Hallelujah, acorn squash is good (with RECIPE)

Jump to recipe A couple weeks ago, after decidedly NOT liking delicata, I promised that I’d give winter squash one last try with acorn squash, the squat, plump cousin of ol’ butternut. Given that it’s taken me a couple weeks to write my follow-up blog, it’s fair to say I dragged my feet on tryingContinue reading “Hallelujah, acorn squash is good (with RECIPE)”

Delicata squash: Save sweets for the dessert table

Some of you may remember that around this time last year, I tried my first butternut squash. Actually, I tried my first three. And it didn’t go great, to say the least. (You’ll have to refer back to see just how “not great” it went.) But since my unfortunate experience with butternut squash had muchContinue reading “Delicata squash: Save sweets for the dessert table”

Tomato confit on everything

You can bet you’ve seen this picky eater enjoy plenty of pizzas, some chicken parm, and chips with salsa in her day. But despite my addiction to acid reflux flare-ups, I’ve never been a fresh tomato gal. If you follow a lot of food bloggers, you know that they drool over the summer tomato season.Continue reading “Tomato confit on everything”

The great garlic scape of 2021

While perusing Instagram for the 72nd straight minute the other day, I came across a post by The Kitchn illustrating what produce is in season right now. And out of the 8 items drawn, I’ve only eaten 4 of them! So this week, I started making my way down the list by trying what IContinue reading “The great garlic scape of 2021”

Adding pork to the menu

Last week, I signed up for Caroline Chambers’ What to Cook When You Don’t Feel Like Cooking newsletter. So naturally I looked nowhere else for this week’s dinners. It was a Caroline-filled week! The first two dinners were new recipes to me, but all the ingredients were old, familiar friends—a pickle-brined chicken sandwich and sesameContinue reading “Adding pork to the menu”

Jambalaya, pants on fire!

Hello, friends! After a brief encounter with the fearsome pollen gods, I’m happy to be back to cooking and nose-breathing this week! And not a moment too soon because just before my untimely allergy demise, I had received not one but TWO new cookbooks to dive into! So it only seemed appropriate to make myContinue reading “Jambalaya, pants on fire!”

You halva to try tahini

Tahini is one of those ingredients that food bloggers have been drooling over for the last few years even though I’ve never actually seen anyone eat it in real life. When I first heard of it, I thought, “sure, I like sesame seeds, but do I really need to be able to spread them onContinue reading “You halva to try tahini”

Katsu sandos: Cabbage and oysters and pork, oh my!

Flipping through my copy of Not Your Mother’s Cookbook by Donny Enriquez, I quickly earmarked the recipe for katsu sandos, a Japanese sandwich made from fried pork, cabbage, and tonkatsu sauce. That was really weird of me seeing as I’ve never eaten pork cutlets, cabbage, or tonkatsu sauce. But in the spirit of the blogContinue reading “Katsu sandos: Cabbage and oysters and pork, oh my!”

Figuring out what Chinese five spice tastes like

Another week, another new dinner recipe. Growing up on mainly Italian and pub food, I’ve been on a bit of an Asian kick lately, trying ingredients I had never bought before. I kept that trend going this week with Creme de la Crumb’s Korean BBQ Chicken, which introduced a new spice to my pantry: ChineseContinue reading “Figuring out what Chinese five spice tastes like”

Miso, gochujang, and eggs, oh my!

Fans of the blog will remember that a few weeks ago, I tried ramen noodles for the first time. Eating them with seared steak and a delicious sauce was a big success that I’ve already repeated. Trying instant ramen swimming in broth was not as successful. But everyone who reached out after that blog excitedlyContinue reading “Miso, gochujang, and eggs, oh my!”