Monthly Archives: October 2013

Weeknight Roasted Chicken

Who says you don’t have time to roast a chicken during the week? The secret is to flatten it out — spatchcocking — so it cooks faster, in just 30 to 45 minutes. You totally have time for this. And also, “spatchcock” is just so fun to say. I made a maple-mustard glaze for this […]

Apple-Cranberry Deep Dish Pie

What better way to usher in Fall than with an apple-cranberry pie? It’s a little sweet, a little tart, a lot of crust, and a TON of fruit. It’s a nice take on a classic…and also, Scott’s mom makes the best apple pies ever so I don’t want to overstep my bounds here. But I […]

Vegetable Lo Mein with Peanut Sauce

So Scott is preparing for the Marine Corps Marathon on Sunday, which means this week he wants all pasta, all the time. I made a cheesy pasta casserole yesterday and shrimp scampi was requested by the carbo-loader for tomorrow. So I thought I’d make something…less Italian…tonight. What the hell, I thought. This morning I cut […]

Chicken with Caramelized Onions and Honey

One of the reasons I wanted to start a blog was to force me to actually cook some recipes from all the cookbooks I have. In the Internet age, I all too often bookmark a recipe to try and ignore my huge bookshelf full of all sorts of cookbooks: slow-cooker recipes, cuisines from around the […]

Apple-Cinnamon Pancakes

Truth be told, breakfast isn’t my favorite. If you wake up starving, you don’t want to spend an hour cooking before you eat. Not to mention I’m not crazy about sweets in the morning, even though Scott loves nothing more than dessert for breakfast. Usually it’s quick and easy eggs for me on the weekend, […]

Crock-Pot Beans

I have always been lazy when it comes to cooking dried beans. I buy them at the store, thinking “oh, just think about how much money I’ll save!” and feeling all holier-than-thou. But then reality sets in (of course, not til after I’m home with 4 lbs of beans): The soaking, the rinsing, the babysitting…so […]

Sweet Potato and Beet Galette

You guys. I just made the prettiest dinner ever. And it was delicious. AND easy! How often do those stars align?! This is fancy enough for a party, maybe a Thanksgiving appetizer. Your friends will think you slaved away in the kitchen all day, and you’ll smile slyly because you know it is simple enough […]

Basics: Sauerkraut

Turns out that fermenting your own food is pretty easy. Figures, since humans have been preserving food in this manner for thousands of years. And yet, in our modern, sterile world, the idea of letting bacteria go to town on your food is met with horror and fear. Fear not. This recipe is insanely simple. […]

Pumpkin Ravioli with Greens and Feta Filling

This recipe is quite ambitious and I almost didn’t post it. But then I figured I spent way too much time on it not to share it. Plus the filling is delicious and it’s worth it just for that. This is the kind of recipe you make when you want to impress someone. Because who […]

Apple-Olive Oil Cake

I got a bit of a craving to bake something today, and with about 20 pounds of apples to go through still, I needed a recipe that called for more than 1 apple. Unfortunately, so many recipes uses fruit as an afterthought or a flavoring, rather than the star ingredient. Honestly, all too often sugar […]

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