Saturday, November 11, 2017
After working insane hours for the past several months, my husband and I took a much needed two week vacation at the end of October. We rented a tiny little cottage in Sanibel, FL that sat just steps from the beach. We love trying to stay somewhere with a kitchen when we go on vacation; not only do we both enjoy cooking, it’s a great way to keep our budget on track. When we get to wherever we’re staying, we take stock of what’s in the kitchen and plan a trip to the store. Here are the essentials we typically stock up on to make vacation kitchens workable:
Sunday, April 2, 2017
I love those bloggers that keep on keepin' on, no matter what happens. As we've seen, I'm clearly not one of those people. I blog in fits and starts. My most recent absence of nearly a year was one in which I reached new realms of cooking exploration. I could have shared, but it would have inevitably led to sharing other things. Raw things. Things that I keep neatly tucked into the folder that separates my personal and work/social/other life. But I've grown a lot in those months, and here's what I've decided.
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Friday, May 13, 2016
Blog loads: Sunday, January 17, 2016
I must have slipped into a late winter hibernation, because I’m not quite sure how I let four months go by sans blog post. (Well, maybe I can. Let’s admit it; I’m pretty flaky about this whole blog thing.) But I’ve been cooking up a storm since then; and I’ve got photographic evidence to prove it. The husband and I have spent quite a bit of time in the kitchen together lately, which is always a relaxing way to wind down after a busy day in the office – glass of wine in hand, please.
Sunday, January 17, 2016
Monday, October 5, 2015
Oh, Monday. Every weekend, I know you'll greet me after Sunday bids adieu, but in my 30 years on this earth I still haven't gotten the hang of you. Dragging myself out of bed bleary-eyed and one snooze button too many, I struggle to get through the day because I just couldn't convince myself to let Sunday go and just.go.to.bed.already. Luckily, at the end of the day I can turn to a super-simple, comforting pasta like this one to soothe my Monday blues.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
You guys. O. M. G. I've been writing (sporadically, I'll admit) this blog for over five years, and it didn't dawn on me until Labor Day weekend. Somehow, by some freak accident, I've never posted my recipe for slow cooker pulled pork. This is huge, but perhaps fortuitous, since my recipe has evolved ever-so-slightly over the years. About 6 or so years ago, I took my pulled pork to a work potluck, and I soon regretted it. It became "THE dish" that people expected me to bring to potlucks: Nice, because I'm glad people love it so much. Not so nice because I was still somewhat young in my career and sometimes it's just so much cheaper to bring a cobbler (which, thanks to Pinterest, is the most popular recipe on the site).