10 Quick & Simple Dinners the Whole Family Will Love

I’m about to head home to Atlanta for the holidays—and I can’t wait. I can’t wait for my dog to run around in that big yard; I can’t wait to eat massive vats of my mother’s kimchi fried rice; and I can’t wait to cook for my family, to show them all of the many recipes that have sustained me over the past year.

My mother is an avid home cook and loves food magazines. She’s inspired by them, gets ideas for her weekend dinner parties, and is known as the home “chef” of her niche Korean-American community in Georgia. Which is why in late December, when I drive home with my dog and a couple pounds of bone-in beef short ribs from my favorite butcher, I know that she’s going to ask me, “What are you cooking these days?”