Entries tagged "freezer-friendly"

November 22, 2013

Marcella Hazan's Tomato Sauce with Butter & Onion

Marcella Hazan's recipe for this tomato sauce is as simple--and delicous--as it gets. With only three ingredients--butter, onion and good quality canned tomatoes--this sauce simmers for just under an hour but tastes like it has been cooking all day. {Read the full article}
April 3, 2013

Ragu Bolognese

Happy April! I hope you all had a lovely Easter and Passover. I am excited to finally share this recipe for Ragu Bolognese with you.  There is a reason that it has taken me so...
March 15, 2013

Spinach Walnut Pesto

When Peter and his older brother were kids, their mom used to dress up their family Irish Setter, Sam, every Saint Patrick's Day. One year, he would wear a big, green hat;...
August 20, 2012

Baked Penne

Baked Penne Hi everyone!  As promised, I am back with food posts. I have been away much longer than I intended, but it was not for lack of trying to get this post up...
October 27, 2011

Black Bean Soup

I have owned my slow-cooker for as long as Peter and I have been married--twelve years. The ironic thing is that during most of this time, I never held high opinions of...
February 9, 2011

Flavia's Fundamentals: Pizza Dough

Last May, I wrote a post about my favorite type of pizza, Pizza Margherita. Although I provided some how-to pictures and instructions on how to make pizza dough, they weren't very thorough, so...
January 24, 2011

Lentil & Swiss Chard Soup

This soup isn't very pretty.  It's plain and homely looking.  It's murky-colored, and non-descript.  But what it lacks in looks, it more than makes up for in flavor.  Trust me, you want to...
November 24, 2010

Hot Artichoke Puffs

It's been a crazy week and a half as I simultaneously get ready for Thanksgiving followed by a trip back to my hometown of Washington, DC; but I didn't want to head off...
November 15, 2010

Roasted Butternut Squash & Apple Soup

I love soup.  I love making soup.  I love eating soup.  I love thinking about soup.  I make a lot of soup once the temperature starts to drop below 70 degrees, because there...
November 9, 2010

Chicken Pot Pie

I know it's dull to talk about the weather, but I am so thrilled that the cooler weather has finally arrived here on the Gulf Coast that I just need to share my...
September 3, 2010

Butternut Squash Puree

Earlier this week, I was reading my Facebook newsfeed and saw an announcement by Jamie of My Baking Addiction for Butternut Squash Puree.  I am a huge fan of Jamie's blog and I...
July 2, 2010

Banana Bread

IMG_1355 Ohmygoodness, life has been a little hectic these past couple of weeks.  In a totally good way, but hectic all the same.  There's just been lots to do and I put cooking and...
June 15, 2010

Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins

IMG_1289 Tucked away in a corner of my imagination is a dream I have of someday owning my own bed and breakfast. In the twelve years I have lived in Texas, I have grown...
April 27, 2010

Pesto alla Genovese

IMG_0625 Last week, my friend and next-door neighbor, Allie, called me to say hi and catch up.  While we were talking, she mentioned that her basil and other herbs were growing prolifically and that...
April 19, 2010


IMG_0594 Last year, I started a tradition of baking myself something sweet for my birthday.  As much as I love a good birthday cake, I think it's a lot more fun to make a...
March 30, 2010

Pizza di Pasqua

IMG_0402 With Easter approaching, I thought it would be appropriate to share with you the recipe for a traditional Easter bread that I grew up eating: Pizza di Pasqua.  Despite it's name, this Easter bread...
February 22, 2010

Buttermilk Waffles

DSC04243 Well hello there.  I know it's been a while since I've been around here.  I've missed blogging and cooking a lot.   That lousy week of feeling crummy turned into two more lousy weeks...
February 4, 2010

Amatriciana Sauce

DSC04125 My maternal grandmother ("Nonna") Liliana was from Rome.  After WWII, she and my grandfather ("Nonno") Diego came to the United States, where they got married and settled in Washington, DC.  Although they lived...
December 29, 2009

Pasta e Fagioli

DSC03910 Meet my favorite soup, Pasta e Fagioli.  I love many types of soups, but I adore Pasta e Fagioli.  When I make and eat this soup, I always think about my grandmothers, who...
October 26, 2009


DSC03479 So the weather has kinda, sorta cooperated and gotten a little cooler.  Which is reason enough for me to get into soup-making mode.  Actually, I've already made two other types of soups...
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