Road Trip Breakfast Sandwiches

When I was pregnant with Jack, one of my many visions of our new life together was taking this baby out to see the world. Socializing him. Letting him feel the wind in his fuzzy hair. Introducing him to trees and lakes, the open road, and exotic snacks. And though I myself am resourceful, intuitive, […]

Food Uniform: Cheese

If you’ve been following along on Instagram, you know about the recent misadventures with our oven. If you haven’t, the short version of the story is that our very old oven whose death I have eagerly anticipated finally died in a dramatic and dangerous fashion. Luckily, we’re all fine! The new one’s been delivered and […]

Kale & Pecorino Salad with Pangrattato

By now, kale has been enjoying far more than 15 minutes of fame, and I’m really happy for it. It’s got everything that I adore in a salad green:  it’s hardy and keeps forever in the fridge, which means I can accidentally forget about it in the crisper, exhume it a week later, and it’s […]

Spaghetti Pie with Mozzarella and Chard

A couple of Christmases ago, we hosted the big holiday dinner in what was then our new home. I reeled with grand visions of rustic roasts, an ocean of hearty, comforting, yet modern and interesting sides, well-chosen wine, and some sort of rich dessert that would go every bit as far as clinching the meal without […]

Mark Your Calendars: Mac & Cheese Takedown

You know I can’t dance around a casserole for too long before succumbing to autumn chills and several pounds of cheese. Standing around at last year’s Chi-Town Mac & Cheese Cook Off, scraping the last bits of cheesy goodness out of a Dixie cup and waiting for the final results, a buddy of mine who […]

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