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 […]

Summer Salad with Herbs, Fresh Mozzarella, and Snap Peas

Last weekend, the weather here was peak summer. Full sun, 90-degree temps, humid, with infrequent, apathetic breezes ambling across my parents’ backyard. We kept cool in strategic shaded spots, including under the tree by the patio, its branches starting low, almost at ground level, and reaching out at a decidedly gentle, un-tree-like incline. You will […]

Pizza Dough v2

  I haven’t spent a lot of time going into the details of my pregnancy here. That’s mostly because this is a food blog and I have always been very much on the fence about making it a “lifestyle” blog, so I didn’t really see a place for most of those details on these pages. […]

Strawberry Rose Compote

We often hear that people who are good in the kitchen are either great cooks or great bakers, but not often both. Of the two, I’m far more comfortable and fluent in savory dishes than in sweet ones. Given the choice between a cheese plate and chocolate cake for dessert, I’ll take the cheese every […]

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