Simple Food is Good Food

IPAs. Great Bar Food. Late Nights. Laughter. Cab Rides. New Friends. Hangovers. The Zoo. More IPAs. More Laughter. More Food. Wine. Sleep Deprivation. Too Much Coffee. Airport Traffic.  The above rant is an over simplified summary… Continue reading

All Hail Steak!

         Sizzle sizzle… Growing up my Dad BBQ’d steaks every Sunday evening. On the first night of any camping trip, we had steak. My favorite thing for breakfast when I… Continue reading

Fettuccine with Arugula Pesto

I’d like to eat less meat. Dishes like this make it easy. Remember when I said earlier that I don’t own gadgets? I don’t even own a legit blender. I wish I did.… Continue reading

Summertime Ratatouille

I am not a fan of kitchen gadgets. One will never find a garlic press, food processor or even a panini press in my kitchen. I prefer to use items that aren’t so… Continue reading

Roast Chicken

Roast chicken is made for a cool, drizzly, lazy Sunday evening dinner with friends and family. One can methodically and carefully put the meal together at an easy pace. It’s not a difficult… Continue reading

Salad Hater’s Salad

I am always under the impression that I don’t like salad. When I think about it… even a salad I know I’ve enjoyed in the past … I am never quite sold on… Continue reading

King of Grilled Cheese

This little darling started life as the idea of a simple grilled cheese. A nice sharp cheddar should be enough for any girl. But I’m not just any girl. So I added bacon. Then… Continue reading

Who needs a drink?

To tide Jenny and I over until our Orangecello is finished mutating I made a fancy looking drink this weekend.  It’s been really hot lately and sometimes you just want something that will… Continue reading

Turkey, Brie and Apple Paninis

Sandwiches have a special place in my heart. But paninis are truly one of my great loves. That crispy, slightly salty toasted bread, the gooey cheese, the overall warm satisfaction as you tuck… Continue reading

Orangecello Phase One

There is something to be said for fresh orange juice. I remember being young and standing in my parents kitchen daydreaming about freshly squeezed orange juice. Or even better, jamming that red straw… Continue reading