Recipes to pair with your fave TV shows
As much as I love the quick recipes on the back of Ritz cracker boxes, I feel like I’m at an age (23) where I should probably be expanding my cooking repertoire. My favorite TV shows have become a surprising inspiration (with the exception of American Horror Story, because I’m way too worried about every character’s well-being to even think about food when I watch that show), so I thought I’d gather up some A+ recipes for your next Netflix binge. The recipes I looked up to go with my favorite shows are easy but look profesh. Seriously, your friends will be asking where you’re hiding the butler. Here’s what’s in my TV-watching cookbook:
Frittata a la Schmidt
My life would be complete if I could just have brunch with Schmidt on a Sunday afternoon, decked out in our preppy best. There’s no doubt he has Martha Stewart up on a pedestal, along with her mouth-watering Tomato, Scallion, and Cheddar Cheese Frittata recipe. Maybe add a little chut-ah-ney?
Ben’s Calzone Zone
It was tempting to find the best waffle, bacon-wrapped shrimp, or Skittle-Starburst recipe, but all Ben ever wanted was for someone to appreciate the calzone. Rachel Ray definitely does with this Sausage Calzone recipe.
Emily got into chef mode in a recent PLL episode, and it didn’t turn out so well . . . but a few tips from Marcela Valladolid’s Ground Beef Empanada recipe will help for next time.
Bran’s Beef and Barley Stew
Watching Game of Thrones requires a lot of energy, but The Inn at the Crossroads food blog knows just the recipe to help you make it through. Also, they’ve published an entire GoT-themed cookbook that I will be buying.
Beyoncé’s Pad Thai
Danny is always cooking delectable Italian food, but the first mention of Thai has me reaching for take-out menus. When I make this bad boy myself, I’ll be following Nongkran Daks’s Kuay Tiaw Pad Thai recipe.
Boyle Brings You: Edamame Salad
Charles Boyle is the ultimate foodie. He has a pizza blog, doesn’t mind if there’s a hoof in his Kawari stew, and planned for a jalapeño-frosted wedding cake. I think he’d approve of Alton Brown’s Roasted Edamame Salad recipe.
So put on your favorite JAM-boree shirt and get cooking!
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