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

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

…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

What happens when you combine Roasted Lemon & Roasted Garlic?

You weep with joy as you shove *MORE* food into your mouth. For dinner last night I made Lemon and Garlic Roasted Vegetables with Pasta and a Kani-Cucumber Salad on the side. I cut up a butternut squash, half a … Continue reading

*cough cough*

I’m coughing my brains out.  I told C this morning that maybe I can count this as exercise?  I’m feelin’ the Abs of STEEEEEEEL! *cough cough* I went grocery shopping today, so for dinner tonight I wanted to use up … Continue reading

A Guggle Muggle and Dinner

I’ve still got a cold.  Last night I coughed myself awake – probably the whole neighborhood too.  *sigh*  I was talking with my mom this morning and she suggested I try my paternal Grandmother’s Cure-All for colds.  It’s called a … Continue reading

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*sigh* I tried to make Pad Thai.

Two days ago I attempted Pad Thai. I overcooked the noodles, used too much sauce and – in an attempt to appease my non-Bok-Choy-loving husband – I roasted the Bok Choy.  I roasted it because roasting transforms vegetables from mundane … Continue reading

A Thank You Gift, Garlic Confit, and some Lunch

I needed to make a thank you gift today.  I didn’t feel like baking. CHOCOLATE DIPPED MARSHMALLOWS TO THE RESCUE!!! These are super-duper easy and pretty fast, if you use the microwave and have everything already on hand.  I grabbed … Continue reading

Pasta with Green Tomatoes, Ricotta, Citrus and Parmesan

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Dinner tonight was Pasta with Green Tomatoes, Ricotta, Citrus and Parmesan.  Sides were a roasted vegetable salad (cabbage, carrots, red onions and white beans tossed with a little olive oil and roasted at 425 for 20min or so, then sprinkled … Continue reading