This post is coming out a bit later because life has been very interesting the last couple of weeks. I'll talk more about that in Quarantine Life Week 21. But wow! 20 weeks in quarantine. That's five months! At this point, I think we have adjusted to this lifestyle. We've stopped talking about when things … Continue reading Quarantine Life Week 20
This post is being published a bit later than normal, but yes, we are still quarantining. We adopting two beautiful kittens on the 24th. That would be the day I would normally finish out this weekly blog, so I was a bit distracted. But I did keep cooking...when not playing with the kittens. Thursday (6/18) … Continue reading Quarantine Week 13
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
It turns out that while, yes, the classic pesto sauce we all think of is basil, garlic, olive oil, pine nuts and Parmesan, you can make many varieties of pesto. I mean, we all know this because we've seen them on various menus or in jars at the grocery store, but I hadn't really thought … Continue reading Pesto Experiments
Yes, the blog title sounds like a recipe. And the recipe can be found on my recipe page. However, penne with vodka sauce is more of a bonding experience with my daughter Katie. The first time I tried to make this dish was a total disaster. No one, not either of my daughters or their … Continue reading Penne with Vodka Sauce
I love to cook. I pride myself on being an excellent home cook. I can cook lots of different cuisines, though Asian has mostly alluded me. I am working on that one. But last week, I totally botched the easiest possible dinner. I had purchased a couple of bags of frozen pasta dishes from Trader … Continue reading Oops, I totally botched dinner!