Pizza Dough v2

  I haven’t spent a lot of time going into the details of my pregnancy here. That’s mostly because this is a food blog and I have always been very much on the fence about making it a “lifestyle” blog, so I didn’t really see a place for most of those details on these pages. […]

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 […]

Buttermilk Pancakes

I’ve finally achieved one of my Lesser Kitchen Goals:  to be the sort of person who always has buttermilk around. Other goals of this order include making a habit out of measuring out cooked grains before freezing them, and cleaning the shelves of my refrigerator more than once per year. You’ll be pleased or disappointed to hear […]

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 […]

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 & […]

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