What’s in the Box? October 12 Edition

produce

Once again, I find myself with produce leftover at the end of the week. I’m actually ok with this; the deliveries are over after this week, so the longer I can stretch it, the better! The final delivery of the season is coming TODAY so there’s only one “What’s in the Box?” left for the […]

Caramelized Onion and Apple Pizza

It’s finally apple season! Ok, technically it has been for a while. But I’m just now acknowledging this fact. My crisper has been filling with apples for weeks and I can only eat so many. So it’s now time to start cooking with them. Hence, this pizza: Besides being deliciously sweet and salty, this pizza also […]

What’s in the Box? August 31 Edition

I know it’s September but I’m still in denial that fall is actually happening. The temperatures have been in the upper 80s and low 90s lately, which is making it easy to ignore the fact (for now) that Starbucks is now selling pumpkin spice lattes and all the stores have their Halloween decor out. And […]

Thermos Oatmeal

thermos oatmeal

This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.  “Why would anybody ever eat anything besides breakfast food?” “People are idiots, Leslie.” –Leslie Knope and Ron Swanson, Parks & Rec I love breakfast. I love the food (pancakes? coffee? eggs?) and I also cannot function without a solid meal to start the day. That’s why shortcuts like this […]

Mustard-Roasted Turnips

Roasting is one of my favorite ways to prepare vegetables. Quality time spent with some high heat in the oven transforms bitter, bland or even wilted vegetables into tender, slightly sweet and caramelized versions of themselves. In the case of turnips, the peppery roots become milder, soft and even a little crisp during roasting. The mustard […]

Lentil & Sausage Soup

This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.  This soup is a mishmash of a couple of different things. It started out as a vegetarian recipe for lentil and tomato soup taken from Food + Wine’s Best of the Best cookbook. After making it the regular way a few times, I tried adding fennel seeds to shake […]

Apple & Sage Brown Butter Pork Chops

I recently joined a contest over at Food52 (one of my favorite cooking blogs/websites) that challenged participants to submit their best recipe involving brown butter. I threw my recipe for sweet potato gnocchi with sage butter sauce into the mix on a whim. But then I started reading up on the contests and how they […]