The cabbage rolls kinda sucked

It’s funny how someone’s off-handed comments can change the trajectory of your day. In this last Smitten Kitchen email she mentioned something about mushroom filled cabbage rolls in a Greek Avgolemono sauce (it’s an egg-lemon juice concoction). Anyway, Ms. Perelman … Continue reading

I remember eating them for school lunches

It’s funny: I’ve never made Sloppy Joe’s before. I vaguely remember eating them for school lunches, I remember those insipid Manwich commercials, but I’d never actually made Sloppy Joe’s before. And then last night my sister the photographer texted me a photo of her … 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

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

Standing at the kitchen sink, crying

Yeah. It’s been a shit day. I feel like just about everything I touched today turned out horribly horribly wrong. I messed up the candied orange peels (they really shouldn’t look like they’re tempura battered). I don’t know what the … Continue reading

Apple-y Joy

You know how you get all sidetracked and consumed by Pinterest? Yeah. That website is, without a doubt, totally DANGEROUS. And addictive. And I seriously have to limit my time there…I keep feeling like I fell down the Rabbit Hole whenever I log … Continue reading

Candied Jalapeños? Yes. I smoke crack. v2

WHY? you ask. WHY would anyone want to Candy Jalapeños? a) I wanted to make a fun and unique food gift for my sisters and some friends that I’ll be seeing this weekend. b) I decided to try candying something spicy. …Ok, … Continue reading

I forgot to defrost the chicken…*sigh*

I had a Sunday School teacher who once described my style as ‘Cooking by the seat of my pants.’ By this she meant that I kinda make things up as I go along. A pinch of this, a dash of … Continue reading

Maple Dijon Vina-wha??

I was gonna write this whole big long lengthy lecture about Rutabagas and the Beef Stew I made for dinner last night. Instead: Here are quick photos. Maybe next time I’ll give more details. 1) The Rutabaga Gallery. Aren’t they just … Continue reading

It SHOULD be called ‘Watch Your Thighs Expand Casserole’

For dinner last night I made Ritz Cracker Fish, Green Rice Casserole and Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread. The thigh-expansion was courtesy of the Green Rice Casserole = Cheese + Rice + Spinach. The fish recipe I got offline, the … Continue reading