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Comfort Food for a Crowd

March 27, 2012


Yes indeed, roast chicken and buttermilk biscuits, perfect for a chilly March evening sitting around with friends, new and old. The alternate title for this post could be: Life is too short to count calories… The roast chicken is insanely easy; and a great price point for feeding a bunch (TJs for about a dollar […]

Emma had a little lamb

December 29, 2011


This recipe was a real doozy. I should probably have been packing my house furiously on Christmas day. But instead I was drinking wine and attempting this recipe. It was fun.  I learned that roasting pans can be valuable at certain moments in time.  I googled the hell out of alternatives, and well, frankly, I […]

Holiday Cocktail *Cranberry Ginger Fizz*

December 25, 2011


Perfect for sipping while sitting around the tree with the ones you love. In our case, it helped fuel our inevitable bustling around and assembling a play kitchen on Christmas Eve for our little tot. Here’s the original recipe for a pitcher, which serves 4, and we added a range for a few of the […]

Pecan Pie +

November 24, 2011


Before thanksgiving I was arguing with a friend about the merits of pecan pies that have added “extras”. I held to the argument that pecan pies should be all about the pecans, and nothing else. But, I admit, I came home and started looking up recipes for bourbon pecan pies, because, after all, everything is […]

Move Aside Martha: Butternut Squash Lasagna with Sausage

November 12, 2011


Martha Stewart’s fall twist on a classic has been part of my repertoire for a few years now, thanks to a friend. But it was always missing something. Meat. So this version includes a nice hearty Italian sausage, sure to bring your calorie count to close to absurd once you’ve tucked in and had a […]

Catch up Post: From Salmon to Pot-Pie

August 27, 2011


It’s been a busy summer in the cooking and traveling and cooking-while-traveling departments. This means that I’m finally now thinking about what needs to be documented (and much of the experience can never be captured here—scones coming out of the oven on a misty Seattle morning, to waiting fingers, homemade (Claire) jam, and accompanied with […]

CSA Week 1: Strawberry Icecream & Boston Salad

June 25, 2011


What I got: Strawberries, Kale, Lots of fresh Boston bib lettuce, 2 garlic scapes. The strawberry ice-cream picture I spotted on tastespotting, and I clicked down into the details. I liked the idea of putting sour-cream for a velvety texture, rather than the standard custard or simply cream ice-cream bases. I totally fudged it on […]