The tightening of my jeans tells me I definitely ate during the winter, but, as has happened many a time before, I’ve neglected to write about it. I admire food bloggers who make this their living, and grace the Internet with beautiful photography and mouthwatering recipes. I am not, and likely never will be, that … More Turkey Lettuce Wraps & other things I’ve been eating.
Broccoli & cheddar, the ultimate merger of vegetable and coagulated milk solids. Just like everyone else in the Midwest (and everyone else in the U.S.), I’ve probably had a variation of this soup in every single chain restaurant (i.e. TGIFridays, Max & Erma’s, Chilis, Big Boy, etc). And the kicker is that I can’t think of … More Broccoli Cheddar Soup.
Finding uses for a 7-pound butternut squash is a lot harder than it looks. The CSA my family joined has moved onto it’s Winter Share season. The above picture is from our mid-December bag, which included: 2-pound bag of carrots, one candy onion, a loaf of whole wheat bread, one kohlrabi, one acorn squash, one bunch … More Butternut Squash & Sage Lasagna.
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.
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.
“That’s good enough to make for company.” It’s what my mom usually says when I make these cheesy, herbed potatoes. Company food. The concept is very 1950s. For me, it evokes images of a juicy pot roast and all the trimmings. It includes retro pre-dinner cocktails with tiny onions on toothpicks. I’m not a fan of the … More Good enough for company.
Sundays are, for me, typically spent in a somewhat vegetative state. Most of the time I don’t even change into proper clothing, aside from when my Catholic guilt is overwhelming and I slink into Mass like the schmuck I am. Today was different. I woke up early (for a weekend) at quarter ’til seven. I … More Weird, single person food.