Add a Pinch - Robyn Stone

Add a Pinch: Easier, Faster, Fresher Southern Classics by popular blogger, Robyn Stone, puts fresh ingredients center stage in slow cooker meals, casseroles and one-dish suppers, salads, soups, and desserts that have deep, satisfying flavors but are a cinch to make.

Smart swaps like Greek yogurt for mayo in pimento cheese and cauliflower "rice" put a modern spin on these dishes. I have made many recipes from Robyn's blog - Add a Pinch - and her yellow and chocolate cake recipes are my go to. In fact, I'm making her chocolate cake recipe for my husband's birthday tomorrow. It is perfect.

My only complaint is that I wished she had more of her fantastic dessert recipes in this book - especially her cake recipes that I mentioned above. I am one of those people who doesn't mind recipes from the blog or website that make their way into the book. Overall, this is a beautiful cookbook with family type recipes - Pot Roast with Root Vegetables, Balsamic Beef, and Grandmother's Chicken and Dumplings for example. Another bonus is her leftover makeover tips and recipes (as shown in the salmon recipe below).

Special thanks to Robyn and Clarkson Potter for sharing the recipe below with our members today. Be sure to head over to our contest page for your chance to win a copy of this book


Salmon is another favorite fish in my house. I could eat it every single day and be a happy girl! And it's so good for you too. This savory-sweet one-dish meal is one of my favorite ways to prepare it-especially for busy weeknights. I prefer to use wild-caught Alaskan salmon, so I stock up when it's in season or I find a great sale.

1 whole salmon fillet (about 2 pounds)
3 medium squash, thinly sliced
2 medium zucchini, thinly sliced
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
¼ cup packed dark brown sugar
1½ teaspoons stone-ground mustard

1 Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.
2 Place the salmon, skin side down, on the prepared baking sheet. Arrange the vegetables alongside the salmon around the edges of the baking sheet. Drizzle the vegetables with the olive oil. Sprinkle the salmon and vegetables with the salt and pepper. Cover the fish and vegetables with another piece of parchment paper or foil. Bake for 10 minutes.
3 Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the brown sugar and mustard.
4 Remove the salmon and vegetables from the oven and remove the top piece of parchment paper or foil. Spread the brown sugar mixture over the salmon and return the pan to the oven. Bake until the salmon is firm to the touch and a thermometer inserted in the thickest part registers 135°F, about 15 minutes.
leftover makeover
Sauté fresh spinach in a bit of olive oil until wilted. Transfer to a plate and top with some leftover salmon, veggies, and a poached or fried egg.

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  • sgump  on  4/24/2017 at 5:52 PM

    And, to answer the question in the Cookbook Giveaway competition: No, I've not yet tried any recipes from the Add a Pinch's blog. I'll have to visit the site presently!

  • robynstone_addapinch  on  4/25/2017 at 7:40 AM

    Hi Jenny! I'm so thrilled that you've shared this Brown Sugar Baked Salmon and Vegetables recipe! It's such a delicious recipe from the cookbook and one of our favorites in my family! I hope you and every one here enjoys the recipes in the cookbook as much as my family does - and that the cookbook is a helpful resource to all who have it. I am just so excited to hear that you enjoy the cakes - and many happy birthday wishes to your husband! That is one of our favorite celebration cakes too! Thank you so very much for sharing this recipe with your readers and for having the cookbook giveaway! Robyn xo

  • lebarron2001  on  4/25/2017 at 2:15 PM

    No, I have not tried any recipes from the blog yet, but the Brown Sugar Baked Salmon and Vegetables looks delicious.

  • ampsmom  on  4/25/2017 at 6:31 PM

    One of my favorite recipes from the blog is the Barbacoa recipe!! And The Best Chocolate Cake Recipe {EVER} is a must try!!

  • lgroom  on  4/25/2017 at 7:04 PM

    No, I haven't yet tried anything from this blog but this salmon sounds like something I better make soon.

  • FireRunner2379  on  4/26/2017 at 4:50 AM

    I love Robyn's recipe for Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream, its a must try!

  • love2chow  on  4/26/2017 at 9:23 AM

    This salmon recipe looks easy and delicious. I love the concept of sheet pan meals.

  • Yarnia  on  4/28/2017 at 12:28 AM

    Southern cheese crackers

  • RSW  on  4/28/2017 at 6:17 AM

    Have not but will check it out

  • Siegal  on  4/29/2017 at 9:40 AM

    I have not yet tried any blog recipes

  • imaluckyducky  on  4/29/2017 at 9:52 AM

    Nope, haven't tried her recipes

  • monique.potel  on  4/29/2017 at 11:37 AM

    i will try the salmon

  • hippiechick1955  on  5/5/2017 at 11:17 AM

    I have yet to try any of the recipes but want to. I just have been extremely busy.

  • AnnaZed  on  5/5/2017 at 6:24 PM

    I have tried stuff from her blog, I've been subscribed for years!

  • kelliwinter  on  5/8/2017 at 3:39 AM

    not yet, going there right now to find one

  • meggan  on  5/8/2017 at 2:27 PM

    No, but it looks like I should.

  • t.t  on  5/13/2017 at 12:52 AM

    No, I've not tried any yet

  • Uhmandanicole  on  5/13/2017 at 4:25 AM

    I have not tried any recipes yet since I didn't even know this was a blog! I will be checking it out for recipes now.

  • bdmltm  on  5/13/2017 at 7:45 AM

    No, I haven't tried any of her recipes yet, but after reading the index, I plan to try several.

  • Nhcookingdiva  on  5/14/2017 at 5:42 PM

    This book sounds amazing. I love southern food but it's so unhealthy

  • Ordinaryblogger  on  5/15/2017 at 7:50 AM

    not yet but they look amazing and I've bookmarked the blog to try some!!

  • thewoobdog  on  5/15/2017 at 8:43 AM

    I'd love to try the Tarragon Chicken Salad! Yum.

  • thewoobdog  on  5/15/2017 at 8:45 AM

    (but I haven't tried any of her recipes yet - I will have to visit her blog!)

  • PennyG  on  5/26/2017 at 4:07 PM

    No I haven't.

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