I have a nice little pasta machine. It's the hand crank style, nothing super fancy. I've had it for more than a decade. I've used this machine maybe once a year. Every so often, I decide I want to make fresh pasta, and I drag the medieval contraption out from whatever generally unopened, dark cabinet … Continue reading Pasta Masochist
Potatoes are one of the most versatile cooking ingredients. I love potatoes. I have not found a preparation of potatoes that I don't like. And yes, I'm now going to go on about potatoes like Forest Gump went on about shrimp. There was a time in my life when someone convinced me to go on … Continue reading Potatoes
Feeding a family of mixed eaters is an ever challenging journey. Add a few extra allergies and dietary needs and the holidays are especially fun!
Two major changed occurred recently in our house. First, we decided to start menu planning at the beginning of each week to avoid the "what's for dinner" conversation every day and the impulse to just order in or go out. Second, my 18 year old moved back home. These two developments have resulted in me … Continue reading Food Planning
I love fall. The temps go down and my oven heats up! This year, I'm adding the Instant pot to my food adventures!
I love smoking and have a house full of girls that don't eat meat. That doesn't stop me from smoking up a wonderful dinner!
Learning to cook vegetarian and more recently vegan has been an adventure. One of the big challenges is replacing meat in ways that both non-meat eaters and meat eaters enjoy.