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
Tag Archives: Pasta
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
The mascarpone was weird
So I got an email today promising a quick and easy vegetarian pasta dinner. I was all atwitter because I actually had all the ingredients in the house! *HUZZAH* Okay, I fib. I had almost all the ingredients in the house. … 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
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
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
…I can’t think up a title.
I don’t feel like writing a whole big blog tonight. Would you be cool if I just list the food and give you some recipes? Pretty please? Dinner tonight: Turkey meatballs with garlic confit pasta, mashed sweet potatoes and a … Continue reading
Why are Chestnuts such a B*TCH to peel??
So, um, do YOU know how to peel a chestnut easily? I suckity suck suck at it. I think I still have a chunk of shell wedged under my left thumb nail. *sigh* I’ve googled, Kitchn’d, wikipedia’d, asked friends and … Continue reading
I’m pretending to be Martha Stewart
Today has been a veritable whirlwind in this house. We’re preparing for a party on Saturday so today my FABULOUS In-Laws came over to help. Together we moved furniture, reorganized rooms and they even fed babies when I ran to … Continue reading