Cooking Method: Baking

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Ikea Swedish Meatballs with Cream Sauce

The largest IKEA in the United States just opened in Los Angeles. It’s absolutely massive. They almost need to put in a trolley! This is about their iconic Swedish meatballs and the beauty of it is that you can buy them frozen after you buy your GRÖNKULLA, FLÄRDFULL, SMÖRBOLL and (I always buy) their paper napkins. I know a lot of people that do not live near an IKEA, so here is a recipe to make them yourself.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: 4 - 6 Servings

Deep Dish Pizza

My friend Debi made this delicious Chicago-style Deep Dish Pizza. Chicago-style pizza refers to several different styles of pizza developed in Chicago. Arguably, the most famous of these is known as deep-dish pizza. This style of pizza is not very popular in California, land of thin crust.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yields: Serves 4 - 6

Caprese Chicken with Balsamic Glaze

My daughter Zoe made this Caprese Chicken with Balsamic Glaze, which is phenomenal. The chicken is really juicy. The sweet balsamic glaze, a sprinkling of fresh basil and melted mozzarella finish this dish off perfectly.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 50 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings

Steak Fajita Skillet

This Steak Fajita Skillet is so easy and good. It's super cheesy and made in under 30 minutes! "Fajita" literally translates to "little skirts" or "little bands.The key is to not trim off too much of the fat that covers one side of the steak. They'll melt into the cracks as the meat cooks, making each bite juicier and tastier.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings

Baked Chicken Taquitos

These Baked Chicken Taquitos are a healthy, non-fried version and less mess on your stove than the traditional fried ones.They make a great snack.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yields: 4 - 6 Servings

Rhubarb Tart

Take these precious next few months to familiarize yourself with the Rhubarb plant. While naturally bitter (and toxic if you eat the leaves!), this celery-like root will add that spring-time punch of color you crave to any dessert. This tart is subtle in its flavors which is perfect for a warm, May evening and the lattice cover will always wow, however you do not need to be that intricate if you don’t want to. I also took it upon myself to add a dash of rum to the frangipane when I added the vanilla—because why not?

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 45 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins

Chipotle-Cheddar Corn Casserole

This Chipotle-Cheddar Corn Casserole recipe brings out the sweetness of the corn and has a subtle kick from the chipotle. With the addition of creamy cheddar cheese it makes a delicious side dish that can be made ahead.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings

Spicy Chicken-Tortilla Chip Casserole

This Spicy Chicken-Tortilla Chip Casserole is so good! It's an easy weeknight meal. The tortilla chips add a lot of crunch and texture to this dish.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yields: 6 - 8 Servings

Muffin-Pan Potato Gratins

These Muffin-Pan Potato Gratins get really crispy. They go really well with beef, chicken, or fish. You could also serve them for breakfast with eggs.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings

The Luggage Room’s Avocado Festival Pizza

The Avocado Festival is my favorite pizza from the Luggage Room, which is a pizzeria attached to La Grande Orange, housed in the old luggage room of the Pasadena train station. The Avocado Festival is topped with avocados, tomatoes, basil, and lemon zest. At Luggage Room, they use a sourdough crust which is sublime! Here is my take on this pizza that you can make at home.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yields: 2 Servings