Peanut Noodles with Vegetables

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Twas the night before Thanksgiving when all through the mouths Salivation began pooling, eager to fill up the south. The turkey was brining in the fridge with care. In hopes that all family members, weirdos included, soon would be there. The stomach was nestled all snug in its space. Getting rest for what was about […]

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Cheesy Sweet Potato Stacks

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I’m actually kind of speechless. Except for the fact that I’m not. Ohhhhh, you guys I’m this close to losing the last of my one and a half marbles over these cheesy stacks of splendor and I want to use all caps so bad but I’m trying to be better about it but we all […]

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Lighter Poppy Seed Chicken

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Taaaaayell me you’ve heard of poppy seed chicken. Oh my gosh, my mom made it 45 billion umpteen bo bumpteen trillion times growing up, and just the name alone totally reminds me of weeknight homework, 30 minutes of Nintendo and Fresh Prince of Bel Air. It also reminds me of the local jail but I’m […]

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Open-Faced Salmon BLTs

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Sometimes I wish it was 1955. But for like, just a week. Do you ever wish you could go back to a specific era of your life and relive it? But not actually relive it, but instead sort of hover over yourself like a little friendly ghost from the future? Oh man I totally do. […]

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Gemelli Pasta with Garden Greens and Pine Nuts

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Whoa, Nelli Gemelli! (I know it’s really Nelly, but just go with me here.) Do you ever plan a meal based on a color you have in your head? Like a certain color palate? Or a little mental paint swatch? You’re shaking your head. Okay. A couple of weeks ago Jamie Oliver posted this shot […]

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Jalapeno Popper Chicken Chili

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So the other night I went to a little karaoke shindig for a good friend’s birthday. And as I’m sure you can imagine, it was like an acid trip for me. Constantly on stage with the mic firmly planted in my competitive grip, and my ’90s dramatic ballad ready to spill out of my body […]

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Slow Cooker Paprika Pork over Parmesan Polenta

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Or we could just call it PPPPPPPPPPPPPPP. It’s like the scene in Friends when Joey was on set as a soldier (and almost missing Monica and Chandler’s wedding!), and his counter actor soldier guy keeps spitting all over him because, “when you enunciate, you spit!” It’s totally like that. (soldier costume sold separately) WHICH, by […]

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