When I ask myself the question (and sometimes, if I'm very hungry and/or not careful, it's aloud, on the subway), "What do I want for dinner?", very rarely does an answer come easy.
But then I look at the latest recipe from Alexandra Stafford. A writer, photographer, cook, and mother of four, her sixth sense seems to be intuiting exactly what the rest of us feel like eating, no matter how amorphous that "feeling" might be. (Seven of our most popular recipes in 2016 came from her.)
Ask yourself: Do I want ultra comfort or extreme ease? Do I want a sandwich or a salad? Or, did my quiet solo dinner turn into an accidental dinner party and I need something that leans toward impressive, and fast? One (and likely more than one) of these 24 recipes will be your answer.
Do you always know what you "feel like" eating—or is it more of a struggle? Tell us in the comments below.
A New Way to Dinner, co-authored by Food52's founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, is an indispensable playbook for stress-free meal-planning (hint: cook foundational dishes on the weekend and mix and match ‘em through the week).
A (former) student of English, a lover of raisins, a user of comma splices. My spirit animal is an eggplant. I'm probably the person who picked all of the cookie dough out of the cookie dough ice cream. For that, I'm sorry.