy and golden. The little kick comes from the… Read More »
Let’s face it – chili is one of the most loved dishes to make for Super Bowl Sunday. If you want to make things a little bit healthier this year without losing one ounce of flavor, then this Southwest Chicken Chili from Laurie is the way to go. Shredded chicken is simmered in a broth… Read More »
Enchiladas. Oh, how we love you. A soft tortilla wrapped around a big flavored filling, topped with sauce and cheese and baked until melted and gooey. Heaven. Unfortunately, enchiladas are often topped and filled with so much cheese that you can’t even figure out if there’s anything else in there. Now, we love our cheese… Read More »
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