Tom Kha Kai- Laos

It’s finally getting cold, and this spicy coconut soup from Laos is the perfect way to warm up! It’s almost like Thai green curry, but in soup form. I drank it by itself, but you could certainly add some rice noodles or rice to make a heartier meal. I’m always in favor of a heartier…

Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie

Summer is almost gone, and good riddance. I hate bugs, humidity, and having to wear SPF 110. The one thing I will miss is all the great produce. Remind me how much I hate summer when I’m sobbing into a box of tiny, sour strawberries come January, will you? Recently, I got my mitts on…

Blackberry Cobbler

Blackberry cobbler Summer is ending. I mean, you wouldn’t know it from the temperature, the trees, or the seasonal decor at Marshalls, but summer is ending,  and I can hardly wait. The one thing I will miss from summer is all the gorgeous produce- like blackberries. I love berry cobblers of all shapes, forms, styles,…

Strawberry Cobbler

I love fresh strawberries, and they’re never better than in the summer. But they also get moldy. Like, really fast. In the time in takes me to carry them from the (reusable! Don’t use plastic bags) grocery bag to the fridge, two of them have gone fuzzy, and the rest are getting squishy. If you…

5 Minute Blueberry Muffins

Ok, so maybe they aren’t ready in 5 minutes. But you just need that much time to make the batter! These muffins were an epiphany for me. I love blueberry muffins- they’re so squishy, and soft, and sweet, and have about 1000 calories each. I’ve tried out almost every variation there is- I’ve used different…

Berry Sandwich Smoothie

I like recipes that make you think. Or mildly alarm you. Now see, when I cleaned out the freezer, which started this whole shebang, I made a shelf in the door just for ice cream sandwiches. And I was planning to make this smoothie with frozen yogurt, to keep up some pretense of health (if…

Meatball-Ravioli Soup

This soup is just plain ornery. You want soup? You want a light, refreshing soup? You think soup is broth-y and elegant? This soup isn’t. This soup is glorified tomato sauce. This soup has meatballs. This soup has ravioli. Ravioli! Make this soup. And you will enjoy this soup. This soup isn’t one of those…

Gnocchi

Gnocchi is probably the most underrated Italian food. Bruschetta, polenta, foccacia, and antipasti have all been incorporated into the mainstream, but gnocchi’s been left behind, in all it’s spuddy glory. Did you know spuddy was a word? No squiggly red line showed up under it, so it’s a word. That’s my story and I’m sticking…

Roasted Vegetables- Iceland

I know little to nothing about Icelandic cuisine- or any Northern European cuisine, for that matter! My expertise is limited to Ikea meatballs. I love Ikea meatballs. So, I asked my sister, who went to Iceland last year. My vegetarian sister. Icelandic cuisine is very heavily based on meat, fish, yogurt- and these vegetables. So…

Pita Bread

Did you know that you can have fresh pita and hummus in under 40 minutes? The rumors are true. Making fresh pita always intimidated me- but it’s really not too different from making fresh tortillas. Back in the good old days, before I knew what the quadratic formula was or what constituted high crimes and…