It’s finally here! The 100th post of this little cooking blog. (Only took me six years plus a couple months. I’m making a mug that reads, “#1 Negligent Blogger.”) Naturally, it has to be a good recipe, which is why this meatloaf is wrapped in bacon…Okay, so maybe I didn’t know about this 100th blog … More Bacon wrapped meatloaf. (100th post!)
This isn’t a recipe. This is an “I have no clue how to use these stewed vegetable leftovers, let’s call it a soup base” thing. Here’s the backstory: Dad made a delicious braised pork shoulder with carrots and potatoes. Now while the carrots and potatoes were easy enough to fish out of the pot, the … More French Onion Soup.
The end of summer/early fall squashes remain a constant in the weekly CSA bag. This past weekend I made another batch of Butternut Squash Soup (sans cream this time), and baked two spaghetti squashes to serve with a garlicky, cashew basil pesto. We’re all squashed out in my house. Then there’s the zucchini, which is … More Zucchini Pancakes.
Well, it’s the end of September, I’m officially in my late twenties, and I haven’t blogged since June. Many changes have come since then, the biggest of which is the news that I’m moving out the country in June 2016 to serve with the U.S. Peace Corps. So, that’s my excuse. If you’d like to … More Creamy Butternut Squash Soup
Last weekend I picked up some fresh cut peonies at my local grocery store. Sitting on my kitchen window sill, they look gorgeous in my white enamel water pitcher. During the week, I’ve lost a few blooms. I come home and they’ve dropped their petals, usually all over the floor. Still, didn’t mind cleaning up … More Peonies & Rainbow Chard.
So damn good. Like, for real, lemon chicken is amazeballs. I think that word is obnoxious, but, damn this was delicious. Of course it would be, it was inspired by Her Greatness, Ina Garten. I own five of her cookbooks. Someday I aspire to throw parties like Queen Ina. But if there’s one criticism I … More Lemon Chicken with Asparagus. So damn good.
Food news is everywhere. Headlines bombard us with stories about what we should be eating, and what we should avoid. I’m a big proponent of not demonizing food for society’s health ailments. Food isn’t the problem, it’s how consumers treat it. If you eat foods high in sugar, fat and calories, then you’re likely to feel … More Meatless Monday: Stuffed Peppers.