Wild Apple Old Fashioned

Wild Apple Old Fashioned

I’ve been trying to come up with a name for this drink for awhile. I really wanted to have the word “turkey” in the title (since it is made with Wild Turkey bourbon) so that this would make more sense as a pre-Thanksgiving post. Unfortunately my pun-making skills seem to be on the fritz. Yesterday … Continue reading

Butternut Squash Risotto

Butternut Squash Risotto

Here it is, the day before Halloween, and I’m posting some serious grown-up food. I started stressing out a little bit last week because I felt like I should come up with something cute and kid-friendly and Halloween-y to post here. And then I made this risotto, and I thought how this is the way … Continue reading

Pad Thai

Pad Thai

When I post recipes I try to be as accurate as I can when it comes to the amount of time it will take to make that recipe. Obviously there is a bit of wiggle room because not everyone chops vegetables at the same pace. But, if I consider something to be “quick & easy,” … Continue reading

Jambalaya

Jambalaya

Isn’t it funny how some foods become inexplicably tied to a certain TV show or movie? For example, when someone mentions fava beans, the first thing that pops into my head is “Silence of the Lambs.” And whenever I think about jambalaya, I always think of Newman from “Seinfeld.” Last week Deb from http://smittenkitchen.com posted … Continue reading

Pumpkin, Portobello & Pepita Pasta Sauce

Pumpkin, Portobello & Pepita Pasta Sauce

My parents are do-it-yourself-ers. They can make or repair a lot of things that most people would just buy or hire someone to fix. My dad can build furniture, repair cars, and fix most things around the house (although he really doesn’t like plumbing). One time he even made me a “stereo” by building a … Continue reading