In the kitchen all weekend long

sunday night dinner

sunday night dinner

sunday night dinner

sunday night dinner

I was in the kitchen all weekend long. It felt good to be productive, but boy did I make a mess! It was seriously insane. The dishwasher ran twice, the compost container was filled to the brim & every single surface in my kitchen was covered with stuff! Inspiration was sparked after I took Cooper to the library on Friday and picked up the Heart of the Artichoke by David Tanis. That book will be mine one day; I’m totally smitten.

This is what I made:

  • Coconut Butter
  • Breakfast Pizza
  • Sesame Peanut Candy*
  • Scalloped Corn*
  • Tomato Salad with a Cilantro Vinaigrette*
  • Peppered Chicken Wings*
  • Melon Salad w/ Mint and Lime*
  • Moscow Mules

Which one are you most interested in?

*= recipes from Heart of the Artichoke Cookbook

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  • Lucia

    Breakfast pizza sounds great. A summer breakfast outside, stroked by summer rays, crunching pizza and giving kisses to people you like.

  • Anne @ Baking Me

    Wow looks like a fantastic spread! Coconut butter sounds really interesting and tasty!

  • Sydney B.

    Tomato salad and coconut butter! But not together of course.

  • Robyn

    scalloped corn or tomato salad!!!

  • jenny

    mmmm. scalloped corn! it looks delish!!

  • Brennan

    Scalloped corn!

  • vera

    scalloped corn & peppered chicken wings. please.

  • Nikki

    Please share the peanut candies! It sounds like something I once had in Greece and would love to recreate.

    Happy Monday!

  • lynn @ the actor's diet

    it’s been forever since i’ve done that – cooked.

  • Claudia from Idiot's Kitchen

    All of them! But if I can only pick one, Scalloped Corn gets my vote. Off to find that cookbook!

  • Carissa

    Moscow Mules! I had one in a restaurant once and loved it!

  • Amanda

    coconut butter!

  • Lacey Chalenor

    Breakfast pizza AND tomato salad, please ang thank you :)

  • AnnieD

    Coconut Butter! :)

  • Leah

    All of them sound so good but coconut butter really sparked my interests!!

  • Stephanie C.

    I’m really quite interested in the Tomato Salad with a Cilantro Vinaigrette recipe since I have been on a tomato kick. I can’t get enough of them. Also the Moscow Mules intrigue me…

  • Erin

    Coconut butter! Never heard of such a thing but whoa, do I need this. Recipe please?

  • Krissa

    Tomato Salad and the Moscow Mules of course!

  • Kerri

    We have to pick?? Coconut butter, breakfast pizza and I have no clue what a Moscow Mule is so that, too!!!!!

  • cindy

    I love it when the library has great cookbooks…it’s such an awesome way to preview!

  • kickpleat

    That is hands down my most favorite cookbook! I’ve had the sesame peanut candy marked for ages as a definite “to make”. You have to try the mexican chocolate ice cream – so easy and delicious (and no cream or eggs!)

    • Tracy

      You are gonna DIE when you try that candy. I think I ate half of the batch. I didn’t think I had it in me.

  • Michelle

    Definitely interested in Breakfast Pizza since I love breakfast and pizza so well there’s the explanation!

    Also, the Moscow Mules sound interesting and very Oprah of you! (yep I totally watched the Behind the Scenes episode for Yosemite)

  • Katheryn

    Coconut Butter

  • Michelle

    OMG! The Tomato Salad with a Cilantro Vinaigrette!!!! I’m in the midst of a tomato love affair! Need more recipes!!

  • stacy

    scalloped corn and tomato salad if you please 😉

  • Lisa D.

    mmm, breakfast pizza and tomato salad! :)

  • joy

    moscow mules!! breakfast pizza!

  • Ryann Rugg

    Breakfast pizza and Moscow Mules.

  • Chanty @ Tiniest Kitchen

    I want to hear most about these Moscow Mules!

  • Rona Y

    Sesame peanut candy! I love sesame and peanuts, so I’m guessing I would love this one. Was it chewy or crispy?

  • Scalloped Corn › shutterbean

    […] crust but substitute the mac & cheese for CORN. Out of all of the things I made for dinner on Sunday night, this corn is still lingering in my head.  I thought I had found the best corn dish this summer […]

  • radhi

    sesame. peanut. AND candy?!!? yes please!! so kind of you to ask which one we’d all like! ps- keep up the lovely work on the podcasts! pps- your pictures & recipes are the best!

  • Helen

    Solong summer :o(
    Sesame peanut candy sounds gorgeous….

  • Kasey

    I love that book and cook from it often. I haven’t made the wings yet. Bring em! xoxo

  • Trish

    Tomato Salad with a Cilantro Vinaigrette*

  • Trish

    Melon Salad w/ Mint and Lime*

  • Nelle

    Hi Tracy! I’m listening to your and Joy’s podcast as. we. speak.
    Also, I am dying to get my hands on Heart of the Artichoke, but there is a gigantic waiting list for it at my library.
    Anyway, that melon mint lime salad sounds rad. Are you going to post it before summer slips away? Please do, if you can.
    kthanksbye.

  • Melon & Mint Salad › shutterbean

    […] I'd like to say that my melon balling went swimmingly; it did not. I was under the impression that a melon baller will give you perfectly round spheres of fruit. I was mistaken. After I hacked up half of the cantaloupe, I walked up to my computer and immediately started watching melon balling videos on youtube (they totally exist!).  What I gathered is that you can't make a perfect melon ball; one edge is almost always slightly messed up, flat or has shreds of melon meat hanging off of it. If you have enough melon balls to cover a dish and present the nice round sides up to the world, no one will be the wiser. Top the half perfect melon balls with with cut mint leaves and generously squeeze lime juice on top and you have a fancy salad. After you take your first bite of juicy sweet melon with the lime & mint, you'll forget about imperfections. You'll marvel at how perfectly balanced the salad is and you'll feel like you've satisfied your sweet tooth while cleansing your palette. This salad is the perfect end to a delicious meal. […]

  • Rachel

    I love breakfast pizza so much – one of my favourite Sunday morning brunches!

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