Right now, I’m supposed to be on vacation, but I made these muffins and couldn’t stop myself from grabbing a quick photo and sharing them with you before I go and do vacationy things. Plus, they’re just too cute in their little red white and blue surroundings. I couldn’t not [...]
If you’re a bit further south than we are, I’m sure you’ll be overrun with tomatoes and zucchini soon if not already. We’re still greeted by occasional sixty degree days and even cooler nights, so while my tomatoes were scavenged at the farmer’s market, my little diva of a basil plant happily provided.
A thin and crispy Neapolitan pizza made in only thirty minutes? I had always believed that was preposterous before I discovered a special little secret known as “pizza crust yeast”. For a fast fix, this turned out beautifully and in only a matter of minutes. I topped it with freshly plucked basil from my herb [...]
Max places his freshly washed hands upon the flour and measuring cups. I, still in the kitchen, type in “banana bread recipe” and watch from the corner of my eye. I’m expecting a definite go-to recipe to pop up at the top of my search results, much like it [...]
I use flavored oils in everything when I have them on hand. I find myself rarely digging through the spice cabinet and instead reaching for my trusty flavored oil of the moment, whatever that might be.
It varies almost every time I make it, depending on what I want to use [...]
Happy Easter (almost) weekend everyone! If you’re like me, you haven’t done anything whatsoever for Easter yet. I will have about fifteen people here on Sunday to celebrate not only Easter, but also our son’s fourth birthday! So, let’s get started with the most obvious Easter staple, [...]
Why should summer have all the fun? There are many perfectly wonderful vegetables in spring that can be combined to make a beautiful rendition of ratatouille. This is one of those dishes where you go to the farmers’ market and you just look around to see what your ingredients will [...]
We have had so many snow days this year that today is both the first and last day of our supposed “spring break”. And, after a beautifully sunny near-sixty-degree weekend, this morning it was a lowly 26 degrees. I went from biking sixty miles and cleaning out my closet with [...]
We’re getting another ten inches of snow this weekend, however, it is technically almost spring. And if you have even the slightest bit of luck, you might start to feel the weather warm up in the next couple of weeks (or months. But I’m optimistic, so just roll with it).
This soup is packed with massive amounts of vegetables that can be varied to whatever you have on hand. It’s meatless yet offers heat, tanginess, heartiness a bit of sweetness and a ton of balanced flavor. The recipe has only five directions, all of which are entirely simple.
Oh! Did I [...]