I’m in cook mode right now in this blissful post-holiday lull, staying in more often and making more food, too: waffles and squash soup, kimchi tuna salad and rainbow sprinkle cake. (And dinner, of course. There’s always dinner.)
It’s a good time to be at home, and an even better time to up your cooking game. That’s why we’ve just started a new monthly series on the New York Times Cooking YouTube channel called Cooking 101, starring Sohla El-Waylly, who brings impeccable technique, delicious food and some real talk right to you at home. One recipe from the series, the cheesy frittata, is below. We’ve also brought back the list we’ve nicknamed the Weeknight 100, with dinner recipe ideas to get you through the year. A few all-stars from that list are below as well, alongside some fantastic new recipes.
What are you making this month? Did you receive any cooking holiday gifts that have made their kitchen debut? An air fryer? A stand mixer? (I got a tortilla press!) Tell me everything at email@example.com. I love to hear from you.
2. Poke Bowl
Here’s an extremely fun way to do an easy dinner: Put out the colorful, fresh, crunchy, cool elements of a poke bowl and tell everyone to make their own. Naz Deravian’s recipe is simple and flexible, and if you’re uncomfortable with raw marinated fish, you can sear it first, or use canned tuna or salmon instead. Do go wild with the toppings, though — mango, cucumber, avocado, all yes!