Roasted Potatoes & Onions with Herbs

My grandpa loves potatoes. I think he would be happy to have a potato every day. It might be because he grew up during the Great Depression. Potatoes were comforting and filling, even when meat was scarce. Grandpa (aka “GG” to my kids, as in “great grandpa”) also loves onions. He has been known to … Continue reading

Spongebob Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

Spongebob Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

Happy (belated) National Ice Cream Sandwich Day! I had no idea there even was such a thing, but it turns out it was last Saturday. It also happened to be the day of my middle son’s birthday party and I made this cake to go with the Spongebob theme he requested. Ice cream sandwiches are … Continue reading

Creamy Spinach Pasta

Creamy Spinach Pasta

This is my third year participating in a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program. If you are unfamiliar with CSAs, it basically goes like this: in the spring pay a one-time fee to a farm, then pick up your produce all summer (& sometimes fall too). There are many variations–some CSAs include fruit or flowers, others … Continue reading

Bourbon Marinated Steaks

Bourbon Marinated Steaks

There is a strange phenomenon in Rochester, NY: as soon as the temperature climbs above the freezing mark it seems like everyone starts wearing shorts and tank tops. Our southern friends and family would probably be shocked at the sheer numbers of exposed limbs when it is only 50 degrees, but after such a long … Continue reading