If you scream OH NO! at least twice during dinner prep…

If you scream OH NO! (or words to that affect) at least TWICE during your meal prep than maaaaaaybe you should rethink using that recipe. Dear New York Times Recipes: I SHAKE MY FIST AT YOU. The _second_ time I needed … Continue reading

Nigella+Me=Disappointed.

Seriously, I SUCK at following recipes. They’re like…I dunno, a black of excellence. Give me suggestions and ingredients – I’ll make you something amazing. Give me exact instructions – I tend to fail. I have NO IDEA why this happens. … Continue reading

HUZZAH!

So we got this collection of spices from my Great-Aunt Yvonne for our wedding. One of which I stuck in the back of the pantry and promptly forgot about. Yesterday, I – for whatever reason – remembered the one jar … Continue reading

“THIS (pointing at his plate), THIS is old school ITALIAN food”

C told me that tonight – for the first time – I’d made real Italian food. “Um,” I replied, “What about my lasagna?” “Nope. That’s too fancy.” “Meatballs?” “Um, no. You don’t make REAL Italian Meatballs.” “Well, I make my … Continue reading

Throw away the Cauliflower

For dinner tonight we had Saffron Cauliflower with Parsley and Pasta and the MOST.AMAZING.MEATBALLS. Seriously amazing. My sister the chef would call these AMAZEBALLS. That amuses me. The cauliflower was steamed then tossed with the caramelized onions and saffron, then … Continue reading

Try not to discuss your Muffin Topping at dinner

I’ve been muffin-topping lately. NOT HAPPY. What’m I doing about it? Upping my gym-time. Stocking up on veggies and salads. Attempting to eat less. *sigh*…same as everyone else on the planet.   Today I decided to have 2 über veggie … Continue reading

Seriously, I must love you.

When C walked through the door after bringing E home, the first words I said were, ‘Seriously. I must love you.’ He looked at me quizzically, and was like, ‘Wha?’ ‘Seriously, I must love you A.LOT. Because if I didn’t … Continue reading

Doing my HAPPY DANCE!

WOO HOO! It worked! It worked! IT WORKED! I took a whack at making Chicken Pad Thai again – this time using real ingredients instead of a bottled sauce – and it was WORTH IT! Woo Hoo! Last time I thought … Continue reading

Eggplant Rollatini…aka Cooking for an army

How do people cook dainty meals? Meals so light and and…and like there’s a wisp of food on the plate? A teeny little morsel to savor for an instant? *sigh* I, alas, am not capable of such things. In fact … Continue reading