Thursday, November 11, 2010

Simple meals

I know that some of you are loyal GOOP readers (Gwyneth Paltrow's semi-weekly newsletter), so you would have seen her issue today about Jessica Seinfeld's new cookbook and cooking videos. I was a bit skeptical -- another celebrity attempting to take over the home-cooking world? Please. We're already drowning in enough of that craze. That being said, I'm always on the hunt for new recipes so I took a look at what she has to offer.

I really like the super simple Sweet Cherry Tomato & Ricotta Pasta and the 10-minute Halibut Over Spinach. In fact, both recipes made me realize how much I "overdo it" when we have a large group over. I have that common desire of many home cooks to put together something rather elaborate for guests, when in fact, something easy and quick like Seinfeld's two dishes would make nearly any group happy. So, I think it's time to try a new approach to entertaining -- something much more paired down but equally as pleasing.

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