we’ve all been asked to hunker down, stay home, and effectively wait COVID-19 out. life is changing, at least in the short term. and no matter how long this plays out, there will be long term effects and impacts. that’s the reality. but we’re going to continue to be here for each other. support each other. and love each other. and from us over here at style at a certain age —beth, junior style, kelly, oscar, and ollie—we’re going to continue to bring you distractions during the upcoming months. and since most, if not all of us are at home, we rounded up our top 5 favorite recipes from the past 6 months. here the are in no particular order.
in honor of living in the low country, today i’ve pulled together a sheet pan low country boil. it absolutely could not be easier. and it absolutely could not taste any better. the key ingredient here is Old Bay Seasoning. so check your spice closet and make sure you have it.
other than that, we’re simply going to throw together a few starches and proteins, mix, and bake. the shrimp and andouille sausage pair perfectly with with the potatoes. and they’re all set off by the citrus/spice combination. i can’t wait to hear in the comments what you think of this recipe!
i’m bringing you an old family favorite today: chicken noodle soup for the soul. it’s the perfect winter dish. super simple and unbelievably tasty. the recipe calls for rotisserie chicken. if you look, you can find organic or substitute the chicken entirely for your leftover turkey. both work great. and be sure make extras: this soup freezes and will be waiting for you if you catch a winter cold.
do you love the flavor of Buffalo hot wings, but want to skip the unhealthy fried food this Super Bowl Sunday? this recipe is just the ticket, it combines all the Buffalo-style hot wing flavors in one crunchy bite: buffalo chicken celery boats. keto-friendly and so easy because the recipe calls for a store-bought rotisserie chicken. i made it according to the recipe, but you could certainly dial up or down the hot sauce or the mayonnaise. you can omit the ranch dressing or the blue cheese crumbles, it’s totally up to you – make it your own! it will be a winner no matter what.
we are going meatless this week with a creamy garlic butter mushroom recipe that can be eaten alone, or over anything you can imagine – pasta, rice, quinoa, whatever your fancy! i decided to go with zoodles, zucchini noodles. zoodles really satisfy my pasta craving, and they were especially good topped with these creamy dreamy Tuscan mushrooms!
i was able to find pre-spiraled zoodles, saving me the step of cutting them on my own. but if you don’t already have one, a spiralizer is a very handy kitchen gadget, making it easy to create pasta substitutions.
for the preparation, i sautéed them in a little bit of olive oil, seasoning with salt to taste. i like them to be al dente, so the sauté really only took about 3 minutes.
a few weeks ago, i tried Trader Joe’s cauliflower pizza crust. i really enjoyed their ready-made cauliflower crust and will definitely make it one of my regular purchases from Trader Joe’s. another cauliflower-based ingredient i wanted to try is the cauliflower gnocchi. traditional Italian gnocchi is made from potatoes, wheat flour, egg and salt. while potato gnocchi dumplings are healthier than pasta, i wanted to keep my meal low in carbs, and higher in fiber. cauliflower is a less starchy vegetable and is a perfect substitute.
this recipe calls for regular potato gnocchi, to be cooked directly in the pan with the cream mixture. since i substituted the cauliflower gnocchi and i wanted it to maintain its crispiness, i cooked the gnocchi according to its skillet directions on the package and then stirred the gnocchi into my sausage, kale and cream mixture at the end before plating in my serving dish.
it turned out beautifully! the gnocchi had crispy edges and a soft, pillowy interior. just like the potato version. the flavor is light and just like potato gnocchi, the recipe possibilities are endless.
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