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

I burned the Pancakes

C was working overnight last night, so I tried to take over the pancake-making this morning. I was only partially successful. We had to throw out the chocolate chip ones…they were too burnt to eat, though E valiantly tried (No. I didn’t … Continue reading

Can’t.Stop.Dunking.

Last night I made a big pot o’ beans. All day long I soaked a pound of dried Cranberry Beans in a big bowl of water, changing the water out twice. Then I dumped the drained beans into a stew … Continue reading

Meyer Lemon Beurre Blanc and a STELLAR Dessert

I learned how to make a Beurre Blanc tonight. It’s an onion/shallot, white wine, lemon juice reduction that’s got a CRAP load of butter mixed in at the end. I served it over homemade Butternut Squash Ravioli. That sauce is … 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

Some days, you *just* need to eat everything in sight.

You just need to – only every once in a while – give yourself permission to eat. And today I did. When I got home from work I was H.U.N.G.R.Y. Snacking on carrot sticks just_wasn’t_cutting_it. Believe me – I tried. I … 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

I boiled Peanuts

I know, you’re like Whaa?? Yup. I know, it’s totally easy to go and buy a thingie of peanuts from, like ANYWHERE, but I was reading Marcus Samuelson’s cookbook – which is awesome by the way – and I came across … Continue reading

Mario Batali’s recipe was not what I wanted it to be

Tonight we had Mario Batali’s Fettuccine with Lemon, Hot Peppers and Pecorino Romano… but with Linguine and Locatelli. And no. Those do not count as substitutions. Because I said so. I heard this meal being described on a podcast of … Continue reading

How do you make a salad better?

How do you make a salad better? You sauté a bunch of mushrooms together with some onions and casually sprinkle them atop the pile of greens! That and some crispy breadcrumbs. Last night I ROCKED the salad bowl, if I … Continue reading