Magic Green AP Sauce

I haven’t been in school for over ten years, much less in full-on “Back 2 Skool” mode. And yet, like clockwork, every September rolls around and I’m eager to get back to the mellow routine of whatever a schoolyear without anyone in actual school might feel like. (We do call Jack’s wonderful daycare “baby school,” […]

All the Fruit Crisps

I first learned to bust out a quick fruit crisp last fall. My sister and I had completed our annual Pie Lab and found ourselves dismayed-but-not-surprised by a surplus of peeled, sliced apples that would not, could not, fit into our pies. My first apple crisp was a triumph and a revelation. Not because I’m some […]

Real Weeknight Pasta

I can tell you the number of times I have Googled “weeknight pasta.” That number is zero. Why? Because I am a person in the world, I have access to a computer, and I know how these things go. You’re either telling me to put something, perhaps even pasta itself, in a crockpot (NO), or […]

My Mom’s Meatballs

Y’all. This has been a rough week. I hope you’ve been holding your loved ones tightly, doing good where you can, and inspiring peace in your small ways. If you’ve gathered around a table this week (or even sidled up to the microwave), I’m willing to bet a lot of you have dipped in to […]

Cold Brew Coffee

So I’ve got this enormous f*ing Mason jar. Like, two gallons enormous. In winter, I use it for too-big batches of soup. (Or, rather, abundant, exultant, seasonally-appropriate batches of soup I’m then too lazy to divvy out into individual quart bags to freeze and then dip into during the Midwest’s annual arctic chasm of despair, even though that’s what They […]

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