Last weekend kicked off with a very wet (soaking, in fact) Fourth of July. We spent it at my parents with my sisters and their families, plus my aunt and ...
Few things are better in the winter than a big bowl of hot soup (unless there’s a grilled cheese with the soup, which is better), and this easy Coconut Curry Chickpea Soup definitely fits the bill. The curry powder, coconut milk, lime juice, and brown sugar give it special flavor and sweetness, while the chunks […]
Some appetizers are healthier than others, but healthy doesn’t have to inherently mean less tasty. My family got together over the weekend to celebrate my mom and sister’s birthdays, and since I knew my mom would be providing plenty of crowd-pleasing cheesy, chippy snacks, I thought I’d take the opportunity to make a bean dip. […]
The snow is already falling here in New England, and for me that means soup, soup, and the occasional pot of chowder. If you’re tired of clam chowder (heaven forbid) you may want to try a classic recipe for simple fish chowder instead. In 1961 a young fan wrote to President John F. Kennedy asking […]
In anticipation of Thanksgiving, I’ve been doing some serious pumpkin pie research. Mostly because I’ve only eaten it once, and had (not surprisingly) never made it before. For these reasons, I was delighted that my first attempt was a resounding success. Custard pies used to scare me, but after making a ton of Indian Pudding […]
I rarely make homemade pizza dough, but when I do, I like to experiment with different recipes so I get a different pizza every time. On my last try I used a recipe from the ever-reliable King Arthur Flour and it yielded one seriously chewy thick crust pizza that tasted more like a pizza/focaccia hybrid. […]
In honor of John’s birthday on Friday, I decided to finally make the peanut butter pie that’s been sitting in my “recipes to make” folder (an actual manilla folder, not a virtual one) for 2 years. With its dense chocolate cookie crust and cold, creamy peanut butter mousse-like filling, I knew John (hater of cake […]