Posted in November 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hey all, I’ve got nuthin’ for you today, other than greetings—just dutifully preparing crusts for my pies (if you’re curious, I’ll be making this pie, and this one, and this one). We lucked into a Thanksgiving invitation this year; ideal for a family with a new baby in the mix, since all we have to … Continue reading

Meatless? Me?

Meatless? Me?

Those who know me know that I am far, FAR, from a vegetarian. As I type this, bacon fat lurks in my freezer for cooking and baking projects, a quarter of a cow nestles snugly in my deep-freeze, and many of my favorite recipes for vegetable sides have traces of meat in them (like this … Continue reading

In need of a quickie: posole

In need of a quickie: posole

Years ago, I tested a peerless (as usual) recipe of Susan Spungen’s for the now defunct Weekend Magazine for posole. I had never had posole previously, but it remains my go-to recipe—pork shoulder simmered with pureed sweet chiles until falling apart, along with chunks of roasted butternut squash and chewy kernels of hominy. At the table, … Continue reading

The solution to the leftover pasta conundrum

The solution to the leftover pasta conundrum

Sometimes you’re stuck with not really a full portion of pasta, or else a portion that someone else has already eaten all the meatballs out of, or almost enough to make into a meal—but not quite. I already wrote here about the genius of the pasta frittata, and I encourage you to try it if … Continue reading