Lemon Fusili Pasta

So I thought I had posted this before, but no! And you need this recipe, guys, because it’s truly great.  We can thank Ina Garten for this one. It’s a true staple in my kitchen, especially in the summer when the cherry/grape tomatoes are great. I’ve made this with heirloom cherry tomatoes and then it’s … Continue reading

Sweet and sour pork stir-fry

So, Giant Eagle foiled my kedgeree plans–NO COD–so I made the stir-fry that was scheduled for next Monday, instead, so that I don’t have to worry about the veggies going bad. This is one of my favorite, favorite meals. Fast, easy (although read through the recipe first, so you know what you have to do … Continue reading

Thanksgiving: Side dish–Confetti Corn

I love this dish. I’ve made it for a New Year’s dinner, and now it has a place in my T-day repertoire. It’s easy, fast, and really tasty. The original recipe specifies summer fresh corn, but by using frozen, you can make this anytime of year. It’s also a good chance to practice your knife … Continue reading

Thanksgiving: The Turkey!

This Thanksgiving, I was in charge of the family turkey. I have been waiting many years for this opportunity. 🙂 My mom has a Pampered Chef Celebrations cookbook, and in it is a delicious turkey breast recipe. For years I have thought about making this. Our family is small-ish–five of us–so we don’t need a big turkey. … Continue reading

Preserving summer: Slow-roasting tomatoes

Friends, one of my favorite parts of summer is here! That’s right. Tomato season. Since my own tomato plant was stolen (yes, really) back in the spring, I have had to rely on the local markets to start giving me local tomatoes, because they are much better than any other kind you can get. And … Continue reading