sourdough pretzel rolls

Once upon a time about five years ago, the GS requested that I start making sourdough bread. Fun fact: the post where I talk about this bread is where I christened the term “GS.” Coming full circle, folks. I did it for a while but it’s a LOT of work. A lot of waiting around…

strawberry ice cream cake

Please tell me you remember those Good Humor strawberry shortcake ice cream bars. When I was in elementary school I rarely bought lunch, and not because my mom packed it for me (she quit doing that when we were barely out of kindergarten- too much complaining about her selections). I just never got very excited about…

grilled corn with old bay butter

A few weeks ago the GS and I were driving through DC and we passed a gas station with an advertisement for Jamaican food inside. It was a pretty rough looking gas station on a not-so-great street in DC. But in the event that you might run inside to buy a Gatorade or a pack…

rhode island 2017

Every year we spend the 4th of July/the GS’ birthday in Rhode Island with his family. This year we actually went for a whole week which was so much fun. I feel like I gained about 15 pounds so here are some scenes to tide you over until I’m cooking again. 28 flavors of iced…

what’s on my kindle, part 18

Beartown by Fredrik Backman. I was pretty excited about this because I loved A Man Called Ove so so much (the movie is also excellent if you don’t mind reading subtitles) but I listened to about 4 hours of this book and gave up. Maybe if you like hockey you’ll like it? Sorry Fred. Leaving Lucy Pear by…

linguine alla cecca

If you’ve met me in real life, you know that I suffer from resting bitch face (RBF). I am frequently told by people that I don’t look nice, and occasionally that I am intimidating. I weirdly enjoy being told that I’m intimidating only because I feel uncool almost all day every day. I knew about…

spicy slow cooker pulled pork

Okay I’ve done pulled pork a couple of times already. But this one is the easiest. Idiot proof, even. I found a pork butt on sale at the grocery store so naturally I couldn’t resist. And I still think the slow cooker is the miracle invention of our time. I don’t even have a fancy…

kimchi potato salad

This is the dish you bring to a cookout this summer to really freak people out. I had kimchi potato salad at a place in my neighborhood recently that randomly serves breakfast food but also Korean food. It’s a niche market for sure. But when my options for a side were potato chips or kimchi…

salmon salad

I went to the grocery store with a specific list of ingredients in my head for this salad. Okay, I need salmon, potatoes, asparagus, and capers. For a salad Lyonnaise. Later, I googled “salad lyonnaise” to check what the dressing is supposed to be for this salad. As it turns out, a salad lyonnaise is…

stuffed shells

So here’s what happened. I made that vodka sauce pizza, and then I had some leftover ricotta and mozzarella cheese. And I thought to myself, What other carbohydrate can I use to deliver all of this cheese to my face? I always thought of stuffed shells as being a “winter” meal. Maybe because that’s when…

vodka sauce pizza

As promised post- San Diego, here’s a pizza with vodka sauce on it. If I’m being completely honest I cheated in all aspects of this pizza. I figured it’s still acceptable to blog because I have made both pizza dough and vodka sauce from scratch on many occasions. So if you want to impress whoever…

what’s on my kindle, part 17

Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance. This is a memoir written by a guy who grew up in Ohio but with family roots in Appalachia, and is a self-proclaimed hillbilly. He ended up going to Yale law school and is clearly successful now. It was pretty good- he has some thoughts on why the “white working-class” went…