In honor of my dad's birthday week, I am sharing my recipe for one of the great loves of his life: pecan pie.Read More
This recipe was inspired by a coupon (not an unusual story for this household). I had a coupon for Barilla Collezione pasta, so I picked up a box of orecchiette. I thought about the flavors and textures that might complement the orecchiette (which is French for "small ear," so you can tell your kids you are eating ears for dinner - you're welcome). I picked up some ground sausage because I thought ground meat would sit nicely inside the shell-like shape of the pasta. I picked up mushrooms because I love their rustic woodsy flavor.Read More
Every year, for as long as I can remember, I have watched the Oscars and, of course, the Red Carpet, with my mom.
We usually fail to make dinner plans until the last minute and end up getting pizza or some other fast food, but this year I decided I should plan ahead and actually cook dinner. I wanted to make something that wasn't too labor-intensive, but would be flavorful and satisfying on a cold winter evening. Also something we could eat with chips because I always like an excuse to eat chips.
I think it will be a new Oscar night tradition.Read More
Last week, I invited my mom, who is generally not a very adventurous eater, to join us for dinner before staying to babysit one kid while I took the other to a school event (grandma deserves a reward for occupying my - what's a nice way of saying monstrous? - "spirited" toddler when I can't). I wanted to make something that she would enjoy and my kids would eat without complaint. It was also freezing outside and my husband was out of town. That combination called for a non-fussy meal that I could throw in the slow cooker in the morning.Read More