Pork and Vegetable Fried Rice

The Peas Must Stand Alone

  The first recipe I used from the How to Cook Everything App, this week's menu planning tool, was this Pork Fried Rice with Peas and Peppers. I don't think that's the exact name of it, but close enough. My iPad is upstairs with Louisa who is using it for homework, and I have to wrench it from her hands each time I need to cook dinner. I'll save my wrenching for when I really need it later for tonight's meal. She has grown so attached to the device, I think I know what a certain teen is … Read More...

Banana Chip Muffins

Better Banana Muffins and What’s On this Week’s Menu

  I went a little crazy this weekend. Like, uh, totally crazy man (said in my best surfer dude voice). I've had bananas sitting in my dining room that were close to the breeding fruit fly stage and they demanded attention. Like every time I walked by the room and their over ripe fumes nearly knocked me to the ground with their potency. That's when you know that if banana muffins aren't baked THAT DAY the fruit flies will hatch. Hmm, probably not the best imagery for a food blog. Let's … Read More...

The Baker’s Dozen

Peel 'n Eat Shrimp

This One’s for Annie

Ah, peel 'n eat shrimp, the no-brainer food of the seafood world. These days you don't even need to clean shrimp before cooking them because they're sold frozen, split down … Continue Reading...

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Latest Obsessions



I was going to prattle on today about last night's final Rachael Ray dinner - it was okay, but unremarkable. Nothing that would inspire the OBSESSION of my new cheese … Continue Reading...

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Fettucine with Escarole


Our weekend was all about tradition. The tradition of a family coming together to celebrate its own. The tradition of sitting down to meals and breaking bread together. The tradition of hugs and … Continue Reading...

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