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.
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.
Sometimes a manic desperation for risotto means you’ll resort to any means necessary, which includes substituting fresh lemon for sour mix because that’s all you have in your fridge. Yeah, it happened. It was totally edible to boot. Always a plus in any recipe. Asparagus Risotto, serves 4-6 Ingredients 1 cup Arborio rice 2 Tbs. … More Springtime Asparagus Risotto.
Monday morning I smirked in the mirror. I rolled my eyes as I covered a small love bite under my left collarbone with concealer. I was unprepared for the breakup Monday night. I didn’t think I’d be the one who was left. I knew this relationship wasn’t going the distance. If my google search, “I don’t think I’m attracted to my … More Grief and roasted cream of celery soup.
We’re getting a serious dose of autumn today in Ohio. The high isn’t expected to get out of the mid 50s. Ergo something warm and comforting: vegetarian Thai red curry. This is just kind of a riff on the recipe that’s listed on the red curry paste label. Mix and match whatever veggies you prefer. … More Veggie Thai red curry.
Ever add a bag of rice to a can of soup to make a quick meal? Then you’ve made Souper Rice. Growing up, my mom called it Soupy Rice but when I got to college my roommate called it Souper Rice, which sounds more like something a food-centric superhero would cook. Sorry, Mom, you lost … More Mushroom gravy with rice, or Souper Rice.
Told ya I’d be putting more dill into this blog. This is one of those deceptive, fancy-looking dinners that’s actually stupidly easy to make, provided you’ve got everything on hand. It takes about 30 minutes to pull together. Since I live on my own, I’ve tried to cut down on the amount of each dish … More Shrimp in dill & garlic white wine cream sauce.