Recipes for Twilight Fans
Grilled Strip Steaks with Sweet Potato Hash Browns
In Twilight (the four-book series by Stephanie Meyer), the teenaged heroine Bella Swan transfers to a new high school, where she begins to fall in love with schoolmate Edward Cullen, gets hunted by a blood-thirsty vampire who wants to kill her, and still finds the time to make home-cooked meals for her father Charlie, the chief of police in Forks, Washington. Charlie’s a meat-and-potatoes kind of man, so Bella prepares a fast steak and potato meal like the one in this recipe.
Chicken and Cheese Enchiladas Verdes
Three-Cheese Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Bella Swan makes grilled cheese sandwiches for her father Charlie, his best friend Billy Black and Billy's son Jacob, who has told her his Native American tribe’s old legends about vampires. A supereasy sandwich, this grilled cheese calls for a mix of Gruyère, fontina and mozzarella.
Fettuccine with Mushrooms, Tarragon, and Goat-Cheese Sauce
After saving her life for a second time, Edward Cullen takes Bella Swan to a quiet diner. Anxious for the waitress to leave them alone, Bella orders the first thing she sees on the menu, mushroom ravioli, and listens as Edward begins to reveal that he is a "vegetarian" vampire, meaning he chooses to hunt animals instead of humans for the blood that he instinctually craves. This quick and easy vegetarian pasta has a delectably rich-tasting sauce that clings to each strand of fettuccine and requires no cooking.
Spinach and Pepper-Jack Pizza
Lasagna-Style Baked Pennette with Meat Sauce
Leftover lasagna gets Bella through a particularly busy week when she learns the truth about Edward’s vampire identity and past. This hearty, meaty baked pasta is chef Tom Valenti’s ultimate make-ahead meal. "It’s actually better the next day," he says. "I always make more than I think we'll need—and we always eat all of it."
Fried-Catfish Sandwiches with Spicy Mayonnaise
Charlie Swan’s favorite food is tastiest when served in these laid-back sandwiches.
Cod-and-Clam Avgolemono Stew
Though he is falling in love with Bella, vampire Edward Cullen struggles to control his primal instinct to rip out her throat and drink her blood. Equally tempting are the littleneck clams in this delicious version of a traditional Greek stew.
10-Minute Tomato Sauce
A more pleasant alternative to real blood, this tomato sauce is both supersimple but luxurious.
Salted Fudge Brownies
Chocolaty, dense brownies are the perfect vegetarian dessert. No fangs are needed to bite into these.