Heart Warming Minestrone

As much as I have fallen in love with the French array of pre-made soups which come in box form and feed a good six people with delicious heartiness, I was in the mood for a homemade soup. Smelling the soup cooking and stewing away and feeling the warmth fill the apartment as the snow … Continue reading

Caramelized Shallot and Crispy Sage Macaroni and Cheese

I felt it appropriate to return to this recipe which was featured in the first entry on my blog back in the Weebly days, because I did not give it enough attention at the time. This time I made it in France for very good friends of mine and I had the Boy and friends … Continue reading

Barley Mushroom “Risotto”

This recipe is something I often crave. It’s based on one by Mark Bittman (hail, oh might food man) for a risotto style barley dish. It’s the same slow process as risotto but it’s barley so it’s got even more of a bite to it. I substitute white wine vinegar for the white wine to … Continue reading

Go-to Vegan Macaroni and Cheese – Cheese-a-rific!

Alright so my main qualm against becoming vegan is that I adore cheese. Love it. A vegan friend of mine, who is also a med student, told me that cheese has some components that resemble opium which makes us literally addicted. My response was, “And I will take that drug until the day I die!” … Continue reading

Birthday Boy’s Shepherd’s Pie!

Ok, to be completely correct, this was a Cottage Pie as it was made with beef…and being of Scottish background I need to be correct about these things! This past Wednesday was The Boy’s birthday and all he wanted was his favorite dinner and a cake. Easy peasy! And boy did we luck out with … Continue reading

Aloo Dosas

Dosas. Are. Awesome. If you ever go to NYC, do yourself a favor and go to Tiffin Wallah. They specialize in Southern Indian food which is less typical in Indian restaurants. Dosas come in many different varieties, made with different flours and different techniques (and they’re kind of like Indian savory crepes). I found this … Continue reading

Chicken Biryani

Chicken Biryani is my absolute favorite Indian dish. Hands down. I always debate between it and Lamb Korma when I go out, because I suppose it depends upon my mood that day, but really, if I’m craving Indian, I’m probably craving Chicken Biryani. I’ve tried out a couple different home recipes for this magical rice … Continue reading

Braised Lamb with Risotto alla Milanese

After an amazing amount of research into a good Secondo Piatto I found this recipe for Braised Lamb with juniper berries, fennel, and sage. Every single ingredient in this dish made me think of Rome. I knew it would be perfect – and what better accompaniment than a risotto? We have lots of saffron and … Continue reading

Spaghetti Carbonara a la Pisciapiano

This was the first dish we KNEW had to be on the menu for the Holiday Italiano meal (or Cena Magnifica according to the Boy’s riddle menu! So cute!). Pisciapiano was the Boy’s father’s favorite restaurant in Rome and a huge part of his experience there in high school. We went there on our trip … Continue reading

Holiday Italiano!

For Christmas, the Boy’s dad asked for a gift that wouldn’t add to all of the stuff in their house, so we thought what better than a meal that would transport him back one of his favorite places – Rome!! So we brainstormed and came up with a four course menu we hoped would make … Continue reading

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