*WHY* did I think it was a good idea to make Jello??

Yesterday I was on a rampage. I was tearing through the house yelling and cleaning – all at the same time. You ever get like that? Where NOTHING is tidy and EVERYTHING is in. the. wrong. place!!! In the midsts … Continue reading

…So basically, these are just Balls, right?

I’ve been a fan of the Chubby Vegetarian for awhile now, and I’ve been itching to try out this one recipe using homemade “meat” for “meat”balls. When C saw me prepping dinner tonight he said, “Um…whatcha makin?” I couldn’t look him in … 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

My husband has been watching The Chew

C’s been watching The Chew lately. It’s been giving him ideas. Yesterday I came home to a random recipe he’d printed out after watching the show. It was laying across my computer. So subtle. It was for Michael Symon’s Grilled … 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

We should call these HOT DAMN Split Peas

Why? Um, because they are SO DAMN GOOD. I made up this recipe…kind of a riff on lotsa recipes I’ve heard of in passing. I took a handful of peeled shallots, sautéed them in a splash of Garlic Confit, added … Continue reading