Turkey Meatloaf

I I give myself a big fat “F” for my ability to keep up with my food blog this summer. While I love to bake and cook, I have admittedly not been interested in doing either the past few months. In fact, up until recently, I’ve been eating a pretty bland and boring array of…

Olive Oil Pizza Dough

What food do you associate with weekends? For us, it’s pizza. We have our local favorites, but those versions aren’t always economically friendly. Especially after I spend like a drunken solider on my trips to Target. It’s kind of a budget buster. Robert and I have been on a quest to make the ultimate homemade…

Cream of Mushroom Soup

I’m back! After the whirlwind that was the holidays, I sort of put food on the back burner (pun intended). We’ve had a lot of fun things going on after we rang in the New Year and most recently spent a skiing weekend in Maryland with friends. Unfortunately, Robert got sick with the flu and…

Food Memory Friday: Mom’s Mac ‘n’ Cheese

You know, there are some recipes that only one’s (insert your choice) grandmother, mother, father, aunt can make the best. For me, my Mom’s mac ‘n’ cheese is one of those recipes. There aren’t a lot of bells and whistles with this version of a classic dish. It’s not gourmet in any way- no truffle…

Pork Chops with Apple Cider Mushroom and Caramelized Onion Sauce

I have naturally curly hair. When I was growing up and in school, I was often envious of the girls with the straight blonde hair. I went through several years of trying to beat my frizzy hair into submission, bleaching it a lovely shade of trashy blonde and frying my hair to extra crispy with…

Corn and Crab Chowder

I’ve been on a bit of a blogging summer break. I could go on and on about how it has been a jam-packed summer for us, but I know it’s the same for everyone. Life is busy. That’s just the way that it is. I keep thinking it will calm down soon; but I think…

Spice-rubbed Grilled Pork Chops

I love summer. I love the feel of my bare feet on the freshly cut grass. I love the sound of our neighbor kids, out of school for the summer, laughing and riding their bikes around the neighborhood. I love seeing the lightning bugs shine after the sun goes down. And I love using the…

Whole Wheat Pasta with Ricotta Vegetable Sauce

Do you ever go to the grocery store and buy lots and lots of produce, thinking of all the grandiose plans you have in store for it only to find that once crisp cucumber lying limp in the bottom of the crisper a week later? I do that. More than I care to admit and…

Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps

My Aunt Khaki first introduced me to the concept of a lettuce wrap a few years ago, even before Robert and I were married. She was visiting my family in Ohio and I think she viewed it as her personal mission to expose us rural Ohio folk to more than just down home cooking. I…

Spring Green Quinoa Risotto

It may not technically be spring in Ohio yet, but the clocks have sprung forward and the sun is shining. Daffodils and tulips are starting to break through the earth, tons of birds have been visiting our bird feeder, and asparagus is starting to get positively scrumptious. I first made Ina Garten’s Spring Green risotto…