Mussels steamed in beer

Sometimes it’s not so bad when my boyfriend travels or works late. Because those are the nights I get to eat the things he won’t! Things like mussels, which I usually have to order with my girlfriends at happy hour. And then I have to share them. I mean, sometimes life just isn’t fair. I […]


They say necessity is the mother of invention. Well, I’m not exactly the first person to make carrot soup but it’s definitely necessary and considering I’ve never even had carrot soup before today, it kinda feels like an invention. At least to me. I’ve mentioned that I’m not the biggest fan of carrots, and yet […]

Spaghetti Squash Casserole

Can someone please make this winter stop? I mean seriously. It is late March and it is snowing! We had gorgeous weather on Saturday — a friend and I went for a hike on the Appalachian Trail, wearing short sleeves and shorts, and enjoyed some ice cream afterwards…just for the temperature to never climb above […]

Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese Bake

This is a tasty dish with a less-than-descriptive name. Sorry about that. I tried Googling “types of casseroles” and “terms for baked dishes” in hopes of the brilliant minds of the Internet giving me something better, but…”bake” was the best I could come up with. And to think I sometimes consider myself a decent writer. […]

Roasted Chicken

There are as many recipes for a roasted chicken as there are cooks. And I bet all of us who roast chickens have tried several recipes. If you haven’t found that perfect one yet, well, here it is. What is it about a roasted chicken that makes us feel warm and cozy inside? Especially after […]

Butternut Squash Sauce

To start: Sorry for the hiatus! Some wickedly bad weather and a wonderful vacation have kept me from the blog for far too long. Why is it that when the weather is at its worst, I lose all my creative juices and turn back to the tried and true recipes? Maybe it’s because my body […]


The first time I studied abroad, in Mannheim, Germany (Six weeks in Summer 2007 — wow, that seems like so long ago!), I discovered basically the most amazing food Germany has to offer. Since I didn’t eat red meat at the time (though I would try some samples here and there), I didn’t enjoy much […]

Hearty Beef Stew

It’s cold. I don’t know about where you are, but I am experiencing the coldest winter of my life. I lived in Florida for 24 years, but that’s beside the point. This winter has been exceptionally cold, and it probably is where you are too. And in an exceptionally cold winter, you need many hot […]

It’s not that hard to serve real food at your Super Bowl party (or any party)! Here is a round-up of my favorite party foods that you won’t be ashamed to serve your friends. Not a cool ranch Dorito in sight. Of course it ain’t a party (at least in my house) without some guac. […]

pesto pork tenderloin

This is a two-for-one recipe today, since I’ve been less than diligent with posts lately! I was out of town this past weekend in Asheville, NC. They have such a thriving local food culture — tons of restaurants featuring local and sustainable ingredients, supporting their local farms and the environment. It was really cool and […]

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