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 […]

Basil Vinaigrette

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about this blog. Specifically, I’ve been thinking about how it might better represent who I am now, since who I am now cooks differently than who I was a year ago. That’s right, Handsome Jack is almost a year old. We did it! A lot of you have been […]

Mac & cheese: a treatise

Growing up, the only mac & cheese we really ever ate was from the blue box.  There was lots of pasta, of course, and that was important stuff.  I learned about different sauces, meat components, herbs, cheeses, you get it.  I know my way around a marinara, bolognese, carbonara, vodka sauce; pancetta, meatballs, necks & […]

Carrot coconut soup

Well hey! I admit I may have left some people hanging after that last post. Something about big news, exciting things coming our way, etc. I’m happy to tell you, Internet, that there’s going to be a new member of the Wooden Spoon Society soon; a little baby on his way in early June-ish. Are we […]

5 Things: Man Cave Edition

After threatening me with grilled meats and other game day delicacies in the comments of our inaugural 5 Things We Plan to Make Soon post, I double-dog-dared my husband to come up with his own 5 Things list.  As you can see, he does not back down from a challenge.  As long as it involves chili. […]

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