Real Weeknight Pasta

I can tell you the number of times I have Googled “weeknight pasta.” That number is zero. Why? Because I am a person in the world, I have access to a computer, and I know how these things go. You’re either telling me to put something, perhaps even pasta itself, in a crockpot (NO), or […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 & […]

Pantry raid: porcini + whole wheat linguine carbonara

It’s been a long time since I’ve made carbonara. I’m not sure if the last time I made it was, indeed, the last time I wrote about it, but I’m not ashamed to admit it’s possible. But first, I have to tell you:  I think time just became unglued for a second. My husband is […]

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