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 […]

Greek Quinoa Salad

Oh hey, hi! So you may have surmised a few things if you follow me on other social media:  1) the baby is here; 2) we’re all doing fine; 3) he’s the best. Another thing you may know is that I went back to work about a month ago. After a beautiful summer together with […]

A Hack for Super-Whippy Hummus

As I’ve mentioned to a handful of friends & family while growing this baby, I’m not so much having cravings as I am highly susceptible to the power of sense/suggestion.  Sights, smells, even some sounds will suddenly implant in my brain the image of a ham & cheese croissant, a steaming bowl of something curried, a whole […]

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