Thanksgiving Prep

Hi hi. I’ve been MIA, I know.  I’m trying to write about what I’m cooking but for whatever reason, I’m just not as inspired when I don’t get that big old box of farm fresh produce every week.  However I am trying to mimic that feeling when shopping for my Thanksgiving dinner ingredients – I…

A Different Take on Chili: Try Miso

In our house, chili is the go-to fall dish.  Old reliable.  I always have ingredients in the pantry to make some form of chili.  With meat or without.  With grains or without.  Always with beans because that’s what gives the chili some body and canned beans are always easy to keep on hand. So when…

BA’s Classic Spaghetti & Meatballs

One of the most comforting things to me is tucking into a big bowl of hot pasta cloaked with a rich sauce and may or may not have some meat involved. Another meal I made while Ryan’s dad visited was the epitome of fall comfort foods – classic spaghetti and meatballs.  I used the cover…

Roasted Pork with Sweet Potatoes

It’s been some time since my last post.  Things have been a bit in flux at our house.  I recently started a new job about 20 minutes from my house.  One would think with cutting down my commute from about 3-4 hours total to max 1 hour total, I would have a ton of time…

Pizza Party Pt. 3 + A Recipe!

It’s Friday!  And I’ve got the final installment of my Pizza Party series for you. Let’s get cooking! I cook my pizza using two methods.  One uses a pizza stone (which not everyone has) and the other uses a pantry staple, parchment paper. So, this will be the one I chat about in this post….

Fresh Corn Grits & Shrimp

I’ve been looking for new ways to use all the corn in my crisper.  Recently, I had an ah-ha! moment after purchasing Bob’s Red Mill Corn Grits and LOVING THEM.  What about adding fresh corn to corn grits?  What a novel idea.  After doing some internet recipe searching, I found a Bon Appetit recipe that…

One Pan Turkey Harissa Meatballs

Guys. This is my new favorite weeknight meal.  So simple. Easy clean up. Quick but packs a ton of flavor.  I could make this every week and I don’t think Ryan or I would get sick of it. BA’s Basically did a Chicken version of this but I made some adjustments using what I had…

Pizza Party Pt. 2

Finally getting to posting this next installation but it’s relevant because it’s FRIDAY (thank goodness) and I’ll actually be going through this process tonight! It’s time to talk about hand throwing pizza dough like they do in your neighborhood pizzeria to get your crust just the way you want it.  There are two steps to…

Steak Night = Date Night

We’ve been fortunate enough to get some wonderful cuts of beef from our CSA share that I really wouldn’t think of buying in the store.  Recently we received a new shipment of wine from one of our favorite Sonoma Wineries, Nicholson Ranch, and I thought it might be nice to treat ourselves with a nice bottle…

Summer Vegetable Lasagna

Last week at the farmer’s market, I saw two zucchini the size of my forearm. The cost for the pair: $1.50. Thinking about what I had received in our CSA share, two types of eggplant and lots of end of summer tomatoes I cooked up an idea to make a lasagna using end of summer…

CSA Week #13: 09.10.17

We spent this weekend hanging with family, babysitting our nephews, grilling vegetables / cooking an AMAZING summer vegetable lasagna (post to come, of course!) and doing a whole ton of errands and chores.  Before we crack open a bottle of Merlot and I start to prep for a delicious NY Strip dinner using Tongue of…

Sick Day Summer Soup

Sick days are the worst.  Sick days in the summer seem to be even more terrible.  It’s hot outside, how on earth do you have a cold?  Well, it happens and when it does (especially when the seasons begin to change) it’s nice to have a soothing home-cooked meal ready for you to keep activity…