Archives for January 2013

Replica: cacio e pepe

I can make a lot of things.  However: there are some I believe are Better Left to the Professionals. Breads that defy the laws of physics and pleasure thresholds (I can make a serviceable Pullman loaf, a relatively crusty rye boule, and some dense whole wheat sandwich bread, but for now I trust my bread-gasms […]

Snackery: spiced roasted nuts

Holiday 2012 was a season that, though merry and chaotic and full of togetherness and profoundly fattening, did not find me in the kitchen for consecutive hours.   It was the first time I had gone out with my family to Niagara County for Thanksgiving in many years, revitalizing a very old tradition in order […]

Devilishly spicy tomato soup

You guys, it’s happened. I have officially become more accustomed to spicy foods than my husband. The man who introduced me to sriracha, Cholula (chipotle, lime, AND original), Tapatio, Co-Op, all manner of Buffalo wings and wasabi-flavored delights, and who taught me that a little shake of red pepper flakes was often the unknown and […]

Welcome respite

*Note: composed a few days after Christmas, finished a few days after New Year’s. Today I’m telling you about pizza sauce. (Seriously?  Seriously.) Hear me out. I haven’t made anything resembling a meal or a side in at least a couple of weeks.  I sabotaged the last batch of kale salad I planned to make by snacking […]

Baller pizza sauce

*Note: composed a few days after Christmas, finished a few days after New Year’s. Today I’m telling you about pizza sauce. (Seriously?  Seriously.) Hear me out. I haven’t made anything resembling a meal or a side in at least a couple of weeks.  I sabotaged the last batch of kale salad I planned to make by snacking […]

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