Pork Ragu over Creamy Polenta

Pork Ragu with Creamy PolentaWhen someone says that a recipe is idiot-proof, it’s usually for one of two reasons.  Either the recipe is so unbelievably simple that you can’t screw it up OR while it does have several steps and ingredients, it’s very forgiving of any shenanigans you throw at it.  This is definitely one of the latter.  This is one of those dishes that is super impressive and incredibly delicious, but most of all, it’s really hard to mess up.  Believe me, I tried. [Read more...]

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Chicken Sandwiches with Brie, Spinach, and Thyme-Roasted Tomatoes

Chicken Sandwiches with Brie, Spinach, and Thyme-Roasted TomatoesMarch is a weird month for food.  You’re pretty  much over comfort food, but you still don’t have many options in the way of fresh fruits and vegetables.  The tomatoes still look and taste like pink baseballs, lettuce is still of the pale and limp variety, and zucchinis taste pretty much like air.  There’s just not that much we can do about it. [Read more...]

Caramelized Fennel with Goat Cheese

DSC_0195Quick.  Before spring comes in earnest.  Get in all of your comfort-food-eating.  And your cheese-melting. And your warm spice toasting.  Because spring is coming soon and it will be all strawberries and asparagus. I know it’ll be a month or two, or even three (God help us), before I’ll really be enjoying spring produce, but a girl can dream, can’t she?  I mean, the weather forecast for next week promises a day with balmy 47 degree temperatures.  I’m busting out the shorts.

Just kidding.  I don’t wear shorts. Ew. [Read more...]