7 Hour Lasagne

When we have company over, I try to make an effort to cook something different and a little more special than I would normally cook.  A few weeks ago, the weather was cool and rainy, and lasagne was really calling to me.  There was a recipe that my brother-in-law made for us once that was […]

Valentine’s Day Recap

I hope that you all enjoyed a great holiday weekend – Valentine’s Day, and also I know that some of you got a holiday on Monday for President’s Day.  We got really lucky with weather over the weekend, and basically sat in the 80’s everyday (sorry East Coast) – it was great to have such […]

Pasta alla Norcina

The hubs and I are both big fans of the America’s Test Kitchen cooking show on PBS.  We are fascinated by how methodical and particular they are about everything – you almost get the feeling that there is no way cooking a recipe from the show could go wrong.  They definitely try to foolproof all […]

Sugo di Salsiccia e Pomodoro

The weather on Sunday was a bit overcast and cool, so the Mr. and I were both craving something a little heartier in flavor.  Lidia Bastianich’s Pasta with Sausage Tomato Sauce immediately came to mind.  You slowly simmer this sauce down to just about nothing, making the most rich and delicious sausage ragù. The recipe […]

Apple Cake

On Friday I decided I wanted to whip up something sweet for after dinner.  I looked through the pantry and it wasn’t as well stocked as I was hoping.   I opened up the fridge, and there they were…4 beautiful apples.  I knew exactly what I would bake. About a year ago I stumbled across this […]

Homemade Bread

A few years ago, my brother-in-law mentioned that he started making homemade bread.  My thoughts we’re something like, “what!?!?!  homemade bread!?!?  how do you have time for that?  that sounds so complicated!”  He assured me that it was none of the above, and would only take a few minutes of my day.  He tried to […]

Savor the Season

We are so lucky here in Southern California to have farmers markets everyday of the week, offering what is fresh and seasonal from local farms.  I think that was one of the things that I was most excited about when we moved here (aside from the fact that it is pretty much 70° and sunny […]

Tapas Tonight

Each year for the Mr.’s birthday, I try to pick a different theme for what I will cook for him, and this year it was Spain.  I had so much fun picking out all of the different recipes, and we had even more fun eating them! For brunch it was a smashing Tortilla Española, served […]

Going Meatless for Monday

When it comes to cooking, I am pretty traditional.  I haven’t tried very many food crazes or trends, in fact, now that I think about it, I’m not sure I have ever tried cooking a food craze.  That is until now.  I have been long intrigued with the whole zoodle craze – the idea that […]

Feeling Curry-ious

I love a good curry, nothing is quite as satisfying.  This week I decided to try and lighten up my usual routine of curry and basmati rice, and substitute the rice for cauliflower.  Rosie over on The Londoner inspired me with her “cauliflower rice.”  I’ve actually read about her cauliflower rice several times (here and […]