Simple roasted carrots

I mean, obviously. But I needed a little prodding yesterday.  Not to eat them; I was desperate to do that.  We had just returned from a weekend of cupcakes (or as our now-2 year old nephew calls them, “pupcakes”) and comfort food in Michigan.  Immediately before that I spent three days on a work trip […]

Onion jam, or: That time we bought all the onions

Okay, that title sounds kind of dire.  I’m sorry.  This post is actually the opposite of dire.  It’s a post full of SOLUTIONS!  And the cleaning out of one’s pantry.  As I type, there is a pan of carrots roasting away in the oven.  Until about an hour ago they comprised what was left of […]

Of cabbage (salads) + kings

I’ll be honest.  I was already pretty psyched to talk about this salad with you, but then I watched this, and now have enough whimsy and light to carry me through to about April. I have forgotten how much I loved Alice in Wonderland.  The palette, the joyful absurdity in the language, bibbed and bonneted […]

Devilishly spicy tomato soup

You guys, it’s happened. I have officially become more accustomed to spicy foods than my husband. The man who introduced me to sriracha, Cholula (chipotle, lime, AND original), Tapatio, Co-Op, all manner of Buffalo wings and wasabi-flavored delights, and who taught me that a little shake of red pepper flakes was often the unknown and […]

Baller pizza sauce

*Note: composed a few days after Christmas, finished a few days after New Year’s. Today I’m telling you about pizza sauce. (Seriously?  Seriously.) Hear me out. I haven’t made anything resembling a meal or a side in at least a couple of weeks.  I sabotaged the last batch of kale salad I planned to make by snacking […]

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