I needed a comfort meal tonight, so I made Tomato Soup and a grilled cheese sandwich. I’ve missed a lot of posts in the last couple weeks because I’ve been focused on one thing: my dog. She’s sick and I’ll write more about it later.
I’ve been cooking a lot to distract myself, so I’ll have a lot of recipes when things calm down. But for now, I just wanted to check in and let you know that I’m still here, but that I’m focused on some important things and I’ll be back soon.
I wanted to take a better photo of this amazing lasagna, but when I went back to do it in the daylight, there was none left. The man of the house really, really loves this lasagna and apologizes to the readers for eating the photo opportunity. He says we’ll just have to make it again. I think he’s right. Continue reading
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Yesterday was a big day around here. It’s been cloudy and rainy and if it wasn’t raining in the past week, it was drizzling. It was yucky, plain and simple. But then something happened – the sun came out. It was a bright, beautiful orb I barely recognized, and I know I wasn’t alone because my Twitter and Facebook feeds were filled with people just as surprised as I was about the suddenly bright and shiny October sky. I ran outside of my office building and stood in the warm sunshine for a few minutes to soak up the vitamin D I’d been lacking for so long. I felt the light breeze against my face and neck and watched the golden leaves fall to the ground around me with a soft rustle. It was everything I love about fall – warm, but dry air and a cool, soft breeze. My mood instantly boosted, and I hopped in the car to drive home, where Jay and I promptly dug into the brownies I’d made the day before with some delicious natural vanilla ice cream. An ode to summer, a last goodbye and my delicious moment with my family. Continue reading
Pumpkin spiced everything is everywhere. That is the sentence that sums up fall so far, at least in the world of food. Pumpkin bagels, pumpkin coffee, pumpkin cream cheese and pumpkin whipped mocha java yadda yadda are on every billboard, store front and blog. I love pumpkin as much as the next food blogger, but I have my limits. And mostly, that limit is drawn where 100% real pure pumpkin puree becomes an odd chemical concoction that may or may not have stemmed from a lab mistake. I like to roast my own pumpkin (more on that soon), but if I don’t have time for that, I’ll buy the 100% pumpkin puree that comes in a can. Please note the difference between pumpkin pie filling and pure pumpkin puree. Continue reading