Crispy Roasted Potatoes

Crispy Roasted PotatoesI know what you’re thinking.  ”It’s Monday. Terrible, horrible Monday.  And all she has for us is a boring recipe for potatoes, of all things?  I’m sad.”

Don’t be sad!  These aren’t just potatoes.  These are potatoes that I’ve perfected over the course of more dinners than I can count.  They may have started out as boring old potatoes.  But now… now they are crispy, flavorful, heavenly potatoes that will make pretty much anything you make for dinner tonight more delicious.  See, aren’t you glad you’re still here? [Read more...]

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Sweetcorn Cornbread

Sweetcorn CornbreadI love this time of year- the few weeks between summer and fall, when the air is crisp and cool, but there are still so many beautiful summer vegetables to be had.  It’s the perfect season for chili, stir-fries full of veggies, and creamy corn chowders.  It’s fall food, but with one foot still firmly planted in summer.  And if there is one thing I love with fall food, it’s corn bread. [Read more...]

Zwetschgenkuchen (German Plum Cake)

ZwetschgenkuchenIt’s an interesting thing when you realize that your kid might just be even stranger than you are.  When I made this discovery, I was filled with a mixture of terror and pride.  Figure that one out, Freud.


This latest realization came on the last trip to the store. I spotted these beautiful little plums and got all excited.  My little guy, sitting in the cart, looked confused.  So I said, “Joe, look… Zwetschgen!” [Read more...]

Skillet “Bread Gnocchi”

Skillet "Bread Gnocchi"This is a weird recipe.  I know it.  So much so that for a long time I didn’t consider sharing it with you.  What’s more, I’m pretty sure I got the idea from Rachael Ray.  So half the world knows about it and the other half doesn’t want to know about it.  But here I am, soldiering on.  It’s just that it’s so delicious. [Read more...]