I was packing Trey’s snack and book bag (yes we’re in school until the bitter end of June, here) while simultaneously sipping coffee.
The news caught my attention and suddenly a memory overcame me:
While I have always loved Christmas, I was also fourteen years old and very little could pass [...]
If you know how to make spaghetti, you can make this impressive and easy pasta dish. It’s fresh and full of spring flavors that pop off the plate; perfect for the warmer weather we’re having.
It’s fresh, tangy, savory and a little sweet. The pasta [...]
Fresh seasonal vegetables are not devastating by any stretch of the imagination. However, when standing back and looking at the concept of a grilled cheese sandwich, one must remember that simplicity is what gives the sandwich integrity. I am personally guilty of forgetting this, which is why I am bringing [...]
The sun is streaming down as the bugs bite and the birds chatter; They say it’s going to be hot today followed by late afternoon thunderstorms. Are you a fan of thunderstorms? An afternoon thunderstorm after a hot day instigates both a rush of excitement and simultaneous coziness, so naturally, I am a fan. Also, thunderstorms [...]
Have I told you about our local pizzeria? It’s absolutely dreadful on every level: The ingredients are deplorable, the seasoning is inconsistent, their cleanliness is questionable and everything is appallingly overpriced.
Even the upscale “brick” oven pizza place that’s close to us is highly unpleasant. They are a bit cleaner than the others, and they (at a glance), have a better menu. [...]
I had some peperonata rustica (recipe from Keller’s Ad Hoc) and some leftover potatoes sitting in the fridge from last night’s dinner and so I just put them together for a very simple brunch this morning. I served it with poached eggs and sprinkle of Manchego and it was absolutely one of [...]
This recipe is one that I’ve waited to make for a while. I was scouring books and online recipes but just wasn’t able to find that special recipe that would work with all the adaptations I intended to make to it.
Months went by as the snow was blowing and the [...]
Thank you Babble for declaring me one of their Top 100 Food Mom Bloggers! While I attempt to gasp for air and snap myself out of shock and maybe not totally geek out if I can help it (have you seen who’s on that list?! WOAH!), I will share with [...]
This flaky and tender golden shell of a crust surrounds rich mozzarella and parmesan cheeses. It’s filled over an inch high with whatever you can imagine and topped with a hearty and flavorful tomato sauce of your choice; it’s one of my most favorite things to both make and eat, honestly. [...]
I have spring fever.
I don’t mean that it’s so nice and warm out that all I want to do is go outside and play, though that would be nice. No, I mean, it’s going to snow tomorrow and that makes me want to scream a bit. Don’t get me wrong. [...]