Whole Wheat Pita Bread

falafel

This post is the third part of a series. Learn how to make pan-fried falafel and tzatziki to fill your pita! You might not think of pita bread as something you can–or should–make at home. The idea had certainly never occurred to me. Then one day I was checking out FoodWishes.com and saw a video for […]

No-Knead Wheat Bread

My friend Doug shared this artisan bread recipe with me a few months ago, and told me how easy and completely foolproof it is. I tried it out, and it really is simple. The original makes a ton of bread though (more than I have space for in my freezer), so I made some adjustments […]

8 Tips for Reviving Leftovers

leftovers polenta and peas

This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.  Some of my most popular search terms for the blog have been things like “how to reheat grits” and “what to do with leftover risotto.” I know some people absolutely despise leftovers, and others (my husband, for one) just completely forget that they exist. I, on the […]

North African Eggs

This recipe is a twist on eggs poached in tomato sauce.

This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.  This recipe comes from Gordon Ramsay’s Home Cooking, an excellent cookbook I received from my mother in law for Christmas last year. I love this cookbook because although Gordon Ramsay is famous for shouting at people on TV, he knows his stuff. The recipes are straightforward and […]

French Baguettes

Fresh baguettes--kind of a pain, but mostly worth it.

I had a day off of work earlier this week for President’s Day, so I decided to take on a cooking project. When I found this baguette recipe from Food52, it seemed like a perfect challenge for a snowy day. I’ve tried making bread from scratch before (most successfully with the no-knead ciabatta recipe) but […]

Beer Bread + Grilled Cheese

Beer bread grilled cheese with sharp cheddar.

Here’s one I’ve been sitting on for a while. This beer bread is by far the simplest bread recipe I’ve ever come across, and if you’re into beer cheese dip, it makes a tasty grilled cheese with the same flavor notes. The bread recipe comes from Vegetarian & Cooking. I first tried baking this bread […]

Chicken & Bread Soup

Chicken and bread soup. Lent is coming up and I’ve been putting some thought into what I’d like to do for it. Most people think of Lent as a period of deprivation–fasting on holy days, avoiding meat on Fridays and Ash Wednesday, and denying yourself something you enjoy like chocolate or Facebook. It is those […]

Italian Wedding Soup + No-Knead Ciabatta

Italian wedding soup and ciabatta bread It’s finally feeling like fall to me down here in Cincinnati. We had our first real frost this week and the scarves and sweaters and UGGs are starting to come out of the woodwork. I’m a little nervous about winter because I live in a drafty old house, but […]