Season Five of “Sara’s Weeknight Meals” is on air now; please tune in!
“Sara’s Weeknight Meals” Season Five launched with Episode 501: Sustainable Surf. Sara is passionate about seafood, but also about eating it responsibly, without depleting the vast culinary gift the ocean offers. That’s also the mission of our guest, Top Chef winner Hung Huynh. He brings us a favorite seafood dish with a nod to his native Vietnam – Grilled Shrimp and Lettuce Wraps. Then his Roasted Branzino for a pull out the stops culinary experience for fish lovers!… more »
Make weeknight meals easier, enroll in my Craftsy class for a special low price!
Want to learn some quick and easy recipes like my favorite beet dish? Sign up for my Craftsy class, “Cook Smarter: Solutions for Weeknight Dinners,” and you will find a variety of tasty entrees as well as many tips for getting dinner on the table fast. Now is your chance to enroll in my Craftsy class for 50% off the regular price!… more »
Roasted Salmon with Hot Mustard-Cracker Topping
The Husband and I have taken to eating rice crackers as a way of staving off the impulse to devour our own hands during the terrible hour before dinner. These crackers come in a bunch of flavors. (My favorite is wasabi). They’re thin and crispy. And – the best part – 16 of them (one portion) clock in at a total of only 110 calories.
In this recipe, our wasabi rice crackers provide a tasty, crunchy crust for the salmon,… more »
On September 27th, I’ll be at Chicago Gourmet; please stop by!
On Sunday, September 27th at 2:30 pm, I will be at Chicago Gourmet making Sautéed Duck Breast with Gingered Grape Sauce on the Bon Appétit Culinary Stage. Hope you’ll stop by my demo! Chicago Gourmet runs from September 25th to 27th in Millennium Park (201 E. Randolph St. between Michigan & Columbus Avenues). For more information go to Chicago Gourmet; to purchase tickets, go to tickets.… more »
Join me in NYC for the 12th Annual “A Second Helping of Life” on September 21
On Monday, September 21, I will be a Celeb Sous Chef, assisting one of the chefs at the 12th Annual “A Second Helping of Life” tasting at Chelsea Piers, Pier Sixty in NYC. The event, featuring New York’s top women chefs, will support the mission of SHARE and raise funds to provide direct support services, free of charge, to thousands affected by breast and ovarian cancer. The event will start with a VIP Reception at 6 pm followed by the… more »
My Craftsy Cooking Class is live! Here is a sneak peak.
My Craftsy cooking class has gone live! It is all about getting dinner on the table during the work week and learning some techniques along the way. For a sneak peak go to Sara’s Class. Click here to sign up for the class.… more »
My online Craftsy.com series starts next week; enter below to win free classes.
Follow this link—to enter to win my new online Craftsy Classes which will go live in a week! You will learn tips for getting quick, family-pleasing dinners on the table during the work week and get a sneak peek at some of the recipes from my new cookbook which is coming out next spring. In the 2 hour class I will offer: 5 ingredients recipes, sautéing thin cuts of meat, summer salads for supper, great egg-based entrees, vegetarian options, and… more »
Exciting news! My online class on Craftsy.com will start in a few weeks.
My online cooking class, “Cook Smarter, Solutions for Weeknight Dinners,” is launching in the next few weeks on Craftsy.com. Summertime is the perfect time to start cooking, or if you already cook, to hone your skills and pick up strategies for getting a tasty dinner on the table every night of the week. In this two hour class, broken down into 20 minute lessons, I will give you tips and recipes to make your cooking experience easier and more satisfying.… more »
Exciting news! On August 17th my online class goes live on Craftsy.com.
Starting on August 17th, I am going to be teaching cooking classes online. My class “Cook Smarter Solutions for Weeknight Meals,” will be live on Craftsy.com. Stay tuned for more information about how to sign up and get a free class giveaway.… more »
Meet me at Talbots Madison Avenue in NYC today!
Today, July 30th, at 5 pm, I will be doing a cooking demo at Talbots, 535 Madison Avenue (between 53rd and 54th Streets), in NYC. Please stop by to sample crepes and Thai lime lemonade and enter a raffle to win one of my books.… more »
Berry Rice Pudding
I love rice pudding, as does the husband, but I am certainly not going to make it from scratch on a weeknight. However, there is a good chance you have leftover rice every so often from a take-out meal, and this would be a very tasty way to recycle it.
Makes about 6 servings
Hands-on-time: 10 minutes
Total preparation time: 10 minutes
1 1/2 cups cooked leftover long-grain white rice or my Simple Boiled Rice
1/2 cup ginger marmalade
1/2… more »
Ask the Kitchen Shrink!
It’s time for summer entertaining and I just wanted to remind you that over the years the Kitchen Shrink has answered many of the questions you might encounter in planning and preparing your special menus–and the answers are all here on this site 24/7. Just select Kitchen Shrink in the menu at the top of the home page and click on a category or check out all the entries. If the answer to your question isn’t there, e-mail me (firstname.lastname@example.org)… more »
On July 12th, I’m returning to Lake Austin Spa to preview my new cookbook!
On Monday, July 12th, I will return to Lake Austin Spa in Austin, Texas to give a Cooking Session for registered guests as part of the spa’s Culinary Experience. The demonstration will feature recipes from my upcoming cookbook which will be released in March of 2016. Here’s a sneak preview of the menu: Southwestern Gazpacho with Homemade Tortilla Crisps, Seared Shrimp Salad with Spicy Watermelon Vinaigrette, and Cannoli Stuffed Strawberries. I hope to see you there! For more information on… more »
Sautéed Pork Loin with Mustard and Grapes
When I was in High School my Mom and I threw all kinds of dinner parties. (Actually she threw the parties and I helped cook.) Our favorite dish was Veal Scaloppine. I liked it no matter how it was cooked or sauced. It seemed so elegant to us, and there were so manygood recipes for it in our favorite cookbook, Craig Claiborne’s The New York Times Cookbook…
. In retrospect, I realize that my fondness for veal scaloppini is based more »
Hunting for a recipe from my show? They’re all right here.
You can find the recipes from every episode of Sara’s Weeknight Meals…
right here on the site. There are several easy ways to search. You can put the episode number or the recipe title in the Search box on the home page and a link will appear. Or, to find all the recipes from an episode, go to the box at the right of the home page and click on View Sara’s Weeknight Meals. Select the season you want: Season more »
Sara’s New Book
|In my newest book, I share more than 200 new family-tested, family-pleasing recipes. Whether you’re new to the kitchen or just looking for a way to spice up your recipe repertoire, my carefully tested quick and easy recipes will help you get dinner on the table every night of the week.